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“Electric power is everywhere present in unlimited quantities and can drive the world's machinery without the need of coal, gas, or any other of the common fuels.”

-Nikola Tesla

We've come so far that it is hard to imagine a world without electricity, but at one point the idea was inconceivable. From early experiments with a kite and a key to the invention of the portable battery, human life is dependent more and more on the fundamental resource of electricity.

Retracing the footsteps of four of the pioneers that gave humanity the gift of electricity, Blue Devils B is proud to present the 2023 production Fathers of Electricity. Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Edison, Alessandro Volta and Nikola Tesla each gave us pivotal inventions that catapulted technology forward, and Blue Devils B pays homage to these geniuses through music and motion.

“He seized the lightning from heaven and the scepter from the tyrants.”

-Anne Robert Turgot

Featuring original music by John Meehan, Sean Clark, and Chavadith Tantavirojn, Fathers of Electricity sets an old story in a fresh new way, with musical depictions on the cutting edge of the modern drum corps and marching band sound. Each production focuses on a single historical figure, and brings you the sights and sounds of their imagination:

Part 1: Benjamin Franklin and the kite and key experiment

Part 2: Thomas Edison and the invention of the lightbulb

Part 3: Alessandro Volta and the first battery

Part 4: Nikola Tesla and the Tesla Coil

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