Tea With Chachaji, the latest production from Making Books Sing, achieves the triple crown of family theater: a worthy message effectively presented in an entertaining manner." 
- Backstage.com

"A tender and moving comedy-drama."  - The New York Times

Tea with Chachaji is a Bollywood-inspired musical about a New York City kid who must reconcile his Indian heritage with his modern American life.

Produced by Making Books Sing, Tea with Chachaji is having it's world premiere production January 25th through February 11th in New York City directed by Rajendra Ramoon MaharajTea with Chachaji is based on the book Chachaji's Cup written by Uma Krishnaswami and illustrated by Soumya Sitarama.  Click here for tickets.

The musical tells the story of ten-year-old Neel Gupta, who lives in the “Little India” section of Queens with his Indian mother and great-uncle Chachaji. Neel has grown up hearing Chachaji’s lively stories about Indian gods – but he has never heard the heartbreaking story behind his uncle’s beloved teacup, which survived the Partition of India. As Neel grows older and starts to spend more time with his American friends, he tries to distance himself from his Indian roots. But when Neel accidentally does something terrible, he realizes the importance of Chachaji’s stories – and understands finally how to reconcile his two worlds.

The one-hour show is brought to life with 12 original songs, which blend various musical styles -- Bollywood, traditional Indian ragas, even hip-hop – into a dynamic musical-theater score.  Click below to listen to Raja Burrows perform the opening number from the show!

Tea with Chachaji - Raja Burrows

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