Flower Drum Song: Musical Info & Synopsis


Flower Drum Song revolves around Mei-Li, a young refugee from China, who encounters a young man named Wang, who is working to keep the tradition of Chinese opera prominent. As Mei-Li finds the balance between traditional values and the desire for a new, American way of life, Flower Drum Song weaves together themes of immigration, love, and the quest for belonging.

Musical Information

Musical Type: Golden Age (1958)

Cast Size: 20+

Genre: Romantic Dramedy

Setting: 1950s / USA (California)

Creative Team

Music: Richard Rodgers

Lyrics/Book: Oscar Hammerstein II

Book: David Henry Hwang, Joseph Fields

Cast Albums

Original Broadway Cast (1958)➝

Original London Cast (1960)➝

Broadway Cast (2003)➝


Licensing: Concord Theatricals➝

Sheet Music: Amazon➝


1950s, Based on a Book, Golden Age, ImmigrationRom-Dramedy

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