In rhyming monologues and song, Elegies for Angels, Punks, and Raging Queens tells the stories of some 30 people who have died from AIDS. And then there’s Elegies for Angels, Punks, and Raging Queens–a sad, funny, extraordinarily moving musical theater piece about people lost. Doors: pm / Show: pm. $ Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens: A Benefit Concert with Bill Russell & Friends. Birdland.

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Elegies for angels, punks and raging queens – The Guide to Musical Theatre

License details Licensing fees and rental materials quoted upon application. This production marks the first time that the show was used as an educational course for students.

Because the poems portrayed the perspective of characters who had died, they are voiced in past tense. Bill Russell was in attendance and made an appearance on stage during the curtain call.

Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens

The continued need for events like this was recently brought home to Bruce Harris yet again. All original productions were directed by Bill Russell. Init was produced at the King’s Head Theatre in Londonwhere it played for eleegies months.


He also directed that show at the Park Square Theatre in St. I couldn’t continue the meeting. Nobody’s been able to do it since it was first done in New York in ?

Learning to Let Go. Production Details Time Period: The piece has been performed with a different singer or group performing each song, making for a total of Should be believable as RAY’s friend. All should be comfortable performing in pop styles. Cast can expand up to 25 males and 16 females. When Giacomo Capizzano first optioned the rights to the piece, practically the first words out of our mouths were, “we’d like James Raitt to orchestrate the music” and with the Criterion production that dream finally came true.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. So they said, ‘How about casting one person in each role? PAUL – A strong, leading man type with a great speaking voice.

Perusals should be used to get acquainted with the music and script. Path Created with Sketch.

Essential that the actor find the humor here. That quilt traveled around the globe; we’re actually going to have two panels from it flown in from San Francisco, and they’ll be displayed on stage for our production.


Along with everyone else involved in this remount of ElegiesHarris is acutely aware of the anc pertinence; he notes that the orchestrations for the show are by James Raitt, “a wonderful gentlemen” who died of AIDS several years ago.

Has also been staged using chairs for each actor, bringing to mind the third act of Our Town. And the Rain Keeps Falling Down.

On application to rights holder Discography: BUD’s sister, so punjs roles need to be co-ordinated. Early in that process I thought there were theatrical possibilities in the material and called my longtime collaborator Janet Hood to see if she’d be interested in writing music for the piece.

Elegies for Angels, Punks, and Raging Queens

Samuel French’s queehs digital perusal process grants easy, digital access to music perusals while protecting the intellectual property of our composers, book writers, and lyricists. Kilburg ReedyJonathan Dinerstein. Bill Russell Musical Numbers: British accent can work.

March of the Falsettos.

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