Described by Eileen Barrett.
Tickets are $25 for VocalEye users, while they last. Please call the Box Office to purchase tickets and reserve your headsets at 604-501-5566.
Running time is 2 hours and 10 minutes, including intermission.
Five teens come of age in 1957 Vancouver while a young disc jockey named Red Robinson plays the biggest hits of the time— from the raucous “Great Balls of Fire” and “Jailhouse Rock” to ballads like “Diana” and “Crying.” This infectious musical captures the excitement and innocence of the city’s burgeoning rock ‘n’ roll scene.
While still in high school in 1954, 16-year-old Robinson began his legendary broadcasting career at radio station CJOR. He was one of the first DJs to play Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, and other rock ‘n’ roll artists on regular rotation in Canada. -The Arts Club Blog
“Every scene of ‘Red Rock Diner’ is filled with high-energy music and dance—a testament to the talents of the cast and band.” –Vancouver Observer
“Given the amount of twisting, shouting, and every other dance move on the planet, it’s hard to imagine how the cast of Red Rock Diner feels after nearly two and a half hours of non stop movement. The ensemble group deliver nearly 50 classic rock n’ roll hits throughout the performance, each delivered with more gusto, showmanship, and performance elements than the last.” -Lords of Dogwood
Scenes from the 2014 production
Interview with Red Robinson and the Actor who plays him, Neil Minor
Original 1957 Red Robinson radio interview with Buddy Holly
About Red Robinson
About Dean Regan, the creator
The Song List will also be available at the equipment table in Braille and Large Print.
VocalEye at the Surrey Arts Centre