Sneak Preview Presentation
September 28, 2016
The Point • Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Created and composed by Billy Kirchen, Book by Larry LaGuardia, Lyrics by Jim Chudy
Proceeds from this event benefit the Alzheimer’s Association
Proudly sponsored by PHOTAVIA, Mirrors Logo: John Kirchen, Event Poster/Promos: Joe Hausch
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Mirrors: Short synopsis
Mirrors is a mystical, musical journey of songwriter Adam Caldwell where he attempts to reconcile a dark past and find renewed success in love, life and music. He is whisked away from his drunken life, failing marriage and stagnant career by Angelo; a tall, straight, black….er…. ebony drag queen who is his guardian angel in training. Angelo takes Adam to Club Netti Netti; an otherworldly cabaret for troubled souls. It’s named after an old Sanskrit saying which basically means, “It’s neither this nor that. It’s you.”
There Adam confronts his past, dealing with his wife Gabriella, his grandmother Magda and his mother and father all of whom he felt failed him in life. Residents of Netti Netti question Adam’s sexuality, sanity and desire for betterment resulting in politically incorrect comedy. This roller coaster ride of emotion is filled hilarious dialogue, heartfelt moments, darkness, whimsical characters and brilliant music of all types.
Netti Netti residents include mischievous imps, delightful angels and the lovely Muriel. She is a saucy and motherly guardian angel in training as well and regular performer at Club Netti Netti. Her own story is told with a lovely Puerto Rican accent. It’s even possible her and Angelo secretly love each other.
Clever, dramatic and poignant moments take place for Adam with each person and in the end, a shocking secret is revealed which can either destroy or free Adam to love and write music once again. Because to get a troubled soul right, one must realize, “It’s neither this nor that. It’s you.”
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