Amas to Present Free Staged Readings of New Frida Kahlo Musical, 10/25-26
Amas Musical Theatre will present three free staged readings of "FRIDA" a new musical by Michael Aman and Dana P. Rowe, directed by Maria Torres. The readings will take place on Friday, October 25th at 6:00 pm, and Saturday, October 26th at 3:00pm and 7:00pm at The Theatre at the 14 th Street Y, 314 East 14th Street. Tickets are free and reservations are available via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 212-563-2565.
The cast stars Natalie Toro as Frida (A Tale of Two Cities, Les Miserables),Danny Bolero as Diego Rivera (In the Heights), with Elizabeth Acosta, Aymee Garcia (Shrek, Avenue Q), Ian Patrick Gibb (National Tour, Les Miserables), Felipe Gonzalez (A Chorus Line), Ricardo Puente (Four Guys Named Jose), Renoly Santiago (Dangerous Minds), Veronica Vasquez-Jackson, Vanessa Vergua, and Lauren Wiley
"Frida" explores elements of the life and work of the groundbreaking artist Frida Kahlo, whose career was shaped by a near-fatal accident in her youth and influenced greatly by the celebrated muralist Diego Rivera, with whom she shared a tempestuous marriage. Since her passing her work has achieved an iconic stature that celebrates not only Mexican folk culture and European surrealism, but her triumph over adversity both as an artist and as a woman.
"Frida Kahlo has emerged as one of the protean figures of 20th Century art," says Amas Artistic Producer Donna Trinkoff. ""Frida, the Musical", weaves magical realism with a Latin pop score to explore how the key events and relationships in her life shaped her identity and her art."