Book by Sam Bobrick
Music & Lyrics by George Robertson Jr.
A young man, Fredrick Rockinoff, writes rock 'n' roll music in the 18th century. He goes to Vienna, the music capitol of the world, to try and make the big time and finds himself involved in all the political intrigues of the music business - even then it sucked.
FREDRICK RACHINOFF – A young composer and our hero
UNCLE KARL – Rachinoff's uncle and guardian
ANNA – The girl back home
LEON WINKLEMAN – Rachinoff's friend in Vienna
JULIA MANHOFF – The mistress of Count Reutter and the woman Rachinoff falls in love with
COUNT RUDY REUTTER – The King's right hand man and the most powerful man in Vienna
FRAU FLETCHER – Rachinoff's landlady
BERNARD – Count Reutter's secretary
KING FRANCIS – The King of Austria
THE KING'S HERALD
About twelve chorus members taking various parts as citizens of Vienna, who also play some of the minor characters.
This musical was performed in October, 1981 at Carnegie Melon University to glowing reviews and starred Rob Marshall in the title role. Rob gained Broadway fame as a successful director and choreographer and won an academy award for his production of "Chicago".
"A jumping, thumping, big stage musical... smashing..." The Daily News, McKeesport, PA
"Rachinoff A Rockin' Comedy... It has, at the very least strong off Broadway potential" Ed Blank, Press Drama Editor (paper unknown)
CMU's Rachinoff rocks with gusto!" Pat Condell (paper unknown)
If you are interested in licensing this play please contact Ron Gwiazda or Amy Wagner at Abrams Artist Agency.