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
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."
Alvan Bolling II
J. Ron Fleming Jr.
Jerold E. Solomon
Bentley Cobb, Jr - drums
Ed Drake - guitar
Leilani Fenick - piano / assistant music director
Ned Haskins - cello
Sam Kindle - bass
Marissa Resmini - violin
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.
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
We're requiring all audience members to wear face masks in Firehouse.