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China Doll . . . Unraveling

The world premiere of the new rock musical Unraveling will appear on March 26th at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. Inspired by the true story of the South Florida-based band, “China Doll”, Unraveling bravely tells a story of self-discovery as seen through the eyes of three siblings after surviving a disturbing and abusive childhood. As they struggle to bind themselves together through their mutual love of music, their love for each other is put to the test, as is everything they think they know about how to love.

Unraveling’s haunting score is comprised of songs actually written by the band China Doll, featuring music they’ve created and performed over their twenty year career. Emotionally wrenching, Unraveling is uncompromising in its’ portrayal of the journey taken by survivors of abuse, both physical and emotional, while challenging the conventions of modern musical theatre to create a sound that is uniquely its’ own.

The band China Doll is an indie pop-rock band, making it’s mark on the South Florida music scene since the early nineties. China Doll has played alongside songwriters for Joan Osborne (hit “What If God Was One of Us”), The Kids (Johnny Depp’s band), and Marilyn Manson. They have been featured in New Times (Miami & Broward), City Link, the South Florida Sun Sentinel, and Jam & Rag Magazines. Unraveling will be performed by real life siblings and members of the band China Doll: Rossella Lamendola (lead singer & guitar), Renata Annati (vocals & keyboard), and Matt Annati (bass). Directed by Alex Calle and written and performed by Roxanne Lamendola, this reading features Jamie Mattocks, Dylan Block, Patrick Jesse Watkins, Olivia Williamson, Rayner Garranchan and Trent Stephens. For more information on the making of the musical go to

This reading of Unraveling will be presented without charge on Monday, March 26th at 7:30 p.m. in the Abdo New River Room of the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. The Broward Center for the Performing Arts is located in the Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment District at 201 SW Fifth Avenue in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Presentations at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts are sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Arts Council, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Support is also contributed by the Broward Performing Arts Foundation, Inc. The Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment Consortium is a cultural partnership between the Performing Arts Center Authority, Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale, Florida Grand Opera., Fort Lauderdale Historical Society and The Historic Stranahan House Museum. It is supported by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council and the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention Visitors Bureau. Evening performances are Tuesday – Saturday at 8:00pm and Sundays at 7:30pm. Matinee performances are Saturdays and Sundays at 2:00pm. The Broward Center for the Performing Arts houses the Au-Rene Theater, the Amaturo Theatre, and the Abdo New River Room, and has affiliated venues at the Parker Playhouse, the Rose and Alfred Miniaci Performing Arts Center, the Miramar Cultural Center and the newly opened Aventura Arts & Cultural Center. For any of the offerings of the Broward Center for the Performing Arts you may contact them by phone at 954-462-0222 or online at