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Absolutely Freaked! - a rock show featuring the early works of Frank Zappa  
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Post 2018-12-02 23:27   [Quote] 
Hi, Zappateers,

Does anyone know about the following production that's coming to Harrisburg PA next month? I live a couple of hours away and am wondering if it might be worth the trip. Looks interesting. Thanks. The below info is just a copy and paste job from a website; I don't know anything about it:

Open Stage of Harrisburg and Joseph Osborne Productions invite to the world premiere of ABSOLUTELY FREAKED - 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.

Zappa's early works were groundbreaking and integrated various genres into his music - from doo-wop to rock to jazz - 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 January 10, 11, 12 and 13 at 7:30pm. Performances are at Open Stage of Harrisburg, a regional professional performing arts facility located at 25 North Court Street, Harrisburg PA.

ABSOLUTELY FREAKED! was conceived and developed to provide audience members with an intimate and fierce experience – filled with art – music, graphic art, visual art and lighting. The concert was also designed and arranged to showcase various performers rather than being a tribute band. ABSOLUTELY FREAKED! features Stacy Werner, T.J. Creedon, Hanni Sindelar, Nicholas Werner, Chris Gibson, T.J. Cole, Anthony Pieruccini, Joseph Osborne and Jeremy Blouch. Graphic and visual designs are by Bri Dow and Rachel Landon. Promotional art by Ryan Spahr and photography by Norman Seef.

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Post 2018-12-03 02:45   [Quote] 
Interesting to see how they handle the vocals. There was a capable singer in the first two albums. Then a bit of odd stuff: Zappa speeded up his own vocals. These are the early years, followed by the Flo and Eddie years.
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