Temple of the Souls- World Premiere New Musical

THE NEW YORK MUSICAL FESTIVAL and MULTISTAGES

Proudly Present the New Musical

Winner 2014 Manhattan Community Arts Fund

Winner HOLA Awards for Outstanding Music, Production, Lighting, Choreography

Winner of Taíno Areyto Award – Play of the Year

Nominated for 6 NY Innovative Theatre Awards

TEMPLE OF THE SOULS

A tale of forbidden love where nightmares and dreams come true.

Story by ANITA VELEZ-MITCHELL

Music by DEAN LANDON and ANIKA PARIS

Book by ANITA VELEZ-MITCHELL, LORCA PERESS, and ANIKA PARIS

Starring

DANNY BOLERO             JACOB GUTIERREZ

NOELLIA HERNANDEZ    ANDRES QUINTERO     LORRAINE VELEZ

Musical Direction by BRUCE BAUMERChoreography by ENRIQUE BROWN

Directed by LORCA PERESS

OFFICIAL SELECTION OF THE 2017 NEW YORK MUSICAL FESTIVAL

JULY 19 – 23, 2017 AT THE ACORN THEATRE AT THEATRE ROW

TICKETS ON SALE NOW AT NYMF.ORG

MULTISTAGES, in association with Dr. Judy Kuriansky and Jane Velez-Mitchell, is pleased to announce the award-winning musical, TEMPLE OF THE SOULS, co-written by poet Anita Velez-Mitchell, platinum-winning composers Dean Landon and Anika Paris,  and MultiStages Artistic Director Lorca Peress. Peress will also direct, with musical direction by Bruce Baumer, choreography by Enrique Brown, and visual design by Obie-winner Jan Hartley. TEMPLE OF THE SOULS will play a limited engagement as part of the New York Musical Festival at Off-Broadway’s The Acorn Theatre at Theatre Row (410 W. 42nd St., NY, NY 10036). Performances begin Wednesday, July 19 and continue until Sunday, July 23. Press are invited to all performances.

 TEMPLE OF THE SOULS is a time-traveling love story set in the mystical El Yunque rain forest, caves, and valleys of Puerto Rico. We open on a present-day tour through an ancient cave known to be inhabited by Taíno Souls, the indigenous people who once ruled the island. Two tourists become entranced by a Taíno cave drawing of legendary lovers, and are magically transported back in time to the 16th Century as the lovers, Guario, a young Taíno runaway, and Amada, the daughter of a Conquistador. They meet by chance during the raucous San Juan Bautista Fiesta, but their union is thwarted by the intolerant world around them. To escape, they run to the Temple of the Souls where nightmares and dreams come true. With a forbidden love that is stronger than death and the blending of two worlds, they change the face of Puerto Rico forever.

The production features Noellia Hernandez* and Andres Quintero* as Amada and Guario; Danny Bolero* (Joseph and The Amazing… (1993 Revival), In The Heights) as Conquistador Don Severo, Lorraine Velez* (Broadway Mimi in Rent, revival of Dreamgirls) as the Taino Nana; Jacob Gutierrez* (Light in the Piazza, Aladdin) as Nemesio; Ensemble: Ari Aaron* Jorge Enrique Barranco* Theresa Burns* Catalina Gaglioti, Val Nuccio, Isabel Plana, Miguel A. Sierra* and Robert Zelaya* (Nat’l Tour Kinky Boots).

The production is executive produced by Dr. Judy Kuriansky, associate produced by Jane Velez-Mitchell and features scenic design by Jennifer Varbalow, projection design by Jan Hartley, mask design by Marla Speer, costume design by Lisa Renee Jordan, and lighting design by Jason Fok. Kenneth Goodwin is the sound designer and C. Renee Alexander is the AEA stage manager.

TEMPLE OF THE SOULS plays the following schedule:

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at 8:00 pm

Tickets are $27.50 and are now available online at www.nymf.org or by calling 212-352-3101. Tickets may also be purchased in-person at theater one hour prior to performance

Where: The Acorn Theatre at Theatre Row (410 W. 42nd St., NY, NY 10036)

When: July 19-23

A tale of forbidden love where nightmares and dreams come true.

Running Time: 110 minutes

Website: nymf.org/templeofthesouls

www.multistages.org

www.templeofthesouls.com

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