Tony nominee Lynne Taylor-Corbett stages the world premiere of the musical that follows Wanda Butternut, a young girl with a birthmark on her face who dreams of being accepted by her fellow classmates. In her fantasy life Wanda creates her own talk show where she helps other kids solve their problems. However, her real life is a different story, and Wanda finds that her schoolmates still judge a book by its cover. ***
At left (from top): Sandie Rosa and Jennifer Bowles; director & choreographer Lynne Taylor-Corbett; librettist Eric H. Weinberger and composer Beth Falcone; Marge and Sheldon Harnick, and James Royce Edwards; Priscilla Lopez and Kelly Bishop; and Penny Fuller.
Below: The cast and creative team at the opening-night party for Wanda's Word.
photos by Aubrey Reuben