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HKAPA Musical: The Woman in Kenzo — A Hong Kong version of Sex and the City

31 October 2019 Category : Drama

The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (HKAPA) will be presenting The Woman in Kenzo from 27 to 30 November 2019 at the Academy Drama Theatre. The Woman in Kenzo is the only musical adapted from the novel of the same name. It depicts the economic boom and glamour of Hong Kong in the 1970s. Leon Ko (composer and music arrangement) and Chris Shum (adaptation and lyricist) will be collaborating with teachers and students of the School of Drama, as well as the creative team from the School of Theatre and Entertainment Arts in this musical production to celebrate the 35th Anniversary of the Academy.

 

Directed by Professor Roy Szeto (Head of Directing and Artistic Director of School Production) and Chan Suk-yi (Head of Actor’s Training) of the School of Drama, The Woman in Kenzo is a jubilant musical adapted from the original story of Mary Chin. “The audience would feel the energy and passion, in a bit distant, yet familiar, Hong Kong setting,” says Szeto. “This original musical combining good songs, acting, dance and artistic elements is filled with humour, vigour and pathos – definitely a not-to-be-missed Academy production!” adds Chan.

 

Synopsis

Mary Chin may be good looking, with a nice figure and a high-paid job, and yet she is unhappy. Unable to understand why, she blames it on her long-term boyfriend Andy, who still has not proposed to her. Mary is fortunate enough to have three besties – Mimi, Martha and Jan – who all share similar outlooks on love and life. However, the appearance of the mysterious “blue blood-prince” Chang Cho-yam, will set these women on a collision course…
 

The Woman in Kenzo

Musical in Cantonese with Chinese and English surtitles

This production contains some foul language. For audience aged 12 or above.

Original Story: Mary Chin
Composer / Music Arrangement : Leon Ko  Adaptation / Lyricist: Chris Shum
Directors: Roy Szeto, Chan Suk-yi
Music Director: Amuer M Calderon
Choreographer: Ivanhoe Lam
Singing & Voice Coach: Li Wing-hong
Set & Costume Designer#: Moe Mo
Associate Costume Designer#: Katie Lau Tsz-sin
Lighting Designer#: Kenneth Cheong Wai-kit
Sound Designer#: Debbie Kwan Pui-yi
Production Manager#: Chan Long-yat
Cast*: Mak Ching-man, She Lok-in, Law Ching-sum, Leung Yuen-wan, Lam Kin-shun, Sunny Lai, Chan Hing-to, Tang Pak-chung, Cheung Yan-ha, Chan Hiu-yan, Ng Cheuk-fai, Kwong Oon-hin, Wong Hiu-lam, Angeles Ng, Tse Wai-sze, Alvina Liu, Ng Wing-sun, Leung Kwan-yiu, Chan Lit-man
Guest Actor: Vong Tin-ian

 

#Student of the School of Theatre and Entertainment Arts

*Student of the School of Drama

Date: 27 - 30.11.2019 | 7:30pm  30.11.2019 | 2:30pm

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

Ticket Price: $50-$105

Website: https://www.hkapa.edu/event/academy-musical-the-woman-in-kenzo

 

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

 

The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (HKAPA), established by Government Ordinance in 1984, is a leading tertiary institution in 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. In the QS World University Rankings announced in 2019, the Academy is ranked the 1st in Asia and the 13th in the world in the Performing Arts category.