Encores! Off-Center: ‘The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin’ at City Center
New York City Centerhttp://www.nycitycenter.org/tickets/productionNew.aspx?performanceNumber=10575
131 W 55th Street (btwn 6th & 7th)
Kirsten Childs’ delightful, provocative, and incredibly moving 2000 musical is about a young African-American dancer who finds her way from West Coast suburbia to Broadway, all while navigating the politics of race and gender in an attempt to uncover her own identity. With a deceptively fun and catchy score and a wickedly satirical take on the lives of Broadway dancers, The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin deserves to be seen again.
By Kirsten Childs
Choreography by Byron Easley
Music Supervisor Chris Fenwick
Music Director Annastasia Victory
Directed by Robert O’Hara
Cast: Penelope Armstead-Williams, Tanya Birl, Kaitlyn Davidson, Josh Davis, Yurel Echezarreta, Lauren E.J. Hamilton, Korey Jackson, Nikki M. James, Kingsley Leggs, Jo’Nathan Michael, Kenita R. Miller, Julius Thomas III, Shelley Thomas, and Alex Wong.