A Note from the choreographer:
Ladies and Gentle Men, though inspired by Free to Be, You and Me, is not a literal rendering of the meaning or spirit of the original record, book and television special. Rather it is my interpretation of how the songs and stories made me feel as a child, and how I feel about them now as I look back and assess their influence on me as a man and an artist.
- Trey McIntyre
Featuring a cast of three men in suits and ties and three women in pouffy bright-colored party dresses, the piece manages to find freshness and vibrancy in rough-and-tumble moves, while having to cope with material … that nobly cheerleads for avoiding gender stereotypes, accepting those who are different, and letting each person’s individuality emerge triumphant.