Photos: First Look at THE MONKEY KING: A KUNG FU MUSICAL at The Claire Schulman Theater

Public Performances and School Field Trip Shows took place from Feb 9-13th, 2023.

By: Feb. 17, 2023

THE MONKEY KING: THE KUNG FU MUSICAL recently played at the Claire Schulman Theater in Queens, NY. Public Performances and School Field Trip Shows took place from Feb 9-13th, 2023. Check out photos below!

An amazing musical for the whole family, THE MONKEY KING is based on the legendary mythical figure from the beloved 16th-century Chinese novel "Journey to the West," by Wu Cheng'en. Heartfelt music and an inspiring storyline tell the adventures of the first-ever female Monkey King as she battles against Heaven and Earth's most treacherous foes to save her tribe and achieve immortality. With a cast of memorable characters, a mix of classical and rock music, and kung-fu style choreography - this is action adventure come to life!

Photos: First Look at THE MONKEY KING: A KUNG FU MUSICAL at The Claire Schulman Theater
The Cast of THE MONKEY KING, A Kung Fu Musical: Gage Thomas, Charles Pang, Bella Villanueva, Kimbirdlee Fadner, Ellis Gage, Sarah Chiu, Brian Jose, Annie Yamamoto. Rehearsal photo at Main Street Theat

Photos: First Look at THE MONKEY KING: A KUNG FU MUSICAL at The Claire Schulman Theater
The finale of THE MONKEY KING, A Kung Fu Musical: Gage Thomas, Charles Pang, Bella Villanueva, Ellis Gage, Kimbirdlee Fadner, Sarah Chiu, Brian Jose, Annie Yamamoto at Queens Theatre''s Claire Schulma

Photos: First Look at THE MONKEY KING: A KUNG FU MUSICAL at The Claire Schulman Theater
The Waterfall Gage Thomas, Charles Pang, Bella Villanueva, Ellis Gage, Kimbirdlee Fadner, Sarah Chiu, Brian Jose, Annie Yamamoto Set design: Madeline Goddard Projection Design: I Chen Wang

Photos: First Look at THE MONKEY KING: A KUNG FU MUSICAL at The Claire Schulman Theater
Heavy Staff Magic: Gage Thomas, Charles Pang, Kimbirdlee Fadner, Brian Jose

Photos: First Look at THE MONKEY KING: A KUNG FU MUSICAL at The Claire Schulman Theater
Heaven VS Earth: Kimbirdlee Fadner, Gage Thomas and Full Company

Photos: First Look at THE MONKEY KING: A KUNG FU MUSICAL at The Claire Schulman Theater
Heaven VS Earth: Kimbirdlee Fadner, Ellis Gage Choreographer: Max B. Ehrlich

Photos: First Look at THE MONKEY KING: A KUNG FU MUSICAL at The Claire Schulman Theater
Fight For What You Want This World To Be: Gage Thomas, Charles Pang, Bella Villanueva, Ellis Gage, Kimbirdlee Fadner, Sarah Chiu, Brian Jose, Annie Yamamoto Set design: Madeline Goddard Projectio

Photos: First Look at THE MONKEY KING: A KUNG FU MUSICAL at The Claire Schulman Theater
Talk Back at Queens Theatre Gage Thomas, Charles Pang, Bella Villanueva, Ellis Gage, Kimbirdlee Fadner, Sarah Chiu, Brian Jose, Annie Yamamoto Set design: Madeline Goddard Projection Design:

Photos: First Look at THE MONKEY KING: A KUNG FU MUSICAL at The Claire Schulman Theater
Bella Villanueva (Jogo), Kimbirdlee Fadner (Monkey King)

Photos: First Look at THE MONKEY KING: A KUNG FU MUSICAL at The Claire Schulman Theater
Heaven''s Great: Ellis Gage, Kimbirdlee Fadner and Full Company

Photos: First Look at THE MONKEY KING: A KUNG FU MUSICAL at The Claire Schulman Theater
Gage Thomas, Charles Pang, Bella Villanueva, Ellis Gage, Kimbirdlee Fadner, Sarah Chiu, Brian Jose, Annie Yamamoto Choreogapher: Max B. Ehrlich

Photos: First Look at THE MONKEY KING: A KUNG FU MUSICAL at The Claire Schulman Theater
What if We Could Live Forever Full Company Director: Steven Eng

Photos: First Look at THE MONKEY KING: A KUNG FU MUSICAL at The Claire Schulman Theater
Ellis Gage (Gatekeeper), Kimbirdlee Fadner (Monkey King in disguise)

Photos: First Look at THE MONKEY KING: A KUNG FU MUSICAL at The Claire Schulman Theater
Kimbirdlee Fadner (Monkey King)

Photos: First Look at THE MONKEY KING: A KUNG FU MUSICAL at The Claire Schulman Theater
Bella Villanueva (Jogo)

