The Fa Family Ancestors take us back to ancient China, where Mulan's big day to meet the village Matchmaker has arrived. Mulan's father, Fa Zhou, prays to the fmaily and Ancestors to no avail. A nervous Mulan wrecks her betrothal ceremony, dishonoring the family. and making herself feel terrible. Fa Zhou is unexpectedly called to the army by Chi Fu, the Emperor's councilor, having no son to join for him. Against her feeble father's command, Mulan steals Fa Zhou's helmet and sword, dresses as a boy, and runs away from home to go in his place. The Ancestors have no choice but to send the misfit dragon, Mushu, to stop Mulan, who will be killed if she is discovered.
As Shan-Y and the Huns prepare to attack China, Mushu helps Mulan act like a soldier. Mulan introduces herself as "Ping" and joins the Guys--Yao, Ling, and Qian-Po--to endure Captain Shang's grueling training. The Chinese Soldiers march to defend a mountain village from Shan-Yu, but arrive too late. While the soldier grieve, the Huns attack Mulan creates noise to trigger an avalanche, which covers the Huns and saves the Soldiers from destruction. Shang honors Ping, only to discover Mulan beneath the helmet. He spares Mulan's life for saving his, but leaved her behind.
Suddenly, Shan-Yu and the Huns emerge from the avalanche and race toward the Imperial City. Mulan runs ahead to warn Shang. At the Emperor's Palace, the Chinese people celebrate the defeat of the Huns. While Shang ignores Mulan, Shan-Yu surprises and kidnaps the Emperor. Mulan convinces Shang and the Guys to dress as women to distract Shan-Yu while Mushu signals the army. The Guys save the Emperor, Mulan defeats Shan-Yu and the Huns retreat. The Emperor honors Mulan's bravery, to everyone's surprise and delight. Back at home, Fa Zhou welcomes his beloved and honorable daughter. Shang surprises Mulan with a visit as a suitor instead of a captain. The Ancestors invite Mushu into the Fa Family Temple as a full-fledged Guardian.
The Huns have invaded, and it is up to the misfit Mulan and her mischievous dragon sidekick, Mushu, to save the Emperor! Defying the village matchmaker, Mulan takes up arms and disguises herself as a boy in order to spare her father from having to serve in the army. As the great battle with the Huns approaches, Mulan must choose between revealing her true identity as a girl or saving all of China with her clever plan.
|Licensed by:||Music Theater International|
Music and Lyrics by Matthew Wilder, David Zippel, Stephen Schwartz, Jeanine Tesori and Alexa Junge
Music Adapted and Arranged and Additional Music and Lyrics by Bryan Louiselle
Book Adapted and Additional Lyrics by Patricia Cotter
Based on the 1998 Disney film Mulan and the story Fa Mulan by Robert D. San Souci
|Director:||Dr. Mary Shaw|
|Auditions:||Saturday, May 6 from 1-4pm in the Barn Lobby|
August 25, 26, September 1, 2, 8 & 9 (Friday & Saturday evenings)
August 27, September 3 & 10 (Sunday matinees)
September 3 at 12:30pm - Cost is $15.00 per person
NOTE: The brunch was cancelled due to insufficient advance reservations.
Mulan: Ashley Martinez
Captain Shang: Gage Phipps
Mushu: Caitlin Plumlee
Cricket: Hannah Jones
Loatzi: Kristina Hall
Yun: Kierstin Hall
Hung: Hannah McCoy
Zhang: Macy McCoy
Ling: Julie Gomez
Fa Li: Sarah Totty
Grandmother: Lilly Ann Keeton
Fa Zhou: Nicholas Rangel
Chi Fou: Shayne Hall
Quian Po: Joseph Ayala
Yao: Nicholas Rangel
Lin: Emmelie Moreno
Shan-Yu: Sarah Mathenia
Hun Soldiers: Sofeeya Carabay, Sajara Loomis, Elizabeth Johnson & Camron Wiggins
Chinese Soldiers: Camilla Gonzales. Ash Shivaraj, Meghan Johnson, Lilly Ann Keeton, Sarah Totty, Alejandra Tapia, & Sophia Alva
Emperor: Ethan Willet
Stylists: Kylie Davin, Briar Tillery, Sophia Alva, Alejandra Tapia, Sofeeya Carabay, Jocelyn Gomez, Elizabeth Johnson, Audry Vargas, & Lily Goldsmith
Mothers: Briar Tillery, Jocelyn Gomez, Sarah Mathenia, Sophia Alva, Kylie Davin, Lily Goldsmith, Elizabeth Johnson & Sofeeya Carabay
Fathers: Shane Hall, Gage Phipps, Nicholas Rangel, Meghan Johnson, Saraja Loomis, Joseph Ayala, & Emmelie Moreno
Daughters: Serenity Ibarra, Kinslee Brannen, Charlee Brannen, Camilla Gonzales, Melody Vargas, & Rosario Roman
Sons: Rhea Gill, Andrea Ortiz, Ash Shivaraj, Audry Vargas, Hannah Jones, Alejandra Tapia & Sophia Alva
Featured Dancers: The performing group from Dance Horizons Dance Studio under the direction of Analia Whittington and Wendy Jones.
Director: Dr. Mary Shaw
Music Director: Kim Baumgardner
Dance Teacher: Wendy Jones
Acting Coach: Janie Dingam & Bob Merzoian
Set and Props Director: Melody Burkhart
Stage Manager: Kacie Bellisch
Assistants: Melissa Lentzner, Jennifer Keeton, Kim Baumgardner & Casey Rangel
Costumes: Dr. Mary Shaw & Melissa Lentzner