It's a wondrous year for Guangzhou lovers of musicals. From Cats and Rent to Kinky Boots, these well-known and popular Broadway hits are coming to town later this year. And there are more on the way. Let's check out upcoming musicals that you might not want to miss.
One of the most successful musicals of all time, Andrew Lloyd Weber's Cats will be returning to Guangzhou, 10 years after its last performance here in 2008.
Originally adapted from TS Eliot's whimsical poems about the personalities and sociology of cats, the gala show features classic songs like "Memory" and "Magical Mr. Mistoffelees." It's the story of the hidden society, rules and manners of felines, and it's won over fans across the globe.
Dates: August 31 - September 11, 7:30 p.m. September 1-2, 2:30 p.m.
Tickets: 180 - 1380 yuan
Venue: Guangzhou Opera House
Address: 1 Zhujiang Xilu, Tianhe district
In 1996, an original rock musical by a little-known composer opened on Broadway — and forever changed the landscape of American theater. Two decades later, Jonathan Larson's Rent continues to speak loudly and defiantly to audiences across generations and all over the world.
A re-imagining of Puccini's La Bohème, Rent follows an unforgettable year in the lives of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams without selling out. With its inspiring message of joy and hope in the face of fear, this timeless celebration of friendship and creativity reminds us to measure our lives with the only thing that truly matters - love.
Dates: September 26-28, 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: 180 - 780 yuan
Venue: Guangdong Performing Arts Center Theater
Address: 1229 Guangzhou Dadaozhong, Tianhe district