American jazz trumpeter and singer Chat Baker was the epitome of cool in the 1950s jazz scene. He was famous for his extraordinary talent but infamous for his James Dean good looks, emotionally remote performances and well publicised drug habit.
With Baker’s destructive life story and boyishly honest music, actor/singer Tim Draxl and writer Bryce Hallett created Freeway, a musical play offering a glimpse inside the troubled soul behind the headlines featuring Baker’s renditions of My Funny Valentine, Look For the Silver Lining, Time After Time, Let’s Get Lost and There Will Never Be Another You.
Written by Bryce Hallett and Tim Draxl
Musical Direction by Ray Alldrige
“Every word carries a veracity that cannot be generated by merely acting.” Sydney Morning Herald
“Sexier than ever…a star whose time has come.” ‘Next’, New York
Recommended for 18+ audience