Bob Marley musical set to open in 2015


The Jamaica Musical Theatre Company (JMTC) and Tuff Gong International are set to unveil a musical based on the childhood of Reggae music’s king, Bob Marley in commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the late singer’s birth, according to reports Friday.

The musical, Nesta’s Rock, is centered on a young boy by the name of Ness, a youth based in Kingston who is ridiculed by his friends before embarking on a journey through Nine Miles, where he would begin his trek toward musical superstardom. The musical is co-written by JMTC’s Samantha Chin Yee and Jodi Ho Lung while choreography is coordinated by the company’s artistic director, Tony Wilson.

The hope, according to JMTC producer, Danielle Stiebel is to get the attention of major international markets through this project.

"Over the past two years we at the JMTC have really been working on taking Brand Jamaica to an international audience through our productions,” Stiebel told the Jamaica Observer. “We have been adding Jamaican elements to our performances. The decision by Tuff Gong to come to us regarding this production is just perfect timing, and together we are looking to get Broadway's attention with Nesta's Rock.”

Nesta’s Rock will run at the Philip Sherlock Centre for the Creative Arts at the University of the West Indies Mona campus from Jan. 9 – Feb. 22, with a special showing on Marley’s birthday, Feb. 6.

The musical will feature adaptation of some of Marley’s hits, including Redemption Song, Could You Be Loved and more. Producers of the musical are set to host auditions from on Sept. 6, 7 and 9 and are open to Jamaicans between the ages of nine and 21.

Cedella Marley, daughter of Bob Marley and CEO of the Marley Group of Companies said of the initiative, "The life of our father Bob Marley continues to inspire the young and the old as we continue to spread his positive message to the younger generation.”

Click here to post comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Comments.

Stories You Might Have Missed

Custom Search
Custom Search

Artiste on the Rise NASTIC

Recent Articles

  1. Booking for Bryka 416-456-8287

    Feb 13, 16 03:32 PM

    Daniel Anthony Rose, also known as Bryka, is a 23 year old musical talent from the small community of Iron River in Golden Spring, St. Andrew, Jamaica. 

    Read More

  2. AJRENALIN NEW SINGLE HAPPY DAYS

    Feb 13, 16 03:30 PM

    Ajrenalin has teamed up with U.S based producers M.M.E on his latest project Entitled “Happy Days.” The track sees Ajrenalin combining his usual witty

    Read More

  3. problems

    Feb 12, 16 10:58 PM

    a song with the lyrics dont let problems get you down. totaly different sounding to barry brown and horace andy and possibly a different song, i had it

    Read More

  4. Masicka - Everything Mi Want Lyrics and Audio

    Feb 12, 16 04:28 PM

    You nuh see a hunt me go hunt mine Straight, hustle everyday and never sometime Man nuh born come see nuttin Greatful fi all the sunshine Yow zoom Me

    Read More


GET YOUR MUSIC & VIDEOS POSTED ON DRW


Dancehall & Reggae Music information for February 2016


MORE TOP STORIES HERE


SPONSORS Sites
my-island-jamaica.com

Dancehall Reggae Lyrics