Shanghai theater to offer English-language musicals
A scene from Matilda. [Photo provided to China Daily]
Three English-language musical productions – Titanic, Matilda and Dream Girls – will be staged at Shanghai's prime musical theater during the coming Christmas and New Year season.
Premiering on Broadway in 1997, Titanic swept the Tony Awards that year, winning all five of its nominations, including Best Musical and Best Score. It will be shown from Nov 27 to Dec 1.
From Dec 6 to 29, Matilda, a musical based on a children's novel of the same name, will be shown at the SAIC Shanghai Culture Square. It tells a story of a precocious 5-year-old girl with telekinetic abilities who overcomes obstacles at home and school as she strives to help others.
Dream Girls will run at the SAIC Shanghai Culture Square from Jan 2 to 14, 2020. The musical premiered in 1981 and was made into a movie of the same name starring Beyoncé.
The theater also announced new ticket packages that will allow audiences to enjoy discounted prices for early purchases.
A scene from Titanic. [Photo provided to China Daily]
A scene from Dream Girls. [Photo provided to China Daily]