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May 29 – June 28, 2015

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World Premiere

A New Musical

Book and Lyrics by Tony Award Winner Richard Maltby, Jr.
Music by Academy Award Winner David Shire
Co-Directed and Choreographed by Tony Award Nominee Dan Knechtges
Directed by Tak Viravan

"Be one of the first to see 'Waterfall'. You'll be glad you did!"
- Pasadena Star-News

"STUNNING...refreshing to hear a new work...(Bie) Sukrit is utterly winning. Beautiful!"
- LA Weekly


The World Premiere Musical WATERFALL is 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 named Noppon (Thai superstar Bie Sukrit) falls in love with Katherine (Emily Padgett, 2014 Broadway Revival of Side Show), 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 Japan prior to WWII. With a gloriously romantic score from Tony Award-winner Richard Maltby Jr. (Miss Saigon) and Academy Award-winner David Shire, WATERFALL is a modern love story of timeless scale.

Running Time: 2 hours and 30 minutes (including a 15-minute intermission).


Before and After-Show Activities »

TALKBACK TUESDAYS at The Playhouse is a post-show series in which a panel of community experts and esteemed guests discuss and explore selected themes of the show with the audience.

June 23, 2015.

POST-SHOW at The Playhouse: A series of post-show talk-backs immediately following a performance on the Mainstage including members of the cast and crew, as well as any creative or design team members who are present. POST-SHOW at The Playhouse acts as a question and answer session between the audience and the participating members of the production.

June 21, 2015, following the 2:00 pm performance.

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This project is supported in part by an award from
the National Endowment for the Arts.

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