East Berlin, 1977 – In a monochromatic world where Western culture and religion are strictly forbidden, Bernard Heidt – a bright young engineer in the Stasi Secret Police – is given the task of jamming the signal of illegal radio stations playing rock & roll.
A chance encounter with a group of young revolutionaries throws Bern’s life into a tailspin. He discovers a passion for this intoxicating music, his love for Maya – a beautiful, free spirited rebel girl – and the truth behind his own family’s history.
Caught between love, rock & roll, and the Communist Party, Bern must grapple to understand what it means to be truly heroic, what it means to be family, and what it means to be free.
Radio 930 is the first musical with a score comprised of ‘70’s rock & roll hits – Jimi Hendrix’s All Along The Watchtower, Styx’s Fooling Yourself (The Angry Young Man), Cheap Trick’s I Want You To Want Me ….
…. plus the deeper tracks known as Album Oriented Rock (AOR) – The Tubes’ What Do You Want From Life?, Chicago’s Where Do We Go From Here, and T.Rex’s Children Of The Revolution
The show’s score features the original music that opened minds and inspired millions behind the Iron Curtain, now re-imagined for the stage …
… so evocative you are instantly transported back in time.
The 1970’s were the era of pet rocks, waterbeds, and “Have a nice day!” But they were also a decade of East/West tensions and tumultuous change, much like the political climate we face today.
It is Radio 930’s belief that the art form of rock & roll music will have continuing impact on the 21st Century’s global movement towards freedom and human rights.
An invitation-only industry reading of Radio 930 was held at the Pershing Square Signature Center – REHEARSAL STUDIO – 480 W. 42nd St. New York, NY on Thursday, February 23, 2017.
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