2017-2018 Season

Luna Stage Production History. Celebrating 26 Seasons!

October 6 - October 7, 2017

Songs from The 88

A Very Special Benefit Event To Open Our Season

Luna is thrilled to present "Songs From The 88" an interactive concert featuring songs, poems and monologues from reg e gaines and Calvin Gaines' new Musical, The 88.

Ten tiny siblings board the 88, sometimes together, often alone, but always accompanied by their grandmother, Marcella. She is their ticket to The Great White Way and why each one learned they belong.

Musical Direction by Mark Wilson
Technical Director: Bill Lee

The presentation will be approximately 1 hour, including a Q&A with the artists.

Two Performances only!
Friday Oct. 6th at 8pm
Sat. Oct. 7th at 2pm

This presentation is a fundraiser to the artists help continue work on the piece, a homage to the brothers' grandmother, Marcella Victoria Quarles.

All tickets $20

reg e gaines

reg e gaines is a two-time Tony Award-nominated playwright, GRAMMY Award-nominated lyricist, has published four books of poetry, is editor of the 2015 poetry anthology A Year In Ink and scored the PBS documentary, Senior Year. Recent projects include director of Connect The Lots, a musical theater summer camp in Camden, New Jersey in 2014; director/creative writing workshop facilitator of Through The Looking Glass, Center Theater Group, Los Angeles California, 2014-2016; and director of Lyricist Fellowship Lab, Teaching Firm of America Charter School, Bedford Stuyvesant Brooklyn in winter/spring 2017.

reg e gaines

What does Lady Ga Ga, Destiny's Child, The Temptations, Whitney Houston and Joe have in common you may ask? Well, the answer is simply Calvin Gaines. This New Jersey-born native has proven time and time again his worthiness amongst the giants of the music industry. Calvin began his music career in the early '80s by engineering as while as writing and producers with such classic rappers such as Audio Two, MC Lyte, Ultra Magnetic MCs and countless others, as well as pegging the remix to the late great Prince protègè' Sinead O'Conner's remake of "I Want Your Hands On Me". At an early age Calvin Gaines taught himself how to play a variety of instruments including the bass guitar, electric guitar, ad piano, and now in the year 2017 Calvin Gaines shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon.

Songs from The 88