Fri, Oct 29|
HIGHER - 10.29.2021 - 7:30p
In this original rock musical, Benjamin seeks love from people in the world around him and discovers a life long relationship - heroin. Experience this WORLD PREMIERE with #YourNationalTheatre to see how this love affair has a ripple effect on Benjamin's family and community.
Time & Location
Oct 29, 2021, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
The Carnegie, 1028 Scott Blvd, Covington, KY 41011, USA
About The Event
Love. War. Trauma. Drugs. Relief. Laughter. Love. Repeat.
Starting with Benjamin’s birth into a loving two-parent household, we see him grow up, take his first sips of beer with his cousin Kyle, strike out with the girl of his dreams, and join the Marines to find purpose.
Disaster strikes as both young men struggle to cope with physical and mental trauma. Seeking love and understanding, heroin fills the void and runs rampant.
However, Benjamin finds a sense of stability in his newfound love, Mara. While the relationship seems to be perfect to Benjamin and Mara, it creates a terrible rift in Benjamin's family ultimately forcing Benjamin to make the hardest decision of his life.
Music, Lyrics, and Book by: Mark Levine
Developed by: American Legacy Theatre
Musical Arrangement by: Eric Knechtges
Ohio Arts Council
William O. Purdy, Jr. Foundation Fund
Sunrise Treatment Center
Rachel and Brian Rasmussen
Compagna-Unkenholt Charitable Giving Fund
WHY WE DO IT:
The opioid crisis affected millions of people from all walks of life in America, but especially the midwest. The crisis does not discriminate. Some people did not make it through, but for some there was a tale of hope. A.L.T. presents one such story.
Directed by Matthew David Gellin this original rock musical is the first of its kind in American musical theatre. Never before has this topic been addressed in this way. A.L.T. built this platform so we could bring people from all walks of life together to build a shared vocabulary and shared experience.
Our playwright, Mark Levine, said he created this musical for one simple reason: reduce stigma.
We at A.L.T. have been asked for over a year to bring a piece addressing this issue to light. We are thrilled to bring what you have asked. We are even more thrilled that A.L.T. is setting the tone for Cincinnati to be a crucible for new work.
We do offer subsidized tickets if you receive SNAP benefits and our prices are detrimental for your family, or if you are a veteran/active military. Please reach out to us directly at 513-443-5429 (LGCY) so we ensure you have a part in this experience and your voice is heard.
ARRIVAL & PARKING:
There are limited parking spots in The Carnegie. There is street parking and other lots nearby. For questions on parking you can reach out to The Carnegie directly at (859) 491-2030.
At this time, all patrons of The Carnegie will be required to wear a mask at all times when not eating or drinking.
Tickets purchased at the door will be $30 General Admission.
$5 Donation (Qty. 4 = $20)
Thank you for donation to #YourNationalTheatre. Your donation goes to our programming like youth development, artist pay, and production. $20 supports one ticket for a veteran or person on SNAP.
General admission to A.L.T.'s original rock musical - HIGHER - written by Mark Levine. #YourNationalTheatre
General Admission + Drink
General admission to A.L.T.'s original rock musical - HIGHER - written by Mark Levine. You will be welcomed in up to ten minutes before general admission ticket holders to have prime seat selection. #YourNationalTheatre You will also be able to skip the drink line and choose any one (1) drink of choice.
EARLY Entry Admission
EARLY admission to A.L.T.'s original rock musical - HIGHER - written by Mark Levine. You will be welcomed in up to ten minutes before general admission ticket holders to have prime seat selection. #YourNationalTheatre
EARLY Entry Admission + Drink
EARLY admission to A.L.T.'s original rock musical - HIGHER - written by Mark Levine. You will be welcomed in up to ten minutes before general admission ticket holders to have prime seat selection. #YourNationalTheatre You will also be able to skip the drink line and choose any one (1) drink of choice.