ABOUT THE SHOW

YOU CAN QUIT YOUR BAND. YOU CAN'T QUIT YOUR FAMILY.


One part folk concert, one part family drama, The Chariot Cities is inspired by the work and lives of musical families like Canadian music legends the Wainwrights. Ever since Jack Stackhouse and Wendy Brownlee met thirty years ago, they’ve been better at being a band than a family. Now their kids are grown with music careers of their own and they all need to figure out how to be more than just a band. They’re getting clean, coming out and going home.

Jeff Gladstone as Jack Stackhouse.
Photo by Emily Cooper.
 The play features seven original songs by local singer-songwriter Bryan Binnema, as well as a cast of musically gifted actors, led by Jeff Gladstone as folk icon Jack Stackhouse. Gladstone is joined on stage by Alison Lynne Ward (1/4 Life Crisis – Audience Choice Award NYC), Steven Greenfield (The Spitfire Grill, West Side Story, Titanic), Chris King (The Buddy Holly Story, 42nd Street, Anything Goes), and Shantini Klaassen (The Sound of Music – Ovation Award, The Great American Trailer Park Musical). 

“It’s about a family that just can't seem to get things straight. There are unspoken truths, broken hearts, substance abuse issues, and damaged souls. And there's love. There's harmony, especially when there's music. The Chariot Cities explores the capacity broken people have for making beautiful music together.” - Director Andy Toth

Tickets will be available online here on July 31.  We can't wait to see you there.