"Let's Rock", a musical by Spring-Time Experimental Theatre featuring songs and drama by renowned pop talent James Wong, will be staged in November.
The play is inspired by the film "Let's Rock", made by The Wynners in 1975, with screenplay, music score and directing by James Wong. Many of the songs originally scored for the film are included, such as "L-O-V-E Love", "Money Is Everything", "Why Holding Hands?", "I Am So Lonesome Tonight". Also featured are the group's big hits and household tunes by James Wong, such as "Friends", "It Won't Change in a Thousand Years", "A Love Affair", "It's Not By Chance We Meet", "The Love Suite", "Let It All Sail Away with the Wind" and "After 80". With its catchy tunes and suave dance routines typical of the 70s, the show promises to be great fun to watch.
The play follows the story of five young men who share a passion for music and get together to form a band. Hon, the owner of the school tuck shop who has nothing but moneymaking in mind, sees in them a lucrative possibility. He proposes to be their manager and vows to make them stars. Although each of the five have typical problems to face - study, family and love - their passion for music launches them on the road to success, and the band's name, THE WINNERS, has stayed prominent for 35 years in Hong Kong's Cantopop hall of fame.
A strong team includes producer Clifton Ko, director Garrick Wong, and actors and actresses Zac Koo, Ursule Wong, Sharco Kang, Mike Wong, Angus Chan, Lo Cheuk On and Billy Yip.
Presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD), "Let's Rock" will be performed in Cantonese by Spring-Time Experimental Theatre at 8pm, on November 4 and 5 (Friday and Saturday); and at 3pm, on November 5 (Saturday) at the Auditorium, Yuen Long Theatre. Tickets priced at $180, $140 and $100 are now available at all URBTIX outlets, on Internet and by credit card telephone booking. Half-price tickets available for senior citizens aged 60 or above, people with disabilities and the minder, full-time students and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) recipients (limited tickets for full-time students and CSSA recipients available on a first-come, first-served basis). Please refer to programme leaflet for details of group booking discount.
For programme enquiries, please call 2268 7325 (LCSD)/2793 1123 (Spring-Time Experimental Theatre); for ticketing enquiries call 2734 9009. For credit card telephone bookings, call 2111 5999. Internet bookings are available at www.urbtix.hk. Visit www.lcsd.gov.hk/CE/CulturalService/Programme/en/theatre/000002ef.html for more information on the programme.
Exhibition on "James Wong in Our Memory" will be held from October 3 to 19 at the Exhibition Corner, Yuen Long Theatre. Admission is free.
Ends/Friday, September 23, 2011