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40 Years of Woodstock – The Legend Is Still Alive!

Mid-August 2009 marks the 40th anniversary of one of the most important events in more recent music history: the Woodstock festival. An event which not only changed the music scene in a profound way but also left a deep imprint on society as a whole. We have taken on this subject and written the musical 'In a Summer of Love', a thrilling piece which makes use of the music of the late 1960s to recreate the era's attitude to life.

Die Story:

Journalist Bob is once again tasked with filling the summer gap and, as a 'contemporary witness', asked to write a series of articles on Woodstock. To this end, the highly individualistic loner's chief editor pairs him up with Nancy, an ambitious rookie journalist. Nancy, anything but enthusiastic about the task, would much rather prefer to work in the paper's lifestyle section.

Eva, an Austrian, spent one year as an exchange student in the US from September 1968 till August 1969. Having enjoyed a sheltered childhood, she stayed in San Francisco with a family which was deeply active in the hippie movement. In the present, she works as a teacher for English and history and is currently exploring the subject of Woodstock together with her students in a trans-disciplinary project.

Through their work, both Bob and Eva are confronted with their past: The two adolescents got to know each other by chance in the US in 1969. The adventurous American introduced the shy European to the American way of life, and he convinced Eva to join him on a trip to the Woodstock festival. Fascinated by each other, the two young people fell in love...

Dealing with the young students, who did not experience the era and view it from a distance with a rather cool attitude, Bob and Eva relive the spirit of the time. They are confronted with the issue of what is left of their ideals and ideas. And they go on a trip to where it all began: the festival site of Woodstock.

The story is told by incorporating the era's music and features a large number of hits of the 60s.

The songs:

Venus (Shocking Blue)
Honky Tonk Women (Rolling Stones)
Magical Mystery Tour (The Beatles)
Sloop John B (Beach Boys)
3-5-0-0 (Hair)
With A Little Help From My Friends (Joe Cocker)
Coming Into Los Angeles (Arlo Guthrie)
The Times They Are A-Changin' (Bob Dylan)
Eve Of Destruction (P. F. Sloan / Barry McGuire)
Freedom (Ritchie Havens)
Sound Of Silence (Simon & Garfunkel)
Revolution (The Beatles)
Aquarius / The Flesh Failures (Hair)

Mr. Tambourine Man (Bob Dylan / The Byrds)
Blowin' In The Wind (Bob Dylan)
Where Have All The Flowers Gone (Pete Seger)
Mercedes Benz (Janis Joplin)
Going Up The Country (Canned Heat)
Woodstock (Joni Mitchell)
Space Oddity (David Bowie)
California Dreaming (The Mamas and the Papas)
San Francisco (Scott McKenzie)
River Deep, Mountain High (Ike & Tina Turner)
Sugar, Sugar (The Archies)
We Shall Overcome (Pete Seger / Joan Baez)
I'm Free / Listening To You (Tommy / The Who)
Hey Joe (Jimmy Hendrix)
All You Need Is Love (The Beatles)

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