The Song of the Nightingale
Book, Music & Lyrics by Min Kahng
Based on Hans Christian Andersen's The Nightingale
Town Hall Theatre
September 28-October 21, 2017
Newly revised version!
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When Mei Lin, an ambitious kitchen-maid, hears that the Emperor of China is searching for the Nightingale – the bird whose song brings hope to the people of the land, she offers to help find and capture the bird in exchange for a lofty promotion. This transaction has tragic consequences, however, as Mei Lin soon learns that the Emperor is a foolish ruler who cannot see beyond the bird's plain outer appearance. Based on a Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale, The Song of the Nightingale is a magical, musical romp that reminds us that true beauty and worth is always found within.
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Reviews for the 2013 Altarena Playhouse production
- Sep-Oct 2017: Town Hall Theatre in Lafayette, CA
- Oct-Nov 2013, World Premiere: Altarena Playhouse in Alameda, CA
- May 2017, Developmental Reading: Town Hall Theatre in Lafayette, CA
- Jun 2011, Developmental Reading: Diablo Theatre Company in Walnut Creek, CA
- Nov 2010, Staged Reading: Altarena Playhouse at the Little Theatre in Alameda, CA
AWARDS & HONORS
- 2017: Lafayette Community Foundation, Anonymous Donor for Student Matinee performances at Town Hall Theatre
- 2017: Bill Graham Foundation Grant for Student Matinee performances at Town Hall Theatre
- 2017: Mechanics Bank Grant, Lafayette Branch for Student Matinee performances at Town Hall Theatre
- 2011: Nominated for a SF Bay Area Theatre Critic's Circle Award for Original Musical