8 Oct 2018

Chinese Drama with Music “Butterfly Lovers”

Dear SIS Students,

The Chinese Drama with Music, Butterfly Lovers 《梁祝》, is being run by the school for the first time. This play is based on a Chinese legend telling the tragic love story of two lovers, Liang Shanbo (梁山伯) and Zhu Yingtai (祝英台) and is considered to be one of China’s Four Great Folktales.

Students can gain an insightful appreciation of classical literature through acting, dancing and performing to famous pieces of classical Chinese music and engaging with traditional Chinese social themes.

The performance will be shown to the public on 11, 12 and 13 March 2019, at 7pm, in the School Hall. A preview will be performed to ESF primary schools on 11 March at 12:30pm. The production will be conducted in Mandarin, Cantonese and English. Almost all acting roles will involve speaking in Mandarin and/or Cantonese. This will be a great opportunity to showcase your acting and language skills at a performance level.  SIS students are now invited to sign up to audition for the following roles:

Audition for Performers:

Liang Shan-bo 梁山伯
Zhu Ying-tai 祝英台
Liang Shan-bo’s Mother 梁山伯妈妈
Zhu Ying-tai’s Father 祝英台爸爸
Zhu Ying-tai’s Mother 祝英台妈妈
Ma Wen-cai 马文才
Professor 老师
Professor’s Wife 师母
Servant 仆人
Boatman 船家
Students 学生 (several)
Ensemble Dancers 舞蹈

Recruitment for Backstage Team:
Stage Manager 舞台监督
Deputy Stage Manager 執行舞台监督
Assistant Stage Managers and Dressers 助理舞台监督
Ticketing Manager 票务
Marketing Graphics Designer 宣传平面设计
Promotion Trailer Director 宣传影片导演
Promotion Trailer Photographers 宣传摄影

For those who are keen to participate, you will have to commit to the following rehearsal times:

January – March, 2019
Tuesdays: 8:00-10:00am
Fridays: 1:15-3:00pm (Dancers and singers)
Saturdays (3 times): 10:00-13:00 (Actors) 23/2, 2/3, 9/3

The deadline for audition sign-up is 30 November 6pm. The audition date is one week later – 7 December (Friday) 1:15 – 3:00pm in Drama Studio 2.

If you are interested in participating in the Butterfly Lovers《梁祝》, please sign up here. If you cannot open the link, please click on the following link: https://goo.gl/forms/W1EM1tU0XtrMTAZE3

Should you have any questions, please contact Mrs Holyoak holyob1@sis.edu.hk.

Best wishes,
Mrs Holyoak

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