Photos: First Look at THE MONKEY KING: A KUNG FU MUSICAL at The Claire Schulman Theater
Kimbirdlee Fadner (Monkey King)

Photos: First Look at THE MONKEY KING: A KUNG FU MUSICAL at The Claire Schulman Theater
Ellis Gage (Jade Emperor)

Photos: First Look at THE MONKEY KING: A KUNG FU MUSICAL at The Claire Schulman Theater
Gage Thomas (Dragon King of the Sea)

Photos: First Look at THE MONKEY KING: A KUNG FU MUSICAL at The Claire Schulman Theater
Brian Jose (Demon of Havoc)

Photos: First Look at THE MONKEY KING: A KUNG FU MUSICAL at The Claire Schulman Theater
Sarah Chiu (Guan Yin)

Photos: First Look at THE MONKEY KING: A KUNG FU MUSICAL at The Claire Schulman Theater
Annie Yamamoto (Ganjuwai)

Photos: First Look at THE MONKEY KING: A KUNG FU MUSICAL at The Claire Schulman Theater
Charles Pang (Immortal Teacher)

Photos: First Look at THE MONKEY KING: A KUNG FU MUSICAL at The Claire Schulman Theater
Steven Eng (Director), Jonathan Fadner (Writer/Composer/Music Director)

Photos: First Look at THE MONKEY KING: A KUNG FU MUSICAL at The Claire Schulman Theater
Gage Thomas, Charles Pang, Bella Villanueva, Ellis Gage, Kimbirdlee Fadner, Sarah Chiu, Brian Jose, Annie Yamamoto, Max B. Ehrlich, Jonathan Fadner, Pearl Matteson, Max Boone, Kelly Ruth Cole, Steven

Photos: First Look at THE MONKEY KING: A KUNG FU MUSICAL at The Claire Schulman Theater
Gage Thomas, Charles Pang, Bella Villanueva, Ellis Gage, Kimbirdlee Fadner, Baayork Lee, Sarah Chiu, Brian Jose, Annie Yamamoto, Max B. Ehrlich, Jonathan Fadner, Pearl Matteson, Max Boone, Kelly Ruth

Photos: First Look at THE MONKEY KING: A KUNG FU MUSICAL at The Claire Schulman Theater
Jonathan Fadner, Kimbirdlee Fadner with National Asian Artist Project co-founders Baayork Lee and Steven Eng

Photos: First Look at THE MONKEY KING: A KUNG FU MUSICAL at The Claire Schulman Theater
Max B. Ehrlich (Choreographer), Steven Eng (Director)

Photos: First Look at THE MONKEY KING: A KUNG FU MUSICAL at The Claire Schulman Theater
Gina Enock, Kristi Towey (Main Street Theatre & Dance Alliance)

Photos: First Look at THE MONKEY KING: A KUNG FU MUSICAL at The Claire Schulman Theater
Justin Ramos, Kimbirdlee Fadner

Photos: First Look at THE MONKEY KING: A KUNG FU MUSICAL at The Claire Schulman Theater
Main Street Theatre & Dance Alliance friends, Jeanne Castagnaro, Rachel Reuben, Kimbirdlee Fadner, Kristi Towey, Gina Enock, Max B. Ehrlich

Photos: First Look at THE MONKEY KING: A KUNG FU MUSICAL at The Claire Schulman Theater
Main Street Theatre & Dance Alliance Friends at THE MONKEY KING, A Kung Fu Musical at Queens Theatre

Photos: First Look at THE MONKEY KING: A KUNG FU MUSICAL at The Claire Schulman Theater
Sarah Chiu, Annie Yamamoto, Kimbirdlee Fadner, Bella Villanueva -- Representing!

Photos: First Look at THE MONKEY KING: A KUNG FU MUSICAL at The Claire Schulman Theater
Sarah Chiu, Annie Yamamoto, Kimbirdlee Fadner, Bella Villanueva -- Kicking butt!

Photos: First Look at THE MONKEY KING: A KUNG FU MUSICAL at The Claire Schulman Theater
Annie Yamamoto and Sarah Chiu

Photos: First Look at THE MONKEY KING: A KUNG FU MUSICAL at The Claire Schulman Theater
Kimbirdlee Fadner (Monkey King) and Taryn Sacramone (Executive Dir. Queens Theatre)

Photos: First Look at THE MONKEY KING: A KUNG FU MUSICAL at The Claire Schulman Theater
Kimbirdlee Fadner (Monkey King) and Irina Hage (Irina Island Images)

Photos: First Look at THE MONKEY KING: A KUNG FU MUSICAL at The Claire Schulman Theater
Brian Jose and friends

Photos: First Look at THE MONKEY KING: A KUNG FU MUSICAL at The Claire Schulman Theater
Kung Fu Girl Kimbirdlee Fadner

Photos: First Look at THE MONKEY KING: A KUNG FU MUSICAL at The Claire Schulman Theater
Fight For What You Want This World To Be Jonathan Fadner and Kimbirdlee Fadner co-wrote



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