Let’s hope Jeannette Bayardelle’s dressing room comes replete with throat lozenges, energy drinks, and maybe the occasional B-12 shot. She’ll need them for the nightly performances of her one-woman musical, for which she has also written the book, music, and lyrics. The story concerns a particularly New York portrait of an artist as a young woman. Shida, directed by Andy Sandberg, chronicles a girl’s journey from Catholic school in the Bronx to college at NYU and beyond as she pursues her writing dreams. Singing a “rock, jazz, r&b, and gospel music” score, Bayardelle, a Broadway vet with Hair and Color Purple credits, brings her tale to multi-octave life as part of the Summer Fling series.
Fridays, 5 p.m.; Tuesdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Saturdays, 3 p.m.; Mondays, 7 p.m. Starts: July 19. Continues through Aug. 28, 2013
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on July 24, 2013