Monday, June 27, 2016

1ST INSTALLMENT OF EPIC SAGA DEBUTS @ BLACK BOX PERFORMING ARTS CENTER IN TEANECK JUNE 22-30

BLACK BOX STUDIOS and TRUE GROOVE RECORDS Proudly Present

DIANA & NAVY & THE GOLDEN TOOTH

You never can tell where the danger lies.
Book and Lyrics by PHOEBE NIR
Music by TOMAS DONCKER
Featuring THE TRUE GROOVE ALL-STARS BAND

Directed by MATT OKIN
Musical Direction by TOMAS DONCKER
Choreographed by MICHELLE PUSKAS

WHEN: TWO-WEEK LIMITED ENGAGEMENT - Performances begin Wednesday, June 22nd and run through Thursday, June 30th, 2016; Mondays through Saturdays at 8:00 pm; Sundays at 3:00 pm and 8:00 pm
WHERE: BLACK BOX PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, 200 Walraven Dr, Teaneck
TICKETS: $18.00 ($12.00 Student/Child/Senior), and are now available online at www.blackboxnynj.com or by calling 201-357-2221.

Diana & Navy & The Golden Tooth is the first installment of the epic saga of the Webber sisters, two extraordinary African American girls struggling to survive in a post-apocalyptic Southern bayou.

Following his collaboration with Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Yusef Komunykaa ("perfect... heavy duty, industrial blues" —Huffington Post), composer Tomas Doncker has teamed up with Presidential scholar of the Arts Phoebe Nir to create a new musical about the throbbing heart of America. This first workshop production, directed by Matt Okin, is presented at Teaneck's Black Box Performing Arts Center.

With Laura Alba, Ellen Camacho-Walsh, Acadia Colan, Dana Ferguson, Brianna Fernandez, Eitan Hiller, Mike Kinzer, Vikki Martin, Aaron McMillan, Nate Murphy, Zaia Rolfe, Brandon Shapiro and Aurelia Williams*. Featuring The True Groove All-Stars Band.

*Appearing courtesy of Actors' Equity Association. AEA approved Showcase.

The production features set design by Frank Avellino and lighting design by Gerard Bourcier. Haia Bchiri is the production stage manager and Naima Hirsch is the assistant to the director and stage manager. Produced by Tomas Doncker, Marla Mase, Huey Esquire and Matt Okin.

Running Time: 2 hours

Website: www.blackboxnynj.com and www.dianaandnavy.com