On The Eve, a new musical
How do you challenge the Powers That Be? How do you shake things up and rail against the status quo? The obvious answer is…you create a new rock musical about a time-traveling hot air balloon, Marie Antoinette, and a would-be hero with a really cool gun.
On The Eve is the almost entirely true story of Marie Antoinette and the first time-traveling hot air balloon. With Revolution on the horizon and a husband who is generally lacking, Antoinette turns to a space-busting aeronaut, a crazed scientist, and a beautiful muse to set things right in her kingdom before launching them on their way to a different time to take on Politics, the Church, Science, and a crazy dude in a bowler hat.
- Story by Seth Magill, Shawn Magill, and Michael Federico
- Book by Michael Federico
- Music and Lyrics by Seth Magill and Shawn Magill
“Rocket” is the first single from forthcoming HOME BY HOVERCRAFT LP, “Are We Chameleons?” featuring original songs for the musical ON THE EVE, premiering in November 2012.
MUSICAL SONG LISTING:
“Talk” – SIMONE
“What is Most Real” JOSEPH, CHASE SPACEGROVE
“Time to Dream” ANTOINETTE, SIMONE, YOUNG ANTOINETTE
“Waking Sleeping” THE TRAVELERS, TALKING MAN, YOUNG ANT.
“Modernized” THE 3 WISE PERSONS
“Rocket” CAROLINE, JOSEPH, MARIE, SPACEGROVE
“40 WINKS” CAPTAIN BOULDER
“Stop the Noise” SPACEGROVE, MARIE
“Blessed Highway” SPACEGROVE
Instrumental Character Themes
Spontaneous themes, can also be heard on Shawn Magill’s solo piano album, “Imaginations of Man”