Midas, the Musical
Book, Music & Lyrics by Min Kahng
Based on the Greek myth.
Developmental Reading in 2016 at Playwrights Foundation.
Midas, the Musical follows the story of King Midas who, after the death of his wife, hardens his heart and turns to greed for solace. When Dionysus, the god of having a good time, offers him the power of the Golden Touch, Midas can't refuse. Only his daughter Lydia believes that the King can return to the man he used to be, and she'll do everything in her power to get her father back. Using contemporary pop and musical theatre styles, this energized and expanded re-telling of the Greek myth invites parents and children to remember that nothing can replace the value of your family.
This work is still in its early stages of development. In November 2016, the first full-length table reading of Midas occurred at Playwrights Foundation in San Francisco. For updates the next phase of progress for this project, please sign up for my monthly newsletter.