The Forgotten Kingdom: A Radio-Theatre Performance

Type: Performance
Art Form: Music
Grade Level: 5-12
Scheduling Request

In this sweeping adventure, music and radio drama-style stories conjure Sephardi women’s voices lost to war, recorded in an endangered language blending archaic Spanish with Turkish and Greek. The bittersweet rawness of Tango, gorgeous vocal harmonies, and the rhythmic fire of classical Arabic percussion intensifies the emotionality of Western classical music in cinematic arrangements, stirring those familiar with the culture and those new to it.

Remote Learning Adaptation: Pre-recorded program with option for a live follow-up Q & A session coming soon.

Length: 45-60 minutes
Audience Limit: 250
Curriculum Connection: World Cultures, Middle East, Ottoman Empire, Sephardic Judaism, Geography

Video: Sand Story program excerpt (virtual program)

Remote Single: $1,032 (includes optional live online Q & A

Single Show: $1,290 (includes optional workshop)
Back-to-Back Shows: $1,800
Back-to-Back Shows Plus Workshop: $2,000
Travel Fee: $150
Note: Prices may vary for weekends/out-of-school time
Processing Fee of $30 added to all contracts


  • One or two lockable dressing rooms, close to a private bathroom, where possible.
  • Room temperature bottled water (for stage and for dressing room).
  • Access to two electric outlets within 5 ft of stage area. Lunch for three performers on days with multiple in-person performances (please inquire about dietary restrictions).
  • Two parking spots, preferably near entrance or loading area.
  • Someone (could be a group of responsible students) to act as stage manager, letting the artist know "10 minutes until showtime", "5 minutes until showtime" etc...

Performance Area:

  • Minimum stage dimensions: 10 ft wide x 8 ft deep, with 7 ft distance between performance and seating area
  • Center aisle wide enough for two performers to walk side by side
  • Area must be clean and free of clutter, with the performance the only activity occurring in that space

Arrival time before first performance: 150 minutes for amplified performances, 75 minutes for unamplified performances
Strike time: 75 minutes
Time needed between performances: 20 minutes minimum.

Teachers are asked to model appropriate audience behavior for students.

Please introduce the performer as a Young Audiences of Massachusetts artist, using an introduction provided by the performer.

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