The Last Session



The Multi?award winning musical, The Last Session receives its European premiere. Set in a recording studio in 1996, singer/songwriter, Gideon is tired of being ill and ready to give up. He's holding one last session to record the most important album of his life. To show his undying love to his partner, he plans to record a musical letter of farewell. For this last session, he reunites with some old friends and is joined by an unexpected visitor, who shares Gideon's Christian faith and for whom Gideon's sexuality changes everything. The Last Session is partly based on composer Steve Schalchlin's own experiences and was written in an era in when AIDS was a terrifying and growing epidemic for which the treatment was largely experimental. This landmark musical originated Off?Broadway and features a surging score of blues, rock and gospel with lyrics. It won a host of awards following its 1997 Off?Broadway premiere including Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book in the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle and is a GLAAD Media Award winner. It was nominated for Best Musical by the New York Drama League and the New York Outer Critics Circle.

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