KDEN Holding Auditions for ‘Flower Drum Song’

May 11, 2019, 10:30 AM HST (Updated April 12, 2019, 8:13 AM)
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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.

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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]

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