Wake Up Little Susie! The Simon and Garfunkel Story is the latest staged biopic — this time of folk rock royalty — that uses the performers’ own songs to tell their story.
The flash spectacle details the lives of Art Garfunkel and Paul Simon from their humble beginnings as “Tom & Jerry” to their ultimate success as one of the best-selling music groups of the 60s. Of course there’s that tragic break-up in the 70s… and a concert-in-the-park reunion in 1981 to create some drama and intrigue.
All of this happens to a full live band performing hits like Mrs. Robinson, Cecelia, Bridge Over Troubled Water, and Homeward Bound. Between songs, original film footage and photography move the story along.
Sound like something you want to sing (and sway) along to? 100%.
The Punky’s Dilemma in this is that The Simon and Garfunkel Story is only coming to the National Theatre for three performances over two days (January 31 – February 1). So there’s limited time to get in on the action before this story is moving on and DC hears The Sound of Silence (from this duo anyway).
Tickets available while they last here.
The Simon and Garfunkel Story runs 2 hours and 15 minutes with one intermission.