Highways presents: It Must Be Him: A Genderful Musical Memoir

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September 15, 2023, 8:30 pm to September 16, 2023, 10:30 pm
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Highways Performance Space
1651 18th St.
Santa Monica, 90404
Highways presents: It Must Be Him: A Genderful Musical Memoir

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Highways Performance Space presents the World premiere of Michael Kearns’ sixteenth solo show, It Must Be Him: A Genderful Musical Memoir, on Friday, September 15 and Saturday, September 16, 2023 at 8:30pm. The iconic artist-activist extends his unerring commitment to self-discovery that is delicately placed within the expansive LGBTQI+ experience. Kearns’ latest memoir follows a tradition of expressing that which provokes, reveals, and questions, while capturing the zeitgeist of his generation with a unique voice defined by hope, reality, desire, tragedy, and promise.

It Must Be Him explores the role of gender from the consciousness of a community elder whose story began in 1968. Kearns and many of his peers could admit outloud—in song—that which was forbidden by expressing themselves through the lyrics and performances of emotionally-charged female singers/songwriters.

The show resonates with Kearns’ sensibility that was birthed at Highways thirty-four years ago during its opening weekend. Kearns returns with this new musical memoir directed by Ryland Shelton with piano accompaniment by Leigh Anne Gillespie.

Tickets are $25. For more information and reservations.

Highways Performance Space
1651 18th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404
(310) 453-1755

Highways presents: It Must Be Him: A Genderful Musical Memoir