WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
For What It's Worth, written and directed by Chris Bayon, is a musical about a group of talented jazz and classical musician-actors living and working in New York City. Set in the 1930s, the play peeks into a society where the classical instrumentalists are the elite while the jazz players are poor street workers. It becomes a musical battleground between jazz artists and classical musicians when Christopher, a struggling trumpet player, falls in love with a violinist, Carolina, who comes from an upper-class family. The two cannot be together but still try, even though Carolina's family and Christopher's peers do not accept their love. Will they end up together, or will their peers and families tear them apart first?