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THE FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE
3/7/2014 to 4/6/2014

The Fortress of Solitude — A New Musical

A story of 1970s Brooklyn and beyond — of black and white, soul and rap, block parties and blackouts, friendship and betrayal, comic books and 45s. 

And the story of what would happen if two teenagers obsessed with superheroes believed that maybe, just maybe, they could fly ... 
 
Contains adult themes and language. Recommended for ages 14 and above.
 
Pictured: ADAM CHANLER-BERAT as Dylan Ebdus and KYLE BELTRAN as Mingus Rude. Photo: Karen Almond
 
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Book by Itamar Moses • Music and Lyrics by Michael Friedman • Conceived and Directed by Daniel Aukin
Based Upon the Novel by Jonathan Lethem • Co-produced by The Public Theater

 
Cast
Designers
Music Director Kimberly Grigsby
Choreographer Camille A. Brown
Set Designer Eugene Lee
Costume Designer Jessica Pabst
Lighting Designer Tyler Micoleau
Sound Designer Robert Kaplowitz
Orchestrator John Clancy
Orchestrator Matt Beck
Projection Designer Jeff Sugg
Wig and Make-Up Designer Leah J. Loukas
Casting Jordan Thaler
Casting Heidi Griffiths
Local Casting Tiffany Hobbs
Production Manager Barb Hicks
Production Stage Manager Eric Tysinger
Assistant Director Stella Powell-Jones
Music Associate Andrea Grody
Associate Choreographer Jennifer Jancuska
Assistant Choreographer Francine E. Ott
Assistant Set Designer Patrick Lynch
Assistant Set Designer Starlet Jacobs
Assistant Lighting Designer Marika Kent
Assistant Sound Designer Kate Foretek
Assistant Lighting Designer Fred Eubele
Assistant Projection Designer Bart Cortright
Dance Captain Jeremy Allen Dumont
Stage Manager Chris Waffles Wathen
Production Assistant Cheyney Coles
Production Assistant Ashley Henley
Musicians
Conductor, Keyboard 2 Kimberly Grigsby
Keyboard Programmer Alex Vorse
Electronic Keyboard Design Strange Cranium
Guitar Joe Lee
Bass Peggy Honea
Drums Mike Drake
Latin Percussion Jorge Ginorio
Reeds Pete Brewer
Violin, Viola Cathy Richardson
Music Contractor Elaine Davidson
Music Contractor, Trumpet, Fleugelhorn, Piccolo Trumpet Larry Spencer
Copyist Kaye-Houston Music

?The Fortress
of Solitude
 
?Study Guide
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Read more about Lethem's novel

RandomHouse.com: The Fortress of Solitude official site

The New York TImes archives: When Dylan Met Mingus

Nonsite.org: The Rock Novel and Jonathan Lethem’s The Fortress of Solitude

YouTube.com: Jonathan Lethem reads from The Fortress of Solitude

Project Muse: Jonathan Lethem's The Fortress of Solitude and Omega: The Unknown...



?The Songs of The Fortress of Solitude?

ACT ONE ACT TWO
Prelude / Superman Act II Prologue
One I Remember If I Had Known Then
The Time Keeps Changing Bothered Blue
You Gotta Grab Something / Superman Take It Baby
White Boy Who's Calling Me
The Ballad of Reverend Barrett Rude, Sr. Something
Painting Back on the Block
This LIttle World This LIttle World (Reprise)
Take Me to the Bridge The Ballad of Mingus Rude
Summertime Sidekick
Woolfolk / Wanna Get High Superman (Reprise)
I'm Busy Now (So Don't Bother Me) The Mission (Reprise)
  Middles Spaces

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Where is the Fortress of Solitude?

The first Fortress of Solitude belonged to Doc Savage, the original for Superman. The second and most famous Fortress is Superman's headquarters created by the Eradicator. It contains various Kryptonian artifacts as well as a way of communicating with Jor-El.    Read More


 

 

October 15, 2014

DTC Donors Follow The Fortress of Solitude From Big D to the Big Apple

From October 9 - 11, DTC organized a trip to New York City for members of the Gold Leadership Circle. Kevin Moriarty curated a weekend's worth of theatergoing and cultural activities that culminated in a preview performance of The Fortress of Solitude at the Public Theater.

April 22, 2014

One to Remember: Celebrating The Fortress of Solitude

The world premiere of The Fortress of Solitude was a hit! On opening night the cast, crew, DTC staff and DTC board members celebrated the show...

February 12, 2014

The Fortress of Solitude: From Book to Stage

Composer and lyricist Michael Friedman, director Daniel Aukin and book writer Itamar Moses talk about bringing Jonathan Lethem's novel to the stage at DTC.

January 15, 2014

Jonathan Lethem  at The Dallas Museum of Art for Arts & Letters Live

In a partnership between The Dallas Museum of Art and Dallas Theater Center, Jonathan Lethem will be at The Dallas Museum of Art for Arts & Letters Live.

Thursday, February 13th 7:30pm"The Fortress of Solitude: From Novel to Musical"

November 18, 2013

The Fortress of Solitude: A Musical Journey

The music of The Fortress of Solitude, like the plot, spans three decades as Dylan and Mingus, two best friends, try to piece together their troubled past growing up in Brooklyn in the '70s. 

October 16, 2013

Meet the Creative Team for The Fortress of Solitude

Legendary scenic designer Eugene Lee returns to DTC with The Fortress of Solitude! Learn more about Eugene and the rest of the creative team ...

 
 
Before the play, join us for a free 30-minute informative talk designed
to enhance your play-going experience. Given one hour before every performance, Brierley Redient Acting Company and Fortress cast member Alex Organ will share details about the play’s origins and context, as well as insight into the
creative process behind the production.
After the play, stick around for a free, brief, post-show conversation with Fortress cast member Akron Watson. Engage with the artists, learn
about the production, and share your insights about the play in
a lively discussion.

 

 

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Please direct any questions regarding how to purchase or exchange tickets to info@dallastheatercenter.org. A member of our staff will respond as soon as possible.
Posted by Bea | 2014-07-09

I truly enjoyed seeing this musical! Is there a soundtrack recording with this cast anywhere?
Posted by kelly | 2014-04-29

The show was great! Is there any way to get the soundtrack?
Posted by Darian Powell | 2014-03-19

My girlfriend and I enjoyed the show on 3/18/14. It was very inspirational, and it was pleasing to both the eye and the soul. Thanks!
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Thanks to the National Alliance for Musical Theatre for their support of this production.