After selling more than one million CDs and traveling the world for the past 15 years, David Young has produced a musical with the freedom and joy of Hair, the depth without the darkness of Tommy, and an essential reflective or spiritual quality experienced when watching Jesus Christ Superstar. The Mystery of Destiny is a musical of freedom vs. control, true love and self-discovery.
This mystical romantic musical opened at the Bloomington Civic Theatre and will be performed for one night only at Trocaderos, 107 Third Ave. N., in downtown Minneapolis at 10 p.m. Saturday, October 20. Accompanying the seven-person ensemble cast of actors and musicians is a projection screen with ethereal multi-media images, comparable to a Pink Floyd concert. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 door. Call 1.800.566.2862.
Set in modern day Woodstock, N.Y., the locals planted trees on the grounds of the original festival to commemorate the land. Now a mystical forest exists. Its echo transports the sound of Aquarius’s flute through the trees, and into Miriam’s heart. But Aquarius is unaware that Miriam is to be married, and she doesn’t know that Aquarius has been hired to play the flute at her engagement party! Will they find destiny together?
Young is known for his ability to play two Renaissance flutes at once. During the performance, he alternates between singing, playing the flutes, as well as 6 and 12-string acoustic and electric guitars. His 39 albums and credits include work with members of Kitaro, Tori Amos and Van Morrison, among others. His CD Renaissance,which was inspired by his first trip to Italy, was nominated for a Grammy for Best Instrumental Album.
David Young started the new age group Celestial Winds at Venice Beach in 1991. His voice and music have been used on four major network soap operas. Paul McCartney started a standing ovation for him at one of his performances. In 2005, Young spent six months in Rothenburg, Germany, filming "Village of Dreams," which he acted in and co-produced. This film has been played on Minneapolis TV numerous times.