World premiere of Punk Rock Girl! By Joe Iconis and Rob Rokicki Starts January 20

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world premiere of Punk rock girl! By Joe Iconis and Rob Rokicki Starts January 20

Long Island’s Argyle Theater presents the new musical, featuring music from female artists like Blondie, Gwen Stefani and Avril Lavigne.

Joe Iconis and Rob Rokicki

The Argyle Theater on Long Island launches its world premiere of Punk rock girl! January 20. The new musical features songs written and made famous by female artists and girl groups, with book and arrangements by Joe Iconis (be cooler) and arrangements and orchestrations by Rob Rokicki (The Lightning Thief). Production will continue until February 27.

In the casting, Philippe Arroyo (Aladdin)Kayla Catan, Seth Eliser, Jaylan Evans, Kalonjee Gallimore, Ashley LaLonde, Lauren Marcus (be cooler)Jackson Mattek, Jordan Leigh McCaskill, Kelly McIntyre, Natalie Powers, Mikaela Rada, Brooke Shapiro, and Brad Weatherford.

Jennifer Werner directs and choreographs the musical, which finds its themes of friendship and community as two seemingly opposite teenagers meet in a world of grungy guitars and loud, messy emotions…and music by Blondie, Pat Benatar, Avril Lavigne, Joan Jett, P!nk, Gwen Stefani and more.

The production also has musical direction by Jennifer Peacock, musical supervision by Geoffrey Ko, 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. Leonard Sullivan is associate director and choreographer. The management team includes Alison Savino, Leah V. Pye and Shannon Stewart. The cast is by Michael Cassara.

The new musical is produced in association with Lively McCabe Entertainment.

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Diana J. Carleton