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First Family Musical About Disabilities

First Family Musical About Disabilities

ADDY & UNO Finds a New Home at Theatre Row

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After a sold out run at the 14th Street Y, ADDY & UNO, the first family musical celebrating disability, friendship, and kindness finds a new home at Theatre Row! With an original score, heartwarming story, and hilariously adorable puppets, the 50 minute musical comedy aims to educate typically developing children about peers with differing abilities, but also create a rare relatability for audience members with special needs.

Uno has plenty of mathematical ability, but he also has a disability: autism. In this new musical featuring a cast of puppets and people, Uno gains the courage to enter his school's math competition with help from friends who face challenges of their own: Addy has attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder; Melody is visually impaired; Seemore has hearing loss; and RJ uses a wheelchair. Addy & Uno is a heartfelt and hilarious journey celebrating hope, big dreams and the beauty of differences.

Created by Dr. Nava R. Silton, a developmental psychologist, ADDY & UNO is a spinoff of her ten comic book series Realabilities used to teach kids about their peers with differing abilities. "It's people first", says Dr. Silton, "It's RJ who loves rockets first, it's Uno who loves math, it's Addy who is hilarious and spunky, and they have a disability. We want the audience to get to know them as kids and as people." The show is directed by Emmy-nominated Donna Drake (Netflix's Julie's Greenroom and John Tartaglia's ImaginOcean), with music by Bonnie Gleicher (singer/songwriter who was seen on Broadway in Jane Eyre), and is produced by Drama Desk nominated Tom D'Angora and Michael D'Angora(NEWSical The Musical, The Marvelous Wonderettes).

The cast features Tony L. Clements, Caitlin DonohueBrent Jones, Vanesa Pereda-Felix, Noah PyzikBryan George RowellKate Ryan, and Annabelle Shea.

The show is appropriate for all ages and the venue is wheelchair accessible.

 

Addy & Uno plays every Saturday and Sunday at 12pm at the Kirk Theatre at Theatre Row. Tickets are $42.25 and can be purchased at The Theatre Row box office or through Telecharge.com. A select number of premium tickets are available for each performance. For groups contact 212-889-4300800-331-0472, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. School groups should This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The Kirk at Theatre Row is located at 410 W 42nd St off of 9th Ave. The box office opens at 12pm weekdays and 11:30am on Sat/Sun. For more information visit www.AddyAndUno.com

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