ELEGIES PUNKS AND RAGING QUEENS PDF

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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Kilburg Reedy, Jonathan Dinerstein.

It wasn’t until I started putting together the first full production of Elegies. Qusens Details Time Period: The songs tie together the relationships of the characters. March of the Falsettos. Its mastermind is Bruce Robert Harris, who has been working on the project for almost two years. It could be really exciting.

Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. 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.

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Has traditionally been black. NAT – A fire and brimstone orator, traditionally costumed as a priest or minister. Each of the monologues is written from the perspective of characters who’ve died from AIDS and the songs represent the feelings of friends and family members dealing with the loss. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. An ethnic minority is highly preferable.

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

Nobody’s been able to do it since it was first done in New York in ? Basic bleachers have proven very effective as a setting. We’re in the yearand we have to have a new awareness of AIDS. Now, of course, I don’t want to wlegies the show any other way.

Bill Russell Bill Russell wrote the book and lyrics for the critically acclaimed Broadway musical Side Show, receiving a Tony nomination for book and sharing a nomination with composer Henry Krieger for score. It is the author’s intent that actors from ethnic minorities raving cast whenever possible. The audience should be seduced by his charm and beauty. And the Rain Keeps Falling Down. Learning to Let Go.

It’s a real cross section.

Elegies for Angels, Punks, and Raging Queens | Samuel French

One of the characters is a secretary who doesn’t know how she got AIDS; then there’s a nurse who got it through a pinprick in a hospital.

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So they said, ‘How about casting one person in each role?

Has also been staged using chairs for each actor, bringing to mind the third act of Our Town. A celebration of lives lost to AIDS told in lunks monologues with a blues, jazz and rock score, this piece is designed to include the community in a theatrical response to the AIDS crisis.

Elegies for Angels, Punks, and Raging Queens

Kilburg ReedyJonathan Dinerstein. Want the full script?

William FinnJames Lapine. Ragging, the scope of the production grew beyond Russell’s imagination. Theaters come to me and say, ‘We want to do Elegies but we can’t do it with 35 people.

We started developing the material; then I did a reading with just five actors. Because the poems portrayed the perspective of characters who had died, they are voiced in past tense.