A New Musical Dramedy for the Entire LGBTQA Community
ERICA KLEIN recently graduated high school and attends her mother’s BIG EXCELLENT 20TH REUNION to deliver her last message to her dearest friends. But first ERICA must let all of them come Fabulously Out of the Closet! We meet KEVIN YIH a sober gay therapist who was homeless, and who now works with at-risk youth and is living with HIV. MITCH JOHNSON is a gay man who was kicked out of the military, and became a leatherman and Hollywood stuntman. DEBRA GONZALES is bisexual and traded in her profession in the mortgage industry for a new law degree. SAMANTHA BLAINE is a cat-loving lesbian romance writer. And DANIELLE PARKER is transsexual Professor of Queer Theory and the former quarterback of the football team. There are anthems for everyone and it is a deeply intimate humorous poignant story for those who have ever loved family and friends who are LGBTQA, and are from interracial and/or adopted families, and have been touched by cancer and HIV.
Bianca Leigh as Danielle Parker
Alyssa Chiarello as Debra Gonzales
Vincent DiGeronimo as Mitch Johnson
Clarence P Ilanan as Kevin Yih
Elizabeth Whitney as Samantha Blaine
Jevonnah Mayo as Erica Klein
KS Stevens – Lyrics, Libretto and Composition
Brad Gardner – Musical Direction and Arrangements
Natalie Malotke – Choreographer & Co-Director
Regie Cabico – Co-Director
Freddy Hall – Musician
Marques Walls – Musician
Jamar Green – Assistant to the Directors & Marketing Assistant
Onyx Jackson-Preston – Stage Manager
Sir Real – Lighting Designer and Operator
Theo Czerevko – Sound Technician
BIG EXCELLENT 20TH REUNION is made in PARTNERSHIP with:
MCCNY Homeless Youth Services: Sylvias Place, H.A.L.O (Helping and Loving Orphans), The Catalyst Foundation, Project Renewal, LGBT Community Center NYC Cultural Programs, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, WOW Cafe Theatre, Cap 21 Studios, Queers For Economic Justice, Fourth Arts Block, Sylvia Rivera Law Project, and HB Studio.The PREMIERE is JUNE 6TH, 2012 with a Reception at 6:30 P.M. and the show is at 8 P.M.
The show runs for a 3-Week-Limited-Engagement. There are 19 Performances and the Final Performance is on June 23rd, 2012, the night before NYC PRIDE SUNDAY 2012.
The play is being held at THEATRE 80 (80 Saint Marks Place, between 1st and 2nd Avenues) in Manhattan.
Tickets are avilable through THEATERMANIA.COM for the World Premiere.
Running Time approx 2 hours.
Wednesday June 6th, 2012 8 PM – PREMIERE
Thursday June 7th, 2012 8 PM
Friday June 8th, 2012 8 PM
Saturday June 9th, 2012 8 PM
Tuesday June 12th, 2012 8 PM
Wednesday June 13th, 2012 2 PM
Wednesday June 13th, 2012 8 PM
Thursday June 14th, 2012 8 PM
Friday June 15th, 2012 8 PM
Saturday June 16th, 2012 8 PM
Sunday June 17th, 2012 2 PM
Sunday June 17th, 2012 7 PM
Wednesday June 20th, 2102 2 PM
Wednesday June 20th, 2012 8 PM
Thursday June 21st, 2012 8 PM
Friday June 22nd, 2012 2 PM
Friday June 22nd, 2012 8 PM
Saturday June 23rd, 2012 2 PM
* Saturday June 23rd, 2012 8 PM – FINAL PERFORMANCE