Bay Area Children's Theatre presents
Tales of Olympus: A Greek Myth Musical
Book, Music & Lyrics by Min Kahng
Originally directed by Emily Morrison
World Premiere: December 8, 2012
Peering down from their home on Mt. Olympus, the ancient Greek gods see a fast-paced, modern world filled with high-tech distractions. Holy Thunderbolts! Who will remember their stories?
Calliope, the goddess of epic poetry, descends from the mountaintop to enlist the help of a mortal. But will this mortal, Jason, have the guts to overcome his stagefright and become the next bard?
The world premiere of Tales of Olympus: A Greek Myth Musical was a success! This production was made possible thanks to individual donors, the Clorox Foundation, and the East Bay Community Foundation who provided us with an $8000 matching grant!
The show then went on tour to over 25 Bay Area elementary & middle schools, including several in underserved communities, in January and February of 2013! The tour was partially funded by a generous grant from the Safeway Foundation.
In September 2015, Tales of Olympus Jr. will have its world premiere at the Firehouse Arts Center in Pleasanton, CA. This exciting new version of the show, specifically designed with the young actor in mind, will be produced by Bay Area Children's Theatre and Civic Arts Stage Company.
Bringing Olympus to You!
Tales of Olympus: A Greek Myth Musical is now available for perusal!
Contact Min for further information!
Cast: 6 Actors (3 Male, 3 Female)
Music: Pre-recorded Accompaniment Tracks or Piano Score available
FULL-LENGTH VERSION: Two acts, 75 minutes (not including intermission)
TOURING/ASSEMBLY VERSION: One act, 50 minutes
JUNIOR VERSION: One act, 50 minutes (for a cast of 15+ young actors!)
Click here to purchase the Tales of Olympus cast recording on Gumroad today!
Photography by Joshua Posamentier
Tales of Olympus
World Premiere: The Osher Studio in Berkeley, CA - Bay Area Children's Theatre, Dec 2012
Tales of Olympus: Tour Version
Various Locations in Bay Area, CA - Bay Area Children's Theatre, Jan-Feb 2013
Various Locations in Chicagoland Area, IL - American Eagle Productions, 2014-2016
Tales of Olympus Jr.
World Premiere: Firehouse Arts Center in Pleasanton, CA - Civic Arts Stage Company & Bay Area Children's Theatre, Sep 2015
Various Locations in Bay Area, CA - Bay Area Children's Theatre, Jan 2016
Workshop: The Osher Studio in Berkeley, CA - Bay Area Children's Theatre, July 2012
AWARDS & HONORS
East Bay Community Fund for Artists Grant, 2012
Safeway Foundation Grant, 2012