Elegies for Angels, Punks, and Raging Queens

Bill Russell, Janet Hood

Full Length Musical  /  11f, 20m

Book and Lyrics by Bill Russell
Music by Janet Hood

A celebration of lives lost to AIDS told in free verse monologues with a blues, jazz and rock score.

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Elegies for Angels, Punks, and Raging Queens

by  Bill Russell Janet Hood

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    11f, 20m

A celebration of lives lost to AIDS told in free verse monologues with a blues, jazz and rock score, this piece is designed to include the community in a theatrical response to the AIDS crisis. It is often performed as a benefit for fund raising and consciousness raising.

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11f, 20m
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  • Expandable casting
  • Room for Extras
Casting Notes

Cast can expand up to 25 males and 16 females



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1 Piano/conductor score

11 Vocal Scores


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"Dramatic." - Spectator

"Immensely powerful.... The songs are uniformly good; the final song is sensational." - Financial Times

"Bursts with humor, rage and hope." - Backstage

"Generates a feeling of love, humanity and common cause that sends you out glowing." - Glasgow Herald

Song Samples

Angels, Punks, and Raging Queens
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I'm Holding On to You
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And the Rain Keeps Falling Down
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I Don't Do That Anymore
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I Don't Know How to Help You
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Heroes All Around
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Spend It While You Can
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My Brother Lived in San Francisco
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Learning to Let Go
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Bill Russell

Bill Russell wrote the book and lyrics for the critically acclaimed Broadway musical Side Show, receiving a Tony nomination for book and sharing a nomination with composer Henry Krieger for score. He also directed that show at the Park Square Theatre in St. Paul and Morningside College in S ...

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Janet Hood

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