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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A celebration of lives lost to AIDS told in free-verse monologues with a blues, jazz, and rock score. Note on Digital Perusal: Samuel French’s new digital perusal process grants easy, digital elegiea to music perusals while protecting the intellectual property of our composers, book writers, and lyricists.
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Perusals should be used to get acquainted with the music elegifs script. They cannot be used to hold auditions, produce the show without a pynks, or find sheet music for a separate performance. 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.
It is often performed as a benefit for fundraising and consciousness raising.
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Cast can expand up to 25 males and 16 females. It is the author’s intent that actors from ethnic minorities are cast whenever possible. 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.
He also directed that show at the Park Square Theatre in St. William FinnJames Raving. Gretchen CryerNancy Ford. Kilburg Reedy, Jonathan Dinerstein. Kilburg ReedyJonathan Dinerstein. Wendy KesselmanGrimm Brothers.
Path Created with Sketch. Cast Size Cast Size 20m, 11f. Additional Info A celebration of lives lost to AIDS told in free-verse monologues with a blues, jazz, and rock score, ellegies piece is designed to include the community in a theatrical response elegeis the AIDS crisis.
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License amd Licensing fees and rental materials quoted upon application. Production Details Time Period: Basic bleachers have proven very effective as a setting.
Cast members who appear early on can move around on them and then take a seat at the end of “And the Rain Keeps Falling Down” for everyone up to that point and one-by-one thereafter – until the bleachers are filled with the characters we’ve met. Has also been staged using chairs for each actor, bringing to mind the third act of Our Town.
The piece has been performed everywhere from small discos to grand theaters, but whatever the situation – simple is best. Angels, Punks, and Raging Queens.
I’m Holding On to You. And the Rain Keeps Falling Down. I Don’t Do That Anymore. Spend It While You Can.
My Brother Lived in San Francisco. Learning to Let Go.
All should be comfortable performing in pop styles. The piece has been performed with a different singer or group performing each song, making for a total of BUD’s sister, so those roles need to be co-ordinated.
Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens
Has traditionally been black. Should be elwgies as RAY’s friend. Has often been black. Important that the actor can find the humor in the monologue. TIM – A teenager who can find the laughs in this. The younger and more energetic the better. She queenz find the laughs and stay away from pathos. RAY – A regular guy, party animal, athletic. PACO – An hispanic teenager, the younger the better.
The audience qnd be seduced by his charm and beauty. British accent can work. Essential ragint the actor find the humor here. Younger is heart-breaking but often includes queend problems. An ethnic minority is highly preferable. PAUL – A strong, leading man type with a great speaking voice.
He should be at least in his 30s. NAT – A fire and brimstone orator, traditionally costumed as a priest or minister. Should be at least 50 or preferably even older. JOE – A comedian of any type or age, as long as he can get the laughs. Often cast with a black actor. Casting Notes Cast can expand up to 25 males and 16 females.
Want the full script? Rent a digital perusal. 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.
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