Pan Asian Repertory Theatre presents an encore staging of this adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s story “The Nightingale,” set in 18th-century China. More…
"The Emperor's Nightingale" brings to light the youthful exploits of the future Emperor Qianlong who befriends a magical bird who helps him learn what he must do to be King. The play employs traditional Chinese lion dance, puppetry, and a pair of tigers and pandas to tell the tale. A show for the whole family.
See it if If you like a children's show. Kids loved it was good 1 he entertainment.
Don't see it if If you want a bigger production. Stage was small for this show.
See it if you enjoy children's fables brought to the stage with a historical twist. Here a small cast does a commendable job in good costumes in 1 hr.
Don't see it if you want a full staged production - this is limited but effective. A bit of trouble hearing two soft voices. Loud noises may be upsetting.
See it if You enjoy children's productions & set reasonable expectations, Fair amount of laughed especially from the "tiger"
Don't see it if You are expecting a polished or particularly poetic piece, or if uneven skill on stage would bother you
See it if you enjoy dramatized fables with a modern twist; if you're looking for an entertaining show for all ages.
Don't see it if you don't like new interpretations of classic tales.
See it if You’re young no matter what your age, but the singing, and comedic acting and beautiful costumes will transport you to 17th century China.
Don't see it if You don’t wish to see a play especially written for an under-10 audience.
See it if It’s not easy to have a show that could be enjoyed by both adults and children. This is a great family show for about an hour running time.
Don't see it if You expect a grand production.
See it if Delightful one hour show for both children and adults with humorous moments in a tale well told.
Don't see it if If you like in depth, absorbing theatre this is not the show for you.
See it if you would like a delightful play for your children that is under an hour. Nicely staged and nice ideas for children to absorb.
Don't see it if you want a deep drama for adults. Grown ups can enjoy this show, but I would recommend mainly for children. The tigers are very funny.
See it if you enjoy seeing a fable come to life. Great for a family audience. The piece translates well with today's audiences.
Don't see it if you don't have or want to experience the imagination of a child. Also if you don't like a play with a moral lesson attached to it.
See it if you like to see new spins on old fairy tales
Don't see it if you don't like shows that are related to fairy tales or where people play talking animals
See it if you want to share in a wonderful story for all ages. Enchanting. Fun. Thoughtful.
Don't see it if you don't like exploring stories for the kid in all of us.