The Strollers community theater continues its 87thseason with a new production of the family favorite, The Day the Rainbow Broke Up, by Casey Bell.The children’s show will be performed for two weekends in February at The Burgdorff Center for the Performing Arts in Maplewood, NJ.
First produced as a world premiere by the Strollers in 2017, the show was an instant crowd pleaser; soon after its initial run, plans were already underway for an encore production. The story poses the question of what might happen if all the colors of the rainbow decided to strike out on their own. As each single-color rainbow encounters a colorful creature from nature, it learns about cooperation, friendship, and the beautiful power of diversity. All ends well as the rainbow is once again united and brilliantly arched across the sky.
The Day the Rainbow Broke Up is directed by Dena Daniel and Amanda Feliciano, with choreography and costumes by Carol Cornicelli and production by John Mendlovitz and Ken Lordy. Portraying the rainbow colors are Violet Hanson, Camryn Olszowy, Jack Gonyea, Dylan Graham, Finn Goring, Alanna Veneziano, and Anushka Pimplaskar. Other cast members include Carol Cornicelli, Ryann Garcia, Poppy Miller, Vinnette Richardson, Zoe Hanson, Amelia Lisco, Rebecca Ryan, Samantha Seals, Vicki Ridley, Emilie Clitus, Eleanor Qureshi, Anastasia Gangemi-Berger, Mary Clare Cardoni, and Beth Seales.
The Day the Rainbow Broke Up will be presented for two weekends at The Burgdorff Center for the Performing Arts in Maplewood.Evening performances will take place on Friday, February 1 and 8 at 7:00 p.m. Matinee performances will be held on Saturday, February 2 and 9, and Sunday, February 3 and 10. Each day will feature two performances, at 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. Tickets are $10 each. Visit www.thestrollers.org for information and to purchase tickets, or call 973-761-8453 to reserve tickets.