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Escaping Queens
The Shelton Theater
San Francisco, CA
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Escaping Queens
Escaping Queens by Capitola composer Joe Ortiz will be presented as part of Shelton Theaters Artist Residency for October in five concert-reading performances.

A musical memoir, Escaping Queens takes place in the shadow of the Queensboro Bridge. This funny, edgy, ultimately hopeful story, centers around an Italian/Puerto Rican family trying to escape the chaos and poverty of New York housing-project life. Mama rules the home with a nurturing wooden spoon but cannot control her charismatic, gambling husband.  The productions original music draws on the same richness of traditions that the family itself does: Latin beats, Sicilian ballads, doo-wop numbers on the street corner and radio hits reminiscent of 1950s era New York.

Music & Lyrics by Joe Ortiz; Directed by Greg Fritsch; Book by Greg Fritsch & Joe Ortiz.  Musical Direction by Max Bennett-Parker.


The Shelton Theater (View)
533 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
United States

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Arts > Theatre

Minimum Age: 13
Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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