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Posted by Bob Haworth on January 6, 2018, 4:01 am, in reply to "Input
Terry - thanks for your suggestions. Our concept for Act I vs. Act II is to delineate between the Dave Guard years and the Stewart years. The major hits occurred between 1958 and 1961, so Act II is going to be light on radio hits. But the story of the group's evolution is as important in this show as the music, and part of that evolution was Stewart's contribution via his song-writing talents. And altho the KT as a group avoided any political references as part of the live show, John became heavily involved in Robert Kennedy's run for the presidency. He was in the hotel when Kennedy was shot, and the experience affected him greatly. His "Song For A Friend", tho not well-known as part of the over-all repertoire, is a poignant representation of the times.
But Act II is a long ways from finalization at this point. We're still working on Act I, and that's going to take some thought as well - I think we're a couple songs long on that and I still have spoken script (story line) to add in. We probably don't want to go over an hour for Act I, and maybe stick to about 45 - 50 minutes for Act II. There's just a lot of good material to consider here.