2 Acts, Book Musical, Pop / Rock, Rated R
A thoughtful and moving collage of stories and songs for, from and about the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt.
Quilt, A Musical Celebration is a unique and affecting work that
uses the power of musical theater to celebrate and remember both those
who died from AIDS,
and those who have survived or been left behind. Based on true stories
from friends and loved ones who were left behind, the musical is a
living history for
a new generation.
The structure of the musical, Quilt, A Musical Celebrationmirrors
the structure of the actual NAMES Project Quilt, by incorporating many
stories into a tapestry that tells the whole story. The stories of
two volunteers on the project - Wes, who is making a panel for someone
very dear he has
lost and Karen, who is nervous about participating, but wants to do
something - create a framework that supports the telling of stories
reflected in a
variety of other quilt panels. In monologues and songs, Quilt, A Musical Celebration evokes a full range of powerful emotions as so many
lives are honored.
Quilt, A Musical Celebration's educational qualities have been
embraced by many schools. Minimal band, set and cast requirements and a
order make it perfect for theatres of any size, as well as for
benefit or concert performances. The large, diverse cast creates
opportunities for actors
and students of all ages and backgrounds to participate.
Visit the Quilt, A Musical Celebration page on MTI ShowSpace to share and view photos, video, costume and prop rentals and more. Click here.
Highly successful when it was first on Broadway, Where’s Charley? never benefitted from an original Broadway cast recording due to a recording industry strike.