Charles Turner will perform at the Bridge Street Theater this month
Conclusion of a recent artist residency at the Catwalk Institute with pianist / composer Sean Mason and playwright Marcus Scott, singer and songwriter based in Brooklyn Charles Turner will present a one-night-only “tasting” of the project they all created together. This will be the very first broadcast of selections / songs from “Melanin or The In-Crowd”, an exciting new musical play in its debut, which will be performed live at Catskill’s Bridge Street Theater on Saturday evening July 31st at 8:00 PM. .
Over the course of a weekend, a group of young upscale professionals and globetrotters gather for a final hurray in and around the New York salon scene. Celebrating the new success of one of their own who received a lucrative overseas job offer, the coterie spend an unforgettable weekend, browsing various nightclubs in an endless cavalcade of booze, hookups and thrills. strong.
Inspired by classic musicals from the heyday of MGM Hollywood, but filtered through a modern lens, this vibrant new musical encompasses a variety of musical styles such as blues, jazz, swing, big band, jazz fusion, progressive soul, psychedelic soul, cinematic soul, Sophisti-pop, calm storm, urban, doo-wop, hip-hop soul, neo-soul, Alternative R&B, funk, dancehall, reggae, highlife and afro pop. “Melanin or The In-Crowd” is a postmodern coming-of-age romantic comedy that explores themes such as millennials and American youth, materialism, consumerism, capitalism and commodification, classism, colorism, selfishness, the politics of respectability, depersonalization and encounters in the digital age, sexism, sexual freedom and modern love, all through the prism of black bourgeois culture.
The Multifaceted Turner has performed at venues such as the Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola at Jazz at Lincoln Center, the Birdland, the 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 venues from Seoul, South Korea to Wellington, New Zealand. This new collaboration with pianist / composer Sean Mason and playwright Marcus Scott further expands the Turner range and promises to be an unforgettable event.
Tickets for “Melanin or The In-Crowd”, performed live on the main “Priscilla” stage of the Bridge Street Theater, are only $ 12 (+ handling fee) up front and $ 15 at the door, and are available at https://charles-turner.brownpapertickets.com. Space is extremely limited and advance reservations are strongly recommended. The theater recently installed an air purification system in its auditorium, but, due to the recent increase in infection rates from the Delta variant, and for the safety of all performers and members of the public, Customers will be required to remain masked for the duration of their time inside the theater building. For more information on precautions and safety requirements, visit https://bridgest.org/covid-safety-rules-at-bst.
And to learn more about the next concert of songs / selections of “Melanin”, visit https://bridgest.org/charles-turner. Do not miss this opportunity to be among the very first to discover this revolutionary new musical theater work!