KDEN Holding Auditions for ‘Flower Drum Song’May 11, 2019, 10:30 AM HST (Updated September 8, 2020, 3:31 PM)
Kilauea Drama & Entertainment Network (KDEN) is hosting auditions for their summer musical, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Flower Drum Song. The auditions will be on Tuesday and Wednesday, May 20 and 21, 2019, at 6:30 p.m. at KMC’s Kilauea Theater in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park.
There are parts for all ages and ability. Auditioners should be prepared to sing a song that best shows their vocal range and dress comfortably to move on the stage. There will be cold readings as well.
Flower Drum Song is set in San Francisco’s Chinatown in the 1958. The plot revolves around contract marriages, unrequited love, a night club and the changing times. Songs include “A Hundred Million Miracles,” “I Enjoy Being A Girl,” “Love Look Away,” and “Chop Suey”.
Principal characters include Mei-Li the innocent picture bride, Sammy Fong the nightclub owner, Linda Low the entertainer at Sammy’s nightclub, Wang Chi-Yang elder in the community and father of Wang Ta, a college student, Madame Liang—Wang Ta’s aunt, Helen Chao seamstress, Frankie Wing the comedian and Wang San, Ta’s little brother. There are numerous other roles, children and a dance ensemble.
The show will run July 12 through 28, 2019, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 2:30 p.m.. For more information, call (808) 982-7344 or email [email protected]