The Dayton Gay Men’s Chorus Featuring Members of the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra with Artistic Director Kathy Clark, Actor Charlie Clark + Soprano Mary Elizabeth Southworth are proud to present: I Am Harvey Milk, Saturday, June 7, 2014 at 8:00pm at the Victoria Theatre located at 126 N Main St, Dayton OH.
The DGMC is thrilled to announce the regional premiere of a new work by Tony and Grammy nominee Andrew Lippa. Featuring over 40 voices and 14 orchestra members, “I am Harvey Milk” is a grand musical work for chorus, orchestra + soloists that weaves the story of Harvey Milk’s life – from boyhood to his rise as the first openly gay man to hold public office in California to his assassination. Part choral work, part theater piece, I Am Harvey Milk is an emotional celebration of an American icon.
“I am Harvey Milk” is sure to pull at your heart strings and offer our community an understanding about the power of hope and Harvey’s eternal message of equality and understanding for all. Form the haunting ballad “San Francisco” to the gut wrenching hate speech in “Sticks and Stones” this promises to be an emotional roller coaster than you won’t soon forget. Composer Andrew Lippa is stated as being moved by the story of Harvey and being able to identify with him on such a level that he was compelled to bring his story to life, and even originate the role of Harvey Milk when the piece premiered with the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus, who co-commissioned the work along with Dayton, Heartland, Twin Cities, Denver, Atlanta, and Los Angeles.
The DGMC is also proud to announce that they will be joined in person by the composer, Andrew Lippa, for a weekend retreat in May 2014 in preparation for this monumental presentation of his work.
$20 in advance
$25 at the door
Tickets may be purchased online: www.ticketcenterstage.com Or the box office by calling (937) 228-3630
A Special Passport TO Harvey Milk
The Dayton Gay Men’s Chorus is excited to announce a 2 ½ week-long celebration of Harvey Milk with a Passport to Harvey Milk. Passports are on sale until they are gone and in limited quantities. Passport holders gain access to exclusive Harvey Milk events including:
May 22: (Harvey’s Birthday) A screening of the “Life and Time of Harvey Milk” at the Neon Movies in Downtown Dayton and talk back sessions with Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley and Equality Ohio Executive Director Elyzabeth Holford, followed by a reception.
June 7: “I am Harvey Milk” featuring the DGMC LIVE at the Victoria Theater
June 8: Brunch with Harvey. Some of Dayton finest food vendors come to us from San Francisco and are so inspired by Harvey’s story and its retelling in Dayton, they are hosting a brunch at Wheat Penny Pizza in downtown Dayton.
PASSPORTS: $45 ($55 value!)
Passports May be purchased by email at [email protected]daytongaymenschorus.org or DGMC Hotline at (937) 530-0642