A New Original Musical!
LilYpada is a new, original musical produced by Inland Pacific Ballet that combines musical theater and ballet.
Book, music and lyrics by Hugues-Jocelyn Cano that includes a musical journey in song with Broadway Blues, We Have a Voice, Old Jack Blues, Twisted Beetle Twist, Lilypada Waltz, Who is There?, Gotta Love Your Rancho Oh! and more.
Change is in the air when young Liya learns her mother is planning to move them from New York City to her hometown of Rancho Cucamonga. Her Grammy and Grandpa are excited, but Liya doesn’t want to leave all her friends at the Performing Arts School. She looks for guidance from her father, but he only gives her a mysterious message about a secret garden.
Falling asleep and dreaming, Liya is transported and lost in an imaginary land inhabited by the Lilypas, beautiful giant dancing butterflies. Ruled by Queen Lilypas, Liya is offered help to get home and introduced to a cadre of comical characters who will keep her safe from the OooAaas and Bat Faith. With help from Libelle, Jack the Turtle, Thorn the Twisted Beetle, Sir Snobby Snail, the Lilypas and others, Liya must go on a quest to find her way home. Along the way, she learns to fly with joy – overcoming her fears and learning to believe in herself while respecting the differences in others.
This is the world premiere of the full production that was workshopped in Summer 2022.
Original music, book, and lyrics by Hugues-Jocelyn Cano.
Director: Zaylin Elleni Cano
Music Director: Marius Beltran
Choreographers: Zaylin Elleni Cano, Joshua Collins, Brandon J and Michael Milligan
Scenic Design: Daniel C. Nyiri, Robert Wollenzier
Lighting Design: Stephen Yarbrough
With a Cast of 66 including:
Professional Musical Theater Guest Artists
Inland Pacific Ballet Company
IPB Academy Apprentices/Trainees
IPB Academy Musical Theater Troupe and students
10-member Citrus Singers ensemble
Live music by a 10-piece musical ensemble
Lewis Family Playhouse
Rancho Cucamonga, CA
March 11, 2023 – 2:00pm
March 12, 2023 – 2:00pm