Nathan Wang Presents “Shanghai’s World Emporium”

Chinese American composer Nathan Wang, the 2022-23 Cheng Family Foundation Visiting Artist in the Chinese Garden, will present “Shanghai’s World Emporium,” an original musical developed over his yearlong residency.

The new musical exploring immigration stories features original music by Nathan Wang, a book by Jenny Lynn, and lyrics by Matthew Leavitt, and it will be directed by Dámaso Rodríguez.

Shanghai, 1937. As Xing Xing Department Store launches Shanghai into the modern age with its grand reopening, its employees and customers attempt to maintain normalcy, despite the ominous threat of war with Japan. But one calamitous day in August forces them out of their complacency and changes their lives, and China, forever.

Two evening performances and one matinee available. Seating is first come, first served. Advance tickets required; no walk-ins.