Stilettos and Steel

storey productions · Ages 16+ · United States of America

world premiere


A new rock musical based on the true story of a gutsy teenage girl who ran away to the Tenderloin district of San Francisco in the 1960s. Young Jesse found herself in a thrilling but dangerous world of prostitutes, pimps, cross-dressers, cops, and thugs. After struggling with her sexual identity, Jesse flourished as a cross-dressing “butch” in the era’s butch/femme subculture. She rose to become the top pimp and gangster of the TL. But at the height of her success, she was torn between the band of young runaways who relied on her for protection, and the woman who had become the love of her life.

The show explores how far you’ll go to discover your true self.

Book by Isabel Storey * Lyrics by Leslie Sloan * Music by Andrew Vodov
Directed by Catie O’Donnell * Music Director – Ron Barnett

Based on the true story and book by Jeri Estes.

Giana Teresa Bommarito, Lindsay Marie Carter, Brendan Clifford, Marisa Frankie, Pearrie Hammie, Todd Herman, Ada Marinelli, Adrianne Lynn Ownings, Raquis DaJuan Petree, Michael Swain-Smith, Claire Yglesias-Rice

Stage Manager – Paige Taylor; Stagehand – Liora Klein; Photographer – Jessie Fragoso; Graphic Design – Jocelyn Tamayo

Please note: COVID-19 vaccinations or negative test results will be required for all performances of Stilettos and Steel:

  • Have your proof of vaccination and photo ID ready (booster encouraged but not required) for entry into the theater.
  • If you are not fully vaccinated, you must provide a negative test result conducted within 48 hours (24 hours if taking an antigen test instead of PCR) of the performance.
  • Masks will be required inside the theater.

Stay safe and enjoy the show!

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Production Team

claire yglesias-rice *

cast - tulip / penny

brendan clifford *

cast / detective clancy

isabel storey *

book writer/producer

paige taylor *

stage manager/ad

ron barnett *

music director

jocelyn tamayo *

costume designer

giana bommarito *

cast / little rosie

todd herman *

cast - blondie / ensemble

lindsay marie carter *

cast - tattoo jean / ensemble

pearrie hammie *

cast / carmen

marisa frankie *

cast / pearl

raquis petree *

cast - giuseppe/miss angel

michael swain-smith *

cast - prince / miss zada

ada marinelli *

cast / bunny

* Fringe Veteran