6660 Manasota Key Road
The Hermitage Artist Retreat is pleased to continue its popular beachfront series with “The Making of a Musical,” Monday, November 23, 5 p.m., at the Hermitage Beach, 6660 Manasota Key Road, Englewood.
This outdoor event features composer and music director Rona Siddiqui, who will explore the craft of musical theater along with local vocalists.
Admission is free but registration is required. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER. Capacity will be limited to accommodate safe social distancing, so early reservations are recommended. Masks are strongly encouraged.
Rona Siddiqui is an award-winning composer, lyricist, orchestrator, and music director based in New York City. The recipient of the Jonathan Larson Grant and Billie Burke Ziegfeld Award, Siddiqui was named one of Broadway Women’s Fund’s “Women to Watch.” Her show, Salaam Medina: Tales of a Halfghan, an autobiographical comedy about growing up bi-ethnic in America, had a reading at Playwrights Horizons. Other of her musicals include One Good Day, The Tin, and Treasure. Siddiqui is the recipient of the ASCAP Foundation Mary Rodgers/Lorenz Hart Award and the ASCAP Foundation/Max Dreyfus Scholarship. She has written pieces for Wicked‘s 16th-anniversary commemoration, 24 Hour Musicals, Prospect Theater Company, The Civilians, the NYC Gay Men’s Chorus, and 52nd St Project, and has performed concerts of her work at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and Feinstein’s/54 Below. Siddiqui has also orchestrated for Broadway Records, Broadway Backwards, NAMT and Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera. For more information, visit RonaSiddiqui.com.