UPSTAIRS, a New Musical (Workshop)
"Upstairs" is a musical memorial that gives voice to some of the 32 LGBT and allied victims of the 1973 arson fire that destroyed the Up Stairs Lounge in New Orleans, LA.
Considered by many to be the largest hate crime against LGBT people in U.S. history, the Upstairs fire is sometimes seen as an example of the dark days of LGBT history, and a lesson in the perils of silence.
Conceived as a 32-person work, this workshop version reveals a few of the many compelling untold stories about the lives destroyed in the fire.
Proceeds and feedback from this workshop will be used to prepare for the full premiere in June of this year, in time for the 40th anniversary of the fire.
(Though based on historical details and thorough research, and named in homage to some of victims, the characters and events presented are fictional and composite in nature.)
Buddy - Garrett Marshall
Adam, Horace - Nicholas Losorelli
Agneau - Alxander Jon
Marcy, Uncle, Mitch - Brian Brown
Reginald - Charles Romaine
Directed by Zach McCallum
Pianist and Piano Arrangements by Sean Alexander Bart
Music, Book, and Lyrics by Wayne Self
Hillbarn Theatre (View)
1285 E. Hillsdale Boulevard
Foster City, CA 94404
|Minimum Age: 18|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|