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 can turn off your dramaturgical brain and just enjoy this immersive musical theatre experience happening around you.
Don't see it if you go to shows to pick them apart. Despite its flaws, the show has a lot of heart and promise. I hope it gets further developed!
See it if you're interested in new musicals fascinatingly weaving relevant discussions in today's world with devastating and important past events.
Don't see it if you're not a fan of new musicals in development that are a bit chaotic and still learning how to be at their best.
See it if you are interested in the LGBT history, are empathetic, want to have your mind opened and awakened
Don't see it if you absolutely do not want your views to change, are not in the mood for politics
See it if A lesson about an important part of LGBT history, as told through the interactions of a extravagant set of bar flies sounds like fun.
Don't see it if You want a light hearted show, that will just make you feel good about the night. It has funny moments, but isn't necessarily a funny show.
See it if If you like shows with some edge to them, with good writing, and good acting, and unusual stories, interesting characters.
Don't see it if You like happy ending, amusing plays with don't care much about characters.
See it if you are interested in a gay history. Amazing cast and beautiful lighting. I felt a little bit long, but basically funny and very sad ending.
Don't see it if you don't like LGBT topics, looking for a big dance number or something like that.
See it if You enjoy stories about LGBT+ characters or history, you enjoy very contemporary musicals, or are interested in new promising NY artists.
Don't see it if You prefer classical or even early contemporary musicals, you prefer stronger books in musicals. Or if you can't handle a fierce drag queen.
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 I loved this show ..Seeing it for the third time this Tuesday . The cast is so talented .
Don't see it if If you don't like honesty pure and amazing .....
See it if You enjoy... singing, intimately performed shows, lgbt centric shows, comedy with a witty sardonic edge
Don't see it if You are uncomfortable with liberal conversation
See it if You're interested in a fictionized true story of a tragic event that is often overlooked in gay rights history. Very strong ensemble cast.
Don't see it if You don't like long one-acts, audience interaction, and a well-intentioned, but often times cliché and preachy book.
See it if enjoy edgy, exuberant musicals, sublime lighting and authentic staging, riveting performers.
Don't see it if you are homophobic and/or uncomfortable with actors interacting/sidling up to you in the show
See it if you like to be immersed in the show. You love vibrant, clever, funny characters.
Don't see it if You hate millennial cliche's and overly preachy dialogue. It's not the whole show, but there are moments it's a bit heavy-handed.
See it if You are a fan of: Gay History, 70's era, Bar scenes, MultiArc Storylines.
Don't see it if You are not a fan of: Drag, close interaction with the audience, no intermission.
See it if You like an intimate theater experience. The music and vocals are rich & complex. Brilliant staging, stunning actors and a beautiful story
Don't see it if You're homophobic or have no compassion for your fellow man.
See it if you want to support off Broadway productions, enjoy musicals esp in a smaller setting
Don't see it if you want to see a show that is not somewhat political, are uncomfortable with LBGTQ topics
See it if you like catchy toons with great voices and acting. Also very politically relevant at the time.
Don't see it if you are not LGBTQ+ friendly because the show is based out of a gay bar.
See it if love immersive historical musicals that are both educational and captivating.
Don't see it if LGBTQ subject matter doesn't interest you.
See it if you're part of (or an ally of) the LGBT+ community, you're looking for a moving show, you're looking for a show with real meaning
Don't see it if you don't like musicals, you're uncomfortable with same sex relationships, you're looking for a happy show