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1620-2020

1620-2020 Plymouth Musical

On December 22, 1620 everything changed for an ordinary rock when what started out as “A Speck In The Distance” became the Mayflower. How much do you know about Plymouth Rock? “1620-2020 is a long period of time. A lot can happen to a rock. There are indeed some “Secrets To Tell“.

In 1920 there was the “Voice Of Plymouth Rock” at the 300th celebration in Plymouth. 100 years later and the rock’s voice is heard once again. Only this time it sounds like 28 Plymouth elementary school students singing their hearts out. The album is coming this Summer. We may even have a CD release party at the Mayflower Society House in the early Fall. Stay tuned!

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Hamilton At The Boston Opera House

Hamilton at the Boston Opera House
Hamilton Boston Opera House
L-R Candido Bretto, Michelle Booth, Erica Howland Ruska, Karen Howland


Plymouth Rock News you can use. Jefferson Elementary School Rockland music teacher Michelle Booth said, “Candido, I think you need to see Hamilton because of what you’re doing with “The Secrets of Plymouth Rock.” The night of October 3, 2018 was magical. Michelle introduced me to the music, lyrics and all that is the phenomenon called “Hamilton”. The orchestra was tight, the dancing and lighting was spectacular and the cast especially Austin Scott, Hannah Cruz and Nicholas Christopher was riveting. The Secrets of Plymouth Rock just found some new inspiration. Thanks Michelle!

Candido Bretto and Hamilton conductor Andre Cerullo

I’m a late comer to the Hamilton craze. As I sat and listened I was amazed with how much work it takes to put on Hamilton. I can’t even imagine all of the logistics. The choreography alone was fascinating. When you add in the mountain of lyrics and the orchestral arrangement it’s mind-boggling. I can’t believe this all came from one person’s head, Lin Manuel Miranda. I hope to meet him someday. Hamilton taught me that early American history can be fun and interesting at the same time. It just takes the right person with the vision, talent and energy and the right team all working together to see it through from start to finish.

Hamilton's Orchestra Pit

If I closed my eyes it was like I was listening to a studio album. The musicians performed with accuracy and lots of soul. Here’s a quick shot of the orchestra pit after the show.

“There’s a million things I haven’t done but just you wait, just you wait.
– Alexander Hamilton