Review On The View UpStairs


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Tin Pan L.A.

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GLITTER AND BE GAY IN 1973

REVIEW: THE VIEW UPSTAIRS

BY RYAN M. LUÉVANO

Earlier this month I interviewed Max Vernon, the creator of the new musical The View Upstairs, that's currently having its West Coast premiere at Celebration Theatre. About his show, Vernon said, “The musical [. . .] contrasts two different eras of gay life, and questions if we're better or worse off today than we were 40 years ago.” Upon watching his musical, both as consequence of Vernon's writing, and Michael Shepperd's meticulous direction that instills contemporary savoir-faire, there is no doubt that Vernon's query soundly resonates with audiences.

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Ryan Luévano is a professional music director, composer, musicologist and music educator. Ryan is an experienced music director and conductor for musical theater, opera, film and concert music. Past productions include: Experience Magic!, Annie, The Sound of Music, Into the Woods, Chess, The Pajama Game, Bells Are Ringing, and Funny Girl. Additionally, he works as a professor of music at Woodbury University and Santa Ana College. When he’s not producing shows he pens as a theater critic for his blog Tin Pan L.A. where you can read all about the L.A. theater scene.