The View Upstairs at Desert Rose Playhouse
The Desert Rose Playhouse, the Coachella Valley’s live stage LGBTQ+ stage company located in Rancho Mirage, California, announces the line-up of productions for its 2018-2019 Seventh Season of Shows.
The View Upstairs, The New Smash Hit Musical by Max Vernon
March 8 – March 31, 2019
This provocative new musical pulls you inside the UpStairs Lounge, a vibrant ’70s gay bar in New Orleans French Quarter. In 1973, the bar was torched by a vengeful customer killing 34 patrons in the worst LGBTQ disaster in US history at the time. There was little news coverage of the event and nobody was ever prosecuted for the crime.
This forgotten community comes to life when a young fashion designer from 2017 buys the abandoned space, setting off an exhilarating journey of seduction and self-exploration that Entertainment Weekly calls “a moving homage to LGBT culture, past and present.” Filled with “beautiful love songs performed by a soulful ensemble cast” (The New Yorker), it’s “an eye-popping roller coaster for the visual senses” with “a jambalaya of sexed-up tunes! Sung by an outstanding cast, The View UpStairs has all of the ingredients for an iconic cult phenomenon!” (Edge Media Network).
Single ticket prices for each production will be $35 for Friday and Saturday 8 pm performances and $32 for Sunday 2 pm Matinee performances, plus a $2 per ticket facility fee.
Season Tickets go on sale on June 1, 2018. Patrons will save 20% off single ticket prices by purchasing Season Tickets. That’s one production for free!