Show celebrates early work of Frank Zappa

By on January 2, 2019

Open Stage of Harrisburg and Joseph Osborne Productions invites audiences to join them for the world premiere of “Absolutely Freaked” &tstr; an experiential rock concert featuring the early works of Frank Zappa.

Authorized by the Zappa estate and with arrangements and music direction by Joseph Osborne and direction by Chris Gibson, this world premiere showcases Frank Zappa’s early works from 1966 to 1972, including the classic Zappa and the Mother of Invention songs “Plastic People,” “Dirty Love,” “Who Are The Brain Police,” “Going To Montana,” “Brown Shoes Don’t Make It,” and more.

“Absolutely Freaked” was conceived and developed to provide audience members with an intimate and fierce experience &tstr; filled music, graphic art, visual art and lighting. The concert was also designed and arranged to showcase various performers rather than being a tribute band.

Zappa’s early works were groundbreaking and integrated various genres into his music &tstr; from doo-wop to rock to jazz &tstr; while creating songs that featured lyrics that ranged from humorous to eccentric and from provocative to shocking. “Absolutely Freaked” provides the experimental and experiential vibe of Zappa and The Mothers of Invention, and is a tribute to Zappa’s transformative performances without being a tribute band.

Performance dates are Jan. 10, 11, 12 and 13 at 7:30 p.m. All performances are at Open Stage of Harrisburg, 25 N. Court St., Harrisburg.

Ticket prices range from $25 to $35 and can be purchased at openstage.com or by calling 717-232-6736.

 

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