Invisible Wall Productions presents a provocative new musical about a vibrant '70s gay bar in New Orleans' French Quarter. More…
This forgotten community comes to life in all its gritty, glam-rock glory when a young fashion designer from 2017 buys the abandoned space, setting off an exhilarating journey of seduction and self-exploration that spans two generations of queer history. Inspired by one of the most significant yet all-but-ignored attacks against the LGBTQ community, 'The View UpStairs' examines what has been gained and lost in the fight for equality, and how the past can help guide us through an uncertain future.
See it if you enjoy musical theatre that is on the amateurish level. The actors work hard, but they are let down by an awful book.
Don't see it if you like a strong book and strong songs to carry the evening. This show does not have either.
See it if Have an interest in LGBTQ history (and yet are not easily offended by the hyper-stereotypical portrayal of gay men).
Don't see it if You have high expectations for acting, singing, writing, or production quality.
See it if you have to see every LGBT-related show playing in the city. However this one is not worth seeing.
Don't see it if just don't waste your time. There is nothing really enjoyable about this show except a cool set. Book and singing are poor.
See it if You want to see a great set and see a couple of good performances (in an ill-conceived show)
Don't see it if You need a realistic (or even remotely believable) plot. Also, several of the performers were really disappointing.
See it if you're curious. Also see it if you want to be confused about a story and just want gay content.
Don't see it if you want it to be about the actual event that occurred at the UpStairs Lounge with authentic accents.
See it if You like to see talented actors struggle with a wretched book
Don't see it if You expect stressed syllables in lyrics to fall on stressed beats, or if you expect any detail to scansion at all.
See it if You like clever set design and enjoy being preached to by one dimensional stereotypical characters. Sparks of creativity that never catch.
Don't see it if You are an intelligent, savvy New York theatergoer who likes clever, intelligent books who would rather infer themes/ideas. Lame book.
See it if We couldn't wait for it to end. I haven't heard so much out of tune singing in a long time. The overacting deserves an award of some kind.
Don't see it if You love theater.