Acclaimed entertainers Amelia Ryan, Michaela Burger and Michael Griffiths shine in this joyous, triumphant and awe-inspiring celebration of the songwriters who transformed 1960’s rock ‘n’ roll forever.
The story begins in The Brill Building – a solitary building in the heart of downtown New York City. How did one single building redefine the musical landscape and become a ‘one stop shop’ hit factory in just a few short years? And how did previously unheard of teenagers ‘steal’ rock n roll, creating a wave of hits that would be sung by all generations, right across the globe for years to come?
Theatrically presented, Simply Brill – with its dynamic blend of history, humor and heart – takes audiences on a thrilling ride from the humble beginnings of the music business in Tin Pan Alley, through to the dawn of the singer songwriter, via the game-changing explosion of rock ‘n’ roll.
‘Simply Brill’ dramatically retells the birth of iconic songwriters such as Bill Hayley & The Comets, Neil Sedaka, Bobby Darin, Carole King, Cynthia Weil, and Ellie Greenwich. These up and coming teenage songwriters gave voice to an entire generation with hits such as Rock Around The Clock, Splish Splash, Oh Carol, Will You Love Me Tomorrow?, You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling, River Deep Mountain High, and Leader of the Pack and more – all sublimely recreated with the vocal brilliance of Amelia, Michaela and Michael and a live 5 piece band.
Join ‘Simply Brill’ for a rollicking homage to some of the most popular songs of the 20th century and the songwriters who made them happen.
‘Cleverly woven into the show is a detailed pop music history lesson with songs, just the right amount of choreography, reminiscing and cleverly arranged music.’
‘Simply Brill describes it perfectly. Amelia Ryan, Michael Griffiths and Michaela Burger are excellent.’