A Maurice Sendak Rock Show
When Emily Marks took over as artistic director of the Scottish Rite Theater recently, one of her first decisions was to stage a new version of the 1970s Maurice Sendak/Carole King family musical Really Rosie. Originally produced as an animated TV special in 1975, Really Rosie has become a staple of children’s theater troupes in the years since, while also remaining a favorite of grown-ups thanks to King’s songwriting and Sendak’s adult-friendly sense of humor.
For this new production, Marks decided to gather together a who’s who of young Austin rock musicians instead of using actors. The cast includes Lex Land as Rosie, along with Matt Puckett and Claire Puckett of Mother Falcon, James Robinson, Hannah Hagar and Cole Wilson.
As directed by Jenny Larson, this production of Really Rosie is as much rock show as it is children’s theater, so it should be entertaining for kids and adults alike.
We headed over to Scottish Rite last week just before the show opened to capture some behind-the-scenes video:
at Scottish Rite Theater, 207 W 18th St
Through October 28
Saturdays at 10:30 am and 12:30 pm
Sundays at 2:00 pm