Amigo Duende, a new family-oriented musical by Joshua Henry, Heather Hogan, and Luis Salgado, will receive its world premiere at El Museo del Barrio, running October 5-7. Salgado directs and choreographs the production.
Based on the story by Flavia Lugo de Marichal, the work follows first grader Marisa as she is faced with the choice of enjoying her adventures with her wisecracking elf best friend Remolino or entering the world of being a grown-up.
The cast of the musical includes Ehizoje Azeke, Molly Bier, Giselle D'Souza, Salina Faison, Cindy Fernandez, Grace Freeman, Tauren Hagans, Andy Herr, Sasha Hollinger, Jasmine Knight, Christopher Michael Lacey, Anthony Martinez, Erin Maya, David Melendez, Ari Stachel, Greg Uliasz, and Tony Vo.
The creative team includes Kate Rance (scenic design), Herrick Goldman (lighting design), Harry Nadal (costume design), Michael Eisenberg (sound design), Manuel de la Portilla (projection design), and Jason Burrow (musical director).