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Broadway musical hits on the way to Guangzhou

2018-May-3       Source: Lifeofguangzhou.com

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.

Kinky Boots

The winner of six Tony Awards in 2013, including Best Musical, Kinky Boots features a Tony Award-winning score by Cyndi Lauper, a book by Tony winner Harvey Fierstein, and direction and choreography by Tony winner Jerry Mitchell.

Based on a 2005 film written by Geoff Deane and Tim Firth, Kinky Boots is inspired by the true story of Charlie Price, a man who inherits a shoe factory from his father and ends up producing a line of high-heeled boots in partnership with Lola, a cabaret performer and drag queen.

Dates: August 9 - September 12, 7:30 p.m.; September 11-12, 2:30 p.m.

Tickets: 100 - 1080 yuan

Venue: Guangzhou Opera House

Address: 1 Zhujiang Xilu, Tianhe district

Chinese version of Rock of Ages

Nominated for five Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Broadway smash hit Rock of Ages will soon captivate Guangzhou audience with a Chinese version, starring Chinese musical actor and actress Liu Lingfei and Xu Lidong.

Rock of Ages captures the iconic era that was the big bad Hollywood of the 1980s. Aqua Net, Lycra and liquor flow freely on the legendary Sunset Strip rock music scene. Amidst the madness, aspiring rock star Drew longs to become the next big thing in music, and longs for fresh-off-the-bus newcomer Sherrie, a Kansas kid with stars in her eyes.

This jukebox musical lovingly nudges the fashions of the 1980s and features over 20 classic 80s rock hits such as "We Built this City," "I Wanna Rock," and "Don't Stop Believin'."

Dates: July 7-8, 8:00 p.m.

Tickets: 100 - 580 yuan

Venue: Guangdong Performing Arts Center Theater

Address: 1229 Guangzhou Dadaozhong, Tianhe district

Source: WECHAT(SilkRoadPost)

Editor: Monica Liu

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