Elegies for Angels, Punks, and Raging Queens

by  Bill Russell, Janet Hood

Full Length Musical  /  20m, 11f

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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Elegies for Angels, Punks, and Raging Queens

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    20m, 11f

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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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"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


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Song Samples

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


20m, 11f
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Cast Attributes

  • 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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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 Sioux City, Iowa. Mr. Russel ...

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Janet Hood

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