The View UpStairs - A Musical



Northampton Center for the Arts (33 Hawley Street, Northampton, MA 01060, Northampton MA)

**The K and E Theater Group's Come out with PRIDE Production**

***The View UpStairs***

Book, Music and Lyrics by Max Vernon

Direction by Eddie Zitka

Music Direction by Benjamin Maniscalchi

**June 22-25, 2023**

**Northampton Center for the Arts, Northampton, MA**

When Wes, a young fashion designer from 2023, buys an abandoned building in the French Quarter of New Orleans, he finds himself transported to the UpStairs Lounge, a vibrant seventies gay bar. As this forgotten community comes to life, Wes embarks on an exhilarating journey of self-exploration that spans two generations of queer history. This smash Off Broadway hit features a gritty, glam rock score and a tight-knit ensemble of unforgettable characters. ***The View UpStairs*** asks what has been gained and lost in the fight for equality, and how the past can help guide all of us through an uncertain future.

K and E Theater Group's production of ***The View UpStairs*** features **Zach Bakken** as Cop, **Michael Garcia** as Freddy, **Eric Macksoud** as Dale, **Christopher Morey** as Richard, **Aileen Merino Terzi** as Inez, **Raven Turner** as Henri, **David Wallace** as Buddy, **David Webber** as Patrick, **Robert J. Williams** as Willie, and **Eddie Zitka** as Wes. **Andre Ruiz** serves as Stage Manager.

Performances are:

Thursday, June 22, 2023 at 7:30 PM

Friday, June 23, 2023 at 7:30 PM

Saturday, June 24, 2023 at 2:00 PM and 7:30 PM

The closing performance is scheduled for Sunday, June 25, 2023 at 2:00 PM.

All performances are at Northampton Center for the Arts, located at 33 Hawley Street in Northampton, Massachusetts. Tickets are $27.00 and seating is general admission.

*This production contains mature themes, explicit language, and strong sexual content. Stage effects include strobes and bright moving lights. Parental guidance is suggested.

**The health and safety of our audience and all volunteers is our top priority. Face coverings that cover the nose and mouth will be required at the Saturday, June 24, 2023 matinee show. For all other performances, face coverings are strongly recommended, but optional.

Supported in part by Mass Cultural Council and the Northampton Arts Council. Season Sponsors include INSIGHT Structures, Inc. and  Heads Up Coaching and Consulting.

**Tickets and performance information for *The View UpStairs* are available at**