How a Texan violinist found her voice in Massachusetts and the strength to confront some of life's darkest lessons.
The musical theater elite turned their noses up at Jekyll & Hyde when it premiered on Broadway in 1997 and, well, we’re still doing it now two decades later, even if Frank Wildhorn’s poperatic score has become something of a guilty pleasure.
I know a homeless person who was told by a Beverly police officer to “go to Lynn.” In fact, he was even offered a one-way ride there. I met a couple from Saugus who lived under the Casey Bridge last summer. I asked them, “Why are you here?” They told me, “We are users but are trying to get back on our feet. The cops in Saugus wouldn’t let us stay camped out in the woods.”
The story of Caspian has unfolded on the streets of Beverly, Massachusetts and it is here they are throwing an anniversary show with songs placed in chronological order. Touring the places that have shaped Caspian, their three guitarists Philip Jamieson, Erin Burke-Moran, and Jonny Ashburn offered tempered nostalgia and how it inspires them to aim for another decade together.