by Overtime Theater

Mar. 30 - Apr. 27, 2018

This new musical is inspired by the story “The Nightingale” by Hans Christian Anderson. That story’s synopsis:  The Emperor of China learns that one of the most beautiful things in his empire is the song of the nightingale. When he orders the nightingale brought to him, a kitchen maid (the only one at court who knows of its whereabouts) leads the court to a nearby forest, where the nightingale agrees to appear at court, where it remains as the Emperor’s favorite. When the Emperor is given a bejeweled mechanical bird he loses interest in the real nightingale, who returns to the forest. The mechanical bird eventually breaks down; and the Emperor is taken deathly ill a few years later. The real nightingale learns of the Emperor’s condition and returns to the palace; whereupon Death is so moved by the nightingale’s song that he allows the Emperor to live.

In our story, it’s the Nightingale who’s fallen ill.  Luther is the owner of the Cauldron, a live music venue with a history of producing stars.  His wife, Penny Virtue must retire from being his lead act after getting sick. When Ayla makes her debut at the Cauldron, Luther quickly becomes enamored with her and her voice which bears a striking resemblance to Penny’s, especially when Ayla sings the blues.


Ayla- Yleana Wooten
Nate- Venny Mortimer
Luther- Barry Goettl
Penny- Jules Vaquera
Chloe- Aurora Chase
Mike/Guilty Pleasure- Jonathan Schell
Charlie/Piano- Dan Timoskevich
Background Singer #4/Guilty Pleasure- Caitlin Palmer
Guitar/Ensemble- Barry Goettl
Guilty Pleasure/Ensemble- Marie Bunch


by Jules Vaquera and Dan Timoskevich
Overtime Theater

March 30 - April 27, 2018
Overtime Theater
5409 Bandera Road, Unit 205
near I-410
San Antonio, TX, 78238


30 Mar – 21 April 2018

Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm; Sunday Apr 8 at 3pm and Sunday Apr 15 at 7 pm