From the American Revolution to the Civil Rights Movement to the Occupy protests, music has served as a powerful agent of change in American history. Inspired by the songs and words of legendary activist Pete Seeger, “A Hammer, A Bell, and A Song to Sing” celebrates this history in song, story, and spoken word with more than 25 selections from multiple artists. Seeger’s grandson, Tao Seeger, said, “If we want to get people talking to each other, we should try to get them singing together.”
The original cast returns for this production, plus the addition of an additional vocalist: folk recording artist Dave Crossland, veteran stage and screen actor Vaughn Armstrong (“Star Trek”), San Diego favorite Jim Mooney and will be joined by a San Diego vocalist Lisa Payton to once again lead an entire theatre in song.
“A Hammer, A Bell and A Song to Sing”
by Todd Salovey
with Vaughn Armstrong, Dave Crossland, and Jim Mooney
Musical direction and arrangement by Bruno Louchouarn
What: A Hammer, A Bell and A Song to Sing
Where: The Lyceum Stage, 79 Horton Plaza, Downtown San Diego
Dates: Nov. 3 to Dec. 2, 2012
Cost: $38 to $58 / Students $18
Discounts for groups, seniors and military also available.
San Diego REP Box Office (619) 544-1000; Tickets available for purchase online at www.sdrep.org.
Four hours free parking in the Horton Plaza Garage with validation at the theatre.