Fresh off of his “Best of Show” win at this summer’s New York Musical Festival, hip-hop Composer-lyricist Ronvé O’Daniel and cast will perform hot selections from his groundbreaking new hip-hop musical, ILLA! A Hip-Hop Musical. Directed by J Kyle Manzay.
Set against the challenges of the 2008 U.S. financial meltdown we meet Prince, a classically trained dancer who dreams of becoming a rap star. After suffering a humiliating defeat at a leading open mic competition, Prince struggles to redeem himself in the eyes of his friends and family. He falls hard for a girl named Stacy but his family's prejudices threaten to tear them apart. Can Prince overcome his fears and troubled home life to achieve his Hip Hop dreams? It’s a journey of Struggle, Swagger, and Search for Self.