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54 Below

A Nonprofit Cabaret Venue

This performance will also be livestreamed. For tickets and more information, click here.

Join us at 54 Below for the world premiere concert presentation of the new musical Hills On Fire, an Appalachian ghost story about the opioid crisis.

Kelsey Stray is the sole survivor of Perdue, Pennsylvania – a town that has been on fire for the last fifty years. Told in a series of flashbacks and folk tales; Kelsey’s family and the ghosts of Perdue recount the cycles of addiction, poverty, bad luck, and downright curses that led to the town’s demise.

Written by the award-winning team behind Albert Cashier – trans singer-songwriter Coyote Joe Stevens (music, lyrics) and Keaton Wooden (book, music, lyrics). The musical was named a Finalist for the 2022 Relentless Award, in honor of Phillip Seymour Hoffman and Adam Schlessinger. Hills On Fire has been featured in residencies around the country, and features a truly original American myth of hope for the next generation.


Morgan Dudley (Jagged Little Pill) as Kelsey
Devon Goffman (Jersey Boys, On Your Feet!) as Ed Stray
Ellen Harvey (The Phantom of the Opera, How To Succeed…) as Mrs. Wilder
Stuart Marland (The Producers, Disney’s Newsies) as Mr. Wilder
Fergie L. Philippe (Hamilton, Camelot) as Mark
DeAnne Stewart (Jagged Little Pill, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical) as Whitney Stray
LaVon Fisher-Wilson (Disney’s Newsies, Chicago) as Grandmama

Musical direction by Dan Pardo

Produced by Jen Sandler

Please note that all artists and acts are subject to change at any time.

Past Performances

  • Tue, Oct 3 :9:30 pm
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