Music and Lyrics by KATIE WESTON
(c) KWM 2019
Falling Forward is a dark, contemporary song cycle that navigates it’s way through the lives of a group of 6 people over 6 months. Exploring personal limits by risking everything to move forward within these interrelationships - our characters deal with contemporary heartache, love, freedom, depression, infidelity, suicide, hope and intrinsic connectedness.
“Sometimes you have to fall to move forward.
Sometimes you have to hurt to even know you’re alive”.
Lyrics by KATIE WESTON
Music by KATIE WESTON & DEAN GOURLEY
Book by KATIE WESTON & KATY ROOSE
(c) KWM 2019
Successfully workshopped at the VCA, through New Musicals Australia (Sydney) and StageArt (Melbourne), with a sold out season at Chapel Off Chapel.
Concept recording and workshops featured some of Melbourne's finest music theatre actors including: Christie Whelan-Browne, Josie Lane, Britt Lewis, Drew Weston, Scott Mackenzie, Mitch Ralston, Barnaby Reiter, Steph Grigg, Tyson Legg, Adam Noviello and Paul Watson.
The story is set in an unnamed "LA" style metropolis. We follow Bruce, an undercover detective, who is unwillingly investigating a brutal murder on the film-set of a successful porn franchise called "SUGARTOWN". The case is linked to a mafia drug ring involved on and off the set, controlled by the city's menacing drug-lord Buddy. Buddy's number one sideman, Tay, thinking Bruce is a drug dealer, invites him to the premier of the Sugartown movie to meet Buddy. Bruce is getting ever closer to the truth. During the investigation, Bruce is struck with Buddy's record store manager girlfriend Dharma, who also wants to get out of the corruption and smut of the city. Candy, the shining porn-starlet of the films, loves her casting couch life and has no problems keeping it anyway she has to - even if it means sleeping with her sleazy, eccentric director Marky. Then, there's another murder. It's seems that all Bruce is good for is the crime and the city...
Think: BOOGIE NIGHTS and PULP FICTION meets SIN CITY and DICK TRACY