Taylor Mac at Curran theater September 15-24

TAYLOR MAC: A 24-DECADE HISTORY OF POPULAR MUSIC

September 15-24

A 24-DECADE HISTORY OF POPULAR MUSIC is Taylor Mac's multi-year effort to chart a subjective history of the United States through a unique mash-up of music, history, performance, and art that were popular throughout the country, and in its disparate communities, from 1776 to the present day.

Sep 15

TAYLOR MAC: A 24-DECADE HISTORY OF POPULAR MUSIC | FULL SERIES

The concert will be presented as four six-hour CHAPTERS, together making the first complete presentation since Taylor's historic 24-hour marathon performance in New York City last fall.

Join Taylor for two chapters or more and save 5%!

Spend all 24 hours with Taylor and receive a bespoke treasure from costume designer Machine Dazzle!

Sep 15

TAYLOR MAC: A 24-DECADE HISTORY OF POPULAR MUSIC | CHAPTER I (1776-1836)

The American Revolution from the perspective of the yankee doodle dandy, the early women’s lib movement, an epic battle between drinking songs and early temperance songs, a dream sequence where the audience is blindfolded and the heteronormative narrative as colonization.

Sep 17

TAYLOR MAC: A 24-DECADE HISTORY OF POPULAR MUSIC | CHAPTER II (1836-1896)

Walt Whitman and Stephen Foster go head to head for the title of Father of the American Song, culminating in the queerest Civil War Reenactment in history. Oh, and: a production of The Mikado set on Mars.

Sep 22

TAYLOR MAC: A 24-DECADE HISTORY OF POPULAR MUSIC | CHAPTER III (1896-1956)

A Jewish tenement, a WWI trench, a speakeasy, a depression, a zoot suit riot all make the white people flee the cities.

Sep 24

TAYLOR MAC: A 24-DECADE HISTORY OF POPULAR MUSIC | CHAPTER IV (1956-PRESENT)

Bayard Rustin’s March on Washington leads to a queer riot, sexual deviance as revolution, radical lesbians, and a community building itself while under siege.