logo

i don’t really want $5 more for any of these tickets…

to all of you who have bought tickets for our show in july, thanks! thank you so much! we hoped there would be enthusiasm for a new production of Upside Down, but hey; we’re old. we wrote the show first time 30 years ago. there’s 30 year old people walking around who were born when we first started putting this together. weird. ticket prices go up tomorrow night at midnight. there’s only grand tier
Read More

shhhh… the last sat mat seat.

shhhh… they’re asleep in nyc. all over the east coast, dead out. midwest fading, too. this is for the west coast, maybe a pre midnight rocky mountain kid. one saturday matinee seat left. we’re over 80% sold out. prices go up in 48 hours. and this is the last saturday matinee seat. up with the party crowd. gonna be fun. only $10. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FfnBmYwdTLA this seat is for someone wh
Read More

3 more days.

three more days before ticket prices increase $5 for http://upsidedowntheatre.com our july show. here’s what left of available seats: thursday night: everything is gone except a few more grand tier seats; but plenty of seats to be had in the                          upper tier. these are $15 and $10 seats today, tomorrow and sunday. monday they’re $20 and $15 seats. friday night: everything sold out excep
Read More

oh, my children, my babies.

if i wasn’t sentimental enough when i was young, it’s coming in waves as i age. the pipers. my, my, my. i’m a delinquent papa; the pipers are an inheritance i’ve neglected for far too long. and like an absent dad, do i get to go home?   i was first introduced to the pied pipers as a freshman at freed hardeman college in 1973. they were the ‘flaky’ kids on campus; a children
Read More

the last 12 mezzanine seats.

maybe we should save them for the apostles, but they could be your’s. these are the last 12 seats for sale, on the floor, for the entire show this july.   it’s been absolutely amazing how fast these tickets have sold. sherwin and i, and our whole upside down 2016 team are so thankful, and consequently working so hard to bring the most inspiring production we ever staged. we have a company of nearly 1
Read More

a Frankenbike.

so, the engine is a 1974 bmw r90/6. that was the last year for a kick start on the left side. but the frame is a 1975 r75 and the tank is an older /5 of some sort. it’s got san jose pieces on it: fork stiffener, clamp on the triple tree; reinforced swingarm. it’s got a clear title, but it’s listed as a 1976. numbers don’t match. but i don’t really care. it runs like it’s brand new.
Read More

Fingers

my buddy rick biordi is the best guitarist who’s ever let me play beside him. now, i’ve had some great friends i consider great guitarist. and i’ve known some great guitarist who are barely more than acquaintances. but rick is both a friend to me and a fiend on the guitar. he’s trying to get people on Facebook to ‘like’ his band page. he asked me to help. i’m going to be need
Read More

feliz cumpleaños, chamo!

this is my amigo, robert galofre. the guy in front of him is my buddy, too; charles. but this is about robert. it’s his birthday. i’m not sure how old robert is. i ask him all the time. he tells me. i forget. he’s been 30 something for about all of the 10 years i’ve known him. i think he’s 72, but he must be really only about 39 now. 39? am i close chamo? robert is many things. he’
Read More

5000+!

To all of our ticket holders: THANK YOU! We’ve crossed the 5000 tickets sold milestone! And the show is still over 6 months away. But ticket prices will go up, and as you can see, after the last few mezzanine seats are sold at the Sunday matinee, only Grand Tier and Upper Tier seats remain. Because students are often the most strapped for money, and not always the first to buy tickets, we’re calling on al
Read More

we never named the rock

only now, after all these years, do i realize we never named the rock. of course, we haven’t been the kind of people who had a name for everything. now that i think about it, my kids are lucky they got names. but the rock has been with us since july 18, 1977. i’ve carried it from the dried up river bed to the car, inside the house on lisa gaye lane; to our first apartment on houston street in chattanooga;
Read More