i>Amigo Duende features music and lyrics by Henry (The Scottsboro Boys) and a book by Henry, Hogan (In The Heights stage manager) and Salgado (In The Heights, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown), who also directs and choreographs, based on Flavia Lugo de Marichal's story of the same name. In Amigo Duende, according to press notes, "It's the night before first grade begins and Marisa is faced with an important choice. Will she be able to enjoy her larger-than-life world of adventures with her best friend Remolino, a wisecracking elf, or will she be forced to leave behind her childhood fantasies and become a grown-up? Nothing is impossible in Amigo Duende, a modern-day fairy tale based on the classic story by Flavia Lugo de Marichal where your favorite childhood toys sing and dance, fantasies become reality, and a little girl fights to keep imagination alive in a world daring her to grow up fast."
The cast of Amigo Duende features Ehizoje Azeke, Molly Bier, Giselle D’Souza, Salina Faison, Cindy Fernandez, Grace Freeman, Tauren Hagans, Andy Herr, Sasha Hollinger, Jasmine Knight, Christopher Michael Lacey, Anthony Martinez, Erin Maya, David Melendez, Ari Stachel, Greg Uliasz and Tony Vo.
Here's a look at the cast in rehearsal: