Max Vernon’s hit new queer musical, The View UpStairs, is set to become this generation’s next iconic phenomenon! With deep heart and a gritty, glam rock score reminiscent of RENT and Next to Normal, The View UpStairs transports us back in time to the UpStairs Lounge, an actual once-vibrant '70s gay bar in the French Quarter of New Orleans and the target of the worst anti-gay hate crime until the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando. As this forgotten community of renegades comes to life, the audience is taken on an exhilarating journey of finding one’s chosen family — spanning two generations of queer history that Entertainment Weekly calls “a moving homage to LGBT culture, past and present.” The View UpStairs is a beautiful reminder, especially with the onset of the winter holidays — an often difficult time within queer communities — that chosen family is family.

Please note that The View UpStairs explores mature themes, contains adult language, partial nudity, sexual content and simulated violence. The View UpStairs may not be suitable for patrons under the age of 16.


Book, Music and Lyrics by Max Vernon. Directed by Sean Elias✝︎. Stage Management provided by River Hansen✝︎.

✝︎ Denotes Iron Crow Theatre Resident Artist

critical acclaim / reviews

Critic’s Pick! “Vernon’s score, which draws from the period’s disco, soft rock and glam sounds, is solid. Highly theatrical, unexpected and marvelous [...] channels a vintage camp that is all too rare nowadays." - The New York Times

“If you see one play this year, make it The View UpStairs.” - Out Magazine

"Vibrant! The View UpStairs is a moving homage to LGBT culture, past and present. The show swells with heart.” - Entertainment Weekly

PERFORMANCES & Special Events

Friday, December 6, 2019
8:00pm Opening Night performance of The View UpStairs
Complimentary Opening Night Reception to follow.

Saturday, December 7, 2019
8:00pm performance of The View UpStairs

Sunday, December 8, 2019
5:30pm performance of The View UpStairs

Thursday, December 12, 2019
7:00pm performance of The View UpStairs

Friday, December 13, 2019
8:00pm performance of The View UpStairs

Saturday, December 14, 2019
8:00pm & 2:00pm performances of The View UpStairs

Sunday, December 15, 2019
5:30pm Closing Night performance of The View UpStairs


Baltimore Theatre Project
45 West Preston Street
Baltimore, MD 21201


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