June 9th and 10th
“Leader of the Pack was the first modern Broadway musical of its kind to tell the story of a real person through their songs — a precursor to Beautiful: The Carole King Musical before the [jukebox musical] genre was popular or well-worn.” –
The CTA is looking forward to working on this high energy musical packed full of hits songs and memorable performance.
In the city of Levittown of New York state lives ordinary girl Ellie Greenwich. She dreames of a great career in the music industry.– she wants her songs to be on the radio. But her mother wants a more secure future for her daughter. The active nature of a teenager reveals itself – Ellie creates an all-girl band named The Jivettes. It included her school friends – young Mickey and Shelley. The young singers begin writing and performing songs written by Ellie. The Jivettes had the opportunity to record a single in a recording studio of Brill Building – the girls had hoped that they might make it big and this would be a breakthrough for their team. And it was!!!
This Jukebox Hit Broadway musical is a retrospective that celebrates the life and times of Ellie Greenwich, whose doo wop sounds skyrocketed to the top of the sixties charts. The story of Ellie’s rise to fame and fortune is punctuated with the virtual Hit Parade of her music: “Chapel of Love,” “Da Do Ron Ron,” “Be My Baby,” “Hanky Panky,” Do Wah Diddy,” “And Then He Kissed Me” and, of course, the title song “Leader of the Pack.”
“A happy, high spirited, foot stomping romp. I never realized the songs of the sixties could sound so good.” – WNBC Radio
“The show dances with that up tempo “wall of sound’ that was part of all our lives.” – Hollywood Reporter
Registration for the musical will begin in March.