Baked! The Musical
Timothy Huang, Steven Huynh, Fay Ann Lee, Angel Lin, Megan Masako Haley, Herman Sebek, Nacho Tambunting and Sumi Yu
Number of Acts: 2
Number of Principals (Male): 2
Number of Principals (Female): 4
Preferred Ensemble Size: 3
Total Cast Size: 9
4-piece pop band with strings
All actors and characters are Asian
Genre & Style:
When she doesn’t receive the scholarship that would send her to her dream school, Jane Huang, with her best friend and the class degenerate, secretly builds a Chinese bakery cannabis edible empire. Baked! The Musical is a reflection on failure, self-worth, and what we owe the people we love.
Baked! The Musical has been previously developed at the Den Theatre in Chicago, at the 2020 Chicago Musical Theatre Festival, Underscore Theatre Company’s Underscore Develops (2021), and through a workshop at Faultline Theatre in San Francisco (2022). At CMTF, the show had a sold-out run and won awards for best lyrics, best lead performer, best supporting performer, and best ensemble.
5 Things You Should Know
- Who are we are Jord Liu (she/they) wrote the book, music, and lyrics. She is a trans composer, theatremaker, and creative technologist. By day she works at the Exploratorium in San Francisco coming up with new exhibits! Deepak Kumar (he/him) wrote the book, music, and lyrics. He is a playwright, composer, lyricist, and researcher based out of the Internet. One fun fact about him is that he has a PhD in computer science!
- 1 minute pitch When she doesn’t receive the scholarship that would send her to her dream school, Jane Huang, with her best friend and the class degenerate, secretly builds a Chinese bakery cannabis edible empire. Baked! The Musical is a comedy with heart which features a contemporary pop-rock score. At its core, the all-Asian show is about dealing with failure and what we owe the people we love.
- What do we love about the show? We love that the show is heart forward. The characters are sincere and real because they’re drawn from our experiences growing up as children of immigrants.
- Where has the show been?The show was developed at the Chicago Musical Theatre Festival (2020), through a virtual professional reading by Underscore Theatre in Chicago (2021), and most recently with Faultline Theater in San Francisco (2022)!
- Hopes and dreamsWe are looking for production and development partners who want to help grow our show! Our hopes would be to take the show to a big regional theater in 2023/2024, with an eye towards producing it in New York in the near future.