Frank Zappa's

Joe's Garage

Joe's Garage

directed by Pat Towne

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"A MUST SEE FOR ROCK & ROLL FANS."

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WHAT IS  JOE'S GARAGE ?

In the fall of 2008 PAT TOWNE directed the World Premier production of Frank Zappa's JOE'S GARAGE -- a concept album created by the legendary Rock & Roll icon Frank Zappa.

 

The Rock & Roll musical was adapted by Towne and Michael Franco, and was produced by Towne, Franco, and Charlie Otte for The Open Fist Theatre Company in Hollywood, CA, with permission of Gail Zappa and the Zappa Family Trust.

 

One of the most narrative and wickedly satirical albums of his canon, Frank Zappa's JOE'S GARAGE scrutinizes a world in which the government controls the masses by making music a crime. 

 

Masked in the simplicity of a high school musical, the play attacks the concept of government surveillance of its own citizenry, the sexual escapades of the Catholic Church, the rapaciousness of Scientology, the avarice of the music business, the self-serving nature of journalism, mindless consumerism, and bad boy Rock & Roll behavior in general. 

Frank Zappa's JOE'S GARAGE sold out every night of its run in Hollywood, and was attended by people from around the world who flew to LA for the sole purpose of seeing the show.

The production received two LAWeekly Awards, nominated for several others, and was nominated for Best Musical and Best Director of a Musical at the 20th Annual Ovation Awards in Los Angeles.

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THE REVIEWS

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THE PRESS

LAWEEKLY COVER
LAWEEKLY COVER

09.19.08

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LAWEEKLY Cover Story p1

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LAWEEKLY Cover Story p7

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LAWEEKLY COVER
LAWEEKLY COVER

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Los Angeles Times 09.21.08
Los Angeles Times 09.21.08

Gail Zappa p1

Los Angeles Times 09.21.08
Los Angeles Times 09.21.08

Gail Zappa p2

Los Angeles Times 09.21.08
Los Angeles Times 09.21.08

Gail Zappa p3

Los Angeles Times 09.21.08
Los Angeles Times 09.21.08

Gail Zappa p1

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LAWEEKLY COVER STORY
LOS ANGELES TIMES STORY GAIL ZAPPA
LOS ANGELES TIMES INTERVIEW   WITH PAT TOWNE
Los Angeles Times interview with Pat Towne

THE PICTURES

This is the Central Scrutinizer
This is the Central Scrutinizer

Responsible for enforcing the laws that haven't been passed yet.

Joe and his best friend Larry.
Joe and his best friend Larry.

Joe's Garage

Joe goes bye bye
Joe goes bye bye

A Little Green Rosetta

This is the Central Scrutinizer
This is the Central Scrutinizer

Responsible for enforcing the laws that haven't been passed yet.

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