Quiara Alegría Hudes and Bill Sherman's Barrio Grrrl! to Play Skirball Center

News   Quiara Alegría Hudes and Bill Sherman's Barrio Grrrl! to Play Skirball Center
The Kennedy Center Theater for Young Audiences touring production of Barrio Grrrl!, penned by Pulitzer Prize finalist and Tony Award nominee Quiara Alegría Hudes and Tony Award winner Bill Sherman, will play New York City's Skirball Center for the Performing Arts April 16.

Quiara Alegria Hudes
Quiara Alegria Hudes

Hudes (In the Heights) authored the book and lyrics to Barrio Grrrl!, which features music by In the Heights orchestrator Sherman. Peter Flynn directs the 60-minute family-friendly production that has choreography by Devanand Janki. Show time is 2 PM.

The cast features Desireé Rodriguez as Ana, Michelle Liu Coughlin as The Amazing Voice, Christina Aranda as Mom, Diego Prieto as Abuelo, Deonna Bouye as Odette, Vishal Vaidya as Sandip  and Chris Wilson as Oscar.

Barrio Grrrl! has set design by Misha Kachman, costume design by Holly Hynes, lighting design by Nancy Schertler, sound design by Ryan Rumery and music direction by J. Navarro.

According to the creators, "In Barrio Grrrl!, spunky nine-year-old Ana is faced with a very big decision. On the one hand, as her alter-ego Barrio Grrrl with her invisible sidekick The Amazing Voice, she’s busy preserving justice in the barrio and protecting her neighborhood. On the other hand, in the world where Ana lives with her abuelo (grandfather) and misses her mom who is far away in Iraq, reality is sneaking up on her. Ana must decide what’s most important: being a superhero or a girl who works little miracles in real life."

For tickets, priced $15-$25, phone (212) 352-3101 or visit SkirballCenter. The Skirball Center is located at 566 LaGuardia Place at Washington Square.

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