By Malie Bifc USA
THE U.S. premiere of
WATERFALL marks a groundbreaking collaboration between American and Asian theatrical artists. The musical, based on a contemporary classic Thai novel, Behind the Painting by Sriburapha, features book and lyrics by Tony Award-winnerRichard Maltby Jr. (Ain’t Misbehavin’, Miss Saigon) and music by Oscar-winner and two-time Tony Award nominee, David Shire(Baby, Big, written in collaboration with Richard Maltby, Jr.) The production will be choreographed by Tony Award-nominee Dan Knechtges (Xanadu) and directed by Broadway and Thai theatrical impresario Tak Viravan.
WATERFALL is an epic love story, set in Bangkok and Tokyo between the turbulent years of 1933 and 1939, as a monarchy falls in Thailand and Japan is on the brink of war. A young Thai student falls in love with the American wife of a Thai diplomat, and the story of their forbidden love parallels history as the new democracy of Siam moves into the vortex of the increasingly anti-American Japan. With a gloriously romantic score, WATERFALL is a modern love story of timeless scale.
Bie Sukrit Wisetkaew (Noppon) One of Thailand’s biggest stars, Bie is a preeminent singer and actor on stage and screen. From 2008 to 2012, he was consecutively voted “Thailand’s Most Popular Star of the Year”. His acting credits began with his work in television drama and sit-coms, many of which were also broadcast in China and other Asian countries, expanding his fan base outside of Thailand. His theatrical credits include the musicals Behind the Painting and Rainbow in the Night. In 2014, he starred in the movie The Teacher’s Diary which topped box-office upon its release. He has released six solo albums with a number of chart-topping hit songs, including “I Need Somebody,” “Jungwa Huajai” and “Na Bud Now”, as well as having staged several sold-out 10,000 seat arena concerts.
What: Post-show series in which a panel of community experts and esteemed guests discuss and explore selected themes of the show with the audience.
When: June 9, 16 and 23, 2015
Where: at the Pasadena Playhouse
What: question and answer session between the audience and the participating members of the production… i.e. members of the cast and crew, as well as any creative and design team
When: June 20, 2015 immediately following the 2:00 pm performance
Where: main stage at the Pasadena Playhouse
Ticket price starting at $30
Debut Week – Sat. May 30, 2015 at 8 PM: Sold out!
Debut Week – Seating for May 29 @ 8:00 pm
May 3, 2015 @ 2 PM
May 31, 2015 @ 7 PM
June 2 @ 8 PM – Good seats are going fast…
June 3, 2015 @ 8 PM
June 4, 2015 @ 8 PM
June 5, 2015 @ 8 PM
June 9, 2015 @ 8:00 PM
June 27, 2015 @ 8:00 PM
Last Day – June 28, 2015 @ 2 PM
Last Show – June 28, 2015 @ 7 PM
To reserve your ticket(s) or to get more curent seating availability, click on the following link