||House Musical, Coming of Age in the Age of House, coming to Hoover-Leppen Theatre
--From a press release
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Campsongs Productions presents the world premiere of House Musical - Coming of Age in the Age of House, with book by Marcus Waller, music by Scott Free (with Michael Foley) and lyrics by Scott Free and Marcus Waller, and directed by Dion Walton.
House Musical tells the story of a young man who finds the strength to come out of the closet by sneaking into The Warehouse club, where House Music was born.
The story captures the explosion of a new musical genre called House Music. It is also a celebration of the emerging black LGBT community of Chicago, which brought people together through the shared personal struggles: standing up to bullying and homophobia, fighting discrimination within the greater LGBT community, and the bravery of battling HIV/AIDS when there were no treatments. Most of all, House Musical is a story of love and acceptance, of hope, bravery, and pride.
April 20th - April 30th, 2023 at the Center On Halsted's Hoover-Leppen Theatre, 3656 N Halsted
Tickets at centeronhalsted.org/housemusical.html .
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