is a musical that tells a story largely made up by the songs contained on Elton John
's Tumbleweed Connection
album. The musical opened to the public on October 19th, 2007 at the Clark Center of Performing Arts in Arroyo Grande
. Incorporating dance, songs written by Elton John and Bernie Taupin
, and original dialog by playwright Christopher Kahn
, Tumbleweed Connection is set at the dawn of the twentieth century. The play centers on two brothers, a family secret, and the pressures of the era, including looming war.
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