Velvet Determination ~ A Young Pianist’s Journey to New York Bestseller  

Written and Performed by Cynthia ShawColorado

Thu 9/27 7:30pm*Fri 10/5 9:00pm*Sun 10/7 4:30pm

storytelling, music, 55 min.

Cynthia enjoyed her childhood of piano lessons and music-making. But she had bigger dreams: moving to New York to attend the esteemed Manhattan School of Music. As she struggles with her demon, memorization, she masters a falling piano, a sweltering practice room, a music-hating neighbor, a condescending teacher and harmless innocent obstacles. Live classical piano accompanies the show. Director: Page Clements. Recommended for: all audiences. Links: artist, facebook, twitter, instagram.

2018 United Solo is the world’s largest solo theatre festival, currently in its 9th season. All shows are staged at Theatre Row: 410 West 42nd Street, New York City. TICKETS, with a price of $45 (plus a $2.25 Theatre Restoration Charge) are available at the Theatre Row Box Office and online through Telecharge at You may also call Telecharge at 212-239-6200. When placing your reservation, please provide: the FESTIVAL name (United Solo Theatre Festival), the name of THEATRE (Theatre Row – The Studio Theatre), and the specific DAY and TIME of SHOW you would like to see.