Musical Theatre

Gigi Chao, partner and dad attend Dirty Dancing show … separately

Gigi Chao (right) and her partner Sean Eav arrive for the show, followed shortly afterward by her father. Photo: May Tse

Gigi Chao and her father may have different opinions about how she lives her life, but that did not deter them from enjoying a night at the theatre under the same roof last night.

Sunday, 21 April, 2013, 8:00am

Hit musical dances up a storm

Gareth Bailey and Bryony Whitfield (left) star in hit musical Dirty Dancing. Photos: Pat Bromilow-Downing

Eight years ago, when an Australian producer decided to make a stage version of the 1987 blockbuster Dirty Dancing, one thing was clear: there was to be no meddling with the story.

24 Mar 2013 - 3:37pm

Briefs, October 1, 2012

Protestants make their way past policemen in Belfast. Photo: AP

Chinese gold miners deported from Ghana

1 Oct 2012 - 4:43am

Candace Chong: The playwright who draws inspiration from a complicated world

Candace Chong is a four-time best-script winner of the Hong Kong Drama Awards

When she writes, playwright Candace Chong Mui-ngam draws inspiration from where her mind flees to - the reality we all live in. By meeting different people and understanding their perspectives, she has been able to create plays close to many hearts. "My work is not just about myself," she says.

22 May 2014 - 4:08pm

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

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 Lloyd Webber's Cats will become the second top Western musical to be performed in Putonghua next month, following last year's Mama Mia.

15 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

FILM (1978)

Grease John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing, Jeff Conaway Director: Randal Kleiser

17 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Young gun aims for the Great White Way

Viveca Chow Hung-ka was just nine when she first set foot on the stage, as an ensemble member in a local production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat. That moment eight years ago changed her life.

10 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Vanity cases

Rosey Chan Pianist / Creative Director

Classical musicians don't often venture past their genre's influence, let alone into the worlds of fashion and beauty - but Rosey Chan isn't your average Brahms and Beethoven performer.

13 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

A tale of two brothers

A school drama

Blood Brothers was first performed in a secondary school in the northern English city of Liverpool in November, 1981. Local playwright Willy Russell had written the play for a young people's theatre company that performed in schools.

6 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Telly Leung

THE AMERICAN DREAM My parents immigrated to New York from Hong Kong in 1975. They came with two suitcases and US$250, and depended on the kindness of friends in Chinatown. They were hard-working and blue collar, and saved every penny they made. My mother worked as a seamstress and my father as a dishwasher. I was born in Brooklyn.

12 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

It's showtime, folks

A timeless tale of love between unlikely individuals has been a spectacular success at Resorts World Manila. The Sound of Music runs until December 11, with some shows sold out. The fantasy-based Kaos, a musical spectacle about a prince searching for true love, was well received when it ran from November last year to June, but The Sound of Music has made an even bigger impact.

27 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Acceptance on stage

The news

From today until Saturday, the Hong Kong Youth Arts Foundation (YAF) will perform their production of the Broadway musical Spring Awakening. Set in late 19th-century Germany, the show follows the lives of several teenagers as they start puberty and discover their place in the world.

24 Nov 2011 - 12:00am


'Goodbye' can be a very difficult word to say. Listen to these three conversations and then answer the questions

1 How does Mrs Pang feel about Mrs Lo moving away?




2 How does Mrs Lo herself feel about moving to a new area?

a. she is very enthusiastic

b. she has a few doubts

8 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Cinderella Ate My Daughter

Ever picked out a sweater for your little boy at a clothing store only to be told by an eager shop assistant: 'Those are for girls'? Or been disconcerted by the strict segregation of toys for girls and boys at chain stores? If so, this might be the book for you.

6 Nov 2011 - 12:00am


Failing to see the bigger picture

The responses of Rob Leung ('Teachers still able to do extra work', September 25) and A. Cable ('Long hours common in HK offices', September 25) to Tamara Kiew's letter ('Teachers face impossible workload', September 18) may have missed the point.

2 Oct 2011 - 12:00am