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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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He also directed that show at the Park Square Theatre in St. Bill Russell was in rafing and made an appearance on stage during the curtain call. Rent a digital perusal.

Spend It While You Can. I Don’t Do That Anymore. BUD’s sister, so those roles need to be co-ordinated.

Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens

Often cast with a black actor. That’s why I have such a passion for this project: Soon, the scope of the production grew beyond Russell’s imagination.

This production marks the first time that the show was used as an educational course for students. Meeting with several strangers who shared the common bond ragging similar loss and the hope of creating something that would serve as a lasting symbol of love and remembrance to those who had died, the idea of a quilt emerged.

Wendy KesselmanGrimm Brothers. She responded enthusiastically and we began. It could be really exciting. Important that the actor can find the humor in the monologue. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

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Kilburg ReedyJonathan Dinerstein. Early in that process I thought there were theatrical possibilities in the material and called my longtime collaborator Janet Hood to pumks if she’d be interested in writing music for the piece. Casting Notes Cast can expand up to 25 males and 16 females. British accent can work. The songs tie together the relationships of the characters. Has also been staged using chairs for each actor, bringing to mind the third adn of Our Town.

Nobody’s been able to do it since it was first done in New York in ? Along with everyone else involved in this remount of ElegiesHarris is acutely aware of the show’s pertinence; he notes that the orchestrations for the show are by James Raitt, “a wonderful gentlemen” who died of AIDS several years ago. 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.

A celebration of lives lost to AIDS told in free-verse monologues with a blues, jazz and rock score, this piece is designed to include the community in a theatrical response to the AIDS crisis. PACO – An hispanic teenager, the younger the better.

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TIM – A teenager who can find the laughs in this. 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 amd the Criterion production that dream finally came true. Gretchen CryerNancy Ford. Essential that the actor find the humor here.

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JOE – A comedian of any type or age, as long as he can get the laughs. All original productions were directed by Bill Russell.

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Tagged in this Story. Two worlds were present on stage, the dead who spoke in verse and the living who sang. I’m very pleased to work with Momentum, because they try to get PWAs back on their feet.

This page was last edited on 8 Februaryat The actors step forward one by one to tell their stories queenss verse and song. Displayed again in Washington in Octoberthe quilt had grown to over 20, panels covering 17 acres. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Tess of the D’Urbervilles.