GOLD: The Midas Musical
Theatre for Young Audiences
Book, Music & Lyrics by Min Kahng
Based on the Greek myth
Finalist for 2 Theatre Bay Area Awards!
Min Kahng for World Premiere Musical
Bob Shryock for Direction of a Musical (Tier II)
GOLD: The Midas 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.
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Feb-May 2019, World Premiere: Bay Area Children’s Theatre at the Second Stage in Berkeley, CA
Oct 2018, Workshop: Bay Area Children’s Theatre in Oakland, CA
Jun 2018, Table Reading: Bay Area Children's Theatre in Oakland, CA
Nov 2016, Table Reading: Playwrights Foundation in San Francisco, CA