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DeCarlo Delivers DRAMA

November 30, 2013

When co-creator Bruce McKagan introduced ALL THAT DRAMA the musical to friend and lead singer of BOSTON, Tommy DeCarlo was all in.  The two quickly picked out a character and song they felt Tommy could bring to life.  “Don’t Be A Dope” was the song, sung by a character in the musical named Blues Man Ben.  “Joe Carter recorded the instrumental track and we went over to Tommy’s studio to capture his vocals.  We’ve worked together on lots of recordings over the past 5 years.  He never ceases to amaze me.  Incredible voice and he absolutely nailed our tune!!”


As South Pointe High School students in Rock Hill, SC ready for the world premiere of ALL THAT DRAMA the musical, drama teacher James Chrismon’s selection for the character to play the role of Blue Man Ben has a high bar to reach.  But Tommy pipes in, “it’s a fun song to sing and whomever has the opportunity to sing it should simply have a good time.  That’s what I did.”


Click the icon to the left to hear Tommy singing “Don’t Be A Dope.”

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December 20, 2013

January 9-12, 2014 at South Pointe High School in Rock Hill, SC, award winning drama teacher James Chrismon will direct the first ever stage performance of ALL THAT DRAMA the musical.  This hard-hitting dramatic work will feature drama and vocal students from South Pointe High.
Ticket purchase at event

only - $5 students, $10 adults


January 9, 10, 11 at 7PM

January 12 at 2:30PM


South Pointe High School

801 Neely Road, Rock Hill, SC 29730

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What they’re saying about… ALL THAT DRAMA the musical WORLD PREMIERE

January 14, 2014

After 5 shows and crowds totaling nearly fifteen hundred, the feedback has been overwhelming.  Here are just a few comments…


“I died laughing while watching the Boys perform IN MY OWN SKIN.” 

Charlie Cagle


“Awesome show!  Laughed, cried, great music!”  

Joyce Johnson Greene



Kevin Cummings


“The message rang loud and clear!  Wonderful performance!!” 

Sid Stevens


“Wow… Tommy DeCarlo (BOSTON lead singer)!!  A tremendous highlight to a GREAT show.” 

Brian Bean


“Bruce has found his calling.  It was an honor to be part of it all.” 

Tommy DeCarlo


“The two lead characters, Amanda (Kristi Swiger) and Whitney (Latashianna Alexander), were PERFECT in their roles.” 

Myron Dean


“My entire family loved it!  The song THE LIGHT was extremely powerful.  A beautiful messaged about the strength of the Charles family.” 

Kim Vinsett


“We saw it 5 times and we’re ready to see it again!” 

Rob Stewart


“My kids loved it!  So did we!!” 

Martha Murray


“The song COMPLETE is a HIT!” 

Manning Kimel


“Kimberly Johnson is amazing.  The poem she wrote for Momma Lucy had me cheering and crying at the same time!” 

Latoya McDonald


“That girl playing Whitney (Latashianna Alexander) was tremendous.  What a voice!!” 

Len Logan


 “Awesome performance tonight!  We loved, LOVED, LOVED IT!!!” 

Anne Palmer Landry


“Those kids are amazing and the music was fantastic.  We talked about it the whole way home and this morning at work.”  

Kelly Martin


“Great show!  Congratulations.” 

Susan Brackett


 “Really enjoyed the show last night!”

Gerry Shapiro


“When FLY HIGH was performed near the end, all I could think was YES!” 

Paul McFadden


“The family is proud of you bro.  It’s a masterpiece.” 

Duff McKagan (founding member, Guns n’ Roses - Bruce’s brother)


“You guys KILLED IT!!” 

David Tribble

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February / March 2014 Issue

A Great Article in My Carolina Town Magazine!

Visit the link below to read the article. We have four pages starting on page 34. Enjoy!

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A mom and her sons share in the excitement of the World Premiere of "All That Drama"

"We loved the production!! A lot of the messages really hit home with us! Thanks for inspiring our communities!"

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