The Green Room 42: With Higher Love a Pop Fantasia

Today’s review will be written from a personal perspective. It’s something I’ve done in the past, but these days I’d rather log on, see what’s going on, add a comment or two, and then log off completely.

Even though I am not the intended audience for the artist’s work, I believe that relaying the story of how their show touched me is the best way to honor their artistry and my own personal observations of it.

Several weeks ago, I received an email from Mr. Frostig asking if I would be interested in reviewing his Pride Weekend cabaret Better LOVE. A QUEER-THEMED POP FANTASY.

Since my review schedule was already full three weeks in advance, I replied it would be an honor to visit his official opening on June 22nd. So why not? It’s Pride Sunday, and I’m proud to be a gay man who supports LGBTQ artists in my personal life and also in my professional life.

Attending Higher Love would be an honor, without a doubt! Only the word “Fantasia” bothered me, though. Using the word “fantasy” in plays, cabarets, or concerts has been a risk for me in the past. I’m a more practical, practical person who prefers to focus on the most straightforward and uncomplicated information.

If I must choose between Hp Potter and Tony’s End, I’d always go with the more lucid decision. To my friends and family’s chagrin, I’ve found that fantasias may sometimes transport me to a hazy realm where it’s difficult to follow the plot.

Greater Love! A Pop Fantasy on Queer Themes seemed intriguing, but I was concerned that it would lead me into a hazy area that would be difficult to comprehend and review.

Last night, once Ryan Frostig’s music theater started, the first thing I noticed was how talented the band was. By anticipating that these artists would continue to perform as they had at the show’s beginning for an entire hour, we had an advantage.

As soon as Frostig himself stepped out and started singing, everyone was back on firm ground. And when I say “everyone,” I mean the entire audience at The Green Room 42, which had a good-sized crowd last night, full of people celebrating Pride Week.

Besides his pleasant singing voice, amiable demeanor, and adorable choreography, what else could you ask for? His concert on LGBTQ Themes got off to an excellent start with him singing songs by queer pop stars.

In other words, there existed a script, and Ryan Frostig had prepared for his role by learning his lines and rehearsing. A lot of people don’t do this, and the mind swirls.

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Rather than cater to the audience, Ryan Frostig presented a perfectly valid cabaret that focused on the creative rather than trying to please everyone.

Musical Supervisor Kyle Branzel and onstage backup vocalist Nattalyee Randall were fantasy characters, and their presence in the play looked, at first, humorous, but their fanciful nature began to confound me, and Ryan Frostig’s play started to feel like equal parts blind alley, homosexual Wizard of Oz (is that superfluous?), and night at the Roxy, circa 2006.

However, I was able to enjoy Ryan’s story track, even if I didn’t completely comprehend what it was about. The opera and the movie American Idiot had given me the experience of seeing a show that I didn’t comprehend even while enjoying the music. That’s when I was able to lean into my pleasure for Ryan as well as the band.

I saw that right in the middle of Ryan’s best song, “Rain On Me.” Suddenly, the light turned on in my head, and I was able to see everything clearly in my mind.

I burst into tears. Even though we’ve never met, Ryan and I are biologically related. I burst into tears as I realized what he was teaching me, and I knew there would be more for me to learn and love in the story.

During “Paper Bag,” “Little Bird,” and “I Drove All Night,” the audience members (who had been with Ryan since the beginning) were so lovely and full of energy, youth, and pride, when they sang along, chair danced, and waved their hands in the air.

I burst into tears because Ryan’s play brought back memories of my own youth, as well as the youth I’d lost track of.

Since it is Pride, I began to cry because it is now possible for flamboyant men to stand on a stage and perform musical shows and announce, “I’m Queer!” because in that lost childhood of my, Liberace and Peter Allen or Elton John might be flamboyant but they really can not say they were queer.

That’s why, by the time the conversation turned to chocolate chip pancakes and Nattalyee started belting out “Proud,” I was right there in the crowd, chair dancing, mouthing the words, and completely enthralled by Ryan’s narrative and Nattalyee’s performance.

I was overjoyed. So proud of myself.
What a feeling! The story of Ryan Frostig in A Fantasia on Queer Themes is a universal one: he’s attempting to find his way back home (See? What a Queer Wizard of Oz!), and make his way back to himself.

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Regardless of whether they identify as queer or not, everyone has been on that road. The fact that Ryan Frostig is a fan of the music of Annie Lennox, Cher, Warwick Dionne, and Carly Rae Jepsen only serves to explain why he chose those artists to communicate his tale through his music.

Gay idols of music are a part of our life; it’s music that reflects queer society and communicates our feelings.

our own and collective narratives. When it comes to this week of Pride, Higher Love! is the most relevant concert in town, thanks to Ryan’s lyrics, his music, his band, and Daniel Glover’s lighting.

It’s clear that Ryan Frostig has gone to great lengths to depict not only the queer experience but also the New York experience (this aspect of the show is tremendously impressive).

As for this older gay man, he is very grateful to have taken all those adventures a few years ago (and, on occasion, just a few days ago)For Read more Visit TheActiveNews.Com.

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