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BACT World Premiere Trailer

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon: A Musical Adaptation

Book, Music & Lyrics by Min Kahng
Based on the novel by Grace Lin
A commission by Bay Area Children's Theatre.

In this new musical adaptation of Grace Lin’s Newbery Honor Book, Where the Mountain Meets the Moon, a spunky young girl in an ancient mythical China sets out on an adventure-filled quest to improve her family’s fortune, with help along the way from a friendly dragon.

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  • Feb-Mar 2014, World Premiere: Bay Area Children's Theatre at The Osher Studio in Berkeley, CA


  • Nov 2013, Workshop & Staged Reading: Bay Area Children's Theatre at Studio A in Berkeley, CA
  • Aug 2013, Developmental Workshop: Bay Area Children's Theatre at Studio A in Berkeley, CA


  • Winner of 3 Theatre Bay Area Awards: Direction - Mina Morita, Featured Actor - Sean Fenton, Ensemble
  • Finalist for 7 Theatre Bay Area Awards: Overall Production of a Musical (Tier 2), Costume Design - Maggie Yule, Scenic Design - Martin Flynn, Lighting Design - Sean McStravick, Sound Design - Colin Trevor, Music Direction - Tania Johnson, & Lead Actor - Will Dao.

The cast recording for Where the Mountain Meets the Moon is now available through Bay Area Children's Theatre for a donation of $30 ($25 of which is tax-deductible). With your donation, not only will you get to re-experience the music from the show, but you'll be directly supporting the development of new work for young audiences and their families! To get your CD, send an e-mail to BACT's Development Director Derek Collard (