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FLOWER DRUM SONG


by DAVID HENRY HWANG
music by RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN
directed by RANDY REYES

January 20 - February 19, 2017

 

Father produces Peking Opera. Son knows nightclub acts sell better. Set in San Francisco’s Chinatown in the late 1950s, this funny and moving story explores what it means to become American.

The new, fully‐revised version includes David Henry Hwang’s Tony Award‐nominated text, and favorite Rodgers and Hammerstein songs. After Mu’s successful 2009 production, the company is excited to bring this Broadway hit back to the Twin Cities for a month‐long run.

 

GENERAL INFORMATION


DATES

January 20 - February 19, 2017

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VENUE INFO

FLOWER DRUM SONG will take place at Park Square Theatre, located at 20 W. 7th Pl, St. Paul, MN 55102

 

CAST


 

STEPHANIE
BERTUMEN

Mei-Li

SHERWIN
RESURRECCION

Wang

WESLEY
MOURI

Ta

ERIC “POGI”
SUMANGIL

Chin

MEGHAN
KREIDLER

Linda

 
 
 

DANIEL
SAKAMOTO-WENGEL

Harvard

KATIE
BRADLEY

Madame Liang

JAKE
SUNG-GUK SULLIVAN

Chao/Ensemble

ALICE
MCGLAVE

Ensemble

NICOLE
RIEBE

Ensemble

 
 
 

ASHLEY
KERSHAW

Ensemble

KYLEE
BRINKMAN

Ensemble

BRIANNA
BELLEND

Ensemble

MICHELLE
DE JOYA

Ensemble

NIKKO PAUL
RAYMO

Ensemble

 
 
 

JOSEPH
VANG

Ensemble

MENG
XIONG

Ensemble

 
 

PRODUCTION TEAM


 

RANDY
REYES

Director

JAMIE J.
KRANZ

Stage Manager

LYNDSEY
HARTER

Assistant Stage Manager

ANDREW
FLESER

Music Director

MINA
KINUKAWA

Scenic Designer

 
 
 

ANDREA M.
GROSS

Costume Designer

MICHAEL P.
KITTEL

Lighting Designer

JACOB M.
DAVIS

Sound Designer

ABBEE
WARMBOE

Props Designer

PENELOPE
FREEH

Choreographer

 
 
 

ALICE
MCGLAVE

Dance Captain

 
 

PHOTOS


 

MEET THE PLAYWRIGHT


David Henry Hwang was awarded the 1988 Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics and John Gassner Awards for his Broadway debut, M. BUTTERFLY, which also was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. For his play GOLDEN CHILD, he received a 1998 Tony Nomination and a 1997 Obie Award. His new book for the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical FLOWER DRUM SONG earned him his third Tony nomination in 2003. He was also a book writer on Elton John & Tim Rice’s AIDA. Hwang’s other plays include FOB (1981 Obie Award), THE DANCE AND THE RAILROAD, FAMILY DEVOTIONS, THE SOUND OF A VOICE and BONDAGE. His opera libretti include three works for composer Philip Glass, 1000 AIRPLANES ON THE ROOF, THE VOYAGE and THE SOUND OF A VOICE, as well as THE SILVER RIVER with music by Bright Sheng and Ainadamar with Osvaldo Golijov. Hwang penned the feature films M. BUTTERFLY, GOLDEN GATE and POSSESSION (co-writer) and co-wrote the song “Solo” with composer/performer Prince. He has written the book on the new Broadway musical TARZAN, and his new play, YELLOW FACE, will premiere next season. Hwang serves on the Dramatists Guild Council.