The Wallis Presents
In Collaboration with the University of Delaware Master Players Concert Series
SHANGHAI SONATAS: A NEW MUSICAL IN CONCERT
Mar 16, 2023 - Mar 18, 2023
A compelling tale of how the unifying power of music brings cultures together, Shanghai Sonatas tells the story of Jewish refugee musicians finding sanctuary in the Jewish Ghetto of Shanghai in the 1940’s. As a Jewish violinist takes on a troubled Chinese teenager as his student, a connection is made that helps both of them overcome their trauma and survive the war. This musical theater work, setting ripples in motion that carry through to this day, is based on first-person accounts of European musicians who used their optimism, humor, and musical talents to survive, forging friendships with their Chinese neighbors who saved their lives until Allied forces brought freedom to the region in 1945.
Cáitlín Burke, Anzi DeBenedetto, Sara LaFlamme, Stephanie Lynne Mason, Neal Mayer, Drew McVety, Juliet Petrus, Ethan Le Phong, Julian Remulla, Adam Shapiro, and Xiaoqing Zhang
OPENING NIGHT RECEPTION
Join us after the performance on Thursday, March 16 for a reception in the Grand Hall hosted by LAArtsOnline.com
AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETATION
ASL Interpretation will be available at the Saturday, March 18 2:00 PM performance.
Recommended for ages 8+.
Running Time: Approximately 2 hours, including a 15-minute intermission.
Watch the trailer:
CONCEPT, MUSIC & PRODUCED BY Sean (Xiang) Gao
BOOK BY Alan Goodson
LYRICS BY Joyce Hill Stoner
CONDUCTED BY Noreen Green
WITH GRATITUDE TO OUR PARTNERS
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