They’ve Run Out of Ideas for Rock Operas. There’s Now One About Yeast. You Heard Me.

Musical theatre can be a weird place. Musical theatre in San Francisco can be extra-weird. As proof, I present Yeast Town, a new rock musical based on yeast.  Yes, the little things that make bread rise and cause infections, you know, down there.

So what could such a production be all about? Let me quote from the show’s producers:

In the year 3,000,458,000 B.C., the salt-eating yeasts are the only living creatures on earth, and they’re up against a food shortage, a strange new emotion called “love” and the oppression of a tyrannical king. When the king’s dreamer of a son ventures out of the known yeastiverse, the yeasts’ story – and ours – is changed forever.

Okay, that didn’t really help. Maybe this video will clear things up.

No? Then read more here. Not that it will help. Thanks to Tom. Sort of.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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