New Jersey Stage 2017: Issue 5 - Page 114

Prom and she begged him to come see the band perform live. When he did he was not only blown away, he began to fall in love with their story. “I talked to them over a long time about doing stuff - even a musical at one point - and I real- ized the story I really wanted to tell about them was their own,” said Davenport. “Most bands have a shelf life of like a year and a half or two years, but for some reason that band just will not some of the greatest rock bands quit. They keep going and going of all time, which is one reason and going. They’re so passionate, he wanted the show to have its love what they do so much, and premiere in the Garden State. they work so hard. They sleep in I mentioned a mutual interest that van! And I did it with them of ours - a band from Colum- in 100 degrees heat. It’s a tough bus, Ohio called Red Wanting life, but they will not give up. And Blue that happens to have a that’s an amazing story.” lead singer (Scott Terry) born That story was captured in Dav- and raised in South Jersey. As enport’s film These Magnificent luck would happen, Scott’s girl- Miles, which features a quote friend was in a production of from a New Jersey Stage review Davenport’s The Awesome 80s of mine in the opening minutes! NJ STAGE 2017 - Vol. 4 No. 5 INDEX NEXT ARTICLE 114