Set in neither the past nor the present, the city of Verona in ROCKIN' ROMEO & JULIET is a fantasy, dream world with costumes and settings borrowed from all eras to give it a timeless and international feel. East meets West as the Capulets and Montagues conflicts Japanese Kabuki with Renaissance theatre stylings. Kabuki theatre's larger-than-life movements and grandiose spectacle--with ornate costumes and elaborate gesture--blends with the wild stage antics of rock showmanship, fusing to create a unique visual style.
Romeo is played as a modern-day rock star, wooing Juliet in the ways of song. Shakespeare's dialogue has been pared down to leave a clear and fast-moving story. All the great scenes--the balcony scene, the bedroom, the fights, and the comedy--still remain, and have been energized with the infusion of British-invasion-styled rock music. The final result is something like a cross between Shakespeare in Love and The Rocky Horror Picture Show.
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