The Bricklin Backstage Part 2:Singing the Bricklin
This week we are pleased to unveil part two of The Bricklin Backstage – a series of podcasts produced by Jeremy VanSlyke that will bring audiences deeper into the Bricklin story. VanSlyke will talk to those who were part of the Bricklin saga in the 1970s, as well as those who are involved in the musical today.
The Fredericton Playhouse and Theatre New Brunswick were the first to turn New Brunwick’s Bricklin story into a musical, but the first song to tell the story came in 1975. In today’s podcast, we’ll sit down with the man whose satirical song about the Bricklin became a top 20 hit on the Canadian country charts. Charlie Russell worked at Woodstock’s CJCJ radio station and was later a Bricklin owner between 1992 and 1998. We’ll talk about his memories of Malcolm Bricklin, Richard Hatfield, and the story of their big dreams in the ’70s as well as his success as a satirical songwriter.
The Bricklin: An Automotive Fantasy opens Friday, July 22 and runs until Sunday, August 7. Show times will be Tuesday through Saturday at 7:30pm, and Sundays at 2pm. Tickets are now on sale through the Fredericton Playhouse box office and the official Bricklin website www.bricklinmusical.ca.
Check out Part 1 in our series:
Take a look at our Bricklin TV spot on the official Fredericton Playhouse YouTube channel and get your tickets before they’re gone!
Next week: The Bricklin Backstage Part 3: On the Road with the Bricklin