GABRIEL | world premiere musical

GABRIEL | world premiere musical

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GABRIEL world premiere new musical | Book by Jerold Solomon, Foster Solomon, and Ron Klipp | Music & Lyrics by Ron Klipp

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GABRIEL

world premiere musical

Book by Jerold Solomon, Foster Solomon, and Ron Klipp

Music & Lyrics by Ron Klipp

​What do you know about Black History, or what do you think you know? ​The Civil Rights Movement didn't start with Black Lives Matter, the March on Washington, or the Civil War. Set in the summer of 1800, GABRIEL tells the story of the biggest planned slave revolution in Virginia history. The rebellion would have overthrown the entire state government and bring freedom to thousands. Based on the true and little known Richmond story, this world premiere musical portrays the state-wide insurrection led by Gabriel, a literate blacksmith enslaved on Thomas Prosser's tobacco plantation in Henrico. Never heard of him? Then come find out why his story has been lost, buried, and forgotten.

"EVERY DAY BRINGS ME CLOSER

TO WHAT I WANT AND WHERE I’LL BE.

BRINGIN’ ME CLOSER

TO BEIN’ FREE."

AUDIENCE MEMBERS MUST BRING AND WEAR A FACE MASK IN FIREHOUSE.

THIS IS A FINAL SALE. THERE ARE NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES.

ALL PERFORMANCES ARE SOLD OUT

WE BEGIN A WAITING LIST 1/2 HOUR BEFORE THE PERFORMANCE. YOU MUST BE PHYSICALLY PRESENT AT FIREHOUSE TO GET YOUR NAME ON THE WAITING LIST. THERE ARE USUALLY A FEW SEATS THAT BECOME AVAILABLE AT THE LAST MINUTE THAT GO TO THE WAITING LIST.

Performance Schedule:

Thu Sept 8 @ 7:30pm (preview)

Fri Sept 9 @ 7:30pm (preview)

(SOLD OUT Sat Sept 10 @ 7:30pm)

(SOLD OUT Fri Sept 16 @ 7:30pm - post peformance talkback)

(SOLD OUT Sat Sept 17 @ 7:30pm - post performance talkback)

(SOLD OUT Sun Sept 18 @ 3pm)

(SOLD OUT Fri Sept 23 @ 7:30pm post performance talkback)

(SOLD OUT Sat Sept 24 @ 7:30pm post performance talkback)

(SOLD OUT Sun Sept 25 @ 3pm)

(SOLD OUT Fri Sept 30 @ 7:30pm)

(SOLD OUT Sat Oct 1 @ 7:30pm)

(SOLD OUT Sun Oct 2 @ 3pm)

AUDIENCE MEMBERS MUST BRING AND WEAR A FACE MASK IN FIREHOUSE.

THIS IS A FINAL SALE. THERE ARE NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES.

Performers:

Alvan Bolling II

Lyndsey Brown

Mikaela Craft

Keydron Dunn

J. Ron Fleming Jr.

PJ Freebourn

Sydnee Graves

Michael McMullen

Mark Persinger

Jerold E. Solomon

Musicians:

Bentley Cobb, Jr - drums

Ed Drake - guitar

Leilani Fenick - piano / assistant music director

Ned Haskins - cello

Sam Kindle - bass

Marissa Resmini - violin

Production:

Foster Solomon - Director and co-librettist

Billy Dye - Music Director

Leslie Owens-Harrington - Choreographer

Dasia Gregg - Scenic Designer

Anna Bialkowski - Costume Designer

Jeanette McLean - Costume Assistant

Todd Labelle - Lighting + Projection Designer

Emily Vial - Stage Manager

Dennis Bowe and Kennedy Shahan - Assistant Stage Managers

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