The Marsh, a Breeding Ground for New Performance, is Pleased to Announce a Marsh Rising Workshop Performance of Charlie Lustman’s Made Me Nuclear
Several years ago, Lustman was diagnosed with an extremely rare cancer in his upper jaw bone. Statistically, he would have won the Super Lottery three times before contracting this kind of cancer. A personal and uplifting collection of songs, the show details his journey, from ‘the call,’ through surgery, treatment, recovery and beyond - surviving cancer one song at a time.
A personal and uplifting collection of songs, the show details his journey, from ‘the call,’ through surgery, treatment, recovery and beyond - surviving cancer one song at a time. It plays on Wednesday, November 4, 2009 at 7:30 pm on The Marsh Main Stage, 1062 Valencia Street. For tickets, the public may call Brown Paper Tickets at 800-838-3006 or visit www.themarsh.org.
Lustman grew up in Southern California and from a very young age gravitated towards music. After high school, he attended The Berklee College Of Music in Boston and graduated with a music degree in television and film scoring. He worked in New York City writing commercial music and eventually landed in Europe writing songs for Scandinavian artists throughout the nineties. Eventually, Lustman returned to Los Angeles and reunited with his college roommate, Max Mutchnick (co-creator of “Will & Grace,”) who was writing for ABC’s “The Mike & Maty Show,” which led to Lustman’s creating and performing the show’s opening theme song. His first studio album, “The Golden Road,” followed thereafter. Lustman also renovated and revived The Silent Movie Theatre in Hollywood, the last remaining silent cinema in the world, with live musical accompaniment. Unfortunately, he had to sell the theatre in July 2006, after the cancer diagnosis which led him to create his current collection of songs, “Made Me Nuclear.”, about surviving life's greatest challenges. In addition to the theater, Lustman hopes to perform the show in cancer centers throughout the country.
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When: Wednesday, November 4, 2009 At 7:30 Pm
Where: The Marsh Mainstage, 1062 Valencia Street (Between 21st And 22nd Streets In San Francisco)
Tickets: $10 - 15 Sliding Scale. For tickets, call 800-838-3006 or visit www.themarsh.org
For more information or a photo, visit www.themarsh.org or http://www.mademenuclear.com/