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The Dragon King’s Daughter

Family Theater

Chinese dragon mythology, martial arts, and stunning voices combine as an unlikely young duo embarks on a daring adventure in this world premiere musical featuring an original story and inspiring songs by Marcus Yi.

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Nov. 18 - Dec. 17, 2023

Production Information

Jonny Lee Jr, Michelle Cabinian and Eymard Cabling from The Dragon King's Daughter.

Photo by Elman Studio.

Program

World Premiere Kennedy Center Commission

Story, Lyrics, and Music by Marcus Yi
Directed by Chongren Fan
Choreography by Billy Bustamante
Music Direction by Tiffany Underwood Holmes
Fight Choreography by Ryan Sellers

You are stronger than you know, and braver than you feel.

Twelve-year-old Kenny Li is being bullied at school. When he finds a magical tablet, he is transported to the Jade Kingdom where he meets Xing, the Dragon King’s daughter. Together, they go on a quest to save the world, finding courage and friendship along the way.

Chinese dragon mythology, martial arts, and stunning voices combine in this world premiere musical. Marcus Yi’s heroic story and inspiring songs come alive onstage, with direction by Chongren Fan and choreography by Billy Bustamante.

Most enjoyed by ages 7+

This musical was developed as part of New Victory LabWorks at The New Victory Theater, powered by New 42.

Delve deeper into the show

Immerse yourself in the enchanting world of The Dragon King’s Daughter before and after the show with our engaging Learning Guide, filled with an exclusive interview with the creator, activities, discussion questions, and more.

Saturday, December 16 at 1:30 p.m. is a sensory-friendly performance.

Sensory-friendly performances are designed to create a performing arts experience that is welcoming to all families, including those with children with autism or other sensory sensitivities. If you order these performances and do not require these Accessibility accommodations, your family is still very much welcome to attend.

Stay after for a Creative Conversation

Following the performance on Saturday, November 18 at 1:30 p.m., young audience members can ask questions and hear stories from the show’s artists and creative team.

The Dragon King’s Daughter | Nov. 18 - Dec. 17, 2023

The Dragon King’s Daughter | Nov. 18 - Dec. 17, 2023

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Sponsors

The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation

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