A new remix of dance track of Feel the Light is now available to listen to ahead of the musical’s world premiere at the Hope Mill Theatre in October.
The track released today was composed by Lewis Flinn, sung by Biti Strauchn and produced by “Electropoint” to give people a taste of what to expect from the upcoming production of the musical opening this Autumn.
The musical is based on the 1995 film To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything Julie Newmar which starred Patrick Swayze, Robin Williams, Stockard Channing and RuPaul. It is being brought to the stage by original film screenplay writer Douglas Carter Beane who has written the book and directing the production, with music and lyrics by Lewis Flinn and casting by Sarah Leung CDG. Full cast and creative team has yet to be announced.
Set in 90s New York, To Wong Foo The Musical tells the story of 3 Drag Queens, Vida, Noxeema and Chichi, who embark on a trip across America to attend the Drag Queen of the Year Finals in Hollywood. When their car breaks down in Middle America, their lives, as well as those in the town, are turned upside down, in this joyous, heartfelt and high camp musical extravaganza!
Douglas Carter Beane said, “I am so thrilled to bring the World Premiere of To Wong Foo The Musical, not only to the UK, but to the wonderful Hope Mill Theatre and Manchester. When I wrote this story back in the 90’s, it was always a theatre show in my mind, and fortunately for me, Steven Spielberg and Beeban Kidron thought it would make a great movie. But, for me it was always the ambition to bring it to the stage and I’m so happy its finally happening. Although the musical continues to be an homage to Drag, 90s New York and the amazing individuals who made it such a vibrant place to be, it is even more politically relevant today than ever before as censorship and condemnation of drag is unfortunately on the rise in the United States. I hope this show connects with new audiences as it did way back then…come along for the ride!”
To Wong Foo The Musical will play at the Hope Mill Theatre from the 21st October until the 17th December. To book tickets visit: https://hopemilltheatre.co.uk/event/to-wong-foo/