The Pomona College Theatre and Dance Department's second production of the spring semester, Krunk Fu Battle Battle by Qui Nguyen, opens tomorrow night for a five-performance run through the weekend. The production is directed by Professor of Theatre Joyce Lu.
This hip-hop musical follows the journey of young Norman Lee who, when forced to move from Hong Kong to Brooklyn, must battle with the baddest b-boy crew at school in order to win a place for himself, as well as the heart of slam poet Cindy Chang. Can Norman bring justice to the black-top at Sunset Park High?
Krunk Fu Battle Battle received its world premiere at East West Players. Charlotte Stoudt for the LA Times blog called it a "high-energy hip-hop musical…charged with exuberance, this mash-up of The Karate Kid and Step Up works best as a delivery system for kinetic eye candy." Hoyt Hilsman for backstage wrote that it is "an entertaining…dance spectacle with an Asian-American twist."
The production will be performed at Allen Theatre (300 East Bonita Ave., Claremont) from Thursday, April 11 through Saturday, April 13, at 8 p.m., with matinees at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 13 and Sunday, April 14. Tickets are $10 general admission and $5 for students, staff, faculty and seniors. The box office is open Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and one hour prior to curtain time. Contact the box office at (909) 607-4375.