The Birth of Rock Theater
Since they first hit the stage 12 years ago, Trans-Siberian Orchestra (TSO) has grown into one of the largest touring acts in the world by doing something completely different from every other group out there. A progressive rock band that incorporates classical, orchestral and symphonic elements into hard rock and heavy metal while delivering a massive light show of lasers, pyrotechnics, moving trusses and video screens all synchronized to music.
Now TSO creator Paul O'Neill, who calls it "Rock Theater," presents the past, present and future of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra through live video and interview segments taken over the last couple of years during their annual Winter Tour which is famed for performing Christmas Eve & Other Stories in its entirety, and from their concert debut of Beethoven's Last Night, filmed in Dallas, Texas, on May 2, 2010
O'Neill's Beethoven's Last Night combines 50% what actually happened with 50% what might have happened to create a fascinating tale of Beethoven's final evening. To pay tribute to the great composer TSO fused together many of his most enduring melodies with new hard rocking instrumentals. They also wrote several originals to create a theatrical experience that, combined with arena rock, takes the art form to unprecedented levels.
O'Neill enthuses, "PBS is an indispensable part of the artistic world. Masterpieces of music, dance and cinema that normally would have been lost and forgotten are saved for future generations to enjoy and be inspired by." Having already spent the past ten plus years partnering with PBS on the special "The Ghosts of Christmas Eve," TSO is thrilled to share the opportunity to bring "Rock Theater" to the masses with PBS.
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Trans Siberian Orchestra: The Ghost of Christmas Eve
TSO's THE GHOST OF CHRISTMAS EVE is a unique fantasy trip through the magic of Christmas. Narrated by award-winning actor Ossie Davis, the production takes us on a journey of a runaway little girl's decision to return to her family after she enters a rundown theater for shelter and encounters an old caretaker who guides her on her journey. This magical story - which features appearances from Atlantic recording artists Jewel and Michael Crawford - was filmed entirely on location at the newly refurbished and historic Loews Jersey Theatre in Jersey City, New Jersey, and includes performances of such tracks as "O Come All Ye Faithful," "Good King Joy," "Christmas Canon," "Music Box Blues," "Promises To Keep," and "This Christmas Day."