Industry readings of the new musical White Rose will be presented August 10 at 11:30 AM and 2:30 PM in Manhattan at Open Jar Studios.
Directed by Will Nunziata, the cast will be led by Wren Rivera (Jagged Little Pill) with Antonio Cipriano (Jagged Little Pill), Rodd Cyrus (The Light in the Piazza), Matt DeAngelis (Waitress), Jordan Dobson (Bad Cinderella), Tyler Joseph Ellis (The Sex Lives of College Girls), Laura Sky Herman (Gypsy), Mauricio Martinez (On Your Feet!), and Julio Rey (Bad Cinderella).
White Rose: The Musical, which has a book and lyrics by Brian Belding, music by Natalie Brice, and additional material by Vaibu Mohan, concerns a small group of university students led by Sophie Scholl and her brother Hans. They secretly met to write, print, and distribute leaflets exposing Hitler’s lies and Nazi deception.
“The White Rose students were the privileged few who benefited from unjust laws and discrimination," says lyricist and librettist Belding. "Yet they were the ones who ultimately stood up for those who no longer had a voice. They chose to use their privilege for good, risking everything. My hope is that this musical inspires those struggling to find their own way to take action where they see injustice.”
The creative team also includes music director and arranger Sheela Ramesh, music assistant Terence Odonkor, choreographer Jordan Ryder, production stage manager Ellie Handel, and assistant stage manager Amanda M. Stuart with casting by Eisenberg/Beans Casting.
General management is by LDK Productions LLC. Ken Davenport is the executive consultant, and the executive producer is Lisa Dozier Shacket.
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