ALEXANDRA BILLINGS:  Before I Disappear
Lampkin Music Group (www.lampkinmusic.com) presents
BEFORE I DISAPPEAR
An Autobiography in Story and Song
Featuring
ALEXANDRA BILLINGS


Book & Music by ALEXANDRA BILLINGS
Lyrics by CHRISANNE BLANKENSHIP
Directed and Developed by MARY BEIDLER GEAREN
Musical Director/Arrangements: WILLIAM UNDERWOOD
Production Stage Manager: MARGOT E. ECCLES
Production Manager: RUSTY HERNANDEZ
Lighting Design: MARGOT E. ECCLES
Costume Design: ALEXANDRA BILLINGS
Set Design: RICK PAUL
Sound Design: DAVID B. LEWIS
Sound/Light Op: TAYLOR KUANE
Technical Director: TODD PATE

               
April 23 - 27, 2003 run in NYC


ALEXANDRA BILLINGS is a powerhouse of a performer.  In BEFORE I DISAPPEAR: 
An Autobiography in Story and Song she tells a story that is hers and hers 
alone.  From a tortured little boy who couldn't find a way to fit in to a 
drug-addicted prostitute and a transgender with AIDS, she takes you along 
the roller coaster of her life in a mesmerizing blend of anecdotes, drama, 
and song.  The journey is brutal and savage, poignant and vulnerable, 
refreshingly and disturbingly honest, and ultimately inspirational and 
triumphant.
Luckily Billings is as talented as her story is unique.  Taking 
on an array of characters, she perfectly executes the personalities and the
emotions of a mother trying to cope, a jaded hooker, a violent pimp, a teenage 
boy, a excruciatingly cheerful nurse on an AIDS ward, and a multitude of others.  
And if that's not enough, her pantomime is sublime and her voice is amazing.  
Treat yourself to ALEXANDRA BILLINGS before she does disappear (last show is 
April 27th).  It's a uncommon evening of theatre, and this lady leaves a lasting
impression.

          - Laurie Lawson -
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