The Upside of Down
This is a concert reading of a family-friendly musical play by Y York (book/lyrics) and Amanda Jacobs (music/lyrics). It is inspired by Eleanor H. Porter's novel POLLYANNA.
In early 20th century America, a young bi-racial orphan returns to her white familys hometown after her parents die. Her enthusiastic, positive approach to life challenges her conservative aunt and the small-town citizens around her. Before it is too late, they realize how she has changed them.
The reading marks the culmination of an intensive one-week developmental workshop of the script and score.
The cast includes Allen Galli, Kpojo Kparyea, Brandon O'Neill, Chloe Rudinoff, Sarah Rudinoff, Karen Skrinde, Akal Solomon, Leah Steege, & Nathaniel Tenenbaum. The workshop is directed by Mark Lutwak. Mark Rabe is the music director and pianist. Miski Ali is stage manager.
Y York is an award-winning playwright with over 50 produced and published plays for adults, families and young people. http://yyork.com.
Amanda Jacobs is a classical and music theatre composer; her musical AUSTENS PRIDE will be produced at the Fifth Avenue Theatre this coming October. http://amanda-jacobs.blogspot.com/
This Actors Equity Association Member Project is presented by Snowflake Avalanche and is supported by a generous grant from the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture.
Snowflake Avalanche is powered by Shunpike, the 501(c)3 non-profit agency that provides independent arts groups in Washington State with services, resources, and opportunities they need to forge their own paths to sustainable success.
The Royal Room (View)
5000 Rainier Ave S
Seattle, WA 98118
|Minimum Age: 8|
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|