In this summer vacation, have you decided where to spend time with your kids in Guangzhou? Here are some parent-child plays ongoing at the Guangzhou Opera House that aim to help broaden children's minds.
Shows adapted from children's literature
The musical "Monster in Forbidden City: the vanishing wedding dress" is adapted from the "Monster in Forbidden City" fairy tale series by famous children's book author Chang Yi. Featuring strong chinoiserie, the performance integrates Chinese traditional elements such as traditional opera, folk dance, and traditional Chinese music. Through a refreshing audio-visual way, children can learn knowledge about the Forbidden City as well as the folk tales of mythical animals.
Poster of "Monster in Forbidden City: the vanishing wedding dress" (Photo: Guangzhou Opera House)
The stage adaption "Guess How Much I Love You" originated from a book of the same name. The book itself has been enchanting readers of all ages for more than two decades and has become a popular bedtime story for countless children. Following the story of two hares, kids can feel the love between the father and son.
Poster of "Guess How Much I Love You" (Photo: Guangzhou Opera House)
Parent-child plays with great interactivity
In the play "Bonjour, Little Monster", audiences will encounter alien monsters on a blue planet and a symphony orchestra playing with its own body. Selecting international award-winning animation short films from several countries like France, Denmark and the UK, Chinese singer Michelle Li will lead children through a fantastic world accompanied by music.
Poster of "Bonjour, Little Monster" (Photo: Guangzhou Opera House)
"The Ocean", a fully immersive and interactive play with a theme of marine environmental protection, has won warm feedback from audiences since its premiere. During the show, children will feel like they are sitting in a colorful underwater world full of corals and jellyfish, surrounded by the piano background music by composer Dominic Harlan.
Stage photo of "The Ocean" (Photo: Guangzhou Opera House)
Schedule of the shows
Nearest metro station: Take Metro Line 3 or 5 and get off at the Zhujiang New Town Station, and then use the GT Land Plaza Exit
Add. : No. 1, Zhujiang West Road, Zhujiang New Town, Tianhe District, Guangzhou (广州市天河区珠江新城珠江西路1号)
Author | Holly, Kate (intern)
Editor | Wing, Steven, Monica, Jerry