This project's funding goal was not reached on May 14, 2012.
About this project
Literally Alive has been producing original musicals based on children’s literature in New York City for over 12 years.
Tico Tales, a musical adaptation of traditional Costa Rican folk tales, has been selected for the summer production. The creative team, Michael Sgouros and Brenda Bell, who have written 8 original musicals together, chose this piece after bringing their production of A Christmas Carol to Costa Rica this past December. Inspired by the beauty of the nature, the warmth of the people and the rhythms of their community, Sgouros and Bell returned to New York excited to share a theatre piece that embodies this rich culture.
Costa Rican music is known for embracing percussion instrumentation. The national instrument is the Marimba. Michael Sgouros, the composer of the team, is a percussionist and each of Sgouros and Bell’s eight musicals have featured a percussion score. This unique musical theatre orchestration allows three live musicians to create a wide variety of music and sound effects for the productions.
Providing three weeks of free theatre is the perfect way to celebrate being able to provide 12 years of theatre to New Yorkers. All performances will be held at the Players Theatre in the West Village where Literally Alive is a resident company.
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