Meet The CAST
I WAS 32 WHEN I HAD MY FIRST KID.
AT THE TIME,
THAT WAS PRETTY YOUNG FOR A GAL IN THE BIZ.
BUT WHAT CAN I SAY, I WANTED A FAMILY.
SO, HERE I AM,
BACK IN THE RACE,
IN MY 60’S, AND STILL KICKIN’. LITERALLY, I STILL GOT A FAN KICK ON BOTH SIDES...
THE INDUSTRY ONLY SEES PEOPLE LIKE ME AS TWO THINGS:
YOUNG AND HOT OR OLD AND NOT.
BUT IT AIN’T THAT BLACK AND WHITE. THERE’S A WHOLE LOTTA GREY.
NOT ON MY HEAD OF COURSE... GENETICS.
SOME THINGS AREN’T WHAT THEY USED TO BE
SO, WOULD IT KILL ‘EM TO SEND SIDES THAT AREN’T IN A MICROSCOPIC FONT?! I GUESS WHAT I’M TRYING TO SAY IS, IF ART’S SUPPOSED TO IMITATE LIFE, SHOULDN’T IT ACTUALLY DO THAT? CAUSE BABY, THIS IS LIFE!
Six talented performers assemble.
Through each verse and chorus of the Cell Block Tango, we hear each individual performer’s backstories/the thematic crux: That even though the world seems to be trending in a more inclusive way, there's an undeniable and historically-driven fear that it's just that; a trend.
The number is fierce/a call to action that things still have a ways to go; that we need to get to a point where we are all seen as equals, not defined solely by our differences. Each artist will be exemplary in their talents, making it undeniable that they would be an asset to any production.