Lyrics by Anne García-Romero Music and Orchestration by Danny Ursetti @dannyursetti
Paella Star (10-Minute Musical)
Book by Anne García-Romero Lyrics by Anne García-Romero and Daniel Padilla Music by Daniel Padilla
In 2019 Chicago, Estrella, 30s, a book shop owner, struggles and fails to make the perfect paella to commemorate the one year anniversary of her Spanish father Miguel’s death. Soon, she seeks the missing ingredient, saffron, from Estéban, 40s, a wise Spanish chef and gourmet shop owner. However, she returns to her family home empty handed and argues with Sandra, 60s, her Anglo mother, as they grieve and seek new ways to honor the memory of her beloved father.
Performed by Anna Paloma @_annapaloma Featured Artwork by Andrew Graham @andigrams Captions by Maria Caputo @classydame69
Developed in the William Finn Master Class 2020-21.
Presented by New York Theatre Barn, May 2021.
Performed by Jessica Elena Rivera, J. Sebastian Fabál, and Laura Stratford
Developed with Cheryl Coons, J. Sebastian Fabál, Jessica Mcleod and Diana Lawrence. Presented by Chicago Dramatists, 2020.