THE SONG OF THE NIGHTINGALE:
A MUSICAL FAIRY TALE

Book, Music & Lyrics by Min Kahng
Directed and Choreographed by Michael Mohammed
Music Direction by Margaret Halbig

Previews: Sept 28 & 29, 2017
September 30 - October 21, 2017

Run Time: 2 hours 15 min., incl. intermission

Based upon a Hans Christian Andersen fairy-tale, The Song of the Nightingale is a magical, musical romp for the whole family that reminds us that true beauty and worth is always found within.  In an ancient empire in China, a beautiful Nightingale sings.  Seeking to better her station in life, a lowly kitchen maid captures the bird and presents it to the Emperor.  But the Emperor is soon distracted, and fails to see the plain little brown bird's true inner beauty.  PRE-READING PACKET HERE

Read what reviewers are saying!

" ... the perfect way to open the Holiday Season... this tale has that Disney and happy ending feel ... wonderful score and pop songs that you will always remember" - VMediabackstage.com

"It is a rare breed of original musical that makes you feel good while not beating you over the head with morals and lessons. If you have the desire to have a couple of hours of light hearted, well-sung, and very well-performed entertainment, Town Hall Theatre’s The Song of the Nightingale is the ticket for you." -  The Road to 1000

Previews: Preview performances are the first performances in front of an audience.  These are technically classified as rehearsals and certain elements of the shows may not be finalized.
Opening Night:  First official public performance.
Theatre Club:  Patrons are encouraged to stay after the performance for a free talkback with the cast and director
Under 35 : Special pricing for patrons 18-35 years old.  Patrons may be required to provide proof of age.

Creative Team:

Min Kahng, Playwright and Composer

Michael Mohammed, Director and Choreographer

Margaret Halbig, Musical/Vocal Director

Martin Flynn, Scenic Design

Christian Meija, Lighting Design,

Lyle Barrere, Sound Design

Hope Birdwell, Costume Design

Wallace Yan, Properties Design

Amanda Boyan, Stage Manager

Michelle Hoselton, Production Manager

Henry Perkins, Technical Director

Justin Dupuis, Asst. Technical Director

Cast:

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Isabel To as Mei Lin

DC Scarpelli as the Emperor

Pauli Amornkul as the Nightingale

Lisa Woo as Madame Wu

Matt Ono as Xiao Hai

Ted V. Bigornia as Bing Wen

Christopher Juan as Fake Nightingale/Ensemble

Kenneth Greenwell as Tai Yun

MinSeob Yeom as Death/Ensemble

Ji-Yun Kim as Fisherman1/Ensemble

Benjamin Nguyen as Head Chef/Ensemble

Chelsea Wellott as Messenger/Ensemble

Miyoko Sakatani as Head Fisherwoman. 

Production Photos by Jay Yamada

PHOTO BY STU SELLAND; pictured (l-r): DC Scarpelli and Isabel To

PHOTO BY STU SELLAND; pictured (l-r): DC Scarpelli and Isabel To

PHOTO BY STU SELLAND; pictured (l-r): Matt Ono and Isabel To

PHOTO BY STU SELLAND; pictured (l-r): Matt Ono and Isabel To

PHOTO BY STU SELLAND; pictured: Pauli Amornkul

PHOTO BY STU SELLAND; pictured: Pauli Amornkul

PHOTO BY BEN KRANTZ; pictured: MIN KAHNG

PHOTO BY BEN KRANTZ; pictured: MIN KAHNG