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 vibrant music, great performances, strong layered characters & relationships, and an important historical moment brought to life.
Don't see it if you dislike gay themes, music, intimate theatre with a touch of interactivity, and don't like seeing the backstory of historical moment.
See it if This was fantastic! Amazing ensemble of talent. Incredible voices. Score is groovy. I want the CD! Both an entertaining & touching story.
Don't see it if You're a homophobe, hate musicals, or prefer your theatre less realistic. This is based on a true story.
See it if you consider LGBT rights civil rights; you like your politics with a little camp; you like your camp with a little earnest reflection.
Don't see it if you can't forgive an uneven patch or two; you don't like moments of broad comedy; you're uncomfortable around sexy, singing queers.
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 enjoy a good hearted story about a true story with catchy music
Don't see it if You're over seeing cliched stories portraying what a gay life is like
See it if you are interested in the gay rights struggle over time. Great performers act and sing through life in a New Orleans gay bar in 1973.
Don't see it if don't want to relive tragic events from the past or you want a highly polished production.
See it if U like gay history, good singing, clever staging and unique setting
Don't see it if U want a story line, real characters not stereotypes, memorable songs, or want to avoid being preached at
See it if you like to hear a new voice in musical theater. It still needs work but this show a lot of promise and was very enjoyable.
Don't see it if you don't like a heavy message and happy, corny musicals. Also there's some audience interaction which some people don't like.
See it if you enjoy seeing new musicals and are interested in learning more about a piece of LGBTQ history.
Don't see it if you don't enjoy loud music; it's club setting lends itself to having loud music.
See it if you like a traditional musical with an edgy story; you like LGBTQ history and want a show that really speaks to your experience. I loved it.
Don't see it if LGBTQ subject matter turns you off.
See it if You like edgy musicals, are interested in the gay rights movement, and are open to seeing the development of numerous characters.
Don't see it if You like traditional plays and characters.
See it if You want to see a back in time 70's musical about the gay community in New Orleans. Stellar performances.
Don't see it if You're not going to buy the premise of going back in time.
See it if You are interested in learning a piece of LGBTQ history, or you lived through the 70's as a queer person, especially in the south.
Don't see it if Honestly, I don't know why you wouldn't see it.
See it if You enjoy musical theater which will take you on a ride and surprise you with a twist of reality.
Don't see it if You don't want to be touched by love and compassion.
See it if you're interested in a moving homage to LGBTQ+ history, spirited/high-energy music reminiscent of the era, strong performances
Don't see it if you prefer to maintain the fourth wall, dislike a specifically gay story line, need an intermission
See it if you want to hear great songs performed in a energetic, concerned heart felt piece that explores gay issues now and past.
Don't see it if you're not open minded
See it if You like new musicals relevant to today while still educating about past culture in a fun atmosphere. A great combination of musical styles
Don't see it if Gay culture upsets you. You dislike loud music. Unfortunately throughout the show, the levels of the musicians were overpowering the vocals.
See it if you want to hear about an under-publicized important part of gay history, and enjoy pop-rock-synth music.
Don't see it if you are easily offended or want a simple night out on the town