Charles Turner in Concert
NOTE: For this performance we are following airline guidelines. All patrons must wear masks covering their nose and mouth while in the theatre regardless of their vaccination status. This is to protect everyone. Thanks for your understanding. For details visit https://bridgest.org/covid-safety-rules-at-bst/.
Bridge Street Theatre
in Collaboration with Catwalk Institute presents
Songs/Selections from a New Musical
MELANIN or THE IN CROWD
Featuring Charles Turner, Sean Mason, and Marcus Scott
Live on The Priscilla Mainstage
Saturday July 31, 2021 @ 8:00pm EDT
A Brand-New Musical in Concert at Catskills Bridge Street Theatre
Wrapping up a recent Artists Residency at the Catwalk Institute with pianist/composer Sean Mason and playwright Marcus Scott, Brooklyn-based vocalist and composer Charles Turner will present a one-night only tasting from the project theyve all been creating together. This will be the very first airing of selections/songs from Melanin or The In-Crowd, an exciting new musical theatre piece in its nascent stages, to be performed live at Catskills Bridge Street Theatre on Saturday evening July 31 at 8:00pm.
Over the course of a weekend, a cadre of young, upscale, globetrotting professionals gather for one last hurrah in and around NYCs lounge scene. Celebrating the newfound success of one of their own who has received a lucrative job offer overseas, the coterie spends an unforgettable weekend, touring various nightclubs in an endless cavalcade of booze, hookups and cheap thrills.
Inspired by the classic golden age MGM Hollywood musicals, but filtered through a modern lens, this splashy new musical encompasses a variety of musical styles such as blues, jazz, swing, big band, jazz fusion, progressive soul, psychedelic soul, cinematic soul, Sophisti-pop, quiet storm, urban, doo-wop, hip-hop soul, neo-soul, alternative R&B, funk, dancehall, reggae, highlife and afro pop. Melanin or The In-Crowd is a postmodern coming of age rom-com that explores themes including millennials and the youth of America, materialism, consumerism, capitalism and commodification, classism, colorism, selfishness, respectability politics, depersonalization and dating in the digital age, sexism, sexual freedom, and modern love, all through the prism of black bourgeois culture.
More information at https://bridgest.org/charles-turner/.
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Catskill, NY 12414
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