A rock opera by Mark Governor | Directed and Choreographed by Janet Roston
Presented at King King Nightclub, Hollywood, CA
Based on the novel The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Vocal Director: Michael Wells | Assistant Director / Choreographer: Liz Sroka
Produced By: Carlos Carrasco and Liz Sroka
Starring: Katrina Lenk, Mark Luna, Danny Shorago, Laura Darrell, Kelly Becerra, Joe Donohoe, Daniel Lujan, James W. Lynch, Trina Taylor and Erin Zaruba.
Using powerful rock songs, soulful indie ballads and haunting melodies, “shAme” reinvigorates Rock Opera with a timeless story of sex, sin and redemption. The New York style King King Nightclub in Hollywood brings the audience into the world of “shAme” using video images, rock style lighting, and non-stop music that keeps this classic story of love and honor thrilling and current.
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“Puritans breaking into power ballads makes heady sense in Mark Governor’s rock musical ‘shAme’, adapted from Nathaniel Hawthornes’s The Scarlet Letter. This vivid inaugural production of the Los Angeles Rock Opera Company, ‘shAme’ now pumps up the volume of this classic pageant.” – LA Times
“Who’d have guessed that Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter would be a ripe fruit for an adaptation into a rock opera? Yet Mark Governor’s creation uses the saga of Puritan guilt as a valid exploration of “The Interior of a Heart” under director-choreographer Janet Roston’s snappy staging.” – LA Weekly
“In best rock opera fashion, musical styles and behavioral anachronisms pile on in service to the central story and the overall effect is impressive indeed…all the material needed was an eclectic rock score by Mark Governor and a little direction and choreography, both achieved with clarity and wit on the part of Janet Roston.” – Backstage West
“Music is catchy and the performances rock. And there’s no shAme in that!” – StageScene LA