SEMPREVERDE/EVERGREEN, The Bilingual Go-Green Edumusical, Opens Next Month

The production is scheduled to open on March 13, 2024, at the New Brunswick Performing Arts Center.

By: Feb. 12, 2024
SEMPREVERDE/EVERGREEN, The Bilingual Go-Green Edumusical, Opens Next Month
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Incanto Productions Company has announced the reopening of "SEMPREVERDE: EVERGREEN," a bilingual (Italian-English) edu-musical designed for schools and families. The production is scheduled to open on March 13, 2024, at the New Brunswick Performing Arts Center, located at NJ 07748. Additionally, it will run from March 19-20 at the Playgroup Theatre, March 21-22 at the Queens theater in the Park, April 2-3 at the Bayway Art Center and April 4 at the Suffolk Theatre. These performances are expected to be attended by thousands of students, and will provide them with a unique opportunity to experience a learning-through-music and theater-methodological approach. This edutainment format, which has engaged over eighty thousand students since 2008, is a collaboration with the Italian American Committee on Education (IACE) of New York (organization that operates under the General Consulate of Italy in New York) and the Italian Heritage Culture Month, Inc.

Written and directed by the award-winning internationally-renowned singer and actress, Simona Rodano, "SEMPREVERDE: EVERGREEN" is dedicated to address two vital subjects that impact humanity: the environment and the importance of recycling. It can be described as a fusion of science and environmental show, providing educators with a valuable tool to align the edu-musical with their curriculum.

This Off-Broadway-scale performance showcases a talented ensemble. Noteworthy roles feature Simona Rodano as Sempreverde, Giuseppe Agostaro as the Newsie, Pasqualino Beltempo portraying Spreco. Lead dancers include: Giorgia Picano and Emanuele Fiore, while Arianna Stendardo shines as an actress, singer, and dancer. Greta Rolandi graces the stage as a dancer, and Jasmine Cicchino adds flair as an acrobat and dancer. The musical composition is by Punto Rec Studios (Torino, Italy), with lyrics and melodies crafted by Simona Rodano. Giorgia Picano skillfully choreographs, while the sets are designed by the accomplished actor and visual artist, Johna Mancini, renowned for his work in Federico Fellini's 1983 film, "And the Ship Sails On."

"We are thrilled to bring an educational and multicultural show to schools and families along with the timeless messages of embracing different cultures and languages, protecting the environment and learning through music and theater" Simona Rodano, Incanto Productions, CEO.

"Promoting the Italian language and culture to the new generations is the key to open a valuable exchange and interest for Italy. Our collaboration with Incanto Productions has always been successful and the number of teachers and students that enjoy their theatrical works increase every year" - Ilaria Costa, Executive Director Italian American Committee on Education ( IACE).

" I recommend it to anyone. The show is exhilarating, dynamic, visually rich, incredibly informative for every age group. You will be enriched by it and you will recycle!" Ms. Maria Saldaña, Directing Coordinator for The Center for the Visual and Performing Arts, Suitland High School, Forestville, MD

"Actors, singers and dancers, for the children watching Sempreverde, are not only simple artists anymore, but unforgettable messengers of languages and cultures" Annavaleria Guazzieri, Former Director of the Education Of ice of the Consulate General of Italy in New York.

"I could not have been more proud that Incanto Productions once again brought a unique show to Queens Theatre in NYC. Simona Rodano and her team have an uncommon level of passion and creativity. The students and community members who see this show will have a memorable educational experience." Taryn Sacramone, Managing Director at the Queens Theatre, NY.

Performance Dates

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13, 2024 - New Brunswick Performing Arts Center - New Brunswick , New Jersey (Shows at 9:30 am and 11:30 am)

TUESDAY, MARCH 19 - WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20, 2024 The Play Group Theatre - White Plains, New York (Shows at 9:45 am and 11:45 am)

THURSDAY, MARCH 21 - FRIDAY, MARCH 22, 2024 - The Queens Theatre in The Park Queens , New York (Shows at 9:45 am and 11:45 am)

TUESDAY, APRIL 2 - WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3, 2024 - The Bayway Arts Center, East Islip, New York (Shows at 9:45 am and 11:45 am)

FRIDAY, APRIL 4, 2024 - The Suffolk Theatre - Riverdale, New York (Shows at 9:45 am and 11:45 am)