Tunnelvision by Tim Cain

A Queer Rock Opera

Date(s) & Times

June 8-11, and June 15-18, 2017

Opening Weekend Performance Schedule:

Preview Thursday June 8, 2017 @ 7PM (BOGO 2 seats/$20)
Opening Night Friday June 9, 2017 @ 7PM (All seats $25)
Saturday and Sunday Matinee June 11, 2017 @ 2PM

Additional performances:
Thursday-Saturday June 15, 16, and 17, 2017 @ 7PM
Sunday June 18, 2017 @ 2PM


General Admission $25, Students and Seniors $20

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Red Circle Sponsors: Norman and Mirella Smith

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The Studio @ 620 is proud to present the world debut of a new queer rock opera, "Tunnelvision: The Musical" in celebration of LGBT Pride Month. The musical was written by Tim Cain, the award winning musician, activist and founder of the iconoclastic gay rock band, Boys’ Entrance. Founded in 1991 in Chicago, Boys’ Entrance is recognized internationally for creating some of queer rock’s most challenging and critically acclaimed music. Their 2016 album, “Tunnelvision” (Q Ear music) has been hailed as “the next Hedwig and the Angry Inch”.

Ten years in the making, Tunnelvision began as a concept album- a 17-song exploration into the realm of sexual obsession. It was released May 2016 for the band’s 25th Anniversary. The album has been very well received by the press in London, New York, Chicago, Atlanta, San Francisco, and Philadelphia. Cain realized 6 years into the album’s production that there was a dialog going on inside the songs, and so he wrote an operetta about Tim and Troy, and their tumultuous relationship from beginning to end- set in the late ‘80s against the backdrop of AIDS. “It is a rock opera, after all,” explains Cain. “Tragedy is the currency of opera.”

“Tunnelvision is Cain’s magnum opus… Somehow Cain has turned the trick of making a modern recording that sounds like the ‘70s, rocks like the ‘90s and has an immediacy for 2016.”Vern Hester, Windy City Times

“Glam Rocker’s Tragic Life Journey Leads to Brilliant New Opera”- Hugo Lefferson, Fenuxe.com

“…the album convincingly mixes, glam rock, new-wave, goth, industrial, and pop styles across its sprawling 17 tracks, echoing the feel of artists ranging from David Bowie and Peter Gabriel to Duran Duran and the Velvet Underground- all the while coming across as refreshingly original and raw, especially appreciated in these days of over-manicured and polished pop songs.” Larry Nichols, Philadelphia Gay News

“Out and proud rockers like Tim Cain’s band, Boys’ Entrance, are more important now than ever before.” BLAST NEWS