Under the Influence: All Trumped Up
In 2015 we created what was intended to be a workshop (9 performances over two weekends) of a new serial musical by Broadway lyricist Ernie Lijoi. However, we soon learned we had a successful show on our hands that would go on to win the 2015 Drammy Awards for Best Original Score and Best Actor in a Musical. So, we’ve “Trumped” it up, added some new faces, streamlined the designs, and we are proud to present Under the Influence: All Trumped Up.
An unapologetically feminist and irreverent musical, UI tackles the influences that surround all of us by examining our hero, Anita: Anita Drink, Anita Smoke, Anita Cup, whichever Anita she is that day. Whether it’s Juan Valdez pushing us caffeine, Barbie giving us body issues, some cartoon character pushing nicotine, or our local bartender sliding us another drink, we’re all under the influence of something… yes, even Jesus.
Your funds will help put money in the pockets of working artists. These people often get paid what equates to pennies on the hour to do what they love. Fuse tries to pay people fairly but given the increases in the costs of living in Portland, we need all the help we can get.
Your donation is tax deductible. Anyone who helps us create this show is invited to join us as our guest for opening weekend (9/15-16). Just email Rusty Tennant @ [email redacted] to arrange tickets. If you are donating from a distance, we will send you a link to stream the show as we approach the production.
- Jim Fotter
- Joel Durham
- Jason Sullivan
- Dave Andrews
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