World Performances Inc.
Scenes From The Tale of Kieu Musical
Brief Documentary on Making The Tale of Kieu
The Principals of World Performances Inc. have collaborated on a variety of past theatrical projects.
Educational Theatre :
The Tale of Kieu Musical - is a "Broadway Style" musical adaptation based on the original epic poem "The Tale of Kieu" written by Nguyen Du approximately two hundred years ago. Nguyen Du is considered the Shakespeare of the Vietnamese language. The Tale of Kieu Musical is a breakthrough bilingual musical (performed in English and Vietnamese). The production's past performances have proven to be dynamic theatrical experiences for Vietnamese as well as English speaking audiences.
Educational, Cultural Bridge Theatre:
Neighbors - A Peace Initiative. The Musical revolves around the Middle East conflict.
The Legend of Yin and Yang - A Breakthrough bilingual musical performed in English and Mandarin by a joint company of actors, singers and dancers from the United States and China. Government Officials and performing artists visited each other's nations and cities; friendships were built leading to future joint cultural and commerce events.
The Tale of Kieu, Musical - A bilingual musical in English and Vietnamese based on the time honored Vietnamese Epic Poem, The Tale of Kieu.
The above production's Books and Lyrics are written by Burton Wolfe; Music and Orchestrations are by Scott Gehman. Lyric Translations from English to Mandarin Chinese for The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, The Legend of Yin and Yang and Metropolis !are by Lawrence Wong.