Stilettos and Steel
Saturday, June 4, 8:30pm
Sat, Jun 04 – Sun, Jun 19
Sunday, June 12, 6:30pm
Sunday, June 19, 6:30pm
Special Show Info
Running time: 120 minutes.
There will be an intermission.
Performance includes adult subject matter and gunshot.
Recommended for ages 16+
Hudson Backstage Theatre
6539 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90038
Special Theatre Info
“Gritty. A guaranteed guilty pleasure!” – The Advocate
An exuberant new rock musical about a gutsy teen who became a top gangster and pimp in San Francisco in the 1960s. Young Jesse ran away from her suburban home and found herself in the Tenderloin District, a thrilling but dangerous world of prostitutes, pimps, flamboyant queens, crooked cops, and thugs.
Struggling to survive, she finally flourished as a cross-dressing “butch” in the era’s butch/femme subculture. But at the height of her success, she was torn between the band of young runaways who relied on her for protection, and the woman who had become the love of her life.
The show explores issues of gender identity, morality, and how far you’ll go to discover your true self.
Book by Isabel Storey * Lyrics by Leslie Sloan * Music by Andrew Vodov
Directed by Catie O’Donnell * Music Director – Ron Barnett
Based on the true story and book by Jeri Estes.