Get your tickets for Madonna, Romeo and Juliet ballet, Band of Brothers Canto-pop

Pop queen's debut in the city, HK Sinfonietta and HK Ballet perform Shakespeare's classic love story

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 24 September, 2015, 5:00pm
UPDATED : Thursday, 24 September, 2015, 5:00pm

Madonna

Good things come to those who wait. For Hongkongers it’s been a much overdue and excruciating 30-plus years for our virgin eyes to bare. But all that is about to change when the biggest name in pop music will play her first-ever gigs here and in Macau, as part of the 64-city Rebel Heart Tour, early next year.

And to say she’s going big is an understatement, as she will be ushering in a seemingly endless array of costume and wardrobe changes, combined with sophisticated stage mechanics and aerial devices, bringing it somewhat on par with shows such as Cirque du Soleil. Combine that with the material girl’s 13 studio albums, dozens of culturally significant hits that have spawned countless copycats, then you truly have a show that’s three decades in the making. Public ticket sales begin tomorrow at 10am.

February 17, 8pm, AsiaWorld-Expo, Lantau, HK$688-HK$16,888 (super VIP) HK Ticketing; February 20-21 (TBC). Inquiries: 2629 6240

Romeo and Juliet

Shakespeare’s timeless play is brought to the stage in Hong Kong Ballet’s rendition of the tragic romance between star-crossed lovers caught in a bitter rivalry between warring families. The Hong Kong Sinfonietta will provide live musical accompaniment to the classic score by Sergei Prokofiev with choreography by Rudi van Dantzig.

November 20-22, 7.30pm; November 21-22, 2.30pm, Hong Kong Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$140-HK$1,000 (VIP) Urbtix. Inquiries: 2573 7398

Band of Brothers Concert

The four-piece Canto-pop collective – Edmond Leung Hon-man, Steve Wong Ka-keung, Richie Jen Hsien-chi and William So Wing-hong – unite for three shows in what promises to be an endless parade of old and new hits.

November 27-29, 8.15pm, Hong Kong Coliseum, 9 Cheong Wan Rd, Hung Hom, HK$280-HK$680 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3628 3732