JACKY Cheung Hok-yau probably did not realise how big a trend he had started when he initiated the idea of his stage musical Snow.Wolf.Lake last year. Since then Canto-pop singers have been beating a path to the stage. Most recently there was the Teresa Teng Li-jun biography The Legend which starred Kit Chan Kit-yee. Coming up next will be Sam Hui Koon-kit's original musical starring Eason Chan Yik-shun and a host of other young singers. Now 'retiree' Leslie Cheung Kwok-wing has jumped on the bandwagon with a proposed stage adaptation of A Chinese Ghost Story in 2000. The Tsui Hark film has already been made into an animated series, so why not a stage musical? The question is: who will play the female lead? Original star Joey Wang, good friend Anita Mui Yim-fong, or Anita Yuen Wing-yee? Although Maggie Cheung Man-yuk's name has been mentioned, she may be too busy after Memoirs Of A Geisha hits the screens. Sky's the limit on high-flying holiday MICHAEL Wong Man-tak seems to have put his summer break to good use by chalking up some flying hours. The actor has spent the past three months in Toronto, Canada, learning how to fly a plane and helicopter. He told reporters that he got in 100 hours of flying time, with plane lessons in the morning and helicopter sessions in the afternoon. He is also aiming for a commercial pilot's licence some time in the future. The way the film industry is going, it may be very useful if he decides to give up the day job. If not, he can always do his own flying stunts in future movies. Cheung concert tickets designed to intrigue NOW here is an idea for a gimmick. Unfettered by Urban Council restrictions on concerts in the Hong Kong Coliseum, organisers of the Jacky Cheung Hok-yau concert have introduced special tickets for his Lunar New Year concerts. Tickets for each of his 25 shows at the new wing of the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre will feature a different design that will no doubt inspire collectors to acquire more tickets. Promoter Florence Chan has revealed that even with the new designs, the printing costs of the tickets are cheaper than the Urban Council's boring ones. It would be interesting to see how Urbco can explain this. Young gun finds it lonely at the career front TAIWANESE singer Nicky Wu Chi-lung, who left the scene at the height of his career to do his mandatory national service in his homeland, must be feeling kind of lonely with his return to the music scene. Two years ago, he had the company of the other Taiwanese 'princes' such as Jimmy Lin and Takeshi Kaneshiro. Lin has dropped out of sight after his own national service duty and Takeshi now has bigger fish to fry in Japan and overseas.