MISS BLANCHE TELLS IT ALL
Lee is the twenty-something female impersonator who graces the small stage at the Golden Lantern, an old bar – a joint – in the French Quarter of New Orleans. As it often has in the past, the small crowd comes out to enjoy Lee’s “Miss Blanche Tells All” – a drag show that has never disappointed until perhaps on this unforgettable night. Lee’s story is not an unusual one on the surface. He grew up in the 1960s with an abusive alcoholic father and a doting mother who gave him all her attention encouraging her son’s interest in the contents of a mysterious trunk – the trunk now onstage and, perhaps, belonging to someone close to his family.
Original idea, Book & Lyrics by Jason Jacobs
Directed by Gisela Cardenas
Premiered at New York Musical Theatre Festival
Performer: Brian Charles Rooney
Music Director & Pianist: Robert Frost
Music: M. Pritchard
Lights: Christopher Weston
Choreography: Nicole Curio
Basst: Mark Van Ziegler
Drumms: Kylie Andrews
Photography: Bjorn Bolinder
“Under Gisela Cardenas’s stunning direction, Brian Charles Rooney delivers a bravura performance that not only engages the audience but holds each member spellbound for seventy-five minutes.”
THEATRE MANIA REVIEW:
"Director Gisela Cardenas uses a gossamer touch in allowing Lee's secrets to be revealed one by one while creating suspense around”.