"I believe in the idea of the rainbow." Judy Garland
"Between Judy and the Moon: Stonewall" is an original work for men's chorus (and soon to be available as a stage musical) that tells the story of the Stonewall riots which occurred in June of 1969 at the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village, New York City. That uprising is considered to be among the most important events leading to the gay liberation movement and the modern fight for LGBTQ rights in the United States.
Soon to be available as a Stage Musical!
Stonewall's premiere performances in 2019 commemorated the 50th anniversary of the 1969 riots. As a choral work, "Stonewall" is intended to be performed by Mens' Choruses in celebration of Pride. The first "Pride" parade occurred in 1970 in commemoration of the uprising that happened in New York the year before. For those who remember that era, "Stonewall" is a trip down memory lane. For those who don't, it's presents an opportunity to appreciate why there are Pride Parades today.
As a stage musical, "Stonewall" is being reconceived and expanded. The core music remains the same, with the addition of new songs and dialogue. The story focuses on a few characters who find themselves unexpectedly caught up in the events of that history-making night.