Directed by Tracy Bersley, the 3 and 7 PM readings feature the talents of "American Idol" runner-up Justin Guarini as well as Bethe B. Austin (in the title role), Vayu O'Donnell, Dan Sharkey and Kirby Ward. The Awakening was penned by Judylynn Schmidt (book and lyrics) and Lee Ellis (music and lyrics). Barbara Anselmi is the musical director.
"Set in a Hoboken Circus during the Great Depression," The Awakening of Angel DeLuna, according to press notes, "weaves the enchanting tale of Angelina 'Angel' DeLuna, a fallen trapeze star whose faith is tested when a mystical stranger comes to dismantle her beloved carousel. As Angel's carousel world comes crashing down around her - the lives of the entire circus troupe are forever changed as together they learn what truly matters in life."
Theater 80 is located in Manhattan at 80 St. Mark's Place.
Industry professionals interested in attending the readings should call (347) 442-1106 or email AngelWingsNYC@gmail.com.