DESCRIPTION

GO Roadshow is “a musical street spectacle on wheels”. This show-making machine is a 34-foot long monster truck retrofitted with truck-horn calliope, a wall made of rotors and a spinning grand piano that is played while it wheels around! Each show starts with a shameless parade of peacock trumpets, spinning drums, accordion, sousaphone and glockenspiel.

GO is a music and art-mobile – a rolling ruckus that opens up like a mechanical blossom to make the street a vibrant place where people can share a community of the imagination. Night shows include video projected on a rotor screen made of movement itself, and on a blimp that has a mouth that opens in a call to celebration. We are drawing from the great American history of traveling circuses, Shriner and holiday parades, medicine shows, and used car lot events that vitalized the heartland of this country.

Created in 2012.

Visit our Store to purchase or download a CD of the music from this production.

Reviews

“Another popular event…a six-piece, art-rock band that performs on a 13-ton, 38 foot-long flatbed truck outfitted as a two-story stage. This carnival on wheels is billed as ‘Debussy meets Godzilla,’ with that singing-mouth blimp floating overhead.” – Boston Globe

“a musical street spectacle on wheels”  Pittsburgh City Paper

“a theatrically minded art-rock concert performed on the back of a flatbed truck” – pittsburgh city Paper

“A CARNIVALESQUE CAVALCADE OF SPINNING INSTRUMENTS, FUNNY HATS AND CHEERFUL RHYTHMIC AND MELODIC BOMBAST” Pittsburgh CITY PAPER

“SQUONK OPERA DELIVERED A SURREAL DREAM TO AN APPRECIATIVE CROWD ON THE BACK OF A FLATBED TRUCK.” – pittsburgh pOST-GAZETTE

”THE BAND KNOWN FOR ITS EYE-CATCHING THINGAMAJIGS”- Pittsburgh pOST-GAZETTE

Videos

Touring

TOURING HISTORY

Newark Strawberry Festival
Newark, OH

Durham Performing Arts Center
ArtsMarket 2013
Durham, NC

A Fair in the Park 2013
Pittsburgh, PA

Woodward Festival
Detroit, MI

Artscape 2013
Baltimore, MD

The Freeman Stage at Bayside
Selbyville, DE

Columbia Festival of the Arts
Columbia, MD

Artsplosure
Raleigh, NC

North Carolina Azalea Festival
Wilmington, NC

Mesa Arts Center
Mesa, AZ

FirstWorks Festival
Providence, RI

IngenuityFest
Cleveland, OH

Artscape 2012
Baltimore, MD

Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival
Pittsburgh, PA

Schenley Plaza
Pittsburgh, PA

Mississippi School of the Arts
Brookhaven, MS

Greene County Fair
Waynesburg, PA

Mon County Fair
Morgantown, WV

The Fruit Tree Planting Foundation Events
Pittsburgh, PA

Citiparks Roving Art Cart Events
Pittsburgh, PA

A Fair in the Park 2012
Pittsburgh, PA

Photos

Photos by John Altdorfer, Eric Donny, Emily O'Donnell, Cathleen Snow, and Jennifer J. Wasco

ARTISTS

The Artistic Directors
Steve O’Hearn & Jackie Dempsey

The Band
Keyboard & Accordion
Jackie Dempsey

Vocals
Anna Elder
Erika Pealstrom

Drums
Kevin Kornicki
Evan Lintz
George Powell

Bass, Sousaphone
Nathan Wilson
Dan Mulkeen

Flutes, Sax, Truckhorn Calliope
Steve O’Hearn

Electric Guitar, Glockenspiel
David Wallace

The Team
Music
Jackie Dempsey

Design & Staging
Steve O’Hearn

Technical Direction
Todd Nonn

Video Design
Jessi Sedon-Essad with Buzz Miller

Lighting Design
Bob Steineck

Costume Design
Paula Ries

Stage Direction
Rick Kemp

Lyrics
Anna Elder

Graphic Design & 
Contributing Visual Artist
David Wallace

Movement Consultation
Beth Corning

Production Stage Management
Dan Callery

Sound System Design & Engineering
George Powell
Wesley Conroy

Set & Prop Artists
Eve Bandi, Nick Bigatel, John Brucker, Dan Callery, Scott Conklin, Michael Essad,
Ryan Hadbavny, Chris & Robin Letzelter, Brad Litwin

Prop Master
Britton Mauk

Steve and Jackie would like to acknowledge everyone involved in this production
for their creative contributions, especially the Squonk musicians for adding their
own individual flavor to the music, and the designers, builders and technicians who
added detail and richness to the production.