W H A T
A musical about our greatest Drag sensation
W H E R E
Lincoln Performance Hall
1620 SW Park Ave - Portland
W H E N
Begins September 19, 2019
*triangle productions! is collaborating with Portland State University to present this inaugural production.
Funding received in part from the following:
Autzen Foundation Jackson Foundation James F and Marion L Miller Foundation
Ronni Lacroute Ellyn Bye/Dream Envision Foundation Leonard and Susan Magazine
The Collins Foundation
THE MANY SHADES OF BEING DARCELLE - Costume Exhibit at Oregon Historical Society -
Full pamphlet will be available at Oregon Historical Society at exhibit September 2019
About The Musical
Walter Cole and Jerry Ferris’ friendship forged into a drag act that in 1974 transformed the Demas Tavern into Darcelle XV Showplace. Through a chance encounter Walter would meet Roc Neuhardt, a local dancer, and their relationship would last 47 years until Roc’s death in 2017.
Book and original song (with lyrics) by donnie, and additional lyrics and music by Tom Grant, Marv/Rindy Ross, Jon Quesenberry, Storm Large, Rody Ortega, Wesley Bowers.
Additional songs like Rhinestone Cowboy, Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, Hangem’ High, Send in the Clowns, and Proud Mary also featured.
Starring Kevin C. Loomis*
Director - Brandon Woolley
Musical Director - Jonathan Quesenberry
Lighting Designer - Jeffrey D. Woods
Producer - Donald Horn
Set Design - Tim Stapleton
Set Consultant - Jeff Seats
Stage Manager - Jason Coffey
Choreographer - Sara Martins
Dramaturg - Rick Lewis
Video Projection - Ian Anderson-Priddy
*Member of AEA