Our creative team is so proud to announce to the world our show Dandelion: An Original Musical!
For almost two years, the creative team of Dandelion has been working to bring you the story of Jane and her mother Delilah, told in a powerful new musical that examines the traditional expectations of female responsibility alongside what it means to truly love yourself and your family. In Dandelion, Jane and Delilah are forced to confront profound questions of guilt, responsibility, and sacrifice as Jane must decide between attending college in pursuit of her lifelong dreams, or staying home to care for Delilah - who is locked in a desperate battle with severe mental illness and opioid addiction. Both moving and funny, Dandelion is a story of hope and grief, but, perhaps most importantly, Dandelion is a story of female power, and the promise of new possibility.
Dandelion has received generous support for the whole of its journey, from all the friends and family who read early drafts, to two developmental readings with Ensemble Atria in NYC. Dandelion features music and lyrics by Colleen Francis,(NSAI finalist) and Bill Zeffiro (MAC award winner), book by Jessica Francis Fichter (Eleventh Hour, Shadows: A Dance Musical) and Sean Riehm (Salem High), and has been developed in collaboration with Hailee Beltzhoover (Salem High).
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