New Musical! Rona Siddiqui’s Salaam Medina: Tales of a Halfghan
October 24, 2022
Written by Rona Siddiqui (music director of the Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning A Strange Loop), Salaam Medina: Tales of a Halfghan is a zany autobiographical comedy about growing up bi-ethnic in America.
Triggered by an interview question pressing her to talk about her “otherness” writer Medina Eskandani is whisked down a rabbit hole of memories dealing with body hair, racist cousins, and airport security as she questions what it means to identify as a person of color. The show is presented in a fast-paced, sketch style a la “The Muppet Show.” It frenetically flits through theatrical and musical genres spanning family sitcom to game show, vaudeville to country and middle eastern groove.
Sherz Aletaha (Disaster!)
Meetu Chilana (Cirque du Soleil)
Angel Desai (Company)
Joe Joseph (The Band’s Visit, The Kite Runner)
Jamen Nanthakumar (Fairycakes, Other World)
Jonathan Raviv (The Band’s Visit)
Sharone Sayegh (Come From Away, The Band’s Visit)
Music Direction by Rebekah Bruce
Directed by Raja Feather Kelly (A Strange Loop, Lempicka)
Produced by Jen Sandler and Musical Theatre Factory
Please note that all artists and acts are subject to change at any time.