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 shows that are based on an actual event, want to learn a bit of gay history, see actors who perform their hearts out.
Don't see it if you are uncomfortable with seeing gay characters lead their lives, want to see lots of dancing, need a lot of character and plot development
See it if you are into the LGBT culture and you like glam-rock. There are some great numbers in this show.
Don't see it if you don't like over-the-top acting. The transition from scene to scene felt unbalanced and forceful sometimes.
See it if you want to see some hugely talented and likeable performers on an uber-fabulous set (of a '70's gay dive bar).
Don't see it if you have no interest in a little-known event in gay history
See it if This is essentially a cabaret act using a major historical event in gay culture as an excuse to show off some vocal talent.
Don't see it if If you're looking for the story of the fire at the Upstairs Lounge in New Orleans, it is barely mentioned. Hard to get why the show exists.
See it if you are interested in LGBT issues and like strong ballads and fun staging.
Don't see it if You want singers that never go off-key, or are homophobic.
See it if you'd love a high-energy 70s rock score that explores the connections between the struggle for gay rights then and now.
Don't see it if you're a Trump voter, I guess.
See it if You love a set that emcompases the theatre making you part of 'the action.' Nathan Lee Graham gives a great monologue... Lighting is great.
Don't see it if You don't like prose set to music, songs are unmemorable, lyrics even worse. Lead actors who can't sing, but look good, Avoid this.
See it if you like fun, 70s inspired music, you are interested in LGBTQ issues, you like thoughtfully designed shows with strong performances
Don't see it if You are looking for the next RENT, you can't stand a little preaching on contemporary issues
See it if The music is Fan-Fuckin_tastic! So are the performers. Not a weak link in the bunch!
Don't see it if If you're not into gay themed hisotric subject matter, then I'd pass.
See it if you are interested in learning about an piece of LGBT history. This show has a lot of heart, some wonderful songs, & an intimate atmosphere.
Don't see it if You are not interested in LGBT history. With some reworking, this could transfer to Bdway. Sexual and profane language: not for children.
See it if You want to see a terrific ensemble show with excellent performers, great production values, and a timely message.
Don't see it if Are averse to learning about a devastating chapter in gay history.
See it if you'd like an intimate show based on a true tragic event in LGBT history, a bit fantastical but endearing with pleasant catchy music
Don't see it if you're unforgiving towards cliches or silly jokes, or not a romantic at heart
See it if You enjoy immersive theatre and don't mind actors potentially touching you. Also if you enjoy LGTBQ storylines.
Don't see it if You prefer to be more removed from the action. The book is a little all over the place and some songs fall flat.
See it if You want a LGBT history lesson set in New Orleans, pre-Stonewall. Reminds me of CHEERS (TV show), but it's a gay bar set in the 70's.
Don't see it if You're not into low budgeted musical history lessons.
See it if You like hilarious queer tragi-comedies that deal with painfully timely issues; you don't mind shows trying a little too hard to be profound
Don't see it if You're bothered by sexual jokes (nothing explicit), bright lights, or smoke effect
See it if a millennial's fantasy of 70s gay archetypes cleverly staged with a serviceable pop score, great sets and costumes intrigues you.
Don't see it if your'e expecting a history lesson or you might be offended by the use of tragic event as the basis for fluffy entertainment.
See it if You're a member or ally of the LGBT community. You don't mind a musical that's a bit preachy or on the nose.
Don't see it if You can't deal with self-absorbed millennials, because the protagonist is pretty insufferable.