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Get Ready for Edinburgh!

La Nela De Socartes is proud to make its festival debut at this year's Edinburgh Festival Fringe! 

Read below to get ready for Edinburgh!

1. La Nela De Socartes will be available to stream August 7 and 8 only
2. It is free to watch at any time between our show dates
3. Download our digital program or Broadway World Stage Mag to follow along with
and keep as a souvenir

To save La Nela De Socartes for your Edinburgh experience, click here.

Learn more about the musical below.


About La Nela De Socartes

The year is 1870 in the fictional town of Socartes, Spain.

A 16-year-old girl named Marianela struggles to live a life with happiness, sleeping between two baskets in the home of Señor and Señora Ana Centeño.

The man she guides throughout Socartes, an optimistic blind man named Pablo Penáguilas, expresses his love for her, and so does Marianela.

Despite this, Pablo is given a life-changing opportunity by Don Teodoro Golfín.

However, this opportunity could be at the cost of Marianela's life.

Marianela, though, is given a life-changing opportunity of her own: to escape Socartes with her foster brother Celipín.

Florentina, Pablo’s cousin visiting Socartes, battles her father, Don Manuel, on what it means to be a woman of society.

Manuel, Don Carlos (Teodoro’s brother), Sofia (Carlos’s wife), Don Francisco (Pablo’s father), Teodoro, and all of the characters bring about conversations on idealism versus materialism, social class politics, adoption reform, and mental health.

Their story is an uplifting musical tragedy on love, opportunity, and change: La Nela De Socartes.

La Nela De Socartes is the musical adaptation of Marianela by Benito Perez Galdos with English translation by Clara Bell and book, music, lyrics, and orchestrations by Greggory Nekrasovas and Massimiliano Cicio in their theatrical debut.

The production premiered virtually November 27- December 6, 2020 received audience acclaim for its music, cast performances, and storytelling.

This August, La Nela De Socartes will have its festival debut at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in its efforts towards achieving a stage premiere.

View our gallery to peruse the virtual world of La Nela De Socartes!


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La Nela De Socartes Cast

Frank Montoto

Don Teodoro Golfín

Recent Credits: Regional: Daddy Warbucks, Annie (Area Stage Company), Shrek, Shrek: The Musical (Area Stage Company)

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Bruno Giraldi

Pablo Penáguilas

Recent Credits: Off Broadway: King Richard III, Riiichard (Teatro Latea), Mariano Eduardo Heredia, The Caves of Sacramonte (Dramatists Guild)


Daniela Delahuerta


Recent Credits: Regional: Anita, West Side Story (Tibbits Opera House), Diana Morales, A Chorus Line (Roxy Regional Theatre)

Alexander Brown

Señor Centeño

Recent Credits: Regional: Agwe, Once On This Island (Ritz Performing Arts Center); Recording Artist: Ghost Stories: The High School EP (Mister Morgan)

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Katrice Gavino

Señora Ana


Isabella King


Recent Credits: Bella and Garrit (YouTube)

Imran Hylton

Don Carlos Golfín

Sean Patrick Murtagh

Don Francisco Penáguilas

Recent Credits: Regional: Daisy, Summer of Love (Musical Theater Works), Gertrude, Seussical (The Virtual Stage Company)

Recent Credits: Regional: Ms Hannigan, Annie (Area Stage Company), Pinocchio, Shrek: The Musical (Area Stage Company)

Recent Credits: Cabaret: Mario! A Salute to the Great Lanza (2020 MAC Award Winner-Best Male Debut), The Pantsless Living Room Concert Series (3-time BroadwayWorld Award nominee)

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Gustavo Wons

Don Manuel Penáguilas

Katlin Svadbik

Florentina Penáguilas

Recent Credits: Film: Extra, In the Heights (HBO Max), West Side Story (HBO Max), Regional: Alma, Papi (Nuyorican Poets Cafe Online Theatre Festival)

Recent Credits: International: Choreographer, Kinky Boots (2020 Premios Hugo Award nominee) Choreographer/Larry, A Chorus Line (Rimas Productions), Choreographer, Sugar (2017 Premios ACE Award Winner-Best Choreography)

Recent Credits: Film: Agnes' Eyes (Celia Guillén), The Night (Met Susanna)

Abby Hazlett

Celipín (Understudy)

Isabel Rodriguez

Marianela (Alternate)

Recent Credits: World Premiere: Garfield, Garfield: The Musical (Next Stage Company), Aquarius, Harper, Dana, Adia, When We Were Stars (Next Stage Company)

Recent Credits: Collegiate: Romeo, Romeo and Juliet (Syracuse University), Diana, A Chorus Line (Syracuse University)

Creative Team


Benito Pérez Galdós

Author, Marianela

Clara Bell

Translator, Marianela

Other works: La Fontana de OroRealidadDoña Perfecta, Episodios Nacionalies, Fortunata y Jacinta

Other works: Human Comedy (Balzac), Footsteps of Faith (Couperat), Pierre and Jean (Maupassant)


Greggory Nekrasovas

Book, Music, Lyrics, Orchestrations, Director, Executive Producer


Massimiliano Cicio

Book, Music, Lyrics, Orchestrations, Executive Producer

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Christopher Giacomini

Supervising Video Editor

Other works: One Night in Hell (NAMT 15-Minute Musical Challenge), Bob's Burgers: The Musical (TikTok)

Other works: One Night in Hell (NAMT 15-Minute Musical Challenge)

Other works: What Do I Add To That? (Podcast), Major Problems (Montclair State University)

Katlin Svadbik

Stage and Social Media Manager

Abby Hazlett


Isabel Rodriguez

Virtual Lighting Designer

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Katejoule Carney

Marianela (Understudy)

Ty Gabriel Jones

Associate Director

Kenny Horn

Video Editor

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Ashleigh Corby

Video Editor

Yasin Moustafay

Video Editor

Lyoni Tillman

Video Editor

Dan Walker

Video Editor

Emily McCormack

Video Editor

Kevin Garcia

Video Editor


Audiences Love La Nela!

"Loved the eclectic casting."

"This show has massive potential." 

"It was truly a captivating musical experience."

"Congratulations! It's a touching piece of work."

"You did something my entire theater program couldn't do”

"Beautiful and immaculate music”

"The story is a turn for the heart strings."

"Every actor and video editor rose to the occasion."

"La Nela De Socartes is something I have never seen before."

"Congratulations on putting something this ambitious together.”


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