This drab musical about a garage band should have kept the garage door closed.
Opened Nov 3, 2013
WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
With music and lyrics by Joe Iconis, and book by Iconis and Robert Maddock and under the direction of John Simpkins, The Black Suits is set in a garage in suburban Long Island where four boys (lead singer, guitar, bass and drums) are preparing for stardom by way of the St. Anne's Battle of the Bands. The band and the music give focus and sustenance to the boys whose lives are filled with teenage angst and longing, struggles with friends and girlfriends, and the need to make choices. For one brief summer they find escape in the camaraderie of the band, the sheer fun of creating and playing music and the core belief in the "transformative coolness of rock 'n' roll."