The Song of the Nightingale

April 29 - May 14, 2023
April 29, May 5, 6, 12, 13 @ 8pm
April 30, May 6, 7, 13, 14 @ 2pm
Firehouse Arts Center, Pleasanton, CA


Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre is collaborating with
The City of Pleasanton to celebrate
Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month
with the presentation of
The Song of the Nightingale
A Musical Fairy Tale

Book, Music & Lyrics by Min Kahng
Based on Hans Christian Andersen's The Nightingale

When Mei Lin, an ambitious kitchen-maid, hears that the Emperor of China is searching for The Nightingale - the bird whose song brings hope to the people of the land, she offers to help find and capture the bird in exchange for a lofty promotion. This transaction has tragic consequences, however, as Mei Lin soon learns that the Emperor is a foolish ruler who cannot see beyond the bird's plain outer appearance. Based on a Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale, The Song of The Nightingale is a magical, musical romp that reminds us that true beauty and worth is always found within.

Artistic Staff and Cast for The Song of the Nightingale

Artistic Staff
Producer: Kathleen Breedveld
Assistant Producer: Carol Hovey
Director: Jepoy Ramos
Choreographer: Cat Delos Santos Reyes
Vocal Director: Jed da Roza
Music Director: Delphean Quan
Stage Manager: Brian Olkowski

Ann Warque: Mei Lin
Myles Wu: Emperor
Faustino Cadiz: Bing Wen
Mary Jasmin Howard: Madam Wu
Tyler Kawata: Tai Yun
Simon Santos: Xiao Hai
Mercy Wu: Nightingale
Allen Ocampo: Ensemble
Ji-Yun Kim: Ensemble/Messenger
Ronnie La: Ensemble/Fake Nightingale (u/s Nightingale)
Martha Dowell: Ensemble/Head Fisher (u/s Madam Wu)
Allison Quintilla: Ensemble (u/s Mei Lin)
Miyoko Sakatani: Ensemble: Head Chef, Watchmaker (u/s Head Fisher)

Cast Photos: Download

Photo credit: Jepoy Ramos

  • Simon Santos as Xiao Hai
  • Ann Warque as Mei Lin
  • Myles Wu as Emperor
  • Mercy Wu as Nightingale