La Nela De Socartes at Edinburgh Festival Fringe

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La Nela De Socartes

 
A New Musical
 
 
Adapted from the Spanish novela "Marianela" by:
Benito Perez Galdos
Book, Music, Lyrics, and Orchestrations by: 
Greggory Nekrasovas and Massimiliano Cicio
English translations by:
Clara Bell
 
Starring
 
Frank Montoto
Alexander Brown
Imran Hylton
Gustavo Wons
Bruno Giraldi
Katrice Gavino
Sean Patrick Murtagh
Daniela Delahuerta
Isabella King
Milagros Colón
Katlin Svadbik
 
 
 

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About La Nela De Socartes:

The year is 1870 in the fictional town of Socartes, Spain.

A 16-year-old girl named Marianela struggles to live a life with happiness, sleeping between two baskets in the home of Señor and Señora Ana Centeño.

The man she guides throughout Socartes, an optimistic blind man named Pablo Penáguilas, expresses his love for her, and so does Marianela.

Despite this, Pablo is given a life-changing opportunity by Don Teodoro Golfín.

However, this opportunity could be at the cost of Marianela's life.
Marianela, though, is given a life-changing opportunity of her own: to escape Socartes with her foster brother Celipín.

Florentina, Pablo’s cousin visiting Socartes, battles her father, Manuel, on what it means to be a woman of society. Manuel, Don Carlos (Teodoro’s brother), Sofía (Carlos’ wife), Don Francisco (Pablo’s father), Don Teodoro, and all of the characters bring about conversations on idealism versus materialism, social class politics, adoption reform, and mental health.

Their story is an uplifting musical tragedy on love, opportunity, and change: La Nela De Socartes.

Song List

Act I:

Scene One: In the North of Spain near Socartes

- On Straight On (Don Teodoro)

- I Would Not Be Me (Pablo)

- They Say (Marianela, Don Teodoro)

Scene Two: At the Centeño House

- One of the Greats (Just You Wait) (Celipín)

Scene Three: At the Countryside

- Flowers and the Sea (Marianela, Pablo)

Scene Four: At La Trascava

- Always Day (Marianela, Pablo)

Scene Five: Later that Evening at La Trascava

- It's A Shame (Don Teodoro, Don Carlos, Sofía)

- A Little More Normal (Don Francisco)

Scene Six: At the Centeño House

Between These Baskets (Marianela)

 

Act II:

Scene Seven: The Next Morning at the Centeño house

- What Is This Feeling? (Marianela)

Scene Eight: The Penáguilas House

Scene Nine: At the Countryside

- Something to Call Her Own (Florentina)

- Comforting Song (Pablo)

Scene Ten: During the Operation throughout Socartes

- I Will / Vow / Did You Hear the News? (Pablo, Florentina, Don Teodoro, Don Carlos, Sofía, Marianela)

Scene Eleven: At the Centeño house

Scene Twelve: At La Trascava

- Goodbye for Now (Celipín)

- The Edge (Marianela)

- Mother-Father Figure (Don Teodoro)

Scene Thirteen: Inside the Penáguilas House

- Death, It Takes (Don Teodoro, Pablo, Florentina, Marianela)

 

Curtain Call:

- Epilogue Song (Pablo, Don Teodoro, Florentina, Marianela, Don Carlos, Don Francisco, Celipín, Sofía)

Cast

Frank Montoto
Don Teodoro Golfín
Bruno Giraldi
Pablo Penáguilas
Daniela Delahuerta
Marianela
Alexander Brown
Señor Centeño
Katrice Gavino
Señora Ana
Isabella King
Celipín
Imran Hylton
Don Carlos Golfín
Sean Patrick Murtagh
Don Francisco Penáguilas
Milagros Colón
Sofía
Gustavo Wons
Don Manuel Penáguilas
Katlin Svadbik
Florentina Penáguilas
Abby Hazlett
Celipín (Understudy)
Isabel Rodriguez
Marianela (Alternate)
Katejoule Carney
Marianela (Understudy)

Creative Team

Benito Pérez Galdós

Author, "Marianela"

Clara Bell

Translator, "Marianela"

Greggory Nekrasovas

Book, Music, Lyrics, Orchestrations, Executive Producer, Director

Massimiliano Cicio

Book, Music, Lyrics, Orchestrations, Executive Producer

Christopher Giacomini

Supervising Video Editor

Katlin Svadbik

Stage and Social Media Manager

Abby Hazlett

Dramaturg; Celipín (Understudy)

Isabel Rodriguez

Virtual Lighting Designer, Marianela (Alternate)

Ty Gabriel Jones

Associate Director

Kenny Horn

Video Editor

Ashleigh Corby

Video Editor

Yasin Moustafay

Video Editor

Lyoni Tillman

Video Editor

Dan Walker

Video Editor

Emily McCormack

Video Editor

Kevin Garcia

Video Editor

Meet the Company

Frank Montoto

Don Teodoro Golfín

Recent Credits: Regional: Daddy Warbucks, Annie (Area Stage Company), Shrek, Shrek: The Musical (Area Stage Company)

Bruno Giraldi

Pablo Penáguilas

Recent Credits: Off Broadway: King Richard III, Riiichard (Teatro Latea), Mariano Eduardo Heredia, The Caves of Sacramonte (Dramatists Guild)

