Production History includes:

   The Georgia Shakespeare Company

   Community Theatre of Dutchess County

   The Hudson School Summer Theatre

Promotional Video:

Book and Lyrics by April-Dawn Gladu

    Music by James Woodward

Dr. James Charles Woodward​

Once upon a time, there lived a man named Hans Christian Anderson who devised a tale. The tale told of an Emperor who captivates a nightingale whose song has captivated his heart. When a mechanical device supplants the nightingale, the bird flees the emperor's palace. In later years, the Emperor's musical device loses its charms, and the Emperor deteriorates, almost unto death. Hearing of this, the nightingale returns and her song restores the emperor and the kingdom.

The Emperor and the Nightingale