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Shade: A Colorful Musical Comedy is a satire sketch comedy about people's hangups about race.


What if you could be someone else, just for one day? This original new musical comedy sets the stage for a doppelganger switcheroo that goes way, way beyond skin-deep differences. Come laugh at how alike — and different — we truly are in this bold new look at how we look at each other.

The show features a multi-cultural cast.

Production History

Shade: A Colorful Musical Comedy ran at Second City in Los Angeles from February 9, 2019 to August 17, 2019.


While initially planned to run at the 2020 Hollywood Fringe Festival, but the 2020 festival was cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns.

Funding for the Hollywood Fringe Festival production of Shade included a California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) Alumnx Seed Grant.  The production is a recipient of the Hollywood Fringe Festival Diversity Scholarship.

Production Team

Producer - Danice Cabanela, Michelle Roshanzamir

Director - Dwayne Colbert

Writers - Dwayne Colbert, Kyle McGrath

Music & Lyrics - Hughie Stone Fish, Mirage Thrams

Additional Lyrics - Joy Regullano, John Ryan Benavides

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