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San Gabriel Valley Music Theatre (SGVMT) presents Flower Drum Song
October 1, 2011 @ 8:00 pm
Based on the Novel by C.Y. Lee
Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Book by David Henry Hwang
In this Rodgers and Hammerstein’s classic, Mei‐Li flees communist China and finds herself in San Francisco’s Chinatown. This naïve young refugee is befriended by Wang, who is struggling to keep the Chinese opera tradition alive despite his son’s determination to turn the old opera house into a swingin’ Western‐style nightclub.
The unique blending of American razz‐ma‐tazz and stylized Chinese opera traditions creates a beautiful theatrical tapestry in this lovely American classic. Hits include the classics I Enjoy Being A Girl and Chop Suey.