Bella: An American Tall Tale

Name: Playwrights Horizons
Address: 416 West 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036
Production Details
First performance date: May 19, 2017
Opening date: June 12, 2017
Closing date: July 2, 2017
Links: Official Website
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Production Description
All aboard for a Western musical adventure the likes of which you’ve never experienced. As a wanted woman of mythic proportions looks to begin life anew out west, Bella takes us on the trip of a lifetime to escape her scandalous past and bounce into the arms of her awaiting Buffalo Soldier. Rowdy, wild, and hilarious, Kirsten Childs (Bubbly Black Girl…) infuses this tall tale with soulful tunes and madcap antics aplenty. Giddy-up to our get-down!
Opening Night Credits

Production Credits
Person/Company Credit
Playwrights Horizons Producer
Tim Sanford Artistic Director
Leslie Marcus Managing Director
Adam Greenfield Associate Artistic Director
Kirsten Childs Book
Kirsten Childs Music
Kirsten Childs Lyricist
Robert O'Hara Director
Camille A. Brown Choreographer
Rickey Tripp Associate Choreographer
Jo'Nathan Michael Dance Captain
Clint Ramos Set Designer
Dede M. Ayite Costume Designer
Japhy Weideman Lighting Designer
Lindsay Jones Sound Designer
Johanna Pan Assistant Costume Designer
Craig Napoliello Associate Set Designer
Alex Jainchill Associate Lighting Designer
J. Jared Janas Make Up Designer
Dave Bova Hair/Make-Up
J. Jared Janas Hair/Make-Up
Dave Bova Wig Designer
J. Jared Janas Wig Designer
Jeff Sugg Projection Designer
Dave Tennent Associate Projection Designer
Alex Neumann Associate Sound Designer
Carol Fishman General Manager
Caroline Aquino Company Manager
The Publicity Office Press Representative
Erin Gioia Albrecht Production Stage Manager
Brett Anders Assistant Stage Manager
Matthew Frew Prop Master
Jacqueline Ford Wardrobe
Rona Siddiqui Conductor
Rona Siddiqui Additional Musical Arrangements
Kirsten Childs Vocal Arrangements
Daryl Waters Orchestrations
John Miller Music Coordinator
Rona Siddiqui Music Direction
George Farmer Bass
Benny Koonyevsky Drums
Winston Roye Drums
Ayodele Maakheru Guitar
Rona Siddiqui Keyboards
Benny Koonyevsky Percussion
Winston Roye Percussion
Rona Siddiqui Piano
Tomo Akaboshi Viola
Tomo Akaboshi Violin
Julie Pacheco Woodwinds
Alaine Alldaffer Casting

Actor Role
Marinda Anderson Ida Lou / Aunt Dinah
Yurel Echezarreta Diego Moreno / CP Conyers
Brandon Gill Nathaniel Beckworth
Olli Haaskivi Gabriel Conyers / Scooter
Ashley D. Kelley Bella
Kevin Massey Snaggletooth Hoskins
Jo'Nathan Michael Mr. Dinwiddie / Scumbucket
Kenita R. Miller Miss Cabbagestalk / Mama
Paolo Montalban Tommie Haw / Skeeter
Gabrielle Reyes Mrs. Dinwiddie / Nurse
Britton Smith Aloysius T. Honeycutt
NaTasha Yvette Williams Grandma / Spirit of the Booty
Replacement Credits

Actor Role
Clifton Oliver Aloysius T. Honeycutt