Oct 15, 2009
Hello everyone, I want to officially announce the opening of a wonderful project that I’ve been mentioning for the past few months.
“Dead Boys,” a new musical by Joe Goode and myself, opened last Friday here in Berkeley, California and will run through this weekend. I hope you will catch one of our final three shows, or pass this along to a friend in the San Francisco area.
One of the central themes in “Dead Boys” is the ongoing physical violence inflicted on LGBT people across the world (this, for example). In creating this piece, both Joe Goode and I hope to shed some light on a topic that can easily slip out of focus in our busy lives. There is a lot of humor, beauty, and sadness in this piece. You can read more in my recent interview on TneNewGay.com, or in this thoughtful review from the San Francisco Bay Guardian.
To read still more, this article compares Joe’s penning of “Dead Boys” with Bill T. Jones current project.
Details for the show are below – best to all of you,
A new musical by Joe Goode and Holcombe Waller
Final weekend this Friday and Saturday 8pm, Sunday 2pm
Zellerbach Playhouse, Berkeley, California
Tickets $15 and should be reserved here
Or, contact the box office at tdpsboxoffice
Or call 510-642-8827
Book by Joe Goode
Music by Holcombe Waller
Lyrics by Joe Goode and Holcombe Waller
Directed and Choreographed by Joe Goode
Music Arranged and Directed by Holcombe Waller
Assistant Choreographer Felipe Barrueto Cabello
Assistant Musical Directors Ben Landsverk and Shane Traister
Additional Arrangement by Ben Landsverk and Ben Juodvalkis
Scenic Design by Erik Flatmo
Lighting Design by David K. H. Elliot
Costume Design by Wendy Sparks
Sound Design by Kevin McKereghan
Stage Manager Sam Kimbrel
Production Manager Katherine Mattson
“Dead Boys” features a wonderful cast of students and faculty: Daniel Duque-Estrada, Danny Nguyen, Rachel Ferensowicz, Nicholas Trengrove, Nyomi Stjepovic, Lura Dolas, Erica Freestone, Megan Lowe, Ben Abbott, Caitlin Marshall, Mario Rizzo.
The show features the wonderful live musicianship of:
Richard Gibson – Vibraphone, Marimba, Symphonic Percussion
Stephanie Albert – Violin
Tatiana Ecoiffier – Viola
Anja Wittels – Kit Drums, Orchestral Bells, Percussion
Holcombe Waller – Piano, Guitar, Keyboards
Nyomi Stjepovic – Clarinet, Guitar
Danny Nguyen – Tenor Saxophone