The Clear Space Theatre Company announces its upcoming production of “Really Rosie,” opening April 19. The book and lyrics for the show are by noted children’s author, Maurice Sendak, with a score by musical legend Carole King.
The show features the talented group of students of the Clear Space Children’s Theatre performing their first full-length musical under the direction of David Button, with musical direction by Melanie Bradley and choreography by Shondelle Graulich. This family friendly musical follows a typical summer day in the life of the Nutshell Kids, a group of several neighborhood friends, including Pierre, Alligator, Johnny, and Chicken Soup from the Nutshell Library books; and Rosie and Kathy from “The Sign on Rosie’s Door” – both by Sendak. Rosie, the self-proclaimed sassiest kid on her block of Brooklyn’s Avenue P, entertains everyone by directing and starring in an “Oscar-winning” movie based on the exciting, dramatic, funny (and slightly exaggerated) story of her life.
The cast includes Dallas DiGuglielmo as Rosie, Grace Morris as Kathy, Ryan Bradley as Johnny, Tre Myers as Pierre, Abby Pardocchi as Alligator, Evan Hartnett as Chicken Soup, and Lauren McLane as Rosie’s Mother, with Grier Calagione, Katelyn Hamer Ally Ibach, Jocelyn Leach, Claire Marshall, Gabby Pardocchi, Grace Scott, and Bailey Wingate filling out the cast in several crazy roles of the kids on the streets of Brooklyn.
The show begins at 7 p.m., Friday, April 19, and Saturday, April 20, with a 3 p.m. matinee on Sunday, April 21. Tickets are $15 and available through the box office at 302-227-2270 or at clearspacetheatre.org.