GABRIEL

world premiere

a new musical

Book by Jerold Solomon, Foster Solomon, and Ron Klipp

Music & Lyrics by Ron Klipp

directed by Foster Solomon

musical direction by Billy Dye

Thu September 8 - October 2, 2022 

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What do you know about Black History, or what do you think you know? The Civil Rights Movement didn't start with Black Lives Matter, the March on Washington, or the Civil War.

Set in the summer of 1800, GABRIEL tells the story of the biggest planned slave revolution in Virginia history. The rebellion would have overthrown the entire state government and bring freedom to thousands. Based on the true and little known Richmond story, this world premiere musical portrays the state-wide insurrection led by Gabriel, a literate blacksmith enslaved on Thomas Prosser's tobacco plantation in Henrico. Never heard of him? Then come find out why his story has been lost, buried, and forgotten.

​"EVERY DAY BRINGS ME CLOSER
TO WHAT I WANT AND WHERE I’LL BE.
BRINGIN’ ME CLOSER
TO BEIN’ FREE."

Performers:

Alvan Bolling II

Lyndsey Brown

Mikaela Craft

Keydron Dunn

J. Ron Fleming Jr.

PJ Freebourn

Sydnee Graves

Michael McMullen

Mark Persinger

Jerold E. Solomon

Musicians:
Bentley Cobb, Jr - drums
Ed Drake - guitar
Leilani Fenick - piano / assistant music director
Ned Haskins - cello
Sam Kindle - bass
Marissa Resmini - violin


Production:

Foster Solomon - Director and co-librettist

Billy Dye - Music Director

Leslie Owens-Harrington - Choreographer

Dasia Gregg - Scenic Designer

Anna Bialkowski - Costume Designer

Jeanette McLean - Costume Assistant

Todd Labelle - Lighting + Projection Designer

Emily Vial - Stage Manager

Dennis Bowe and Kennedy Shahan - Assistant Stage Managers

ALL PERFORMANCES ARE SOLD OUT

WE BEGIN A WAITING LIST 1/2 HOUR BEFORE THE PERFORMANCE. YOU MUST BE PHYSICALLY PRESENT AT FIREHOUSE TO GET YOUR NAME ON THE WAITING LIST. THERE ARE USUALLY A FEW SEATS THAT BECOME AVAILABLE AT THE LAST MINUTE THAT GO TO THE WAITING LIST.

Performance Schedule:

Thu Sept 8 @ 7:30pm (preview)

Fri Sept 9 @ 7:30pm (preview)

(SOLD OUT Sat Sept 10 @ 7:30pm)

(SOLD OUT Fri Sept 16 @ 7:30pm - post performance talkback)

(SOLD OUT Sat Sept 17 @ 7:30pm - post performance talkback)

(SOLD OUT Sun Sept 18 @ 3pm)

(SOLD OUT Fri Sept 23 @ 7:30pm - post performance talkback)

(SOLD OUT Sat Sept 24 @ 7:30pm - post performance talkback)

(SOLD OUT Sun Sept 25 @ 3pm)

(SOLD OUT Fri Sept 30 @ 7:30pm)

(SOLD OUT Sat Oct 1 @ 7:30pm)

(SOLD OUT Sun Oct 2 @ 3pm)

Tickets: $38 general admission / $25 students

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We're requiring all audience members to wear face masks in Firehouse.

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