music, lyrics, & concept by Jacob Brandt
book by Dan Giles
A folk-rock fable for the runner-up in all of us, 1969: The Second Man explores competition and collective achievement through the story of one small man who became one giant myth. Jacob Brandt's rueful, raucous song cycle comes to theatrical life with a six-piece band.
"What better grist for a folk-rock musical than the tumultuous life and times of Buzz Aldrin? Flawlessly executed." - David Kortava, The New Yorker