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  1. Hong Kong theatres draw little applause from critics

    Posted Aug 19th 2006, 12:00am by Michael Taylor

    ... into China and the region. However, he doubted that it has what it takes to be the Far East's Broadway. 'There are some great theatres in Shanghai,' he said. 'The Shanghai Concert ... of Asia, or China's West End? The answers vary. According to Stanley Shen, spokesman for New Icon, which produces and presents live shows, there is a 'huge following for live theatre ...

  2. Nearly Broadway

    Posted May 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Andrew Dembina

    ... Andrew Dembina Signature Entertainment O2 Theatre, Fringe Club Reviewed: April 28 Having staged two intimate musicals, Signature Entertainment again chose the Fringe Club's small main theatre for its third musical, Nearly Broadway- an adaptation of Gerard Alessandrini's Forbidden Broadway. Local performer and writer Arvin Robles worked with Signature co-directors Sandra ...

  3. Home theatre outshines cinema as star attraction

    Posted Mar 07th 2006, 12:00am by David Wilson

    ... curtains, a screen the size of a football pitch and bone-shaking sound. Also we like having an excuse to go out. Cinema remains an event: theatre without the gaffes, wooden props and plasterboard scenery. But the time to close the curtain and sell the venue could finally have dawned, thanks to the swelling popularity of home theatres. To create a home theatre, you need a touch-screen ...

  4. Genesis to Broadway

    Posted Jul 21st 2009, 12:00am by Natasha Rogai

    ... Natasha Rogai Genesis to Broadway Fringe Theatre Reviewed: Jul 18 Australian pianist/composer Warren Wills' Genesis to Broadway presents an intriguing concept- tracing the history of Jewish music from ancient Hebrew songs to Broadway composers such as Gershwin and Bernstein. The programme started well with interesting treatments of traditional material but the jump ...

  5. sound bites

    Posted Feb 12th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... You act, write, direct and teach, so do you ever find time to watch a show that doesn't feature you? What do you think of the quality of local theatre? Stage actress Shaw Mei-kwan: ... they're professional, amateur or student productions. One reason for going to the theatre is to fill an emotional void- or to learn something. So, when I choose a show, I want to make sure I get ...

  6. Love with No Heading

    Posted Aug 16th 2005, 12:00am by Kevin Kwong

    ... Kevin Kwong Love with No Heading FM Theatre Power City Hall Theatre Reviewed: August 13 For those who may be interested: All the actors who appear in this production did so for free; FM Theatre Power, an independent professional theatre company, doesn't make much money, if any; It specialises in 'people's theatre' and has performed many times in Mong Kok; ...

  7. Copying musicals of the West 'not the way to go'

    Posted Jul 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alice Yan ting.yan@scmp.com Mainland producers, hampered by a lack of big-name Chinese musicals, are adapting and translating more Western works into Putonghua, but one expert has questioned whether that is the best way to develop the art form. Andrew Llo ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong theatre needs support to make an impact abroad

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 12:22pm by JINGAN YOUNG

    ... Jingan Young Jingan Young says the impact of local theatre abroad is undermined by lack of funds, poor venues and imported competition, but change is afoot Acting out Lack of funding, inadequate venues and the consistent import of productions from abroad are some of the reasons Hong Kong theatre isn't making an impact abroad. But it appears local theatre makers have had ...

  9. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    'Venus in Fur' sees Polanski combine his two creative loves- theatre and film

    Posted Dec 22nd 2013, 05:20pm by James Mottram

    ... interesting is to make a film with two people only in one empty theatre and not bore the audience roman polanski Moreover, there was his 2009 arrest in Switzerland, in connection with the 1977 ... and submission. Here, with the story set entirely in the confines of a theatre, we see Amalric portray playwright-director Thomas, who has spent his day auditioning actresses for his show based ...

  10. Director overcomes Kafkaesque red tape to stage musical at Lan Kwai Fong amphitheatre

    Posted Oct 17th 2008, 12:00am by Andrew Sun, Vivian Chen

    ... with Andrew Sun. Additional reporting by Clara Mak and Vivian Chen. Theatre director Marion McDonald pulled off quite a coup for her new Baz & Maz production. She convinced the Leisure and Cultural Services Department to let her use the outdoor amphitheatre behind Lan Kwai Fong for the musical Pippin. 'It's taken me just under six months,' she said. 'The original ...




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