Broadway (New York, N.Y.);Musicals;Acting;Stage adaptations;Production and direction;Race;Theatrical companies;Casting (Performing arts)
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2017.032.017 Oral History Interview with Ole Kittleson, March 9, 2003

[Content warning: The interview includes a section where racial slurs are used in the context of acting and performing productions that have a racial focus.] David Lewis Hammarstrom interviews Ole Kittleson about his involvement in the revival of "Flower Drum Song" as a school production at the School for Creative and Performing Arts in San Diego. The main topics of discussion include ethnic diversity when casting actors and actresses for a production, his thoughts on the different productions of “Flower Drum Song” throughout the years, and his involvement in their various iterations. This interview is one of a series of 18 interviews that author David Lewis Hammarstrom conducted in 2003 as part of research for his book, Flower Drum Songs: The Story of Two Musicals (2006).