Shida

RUNNING TIME
1hr. 10min.
Closed

WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

Directed by Andy Sandberg, Shida has book, music, and lyrics by Jeannette Bayardelle, winner of the NAACP Theater Award for Best Lead Actress in a Musical for her performance in The Color Purple. Set to a soulful score of rock, jazz, R&B, and gospel music, Shida is based on the true story of a young African-American girl who aspires to become a writer, tracing the ups and downs of her family, friendships, and love life - from the double-dutch court at St. Mary's Catholic School in the Bronx to a scholarship at NYU. Her dreams become sidetracked by hardship and loss until her faith and those closest to her combine to restore Shida's hope and give her a second chance. Shida is a tour-de-force for Ms. Bayardelle, who takes us through Shida's powerful, funny, and inspirational story, portraying multiple roles.

Visit the Shida website:

http://shidathemusical.com/

NEWS AND REVIEWS

Shida - Jul 31, 2013

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