By Michael Gioia
29 Jan 2014
Amy Rogers, associate professor of musical theatre and creator of the BFA musical degree program at Pace, and music director Joel Waggoner are collaborating with the authors to develop the new work.
The cast for the staged reading features Sarah Hollands, Ethan Carlson, Katy Rea, Kevin Shotwell, Andrea Ross, Ragan Pharris, Bethany Perkins, Melanie Wildman, Claire Charland, Samantha Grossman, Hannah Grace Forsley, Jacob Pincus, Nick Zients, Spencer Clark, Jimmy Larkin, Lexi Rabadi and Michael Hughes.
Little Miss Fix It, according to PNM, "tells the story of Nan, a gloriously precocious and imaginative 11-year-old free spirit who drinks black coffee for breakfast, and tries to bend spoons with her mind. The one thing Nan fears most: disorder. With her parent's marriage crumbling, Nan dedicates herself to 'fixing' her friends problems. When Nan meets David, a 12 year-old Impressionist in the park, she is even more overwhelmed by the highly unorganized feelings that come with first love. As she tries to save her parent's marriage and the problems of everyone around her, Nan embarks on a hilarious and heartwarming journey, discovering that you can't always control what happens in life; but that sometimes great things happen when you let go, simply trust your instincts, and take a step not knowing where you're going to land."
The show was conceived at NYU's graduate musical theatre writing program and through a grant from The Collaborative Arts Project in New York.
Other members of the creative team include production stage manager Connor Santos and lighting designer David Shocket.
Little Miss Fix-It is offered Jan. 29 at 7:30 PM, Jan. 30 at 7:30 PM, Jan. 31 at 7:30 PM, Feb. 1 at 2 PM and 7:30 PM at Schaeberle Studio Theatre (41 Park Row, 10th floor). For reservations call (212) 346-1352 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.