Bay Area Children’s Theatre Premieres GOLD: THE MIDAS MUSICAL February 23

Mon, 02/04/2019

Contact: Vivian Auslander, 510-524-2941, vivian@vivianauslander.com

GOLD: THE MIDAS MUSICAL, an original production by Bay Area Children’s Theatre (BACT) that re-imagines the Greek legend of King Midas, opens Saturday, February 23, in Berkeley.

Directed by Nina Meehan and Bob Shryock with book, music and lyrics by Min Kahng (The Four Immigrants: An American Musical Manga; Inside Out and Back Again), GOLD: THE MIDAS MUSICAL tells the tale of motherless princess Lydia, who yearns for her father’s love, while Midas, devastated by the sudden loss of his beloved queen, grows meaner, more distant, and more obsessed by the day. Hestia, the goddess of the hearth, introduces the story, and reappears to urge Midas not to accept Dionysus’s offer to give him the golden touch.

This world premiere with soaring music is the latest example of the new work BACT is developing for upper elementary school and middle school audiences (8 and up). The story contains sophisticated themes, including grief, greed, sacrifice and familial love, and it will be performed at The Second Stage, BACT’s intimate theatre in the Berkeley Theatre Center, so that audience members will feel deeply connected to the story.

GOLD: THE MIDAS MUSICAL opens February 23 and plays through May 12 at BACT’s Berkeley Theatre Center, 2055 Center Street, Berkeley, CA 94704, with performances Saturdays at 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. and Sundays at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

TICKETS: $17 - $28
BOX OFFICE: www.bactheatre.org or call (510) 296-4433
((hi-res .jpg attached of Matt Standley, l., as Midas and Elisha Beston as Lydia. Photo credit: Alessandra Mello))

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