A reading of the new musical Solana will be held August 27 in Manhattan. Josh Rhodes (Bright Star) will direct the private presentation of the new musical, penned by Michael Heitzman and Ilene Reid.
The cast will feature Derek Klena (Anastasia), Jon Jon Briones (Miss Saigon), Judy McLane (Mamma Mia!), Ann Harada (Cinderella), Diana Huey (The Little Mermaid), Raymond J. Lee (Groundhog Day), and Jonathan Rayson (Little Shop Of Horrors).
Solana explores the changing landscape of what it means to be a family. “25-year-old, adopted Asian-American Chloe Ellsworth is still living at home with her family on their farm in Indiana,” according to press notes. “When an unexpected visitor arrives, everything changes and she is thrown into an unexpected fairy-tale journey full of surprises, twists and turns resulting in a profound understanding about herself and the unresolved feelings she has harbored about her adoption.”
Solana will also receive a reading as part of the Tuacahn New Works Festival this October.