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Try something Mu! Under the leadership of incoming Artistic Director Randy Reyes, we are proud to announce our upcoming 2013-14 season of theater and taiko. This latest lineup of exciting plays and concerts promises to thrill as we continue to develop the canon of theater and taiko from the heart of the Asian American experience.

SEASON TICKETS:

Don’t miss a beat! $125 gets you into every mainstage show and special event in our season. Check out all the details below. Season passes also make great gifts!
We will be updating the other show pages in the coming weeks. Click below for a full listing.

2013-2014 Productions

KUNG FU ZOMBIES VS. CANNIBALS
by Saymoukda Duangphouxay Vongsay
October 12 - October 27

WORLD PREMIERE Take a ride into a post-apocalyptic world where zombies have taken over and cannibals hide in the mountains. Developed through the Mu/Jerome Foundation New Performance Program, Vongsay’s new play features martial arts battles and a hip hop score, spun by a live DJ. Based on the five Buddhist tenets, follow two Lao women as they struggle to maintain their personal moral code in a world gone wrong. Ages 14+. Adult Language, Violence Running Time: 1 hr 45 min There will be one 15 minute intermission
A Very Asian Christmas Concert
by Randy Reyes
November 30 - December 1
Music Direction by Anita Ruth

November 30 – December 1, 2013

TWO PERFORMANCES ONLY!



Saturday, November 30 at 7:30 pm (Doors open at 6:30) Sunday, December 1 at 2:00 pm (Doors open at 1:00 pm) Back by popular demand! Jasmine (Randy Reyes) and her friends are moving to The Southern Theater for a bigger, crazier dysfunctional celebration. Join her for a night of holiday music and raucous laughter along with your favorite Mu actors and new this year, Mu Daiko! Ages 16+ (Contains adult humor)
New Eyes Festival – 2014
January 23 - January 26

Why didn't we think of it sooner? We're teaming up with The Playwrights' Center to present our 22nd Annual Festival of new Asian American plays. Join us for this exciting first look at the pieces we're considering for future main stage seasons.
Artistic Director Randy Reyes will direct the staged readings, which will feature your favorite Mu actors. Complimentary snacks and drinks will be served at each reading based on the content of the specific plays.


RHYTHM IN MOTION: MU DAIKO AT THE COWLES CENTER
March 7 - March 9
Iris Shiraishi, Artistic Director

Mu Daiko explores the limitless possibilities of rhythm in motion, dancing with Japanese drums large and small with beauty and precision. The taiko drumming ensemble promises to touch your heart and shake you in your seats with brand-new work that pushes the boundaries of taiko as well as audience favorites! Full show: Age 7+ Family show: Age 3+


Starry River of the Sky
by Jeannine Coulombe an adaptation of the children's book by Newbery Honor-winning author Grace Lin
April 25 - May 18

In collaboration with Stages Theatre Company April 25 - May 18, 2014 The moon is missing from the remote village of Clear Sky, but only a young boy named Rendi seems to notice! Join in the adventure as Mu collaborates with Stages Theatre Company to bring this Chinese tale to life. Ages 7+
Passing the Beat – 2014
June 21 - June 22

Come see our amazing taiko students as they take the stage alongside their Mu Daiko instructors for this popular annual recital.


TWO PERFORMANCES ONLY: Saturday June 21 at 7:00 PM Sunday June 22 at 2:00 PM
A Little Night Music
July 25 - August 10
music by Stephen Sondheim
book by Hugh Wheeler
directed by Rick Shiomi


A journey through the phases of love in waltz time. Hailed by many as Sondheim’s best musical, join Mu for an Asian American casting of this classic piece about love and dysfunctional relationships. Ages 12+

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