Bridge Street Theatre presents
A CHARLES TURNER TASTING
Live on “The Priscilla” Mainstage
Sunday, February 27 @ 2:00pm
Charles Turner in Concert at Catskill’s Bridge Street Theatre
Wrapping up an Artist Residency at Bridge Street Theatre sponsored by the Works & Process LaunchPAD “Process as Destination” Initiative, pianist/composer Sean Mason and playwright Marcus Scott, Brooklyn-based vocalist and composer Charles Turner will present an afternoon “Tasting” of selections and songs from the project they’ve all been working on together, an exciting new musical theatre piece, SOUTH OF HOUSTON, in its nascent stages, to be performed live at Catskill’s Bridge Street Theatre on Sunday, February 27 at 2:00pm.
Over the course of a weekend, a cadre of upscale globetrotting busybody professionals gather for one last hurrah in and around NYC’s lounge scene. Celebrating the newfound success of one of their own who received a lucrative job offer overseas, the coterie initiates an unforgettable weekend, touring various nightclubs and lounges for an endless cavalcade of booze, hookups and cheap thrills.
Inspired by the golden age Hollywood MGM musical classics and filtered through modern lens, this splashy 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. The musical is a postmodern coming of age rom-com that explores themes such 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 through the prism of black bourgeois culture.
The multi-faceted Turner has performed at such venues as Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola at Jazz at Lincoln Center, Birdland, Smoke Jazz club and the historic Minton’s Playhouse in Harlem. International performances include PizzaExpress in London, Sunset/Sunside in Paris, Sala Clamores in Madrid, and other venues abroad from Seoul, South Korea to Wellington, New Zealand. His passion is to bring swing and jazz to listeners of all generations, carrying the Spirit of Harlem and the torch of the past into the present day for music lovers and dancers throughout the world to experience, embrace, and enjoy. This new collaboration with pianist/composer Sean Mason and playwright Marcus Scott extends Turner’s range even further and promises to be an event to remember.
Tickets to “A Charles Turner Tasting”, performed live on Bridge Street Theatre’s “Priscilla” Mainstage, are free, however reservations are encouraged as seating is limited. Any seats unreserved will be available at the door starting at 1:30pm. CLICK HERE TO RESERVE.
The theatre has implemented safety protocols and audience members will be required to show proof of vaccination at the door and remain masked for the duration of their time inside the theatre building. For more information on safety precautions and requirements, CLICK HERE.
For more information about Works & Process CLICK HERE. Don’t miss this opportunity to be among the very first to experience this boundary-breaking new work of musical theatre!