The Washington Post calls Barrio Grrrl!
“A gentle and witty children's musical."
Drawing strength from her music, her Latino culture, her family, and her extraordinary imagination, spunky nine-year-old Ana practically explodes off the stage, becoming her own hero in the face of incredible circumstances.
With her mother serving overseas in Iraq, Ana is living with her abuelo in el barrio of Philadelphia. There, she uses her imagination to come up with clever ways to entertain herself and her friends. Ana also has her own alter-ego superhero, Barrio Grrrl!, and her equally tenacious invisible friend, Amazing Voice, by her side as she faces the hardest challenge of all: growing up.
Now, Ana needs to decide what’s most important: being a busy superhero preserving justice in el barrio and protecting her neighborhood or being a girl who works little miracles in real life.
"A bright comic book-like valentine to urban America."
A delightfully charming coming-of-age pop musical bursting with color and energy, written by Pulitzer Prize finalist and Tony Award nominee Quiara Alegría Hudes (In the Heights) and Grammy-winning music director for PBS’s new Electric Company Bill Sherman. Barrio Grrrl! is a funny and warmly truthful play that will make hearts sing.
Presented as part of the Big Red Chair Family Series.
Recommended for ages 7 and up.
Performance Length: 60 minutes
Book and lyrics by Quiara Alegría Hudes
Music by Bill Sherman
Directed by Peter Flynn
Choreographed by Devanand Janki
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2010/2011 BIG RED CHAIR FAMILY SERIES
Family Time with Ziggy Marley, September 19
PROJECT Trio, October 16
Jason and the Argonauts, November 6
Mummenschanz, December 20-January 8
Star Trek Live, February 20
Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Musical, February 26-27
Shakespeare to Go: Romeo and Juliet, March 5
The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Other Eric Carle Favorites, April 2
Barrio Grrrl! A New Musical, April 16
The Skirball Center's Big Red Chair Family Series is made possible in part with generous support from Joan Ganz Cooney and L. Jay and Mary Ellen Oliva with additional support from ConEdison for family educational and enrichment programming. NYU Skirball Center season programming is supported by the New York State Council on the Arts.
Photos by Carol Pratt. Pictured left (l-r) Chris Wilson as Oscar, Ana Nogueira as Ana, Vishal Vaidya as Sandip. Pictured right (l-r) Natascia Diaz as The Amazing Voice, Ana Nogueira as Ana, Vishal Vaidya as Sandip, Erika Rose as Odette, Chris Wilson as Oscar.