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Woody Sez (2007)

Compositeur: Woody Guthrie

Parolier: Woody Guthrie

Librettiste: David M. Lutken • Nick Corley

A foot-stomping theatrical journey through the life of one of America's ballad-maker. Weaving together Guthrie's words and songs, 'Woody Sez' paints a portrait of this revered cult figure's fascinating and often tragic life.

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Résumé

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame calls Woody Guthrie "the original folk hero; a man who, in the Thirties and Forties, transformed the folk ballad into a vehicle for social protest and observation and in so doing, paved the way for Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen and a host of other folk and rock songwriters who have been moved by conscience to share experiences and voice opinions in a forthright manner. Fueled by a boundless curiosity about the world, the colorful life he led became as legendary as the songs he wrote."

WOODY SEZ is a joyous, toe-tapping, and moving theatrical concert event that uses Woody's words, and over twenty-five of Woody's songs to transport the audience through the fascinating, beautiful, and sometimes tragic life of Woody Guthrie. Performed by a talented group of four versatile actor/musicians who not only play 15 instruments ranging from guitar and fiddle to jaw harp and dulcimer, but they also bring to life the many people who are the fabric of Woody Guthrie's amazing story. The combination of the cast's infectious enjoyment, Woody's incredible journey, and a stirring mix of moving ballads and energetic foot-stompers make this a must see. Woody Guthrie gave voice to the beauty and struggles of the common man and WOODY SEZ gives the same to the spirit of the man himself.

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With just four performers singing and playing guitars, fiddles, banjos, bass, whistle, spoons, harmonica and zither, this was part-concert and part-biography of Woody Guthrie, the original folk hero. Guthrie was a man who, in the Thirties and Forties, transformed the folk ballad into a vehicle for social protest and observation of Depression-era backwoods America. It had originated at the 2007 Edinburgh Festival. Its London production was highly praised.

 

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Version 1

Woody Sez (2007-08-Edinburgh Festival Fringe) (Original)
Durée : 3 semaines
Nombre :
Première Preview : jeudi 02 août 2007
Première : samedi 04 août 2007
Dernière : lundi 27 août 2007
Mise en scène : Nick Corley
Chorégraphie :
Avec : David M. Lutken (Woody), Helen J. Russell (Mother), Darcie Deaville, Andy Tierstein
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Version 2

Woody Sez (2011-01-Arts Theatre-London) (Original London)
Durée : 2 mois 1 semaine
Nombre :
Première Preview : jeudi 13 janvier 2011
Première : mardi 18 janvier 2011
Dernière : samedi 02 avril 2011
Mise en scène : Nick Corley
Chorégraphie :
Avec : David M. Lutken (Woody), Helen J. Russell (Mother), Darcie Deaville, Andy Tierstein
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