Jomar Martinez as Ta and Marah Sotelo as Linda Low in Palo Alto Players’ FLOWER DRUM SONG Joyce Goldschmid

Flower Drum SongReturn

Composer Richard Rodgers Lyricist Oscar Hammerstein II Librettist David Henry Hwang Source Author Based on the original book by Oscar Hammerstein II and Joseph Fields and the novel by C.Y. Lee Producer Palo Alto Players  [Website] Description 'To create something new, we must first love what is old,' claims Mei-Li in Tony Award-winner David Henry Hwang's new adaptation of this Rodgers and Hammerstein jewel. Mei-Li flees Mao's communist China after the murder of her father and finds herself in San Francisco's Chinatown. This naïve young refugee is befriended by Wang, who is struggling to keep the Chinese opera tradition alive despite his son's determination to turn the old opera house into a swingin' Western-style nightclub. A unique blending of American razz-ma-tazz and stylized Chinese opera tradition creates a beautifully theatrical tapestry sure to delight our Bay Area audience. Running Time 2:30 Performers Jomar Martinez   [Ta]
Emily Song   [Mei-Li]
Joey Alvarado   [Chin]
John Paul Kilecdi-Li   [Chao]
Melinda Meeng   [Madame Liang]
Bryan Munar   [Harvard]
Bryan Pangilinan   [Wang]
Marah Sotelo   [Linda Low]
Creative Staff Lily Tung Crystal   [Director]
Amanda Ku   [Music Director]
Alex Hsu   [Choreographer]
Ting-Na Wang   [Scenic Designer]
Y. Sharon Peng   [Costume Designer]
Pamila Grey   [Lighting Designer]
Brandie Larkin   [Sound Designer]
Y. Sharon Peng   [Makeup Designer]
Y. Sharon Peng   [Hair Designer]
Margaret Deng   [Properties Designer]

Lucie Stern Theatre

1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, CA 94301   Box Office:  (650) 329-891 Seating:  Theatre (Standard) Capacity:  399 Parking:  Free Lot Amenities:  Snacks (Cold), Soft Drinks


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