The cast has been announced for the world premiere of Punk rock girl, coming to Long Island’s Argyle Theater in January. Performances are scheduled to run from January 20 to February 27, 2022, with an official opening on January 22.
Punk rock girl is a new musical featuring popular songs written and made famous by artists and girl groups such as Blondie, Pat Benatar, Avril Lavigne, Joan Jett, P! nk, Gwen Stefani, and more. In partnership with Lively McCabe Entertainment, the show features a book and arrangements by contestant Tony Joe Iconis (Be cooler), and arrangements and orchestrations by Rob Rokicki (The Lightning Thief). Jennifer Werner directs and choreographs, with musical direction from Jennifer Peacock.
Punk rock girl is described as follows: “Angela Quivers, 16, is a perfectionist who never takes risks and feels like there is no place she belongs … until she meets Proxi , a teenage girl who takes him into a world of grungy guitars, shocking secrets, and strong, loud, messy emotions.A musical about a youngster who finds community and creates her tribe, Punk rock girl is a boisterous celebration of all that is raw and tattered; trashy and sincere; familiar and foreign. “
The cast includes Philippe Arroyo, Kayla Catan, Seth Eliser, Jaylan Evans, Kalonjee Gallimore, Ashley LaLonde, Lauren Marcus, Jackson Mattek, Jordan Leigh McCaskill, Kelly McIntyre, Natalie Powers, Mikaela Rada, Brooke Shapiro and Brad Weatherford.
The creative team is complemented by Associate Director and Choreographer Leonard Sullivan, Decorator Nate Bertone, Costume Designer Jen Caprio, Lighting Designer John Salutz, Sound Designer Carlos Dias Jr and Props Designer Steven Velasquez.