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Two sold-out HKAPA Drama Productions You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown and LOVE AND INFORMATION by Caryl Churchill

09 June 2021 Category : Drama

The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (HKAPA) is pleased to announce that the Academy musical You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown (9 – 12 June) and LOVE and INFORMATION by Caryl Churchill (31 May – 5 June) have received overwhelming response and all tickets have been sold out.

 

The Broadway musical You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown, is co-directed by Drama faculty members Tony Wong (Senior Lecturer in Acting and Discipline Leader in Movement Curriculum) and Li Wong-hong (Senior Lecturer in Voice Studies and Discipline Leader in Musical Theatre Curriculum). LOVE and INFORMATION by Caryl Churchill, is directed by Billy Sy (Lecturer (Voice/Movement) & Academic Project Coordinator) of the School. The directors brought the two classics to the stage of the Academy, hoping to deliver positive messages to the audiences. Our student actors from all years of the School came together to call upon the audiences to live their lives to the fullest, in the way they want, and appreciate the beauty of lives.

 

The captivating set, costume, lighting and sound design, as well as the diverse use of videography and scenography, make the productions even more appealing. Credits go to members of the production team from the School of Theatre and Entertainment Arts.

 

Synopsis of Academy Musical: You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown

You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown is a musical about an average day of the life of Charlie Brown. If we all could live our lives as the characters of the Peanuts world, with the openness of early childhood, definitely happiness will come to us regardless the ups and downs of everyday life. Do not worry about tomorrow, tomorrow will take care of itself. Each day has enough troubles of its own.

 

Academy Musical: You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown

Musical in Cantonese with Chinese and English surtitles

This production contains some coarse language, suitable for audience aged 6 or above

Based on The Comic Strip “Peanuts” by Charles M. Schulz

Book, Music and Lyrics by Clark Gesner

Additional Dialogue by Michael Mayer

Additional Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa

Co-Director & Choreographer : Tony Wong

Co-Director, Singing Coach & Spoken Text Translation: Li Wing-hong

Cantonese Lyrics: Wong Cho-lam

Dramaturg : Cynthia Wong Chi-wing

Ensemble Singing Coach : Isaac Lau

Set Designer: Siu Jiou

Costume Designer: Tracy Giu Yuen-man

Lighting Designer: Rachel Ip Chun-lam

Sound Designer: Yip Wai-shan

Production Manager: San Kwong Tsz-shan

Cast: Chan Hiu-yan, Kwong Oon-hin, Angeles Ng, Lee On-sang, Li Hon-tin, Liu Siu-sin, Lo Man-chak, Wong Ka-chun

Date: 9 - 12 June 2021 | 7:30 pm  12 June 2021| 2:30 pm

Venue: Drama Theatre, The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts

Ticket Price: $50-$105

Cast and Production Team list: https://www.hkapa.edu/event/academy-drama-youre-a-good-man-charlie-brown

 

Synopsis of LOVE and INFORMATION by Caryl Churchill

She tells her a secret. She sees signals. Someone tells a story. She had a dream. He is trying to hide. She cannot sleep. Someone can remember everything. He is not sure if he wants to see them. Someone sneezes. Someone finds meaning.

More than a hundred characters are trying to make sense of this world.

Academy Drama: LOVE AND INFORMATION by Caryl Churchill

Drama in Cantonese

This production contains coarse language and adult content, suitable for audience aged 12 or above

Playwright: Caryl Churchill

Director / Translator / Movement: Billy Sy

Dramaturg : Yan Pat-to

Set Designer: Julia Koo Mei-ling

Costume Designer: Eunice Choy

Lighting Designer: Tang Ho-yin

Sound Designer: Stephanie Siu Chun-chin

Video Artist: Wing Lo

Production Manager: Hermia To Ling-fung

Cast: Kwong Sug-ying, He Yunchi, Mak Ho-tin, Yuen On-ting, Chung Yik-chun, Chan Nga-wun, Sin Lok-yan, Renee Ching, Lo Chi-kin, Suen Kwan-to, Tong Ngai-ting

Date: 31 May - 5 June 2021 | 7:45 pm  5 June 2021| 2:45 pm

Venue: Studio Theatre, The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts

Ticket Price: $50-$95

Cast and Production Team list: https://www.hkapa.edu/event/academy-drama-love-and-information-by-caryl-churchill

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The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (www.hkapa.edu)

The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (HKAPA), established by The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts Ordinance in 1984, is a leading tertiary institution in the performing arts in Asia. It provides professional undergraduate education and practice-based postgraduate studies. The study encompasses Chinese Opera, Dance, Drama, Film and Television, Music, and Theatre and Entertainment Arts. Its educational philosophy reflects the cultural diversity of Hong Kong with emphasis on Chinese and Western traditions, and interdisciplinary learning.

 

Since 2008, the Academy has attained the Programme Area Accreditation (PAA) status awarded by the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications (HKCAAVQ) to self-monitor and accredit its own Undergraduate and Post-secondary programmes in the five programme areas of Dance, Drama, Film and Television, Music, and Theatre and Entertainment Arts. Since 2016, the PAA status has been extended to cover Master’s Degree programmes and below. The programmes operated by the School of Chinese Opera are accredited by HKCAAVQ for recognition under the Hong Kong Qualifications Framework.

 

Besides the main campus in Wanchai, Béthanie, the site of the Academy’s Landmark Heritage Campus in Pokfulam, has housed training facilities for the School of Film and Television since 2006.

In the QS World University Rankings announced in 2021, the Academy is ranked 1st in Asia and 10th in the world in the Performing Arts category.