by: Velina Hasu Houston (book and lyrics) and Nathan Wang (music)
directed by: Jon Lawrence Rivera
"Briefly put, Cinnamon Girl left me with tears on my cheeks and a great big smile on my face. I could not have asked for more." Stage Scene LA


Set in 1939 Ceylon, an orphaned cinnamon peeler searches for a home to call her own. Through unexpected twists and turns, she finds it in the most surprising place.

This musical was invited and travelled to China for the 2nd Annual Musical Theater Festival at Beijing University.

  • starring: Byron Arreola, Jaime Barcelon, Kerry K. Carnahan, Ren Hanami, Michael Hagiwara, Jennifer Hubilea, Dom Magwili, Peter Mitchell, Leslie Stevens and Anne Yatco
  • music director: Marc Macalintal
  • choreographer: Giovanni Ortega
  • scenic designer: Christopher Scott Murillo
  • lighting designer: R. Christopher Stokes
  • costume designer: Mylette Nora
  • sound designer: Howard Ho
  • casting director: Raul Clayton Staggs
  • stage manager: Janette Jara
  • producer: Winship Cook

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