‘PUNK ROCK GIRL!’ opens at the Argyle Theater in Babylon
The Argyle Theatre, 34 West Main St., Babylon kicks off the new year with the world premiere of PUNK ROCK GIRL! from Jan. 20 to Feb. 27
With book and arrangements by Tony-nominated Long Island composer Joe Iconis, arrangements and orchestrations by Rob Rokicki, and conducted and choreographed by Jennifer Werner, the new musical features twenty popular songs written and made famous by artists women’s and women’s front groups including Blondie, Pat Benatar, Avril Lavigne, Joan Jett, P!nk, Gwen Stefani and many more.
Angela Quivers, 16, is a perfectionist who never takes risks and feels like there’s no place she belongs…until she meets Proxi, a teenage girl who loves her. takes you into a world of grimy guitars, shocking secrets and big, loud, messy. emotions. A musical about a young person finding community and creating their tribe, PUNK-ROCK GIRL is a loud celebration of all that is raw and tattered; trashy and sincere; familiar and foreign.
The cast includes Philippe Arroyo (Broadway: Aladdin)Kayla Catan, Seth Eliser, Jaylan Evans (Regional: Scottsboro Boys)Kalonjee Gallimore, Ashley LaLonde (Lincoln Center’s The black clown), Lauren Marcus (Broadway: be cooler)Jackson Mattek, Jordan Leigh McCaskill, Kelly McIntyre (National Tour: A night with Janis Joplin), Natalie Powers, Mikaela Rada, Brooke Shapiro (Regional: hairspray), Brad Weatherford.
The creative team includes musical supervision by Geoffrey Ko, musical direction by Jennifer Peacock, associate direction and choreography by Leonard Sullivan, set design by Nate Bertone, costume design by Jen Caprio, lighting design by John Salutz, Sound Design by Carlos Dias Jr and Prop Design by Steven Velasquez, Associate Scenic Designer is Joshua Warner, Associate Costume Designer is Anna Blazer and Heather Neil and Prop Assistant is Courtney Alberto. The production manager is Alison Savino, with 1st Assistant Stage Manager Leah V. Pye and 2nd Assistant Stage Manager/CSM Shannon Stewart. The casting director is Michel Cassara, CSA.
“We are thrilled to usher in the New Year with the world premiere of PUNK ROCK GIRL!, an exciting new musical from Long Island native and Tony nominee Joe Iconis. Bringing this new musical to the stage at the Argyle is a real bang and I’m honored that we can help bring this hilarious, quirky and thought-provoking show to life,” said the Argyle Theater Artistic Director. , Evan Pappas.
“We are honored to produce this exciting world premiere and to partner with Lively McCabe Entertainment and the incredible artists behind Punk Rock Girl! Come and be the first to see this exciting new musical! added Argyle Theater owners Mark and Dylan Pearlman.
PUNK-ROCK GIRL will play Thursday through Saturday nights at 7:30 p.m., Saturday afternoons at 2:30 p.m., and Sunday afternoons at 2 p.m. (performance added Wednesday, February 23 at 7:30 p.m.). Tickets range from $49 to $77 and can be purchased online at www.argyletheatre.com or by calling 631-230-3500.
COVID-19 POLICY, EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY: All guests over the age of 12 will be required to present proof of full vaccination (printed vaccination card or digital proof such as NYS Excelsior Pass), OR have received a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours prior to entering the theater and presenting printed proof, along with valid photo ID. All patrons must wear a mask when not actively eating or drinking, per the current NYS mandate.