LEGACY OF THE TIGER MOTHER to Have NY Premiere at Times Square International Theatre Festival
Legacy of the Tiger Mother, the debut musical effort of Las Vegas, Nevada writing team Angela Chan and Michael Manley, will premiere as an Equity Showcase at New York's Times Square InterNational Theatre Festival in January 16, 18, & 19, 2012 at the Roy Arias Theatre Center, after playing sold out performances in Las Vegas in December 2011. The Australian premiere follows March 4-10, 2012, at the Adelaide Fringe Festival - David Spence Room.
"Few Musical Theatre Works engage the modern Asian immigrant experience," notes cocreator Angela Chan, a third generation Chinese American and professional pianist. "I wanted to create a piece that was inspired by my own childhood and spoke directly to Asians, since we've been under-represented in musical theatre, except for period works such as 'South Pacific' and 'Miss Saigon.'
Created by long time friends and colleagues Angela Chan and co-author Michael Manley, Legacy of the Tiger Mother is the musical journey of Lily, a first generation Chinese immigrant, and her daughter Mei. Like many Chinese, Mei and Lily consider the piano the gateway to success, with perfection and 'First Prize' being the ultimate goals. But at Mei's daughter Kim's piano recital, Mei clashes with Lily over how much is too much when it comes to parenting. Mei must decide for herself what is the perfect balance of mixing the old with the new and still meet her mother's approval. East meets west in this funny, irreverent and moving story about a mother, a daughter, a piano, and tough love, Asian style.
The New York premiere starring Satomi Hofmann and Lynn Craig, directed by Lysander Abadia, with musical director Angela Chan, will be at Stage IV at the Roy Arias Theatre Center on January 16 at 8pm, and January 18 & 19, 2012 at 6:30p. Tickets are $18 and can be purchased at www.smarttix.com. The Roy Arias Theatre Center is located at 300 W. 43 rd St, New York, NY 10036. For more information visit www.tigermotherthemusical.com.
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