Virtuosi to perform encouraging story in music theatre production "Let Dreams Fly"
Presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department's "Cheers!" series, "Let Dreams Fly" will be staged in early January, 2013. The show, featuring an encouraging storyline, will be performed by virtuosi and talented artists to form a cross-media creation with music, visuals and poems.
Over a year in the making, "Let Dreams Fly" is the latest production by renowned Hong Kong composer Dr Mui Kwong-chiu. The story is about dreams of youth and divided into eight acts: "Song of the Universe", "Fairy in the Woods", "Honey Song", "Waves Chasing", "Song for the Young", "Jungle Parade", "Over the Rainbow" and "Let Dreams Fly". The music and lyrics of "Song for the Young" were composed by Dr Mui 30 years ago.
The production will offer a cross-media musical theatre experience integrating original music, visuals, recitation and theatrical elements conceived by Dr Mui. Made in collaboration with some of the top names in the local music scene - Leung Kin-fung (violin), Dr Lung Heung-wing (percussion), Dr Cheng Wai (piano) and Ernie Leung (chromatic harmonica) - it promises to be a theatre experience that can stir the audience's liveliest imagination.
Composer and producer Dr Mui said, "'Let Dreams Fly' .... To have dreams is beautiful! Now let us ride on the wings of music and take to the infinite skies, across the beautiful Earth, over the rainbow, with a dream in our heart .... Until we are on that far side of the rainbow, you and I ...."
"Let Dreams Fly" will be staged at 8pm on January 4 and 5 (Friday and Saturday) and at 3pm on January 6 (Sunday) at the Shouson Theatre, Hong Kong Arts Centre. Tickets priced at $190 and $140 are now available at all URBTIX outlets, on the Internet and by telephone credit card booking. Half-price tickets are available for senior citizens aged 60 or above, people with disabilities and their minders, full-time students and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) recipients (limited tickets for CSSA recipients available on a first-come, first-served basis). Please refer to the programme booklet or individual leaflets for more information on the series and group booking discount schemes.
For programme enquiries, please call 2268 7323; 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/multi_arts/00000439.html for more information on the programme.
A post-performance talk will be held on January 5. Patrons are welcome to stay and join. Admission is free.
Ends/Monday, December 17, 2012
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