Concluding an artist residency sponsored by Works & Process LaunchPAD’s “Process as Destination” initiative, Brooklyn-based singer and songwriter Charles Turner, pianist/composer Sean Mason, and playwright Marcus Scott, return to Catskill’s Bridge Street Theater on Sunday afternoon, February 27 at 2:00 p.m., for a “tasting” of songs and selections from an exciting new musical theater piece they have developed together.
Over the course of a weekend, a group of high-end globetrotting professionals gather for a last hurray in and around New York’s lounge scene. Celebrating the newfound success of one of their own who has received a lucrative job offer overseas, the coterie spends an unforgettable weekend, visiting various nightclubs and lounges for an endless cavalcade of booze, encounters and cheap thrills. Inspired by Hollywood musical classics from MGM’s heyday and filtered through a contemporary lens, this splashy new musical is a postmodern romantic comedy that explores modern love through the lens of black bourgeois culture.
The multi-faceted Turner has performed at venues such 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 overseas locations, from Seoul, South Korea, to Wellington, New Zealand. This new collaboration with pianist/composer Sean Mason and playwright Marcus Scott extends Turner’s range even further and promises to be a momentous occasion.
Tickets for “A Charles Turner Tasting”, which will be performed live on the “Priscilla” main stage of the Bridge Street Theater at 44 West Bridge Street in Catskill, are free, but advance reservations are strongly recommended as seats are limited. Click here to book tickets. All unreserved seats will be available at the door beginning at 1:30 p.m. the afternoon of the performance.
The theater has safety protocols in place and audience members will be required to present proof of vaccination at the door and remain masked for the duration of their stay inside the theater building. For more information on safety precautions and requirements, click here.
For more information on the theater and the show, click here or here. Don’t miss this opportunity to be among the very first to taste this revolutionary new work of musical theatre!