The musical features a pop score by Steven Jamail and Sara Patterson with book by Patterson and co-directors Lisa Danser and Jeff Statile. Additional material is by Zakiyyah Alexander.
Featured in the production are Daniel Estrella, Mary Dunkley, Doug Rosario Kirra Silver, Celeste Estrella, Kelly Chan, Joshua Ramos, Joshua Maldonado, Aria Lee Kayla DelaCruz, Anthony Santos, Taisha Lavarello, Kirra Silver, Kayla DelaCruz, Christina Lai, Ajee Haynes and Tony Grunin.
“In 2003, Rosie O’Donnell and Lori Klinger founded Rosie's Theater Kids (formerly known as Rosie’s Broadway Kids),” according to press notes, “an organization devoted to using musical theatre to enrich the lives of New York City public school children who otherwise have limited exposure to the arts. Seven years later, their stories and experiences have been transformed into an original musical performed by the students themselves.”
The production also features lighting design by Carl Wiemann, music direction by Jamail, orchestrations and music preparation by Britt Bonney and stage management by Theresa Flanagan.
Show times are Oct. 5 at 8 PM and Oct. 6 at 1 PM and 5 PM. The Duke on 42nd Street is located in Manhattan at 229 W. 42nd St. For tickets, priced $20, visit www.NYMF.org or www.rbkids.org.