Frida Libre
Frida_Bandcamp

Book & Lyrics by Karen Zacarías
Music by Deborah Wicks La Puma
Published by Dramatic Publishing.

Synopsis

Alex may seem like a quiet, shy boy, but he secretly wrestles with big ideas inside his head. His life changes when he meets brave and colorful Frida, an unusual girl who gets him to reveal his secret dreams. Forced into an unlikely partnership, the pair discover how dreams can become a reality with the right friend by your side. Frida Libre is an uplifting story featuring delightful original songs which explore the meaning of transformation, understanding and acceptance.

The story is geared to children, but this adult found herself moved by the uplifting story.” – Charlene Baldridge, San Diego News

History

Steve Limones and Camden Gonzales on the La Jolla Playhouse POP Tour. Photo Credit: J.T. MacMillan
Steve Limones and Camden Gonzales on the La Jolla Playhouse POP Tour. Photo Credit: J.T. MacMillan

Frida Libre was commissioned and premiered at La Jolla Playhouse, CA as their 2011 Pop Tour, under the direction of Rosemary Newcott.  After touring for 9 weeks around San Diego schools, being seen by over 17,000 children, it returned to the La Jolla playhouse for a weekend of sold out performances.

Click Here to watch a video feature on the premiere production at La Jolla Playhouse.

Musical Numbers

1. PAINT ME A PICTURE - Alex, 2 Actors
1. PAINT ME A PICTURE - Alex, 2 Actors

2. ARRIBA FRIDA - Frida
2. ARRIBA FRIDA - Frida

3. PARTNERS - Alex, Frida
3. PARTNERS - Alex, Frida

4. LOS HUESOS - All
4. LOS HUESOS - All

5. FRIDA LIBRE - All
5. FRIDA LIBRE - All

6. METAMORPHOSIS - Alex, Frida

7. THE ACCIDENT - Alex, 2 Actors

8. ARRIBA ALEX - Alex

9. PAINT ME A PICTURE FINALE - All

 

Steve Limones, Rae Henderson and Camden Gonzales on the La Jolla Playhouse POP Tour. Photo Credit: J.T. MacMillan
Steve Limones, Rae Henderson and Camden Gonzales on the La Jolla Playhouse POP Tour. Photo Credit: J.T. MacMillan

Buy the demo from Bandcamp.
Featuring Camden Gonzales (Frida), Steve Limones (Alex), Scott Graff and the composer.

Production Elements

Camden Gonzales and Steve Limones on the La Jolla Playhouse POP Tour. Photo Credit: J.T. MacMillan
Camden Gonzales and Steve Limones on the La Jolla Playhouse POP Tour. Photo Credit: J.T. MacMillan

Cast: 2 women, 2 men

ALEX – a shy quiet boy with lots of imagination.
FRIDA – a colorful girl with lots of imagination.
2 ACTORS – who morph and transform to help the story along.
They also become MAESTRO, and SUPER LUCHADOR and FRIDA LIBRE

Music:  Lyrical Latin score. Accompaniment tracks available.
Musical Difficulty: Moderate
Technical Requirements: Minimal (ideal for touring)
Suggested Audience: Upper Elementary School/Families

Authors

DEBORAH WICKS LA PUMA (music) – see her bio page

Purchase

Buy the script from Dramatic Publishing.

Buy the demo from Bandcamp.
Featuring Camden Gonzales (Frida), Steve Limones (Alex), Scott Graff and the composer.

Vocal Work Out! CD

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