Flower Drum Song

Recreate Rodgers and Hammersteins Flower Drum Song with Grosh Backdrops and Draperys special collection of backdrops, curtains, and drapes for this classic musical, which explores the struggles between Eastern and Western traditions.

We have a range of background panels featuring designs that can be used in setting the stage for your performance of the musical. From depictions of the Great Wall of China and oriental gardens to portrayals of the Wang familys home, we have them all. We also have a variety of other eastern-themed backdrops and stage elements that can add character and vitality to your set design.

Based on a novel by the American author C.Y. Lee, the song- and dance-filled musical Flower Drum Song is the eighth work of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, who composed the music and wrote the lyrics for the title, respectively. When it opened on Broadway in 1958, it was generally received positively by the critics, and it even won a Tony Award that same year.

Set in San Franciscos Chinatown in the 1950s, Flower Drum Songs central theme is the generational gap between the Chinese immigrants from China and the highly Americanized Chinese who grew up in the New World.

The story tells of a nave and traditional girl, Mei-Li, who arrives in the United States after escaping communist China. She is to be the wife of a wealthy nightclub owner, Sammy Fong, in an arranged marriage. However, her fianc is already in love with another woman, Linda Low, who is a stripper at the club. Sammy offers to sign the contract over to the Wang family, whose patriarch, Master Wang, is a very traditional man.

Meanwhile, Master Wangs son, Ta, hurries over to a blind date, which turns out to be Linda Low herself. Highly impulsive, Ta asks Linda to marry him. Because Linda has already gotten impatient with her 5-year relationship with Sammy, she decides to go forward with the union. Confusion ensues when Sammy learns of the planned matrimony and plots to reveal Lindas true identity before the Wangs.

Over the course of the musical, the struggles of these Chinese Americans are exposed as they try to grapple their identities and attempt to find the balance between clinging to the traditional values of their native land and embracing those of their adopted homeland.

Search for the stage backdrops that you can use for your production of the musical Flower Drum Song. Begin by using the form provided on this page or by calling us at 877-363-7998 if you need help from our backdrop consultants. We can also be reached through our contact page.

Grosh Backdrops and Draperys offices are located in Los Angeles, California and Evansville, Indiana. We deliver throughout the United States.