Soft Power Tickets
Arlington, VA

Soft Power Tickets

Laugh, cry, and question democracy in this daring musical satire.
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Soft Power Tickets

About Soft Power

A visionary musical fantasia by Tony Award winners David Henry Hwang (Yellow Face, M. Butterfly) and Jeanine Tesori (Fun Home, Kimberly Akimbo).

After the 2016 election, when a Chinese American playwright is attacked by an unknown assailant, he hallucinates a Golden Age musical comedy about a Chinese theater producer and Hillary Clinton falling in love. Hilarious and biting, this political satire dares to ask: Does American Democracy still work? And is it worth believing in?

An exhilarating ride through political absurdity with a faceoff between Chinese and American exceptionalism, Soft Power makes an electric debut in the nation’s capital.

“Subversive as well as funny, touching and thoroughly entertaining… You may never look at an American musical the same way again.” – Variety

Special Dates
Discussion Nights: August 28 & September 10, 2024
Pride Night: August 23, 2024
Masks Required: August 18 at 2PM & September 10 at 7:30PM
ASL Interpreted: September 6, 2024
AAPI Affinity Night: August 20, 2024

Run time

1hr 25min. No intermission. (Approx.)

Start date

August 6th, 2024

End date

September 15th, 2024




Ages 13+.

Soft Power cast and creative team

Book & Lyrics by: David Henry Hwang
Music & Additional Lyrics by: Jeanine Tesori
Directed by: Ethan Heard
Choreography by: Billy Bustamante
Music Supervisor: Chris Fenwick
Music Direction by: Angie Benson
Scenic Design by: Chika Shimizu
Costume Design by: Helen Q. Huang
Lighting Design by: Oliver Wason
Sound Design by: Eric Norris
Wig Design by: Anne Nesmith
Orchestrator: Danny Troob
Cast list: Eymard Cabling, Olivia Clavel-Davis, Andrew Cristi, Brian Dauglash, Steven Eng, Jonny Lee Jr., Quynh-My Luu, Daniel May, Christopher Mueller, Ashley D. Nguygen, Emily Song Tyler, Joey Urgino, Chani Wereley. Nicholas Yenson, Grace Yoo, Sumie Yotsukura


Signature Theatre

4200 Campbell Ave., Arlington, VA, United States, 22206

Show schedule

Day of weekMatineeEvening
Tuesday-7:30 PM
Wednesday-7:30 PM
Thursday-8:00 PM
Friday-8:00 PM
Saturday2:00 PM8:00 PM

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