Daniela Delahuerta

Marianela

Recent Credits: Regional: Anita, West Side Story (Tibbits Opera House), Diana Morales, A Chorus Line (Roxy Regional Theatre)

Alexander Brown

Señor Centeño

Recent Credits: Regional: Agwe, Once On This Island (Ritz Performing Arts Center); Recording Artist: Ghost Stories: The High School EP (Mister Morgan)

Katrice Gavino

Señora Ana

Recent Credits: Regional: Daisy, Summer of Love (Musical Theater Works), Gertrude, Seussical (The Virtual Stage Company)

Isabella King

Celipín

Recent Credits: Bella and Garrit (YouTube)

Imran Hylton

Don Carlos Golfín

Recent Credits: Regional: Ms. Hannigan, Annie (Area Stage Company), Pinocchio, Shrek: The Musical (Area Stage Company)

Sean Patrick Murtagh

Don Francisco Penáguilas

Recent Credits: Cabaret: Mario! A Salute to the Great Lanza (2020 MAC Award Winner-Best Male Debut), The Pantsless Living Room Concert Series (3-time BroadwayWorld Award nominee)

Milagros Colón

Sofía

Recent Credits: Film: Extra, In the Heights (HBO Max), West Side Story (HBO Max), Regional: Alma, Papi (Nuyorican Poets Cafe Online Theatre Festival)

Gustavo Wons

Don Manuel Penáguilas

Recent Credits: International: Choreographer, Kinky Boots (2020 Premios Hugo Award nominee) Choreographer/Larry, A Chorus Line (Rimas Productions), Choreographer, Sugar (2017 Premios ACE Award Winner-Best Choreography)

Katlin Svadbik

Florentina Penáguilas

Recent Credits: Film: Agnes' Eyes (Celia Guillén), The Night (Met Susanna)

Abby Hazlett

Celipín (Understudy)

Recent Credits: World Premiere: Garfield, Garfield: The Musical (Next Stage Company), Aquarius, Harper, Dana, Adia, When We Were Stars (Next Stage Company)

Isabel Rodriguez

Marianela (Alternate)

Recent Credits: Collegiate: Romeo, Romeo and Juliet (Syracuse University), Diana, A Chorus Line (Syracuse University)

Katejoule Carney

Marianela (Understudy)

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Benito Pérez Galdós

Author, "Marianela"

Other works: La Fontana de Oro, Realidad, Doña Perfecta, Episodios Nacionalies, Fortunata y Jacinta

Clara Bell

Translator, "Marianela"

Other works: Human Comedy (Balzac), Footsteps of Faith (Couperat), Pierre and Jean (Maupassant)

Greggory Nekrasovas

Book, Music, Lyrics, Orchestrations, Executive Producer, Director

Other works: One Night in Hell (NAMT 15-Minute Musical Challenge), Bob's Burgers: The Musical (TikTok)

Massimiliano Cicio

Book, Music, Lyrics, Orchestrations, Executive Producer

Other works: One Night in Hell (NAMT 15-Minute Musical Challenge)

Christopher Giacomini

Supervising Video Editor

Other works: What Do I Add To That? (Podcast), Major Problems (Montclair State University)

Katlin Svadbik

Stage and Social Media Manager

Recent Credits: Film: Agnes' Eyes (Celia Guillén), The Night (Met Susanna)

Abby Hazlett

Dramaturg; Celipín (Understudy)

Recent Credits: World Premiere: Garfield, Garfield: The Musical (Next Stage Company), Aquarius, Harper, Dana, Adia, When We Were Stars (Next Stage Company)

Isabel Rodriguez

Virtual Lighting Designer, Marianela (Alternate)

Recent Credits: Collegiate: Romeo, Romeo and Juliet (Syracuse University), Diana, A Chorus Line (Syracuse University)

Ty Gabriel Jones

Associate Director

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Kenny Horn

Video Editor

Not pictured

Ashleigh Corby

Video Editor

Not pictured

Yasin Moustafay

Video Editor

Not pictured

Lyoni Tillman

Video Editor

Not pictured

Dan Walker

Video Editor

Not pictured

Emily McCormack

Video Editor

Not pictured

Kevin Garcia

Video Editor

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Epilogue Song (from La Nela De Socartes)
The First 90 Seconds...

A Message from the Creators

Hello, and thank you for having La Nela De Socartes as part of your Edinburgh Festival Fringe entertainment.

Our musical's journey began in 2017, and over 3.5 years, we developed Benito Pérez Galdós' story into an uplifting tragedy on love, opportunity, and change, first premiering in November 2020 as Nekrasovas' senior capstone project with the College of Performing Arts at Rowan University.

Never could we have imagined a global pandemic causing theatres to shut down, productions to halt, and in our show's case, pivot virtually.

Despite this obstacle, what our entire company created is not just a new virtual musical.

It is our pride and joy, the culmination of 3.5 years of development, our theatrical debut, and just the beginning of our musical's journey towards the stage and beyond.

Enjoy the show, and don't forget to show yourself love.

Greggory Nekrasovas and Massimiliano Cicio

Creators, La Nela De Socartes

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