Submission Status
Finalist
THE BREAKOUT: A ROCK OPERA

Synopsis: 

The Breakout: A Rock Opera is a musical drama about outcast teenagers’ struggle to grow up in a world that doesn’t seem to want them.  Albert, a loner who spends most of his time in the high school library, is obsessed with the beautiful and bright but tormented Cara, whom the other kids call “Scara” because of her scarred arms.

 

When the school authorities decide Scara should be committed to a psychiatric hospital because of her penchant for self-harm and dark poetry, Albert vows to rescue her from her plight. Albert tries to recruit Scara’s misfit friends to his cause, and they mock him until their taunting drives him to anger and he flies into a rage in the school cafeteria, smashing things up. Impressed with his destructive capability, the misfits finally agree to help, and each misfit lends their own special skill — whether it’s computer hacking, picking locks or faking a seizure — to help Albert break into the hospital. Can they hope to triumph over the adult world?  Whatever comes of his quest, Albert makes friends for the first time in high school, and discovers he can be a leader.

 

 

 

GENRE:    Drama            Music            Musical

COUNTRY:    U.S.A.

LANGUAGE:    English

Runtime:     00:42:00

 

Directed by Jenn Page                Written by Chris Edgar

Executive Producer:  Chris Edgar        Producer:  David A. Hoffman

Director of Photography:  Collier Landry        Editor:  Jenn Page

First Assistant Director:  David A. Hoffman    Second Assistant Director:  Andrea Rutherford

Production Designer:  Katie Moest        Art Director:  Kim Brunner

Key Makeup and Hair:  Brenna Haukedahl

Choreographer (for “The Hospital Dance” and “Not Your Princess”):  Sarah J. Eagen

Gaffer:  Matthew Phroper            Key Grip:  Derek DiPippo

Colorist:  Will Raee                Sound Editor:  Craig Polding

Production Sound Supervisor and Playback:  Robert Warnack Jr.

Music Composed by Chris Edgar

 

Cast

 

Albert:      Andre Darnell Myers

Scara:      Emma Farabee

Jake:          Nathan Harrington II

Rat:          Tara Bianco

Rory:          James Hansen

Mr. Rizzo:      Geno Segers

Ms. Fancher:      Leah McKendrick

Category
Drama
Runtime
00:42:00
Country of Origin
U.S.A.

THE BREAKOUT: A ROCK OPERA