The View Upstairs

By Max Vernon

$30 - $45

June 22 – July 7, 2019

Kalita Humphreys Theater

Directed by Cheryl Denson

Music Direction by Kevin Gunter

Choreography by Trevor Wright


This provocative new musical pulls you inside the UpStairs Lounge, a vibrant '70s gay bar in the French Quarter of New Orleans. The 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.” The View UpStairs asks what has been gained and lost in the fight for equality, and how the past can help guide all of us through an uncertain future. Glam-rock, gospel and modern pop collide in this smash Off-Broadway hit by Max Vernon!




Wes – Blake McIver

Patrick – Will Carleton

Buddy - Peter DiCesare

Willie – Walter Lee*

Henri – Crystal Williams

Freddy – Jordi Viscarri

Inez – Gigi Cervantes*

Richard – Steven Pounders*

Dale – Taylor Wright

Cop – Jericho Thomas

Ensemble– Branden Bailey,  Jacob Hemsath, Alissa McCaffrey


Additional Production Team

Stage Managed by Matt Grevan*

Asst Stage Managers – Seth Johnson, Devon Miller

Set Designers – Dennis Canright, Kevin Brown

Lighting Designer – Jason Lynch

Costume Designers – Suzi Cranford, Jessie Chavez

Hair/Makeup Designer – Coy Covington

Properties Designer – Jane Quetin

Sound Designer – Virgil Justice


*AEA member/contract