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Furnace Festival: RAMONA

  • Balcony Theater 165 W 86th Street New York, NY 10024 (map)
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California Territory, 1850; a young Ramona does not know who she is or where she came from - she only knows that the Señora Moreno raises her, grudgingly, as the only daughter of a wealthy family determined to live by rules and customs. Ramona's story of loss, love, and destruction explodes under the sharp heel of war, and carries us through her desperate journey in search of family, legacy, and home. Adapted from the original novel by Helen Hunt Jackson, Ramona is a new musical take on a beloved California classic.


Brian Cedric Jones - Director, Choreographer
Alexandra Montalbano - Assistant Director
James Rushin - Music Director
Created by, Book, Lyrics - Kayla Friend
Music, Lyrics - Jaime Lozano, Jessy Tomsko, James Rushin
Additional Music - Andres Maldonado
Stage Manager - Laurel McIntyre

CAST (AEA noted with a *)

Keith Contreras*- Alessandro
Jen Olivares*-Bird Singer/Featured Dancer
Lisbeth Celis- Dolores, Ensemble
Maya Lazaro- Featured Violinist
Alvaro Francisco*- Felipe
Amy Linden*- Helen/Aunt Ri
Thomas Vorsteg- Jake
Brian Klimowski*- Jim Farrar/Kit Carson
Alexis Gonzalez Guarneros- Juan, Ensemble
Eddie Rodriguez, Jr. - Luigo, Ensemble
Sofia Klimovsky- Lupe
Noellia Hernandez*- Marda, Ensemble
Alexandra Doman- The North Wind
Brittany Rincon- The West Wind
Joanna Carpenter- The East Wind
Sophy Castro- The South Wind
Jacob Waid- Padre Salvadierra
Irene Patino- Ramona
Barrie Kealoha*- Senora Moreno
Arwen Monzon-Sanders- Young Girl/Jos
Maya Bassuk* - Violin, Vocals

Earlier Event: August 24
Furnace Festival: RAMONA
Later Event: September 6
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