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Musical Adaptation of THE LITTLE MOUSE SOLAMAE to Premiere at Roxy Theatre, 8/10

The South Florida Writers Association will present My Name Is Solamae, a musical adaptation of the first volume of Author/Playwright Linda Cardinal Schneider's popular childrens' book series The Little Mouse Solamae. The play, which won the 2011 South Florida Writer's Association Playwriting contest, will be directed by Michelle Cote, and will feature The Brown Sisters. My Name Is Solamae will be performed on August 10th at 2 pm at The Roxy Theatre in Miami.

My Name Is Solamae is a quickly paced musical with serious undertones. The play follows the escapades of the plucky little mouse, Solamae, who challenges those she encounters to always do their best. The themes of the play are direct and unmistakable - the heroine's journey; overcoming adversity, and man (or mouse) against nature. With a cast of eight, a narrator, and a chorus of three, this delightful musical, will appeal to adults and children alike. It is packed with soulful melodies and lighthearted lyrics composed by the late Mark Philip Poncy (Makeover).

Linda Cardinal Schneider graduated Summa Cum Laude from Barry University with a Bachelor's of Liberal Studies degree in Literature and Humanities in May of 2011 and is currently pursuing a Master's of Science degree in Organizational Learning and Leadership at Barry University. Her essay, "The Path to Silence: The Uses of Meditation," tied for first place in the Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society Writing Contest and was published in What Oft Was Thought, a literary compilation published by the Alpha Alpha Xi Chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, Inc. Ms. Schneider was appointed Website Editor for the Buccaneer, Barry University's Newspaper, where she also served as a staff writer. She is a member of the Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society, as well as a member of the Phi Beta Delta, Delta Epsilon Iota, and Alpha Chi Honor Societies.

The Brown Sisters, who have just released their first CD, 'Great Reunion' are a musically diverse Gospel group with a unique sound and three-part harmony blend. This up-and-coming trio were recently recognized and listed by Dr. Lois Delevoe in the Women of Excellence publication.

Along with The Brown Sisters, My Name is Solamae's cast also includes Elizabeth Abad (Hallelujah, New Theatre's Miami One Acts; A Midsummer Night's Dream, Shakespeare Miami), Omar Bham (Thelonious Monk: Blue Monk, FIU Theatre; Rent, FIU Theatre; Tape, House Next Door Theatre; A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Miami Coral Park Senior High School), Lisa Villacci (writer, poet/ WPBT Channel 2 Television), and members of The South Florida Writers Association.

Admission to My Name is Solamae is free, however a donation of $5-10 is suggested; all proceedswill benefit the Junior Orange Bowl creative writing contest. The Junior Orange Bowl is an organization that serves the community of South Florida and the Youth of the world by providing opportunities for wholesome, competitive, and multicultural experiences.

Reservations are recommended. For reservations call: 305-226-0030.



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