The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin

New York City Center

Encores!

Opening Night: July 26, 2017

Closing Night: July 27, 2017

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Music: Kirsten Childs

Lyrics: Kirsten Childs

Book: Kirsten Childs

What’s a black girl from sunny Southern California to do? White people are blowing up black girls in Birmingham churches. Black people are shouting “Black is beautiful” while straightening their hair and coveting light skin. Viveca Stanton’s answer: Slap on a bubbly smile and be as white as you can be! In a humorous and pointed coming-of-age story spanning the sixties through the nineties, Viveca blithely sails through the confusing worlds of racism, sexism and Broadway showbiz until she’s forced to face the devastating effect self-denial has had on her life.

Musical Numbers

Welcome to L.A.
Sweet Chitty Chatty
Smile, Smile
Dance Class
The Skate
Sticks and Stones
Pass the Flame
War is Not Good
Brave New World
Give It Up
Belle of the Ball
Beautiful Bright Blue Sky
Legacy
Who’s That Bubbly Black Girl?
Secretarial Pool
Pretty
Director Bob
Come With Me
Granny’s Advice
Listen!
There Was a Girl

CAST

Penelope Armstead-Williams                     Performer
Tanya Birl                                                    Performer
Kaitlyn Davidson                                         Performer
Josh Davis                                                Director Bob
Yurel Echezarreta                            Modern Teacher
Lauren Hamilton                                         Performer
Korey Jackson                                                 Gregory
Nikki M. James                                                  Viveca
Kingsley Leggs                                                  Daddy
Jo’Nathan Michael                                       Performer
Kenita R. Miller                                           Performer
Shelley Thomas                                               Mommy
Julius Thomas III                                  Ballet Teacher
Alex Wong                                               Jazz Teacher

Other Productions

2000 Off-Broadway Production

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