Jessica Lee Goldyn, Terrence Mann, and Lisa Gadja in the 2015 world premiere of Tuck Everlasting. Photo by Greg Mooney.
This production was staged as part of our 2010/11 Season

Twist

Twist

September 1 to October 3, 2010 | On the Alliance Stage
World Premiere Musical
Part of the Alliance Series

"...a magical tapestry of music, story and life." — Joseph Harrison, Broadway World

New Orleans. 1928. As the Roaring Twenties dance their way down Bourbon Street, an orphan in search of home finds family in the most unexpected places. An exciting new musical twist on the Dickens classic. 

Tony Nominee William F. Brown, author of The Wiz, joins forces with Grammy Award winning composer/lyricist Tena Clark – who has written for recording artists Patti LaBelle, Aretha Franklin and Natalie Cole, and composer Gary Prim on this heart wrenching musical of identity, belonging and family. Twist marks the Alliance Theatre return of legendary director and choreographer Debbie Allen (Fame), fresh from her acclaimed Broadway and Olivier Award winning West End productions of Cat On A Hot Tin Roof

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To mark the end of the Alliance Stage as we know it, and to welcome the new era with the start of the big renovation, Pearl Cleage, our Mellon Playwright in Residence, wrote a piece to commemorate this special occasion.

As a spunky gal in touch with nature in the kingdom of Kashoogie, India S. Tyree portrays a unique Cinderella in the world-premiere production of Cinderella and Fella. In between performances, India took a few minutes to give us the inside scoop on her role in the musical.

A quick glance at Magic Negro director Anthony LeBlanc's resume reveals a robust string of achievements likely to be the envy of any comedian in the business. One particular credit to his name may cause others to take pause: a Computer Science and Physics B.S. degree.

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