Jack Herrick in Midst of Five-show Musical Year for 2014-2015!

Jack Herrick

Jack Herrick

Chapel Hill, NC — The Red Clay Ramblers, North Carolina’s Tony Award-winning string band, proudly announce that Jack Herrick, their bassist and artistic director, is enjoying a banner season in which five of his original musicals are slated for productions across the U.S. and in the U.K. in 2014 and 2015.  These projects are:

Big Apple Circus – opened in Dulles, VA, in September 2014, moved to Lincoln Center in New York City for an October 17th opening and three-month run, with subsequent runs in New Jersey, Massachusetts, and Queens.  This year’s show, with Herrick’s scoring, is called “Metamorphosis”; West Hyler is directing;


Big Apple Circus

Big Apple Circus


A Child’s Christmas in Wales – a reprise of Herrick’s 2006 musical, with a book by director/adaptor Michael Bogdanov, celebrating author Dylan Thomas’s 100th birthday; opened at the Grand Theatre in Swansea, Wales, Nov. 4th, 2014, with a Wales/UK tour to follow;


A Child's Christmas in Wales

A Child’s Christmas in Wales

 Bah! Humbug! ­– Herrick’s perennially popular, award-winning contemporary adaptation of Dickens’s A Christmas Carol, at the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, running December 13th – 23rd, 2014;


Pericles – the Shakespeare play-with-music, which Herrick successfully staged in Chapel Hill, NC, with UNC/PlayMakers Repertory Company artistic director Joseph Haj in 2008, now to be reprised for an eight-month run at the renowned Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Feb. 26th-Nov. 1st, 2015;



Georama – Herrick’s collaboration about 19th century Mississippi River artist John Banvard with author-director West Hyler and Kleban Prize-winning librettist Matt Schatz, is scheduled for a Missouri mainstage production later in 2015;


Also, Jack Herrick and fellow Red Clay Ramblers have recently released (September 1st, 2014) the score to their ballet Carolina Jamboree.  Carolina Jamboree, with choreography by Lynne Taylor-Corbett, has been staged by the Carolina Ballet in 2005, 2008, and 2013; it has been broadcast over public television a number of times.




“The Red Clay Ramblers — a fantasy roadhouse band from a vanished rural America — perfection!”

— The New York Times