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workshop of a new pop/rock opera by JC Gonzalez

Fri, Sept 20; Sat, Sept 21 @ 7:30pm

Sun, Sept 22 @ 3pm

performances at the Gottwald Playhouse in Dominion Energy Center

600 E. Grace Street, Richmond, 23219

$43 / $28 students and Firehouse members

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Be in the audience for this historic moment when we introduce Richmond audiences to a workshop version of JC Gonzalez's new pop/rock opera WARM.

Join us for the first workshop staging of this incredible new musical about three teenage runaways searching for home and finding it in each other on the streets of Los Angeles. Gonzalez’s high octane score includes one hit song after another that are sure to grab your heart and soul and get you on your feet cheering.


Composer/librettist JC Gonzalez was born in New York City to a father who had a gift for writing and a mother who was passionate about music. ​​Gonzalez began his professional career as a dancer/choreographer when he was a teenager in L.A. When he returned to Manhattan in his twenties he landed a starring role in the Broadway musical RENT.

WARM performers:

Dani Brown

Karla Brown
Desiree Dabney
Frenchie Davis
Journey Entzminger
Joel Everett
Rachel Rose Gilmour
Jason Jones
Joan Ko
Seth Lyons
Todd Patterson

Marjie Southerland

Emmanuel Wray

WARM band:

Carter Blough (bass), Trey Dalton (lead guitar), Bubba Farmer (drums), Macon Mann (keyboard), Joe Scott (rhythm guitar)

WARM production:
Joel Bassin - Director
JC Gonzalez - Music Director
Tennessee Dixon - Production Designer

Matthew Thornton  - Movement Director
Lauren Langston - Stage Manager



This workshop of WARM is presented with the generous support of Pablo Pedoya and Katherine Neuhausen, Karen Geiss, Bob and Kay Holmes, Jo Kennedy and Bob Johnson, Lorna Rivera, Thomas Ryan Ward, Lucienne Cassinera-White

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