KDEN brings Flower Drum Song to Volcano
Kilauea Drama & Entertainment Network (KDEN) presents their 18th summer musical Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Flower Drum Song”. The show is based on a novel by C.Y. Lee with music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II and book by Oscar Hammerstein II and Joseph Fields. Songs include "A Hundred Million Miracles", “I Enjoy Being A Girl”, “Love Look Away” and “Chop Suey”.
“Flower Drum Song” is set in San Francisco’s Chinatown in the 1958 The plot revolves around contract marriages, immigration, unrequited love, a night club and the changing times. Sammy Fong’s family has ordered him a picture bride from China in hopes he will settle down and forget about the dancer Linda Low. The shy mei Li arrives and it is clear that she is the wrong girl for Sammy. But, she might be suitable for Sammy’s pal, Wang Ta, whose father is fighting a losing battle against the trappings of modern American life-style. In the end the dilemma of matching the young people while holding on to traditions is resolved.
Playing the innocent picture bride, Mei Li is KDEN newcomer Olivia Halemano. Stephen Bond is Sammy Fong the nightclub owner, Samantha Shea is Linda Low the entertainer at Sammy’s nightclub. Wang Chi-Yang will be played by Karl Halemano with Murphy Bierman as his son Wang Ta. Roni Koscik is Madame Liang with D’Andrea Pelletier as Helen Chao. Others in the ensemble are Arlene Araki, Mia Boyer, Debbie Campbell, Bill Chikasuye, Rayanna Fafiani, Selah Fisher, Lichen Forster, Susie Halemano, Sam Hall, Ariana Kelley, Joel Kelley, Jessica Lawrence, Judy leary, Sean MacDonald, Dawn, Eva, Drew Keoni and Drew Pelletier and Travis Wood. The show is directed by Suzi Bond with Melanie Oldfather as the music director and Armando Mendoza as the conductor. Susie Halemano who has appeared in a number of KDEN shows, makes her debut as the choreographer
|Event Date||07-21-2019 2:30 pm|
|Event End Date||07-21-2019 4:30 pm|
|Location||Kilauea Military Camp|