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SHANGHAI LIL'S

 

Shanghai Lil's by Lilah Kan


SHANGHAI LIL'S
Book by Lilah Kan, Music by Louis Stewart
Directed by Tisa Chang
Choreographed by Susan Ancheta

at the West End Theater
263 W 86th St
November 11-27, 2011
See below for full schedule
click here for SCHOOL MATINEE info

Purchase Tickets or
call OvationTix: 212-352-3101

Tickets $39 - Sen $35 - Stu $25
VIP Table Seats $45
Rush Price $25 - limited number subject to availability, 1 hour before show

Opening Night / Red Socks: Nov 16 - $75
Groups $35
call 212-868-4030

A new production of Pan Asianís heartwarming musical that transports you to San Franciscoís nightclub circuit of the 1940ís, a world where the American musical embodies the optimism of boy-meets-girl romance and the American Dream, a cast of Asian American performers charm their audience with song, dance and comedy in spite of the looming specter of WWII and internment.

When first presented in 1997, The New York Times wrote ďShanghai Lilís takes the old letís-put-on-a-show idea with Carmen Miranda numbers and a Groucho-like master of ceremonies, then puts intelligence to work by exploring the American Dreams of Asian Americans. Itís a pleasure to report Shanghai Lilís mingles brains, heart and romance in an admirable package of entertainment.Ē  
 
Photo from Shanghai_Lil's 2011 Production
Photo from Shanghai Lil's 2011 
 
 
Shanghai Lil's 2011
Starring:

Leanne Cabrera
Christine Toy Johnson
Whitney Kam Lee
Rebecca Lee Lerman
Jaygee Macapugay
Timothy Ng
Lisa Villamaria 
 
Music Director: Sarah Brett England
Lights: Jiyoun Chang
Sets: Gian Marco Lo Forte
Costumes: Kate Mincer
Props: Jennifer McDuffee
Stage Manager: Elis C Arroyo
Assistant Stage Manager: A.J. Dobbs 
 
 
November 11-27, 2011
SHANGHAI LILíS
Production schedule as of 10.14.11
11



7:30pm
 
12

2:30pm

7:30pm
 
13

2:30pm



14



7:30pm

15

11:00am

7:30pm

16

7:00pm

Opening Night

17





18

11:00am



19

2:30pm

7:30pm

20

2:30pm



21

11:00am



22

11:00am

7:30pm

23

2:30pm

Pre-Turkey Matinee

24





25



7:30pm

26

2:30pm

7:30pm

27

2:30pm 
           
 
 
 
About the Creators   
Shanghai Lil's Photo Black and White
Photo from Shanghai Lil's
World Premiere 1997

Lilah Kan (book and lyrics)
Lilah Kan acted with San Francisco's Inter Players in the 50's and made her New York acting debut in Frank Chin's YEAR OF THE DRAGON at American Place Theatre (televised for PBS's "Theatre in America") and had a longtime association with Pan Asian Rep as an actor- LEGEND OF WU CHANG, FLOWERS AND HOUSEHOLD GODS, SUNRISE, MONKEY MUSIC- and also acted in PAPER ANGELS directed by John Lone. Lilah was a professional cook in Israel and many New York restaurants in order to pursue a life in the theatre. She was the author of Chinese Casserole Cookery. Lilah was a hostess, mother, provider and nurturer to hundreds of artists who were making their way in the NY theater world. She touched and inspired so many with her generosity that in 2005 The Red Socks award was created to honor her memory. Named after Lilah's trademark gift of presenting a pair of red socks to an artist on opening night, it is given to an appreciative and deserving theatre artist annually. 
 
 
Shanghai Lil's Close up
Louis Stewart (composer)
Holds a Master of Music in Orchestral Conducting from the New England Conservatory of Music and a Doctor of Musical Arts from The Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University. Specializing in New Music, he has conducted and played premieres in New York, Seattle, Boston and Baltimore, and has guest conducted in the US and Southeast Asia. One of his many acclaimed compositions is BALLET BEAT CAFE which was premiered by American Concert Ballet. His recordings include SLEEPWALKING IN SINGAPORE, in collaboration with the Baltimore Improvisation Ensemble, and scores for two documentary films aired on PBS. He is the recipient of a Meet the Composer grant for the dance work IMMUTABLE GROUNDS. SHANGHAI LILíS renews a series of collaborations with Tisa Chang, which began in 1973 with the musical compostion for THE RETURN OF THE PHOENIX, and includes CAMBODIA AGONISTES. He currently teaches at Berkelee College. 
 
Photo from Shanghai Lil's
World Premiere 1997 
 
   
TISA CHANG (Director) has a lifetime love for the musical theatre form, having danced at an early age and in Broadway musical classics in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, King and I, Flower Drum Song, Sweet Charity, Pacific Overtures, which has informed her directing career at Ellen Stewartís La Mama Chinese Theatre Group with bilingual premieres of Return of the Phoenix, A Servant of Two Masters, A Midsummer Night's Dream and Thunderstorm and highlights at Pan Asian Rep including: The Joy Luck Club, Cambodia Agonistes, Rashomon which was invited to the Havana Theatre Festival in September 2003. Tisa will celebrate 35 years at Pan Asian Rep with a Gala Benefit on March 19, 2012 at the glamorous Edison Ballroom.