HKAPA Presents Two Drama Productions tick, tick... BOOM! and Moscow…Why?
(May 10, 2023) The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (the Academy) will present Moscow…Why? from May 29 to June 3, 2023, at the Academy Studio Theatre and tick, tick... BOOM! from June 7 to 10, 2023, at the Academy Rita Tong Liu Drama Theatre.
Directed by Li Wing-hong (School of Drama Senior Lecturer in Voice Studies and Discipline Leader in Musical Theatre Curriculum), tick, tick... BOOM! is an autobiographical musical by the late musical writer Jonathan Larson, a personal story of his struggle on the verge of turning 30. He feels he is running out of time to achieve his dreams of success in the musical industry, and keeps writing the perfect songs to respond to age, life, and death, especially for marginalised groups and various social issues.
Co-directed by Chan Suk-yi (School of Drama Head of Actor’s Training) and Faye Leong (School of Drama Lecturer in Acting), Moscow…Why? tells the tale of a boy and a girl living in 21st century Hong Kong awake in a railway carriage bound for 19th century Russia. As they make various stops along the way, they begin to question the reality of their situation, finding that the illusion they experience on their journey seems more real than their own reality. All tickets have been sold out. The directors are grateful for the support and eagerly anticipate bringing it to the stage of the Academy.
The productions are performed by the School of Drama students, members of the production team are from the School of Theatre and Entertainment Arts of the Academy.
Academy Drama: tick, tick... BOOM!
Musical in Cantonese with English surtitles
This production is suitable for audience aged 8 or above.
Book, Music and Lyrics by Jonathan Larson
Director, Spoken Text Translation, Singing & Voice Coach: Li Wing-hong
Musical Director: Amuer M Calderon
Set Designer: Charlotte Ho Tin-yi
Costume Designer: Joshua Yuen
Lighting Designer: Kenny Wong Chun-hei
Sound Designer: Tantan Tang
Production Manager: Trini Chong
Cast: Mok Kok-pong, Siu Chun-pong, Chan Lut-to, Renee Ching, Iu Ching-ue, Jiang Ting, Lam Tsz-yan, Lam Wing-yan, Lau Ka-ying, Mo Hiu-shan, Tsang Sin, Yip Shu-yan
Date/Time: June 7 – June 10, 2023 | 7:30 pm
June 10, 2023 | 2:30 pm
Venue: Rita Tong Liu Drama Theatre, The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
Ticket Price: $50 - $105
Synopsis, Cast and Production Team list:
Academy Drama: Moscow…Why?
This production contains some coarse language, suitable for audience aged 12 or above.
Playwright: Poon Wai-sum
Directors: Chan Suk-yi, Faye Leong
Set Designer: Jasmine Wu Wing-in
Costume Designer: Cindy Ho Pui-shan
Lighting Designer: Chill Chiu
Sound Designer: Laifishfish Lai Wan-yu
Production Manager: Chan Hon-fei
Cast: Caroline Chan, Cheung Cheuk-hang, Chu Tsz-fung, Hui Yuet-sheung, Lai Chi-ho, Michelle Lo, Lui Cheuk-hei, Man Fei-yeung, Sin Lok-yan, Sit Derek, Sum Cheuk-yiu, To Yim-shan, Richelia Yeung, Ng Wing-ha, Wong Ho-tin, Wong Man-to
Date/Time: May 29 – May 31, 2023 | 7:45 pm
June 1 – June 3, 2023 | 7:45 pm
June 3, 2023 | 2:45 pm
Venue: Studio Theatre, The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
Ticket Price: $50 - $95
Synopsis, Cast and Production Team list:
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 2023, the Academy is ranked 13th in the world and 1st in Asia in the Performing Arts category.