More Than All the Sky
Last night, I participated in a beautiful and moving staged reading of More Than All the Sky, a new musical with book and lyrics by Lori Ada Jaroslow and music and additional lyrics by Morgan Hollingsworth. I played the role of Mae, the mother of a young woman who is trapped in the grips of addiction. It was a sometimes difficult story to tell but wrapped up in a memorable and cathartic end, carried along by sublime music and performances.
The presentation was live streamed and is archived here:
Lenna: Kelly Prendergast
Teen Lenna: Brooke Moltrum
Mae/Tiffany: Jessica Rau
Chirpy/Ocean/Vanessa: Bella Gil
Jordan: Stephanie Rojo
Alex: Caleb Rogers
Teen Alex/Ensemble #2/Louie/Alcoholic Leader: Jabari
Virginia/Blue: Deborah Apodaca
Teen Jordan/Jeannie: Giane Morris
Norma/Dr. Feinberg/Ensemble #1/Rando #2: Andrea Press
Young Lenna/Ensemble #3/Nurse/Health Care Worker: Allie Costa
This was my second reading with New Musicals Inc. this month! The NMI artistic director is Elise Dewsberry, and Ron Barnett is the accompanist.