CANARY is a new musical that fuses the traditions of Flatt and Scruggs to Laurie Anderson to Selena to Rush, with a few other stops in between. Set in the heartland of America and seen through the eyes of four lonely teenagers, it traces the generation and regeneration of our country's music. A band might form. A banjo might break. And a young girl will hear an electric guitar for the first time. 

CANARY is for anyone who ever was or dreamed of being a part of a band, for anyone who remembers listening to Led Zeppelin for the first time, and for anyone wondering what the sound pulsing at the center of our great American mess sounds like.

CANARY was first conceived in 2007 by playwright/ musician Molly Rice, Obie Award-winning director Rachel Chavkin, and musician Ray Rizzo. It’s been developed by Rattlestick and Playwrights Horizons, and workshopped at New York Theater Workshop.

For a taste of the music check out the songs below, and for more information or the script, please contact the playwright.


                                      Little Bird                                                      Let Her Sleep

                                  sung by Jane Pfitsch                 


                                       229                                                          Turn On the Radio