Music Manzanar CD cover- Act 2

Refer to the synopsis under the song listing to follow the story line for Act 2.

Click any of the songs below to hear selections from Act 2 of the musical Manzanar!

 Song Title


 Kaeru (Reprise) / Gardens of Stone
 Baseball Saved My Life
 A Letter Home
 Lessons of the Human Heart (Reprise)
 When Japan Wins the War
 Saturday Night at the Movies
 In My Own Fashion
 Anywhere But Here

 Dreamtime (Reprise) / 
Dancing with Mr. Dreamtime

 A Mother's Lullaby (Reprise)
 Once a River
 God Took a Photograph
 Welcome Home, Soldier Boy
 New National Anthem
 (God and Country)
 An Alligator's Lament (Reprise)
 Rise / Manzanar (Reprise)

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“You’ve taken a challenging subject and have fashioned it into a compelling and original show. Throughout, the dialogue, book writing and structure are very good. I like the fact it took a while for Pearl Harbor to happen. When you got to it, because you spend time with this happy family, it landed for me in a way I didn’t anticipate. It was a gutsy choice that paid off for you. The music is very interesting and successful throughout. The blend of the pentatonic scale with American chords, its kind of Japanese but it’s kind of American. It was very successful!”

Stephen Schwartz 

(Wicked, Godspell, Pippin)DreamWorks/ASCAP Workshop in Los Angeles 

February 10, 2012