Skylight Music Theatre presents Hydrogen Jukebox

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Skylight Music Theatre presents…

Hydrogen Jukebox

Music by Philip Glass
Poetry of Allen Ginsberg

Runtime: 2 hours, including 20 minute intermission

Synopsis Summary

Philip Glass has been acknowledged for changing the face of western music, and Skylight is excited to be producing it’s first-ever Philip Glass work. Hydrogen Jukebox is the eclectic and fascinating result of collaboration between Avant-Garde composer Philip Glass and beat poet Allen Ginsberg. Hydrogen is a reflection of America from the 1950s to 1980s, covering social issues such as the sexual revolution, drugs and eastern philosophy. Perhaps Ginsberg described it best in Howl, with his image of “angelheaded hipsters burning for the ancient heavenly connection to the starry dynamo in the machinery of night…”

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* For mature audiences. This show is not suited for young children. Parental guidance suggested.


In partnership with the American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin Foundation.

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Who’s Who

Directors & Designers

Stage Director Theodore Huffman
Stage Director/Choreographer Zack Winokur
Music Director Viswa Subbaraman


Character Actor
Soprano Erica Schuller
Soprano Megan Williams
Mezzo Kristen DiNinno
Tenor Ben Robinson
Baritone Dan Kempson
Bass Michael Scarcelle