The 5 best events this week
July 11-Aug 5: Kinky Boots
As the winner of six 2013 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Kinky Boots has taken over Broadway and The West End for over 6 years, as well as stage performances all over the world. Inspired by actual events, Kinky Boots takes you through the story of Charlie Price, who struggles to live up to his father’s expectations and continue the family business. This performance is a joyous musical celebration about the friendships we discover, as well as the belief that you can change the world, as long as you have the right mindset.
July 14: Russian Far East Children’s Ballet: Alice in Wonderland
Brought to Shanghai by Russian Far East Children's Ballet, the production reproduces the world-renowned fairytale in the form of ballet. If you haven't planned anything this week, it's always worth booking tickets for the ballet, and you can't go wrong with the classics.
July 14-15: St. Petersburg State Children's Ballet Theatre: Swan Lake
Saint Petersburg State Children's Ballet Theatre was founded in 1992. These graceful dancers, aged between 7 to 17, have become top-ranked ballet dancers after years of hard training and performing experience in places including Austria, Hungary and France. With the combination of exceptional dance skills and one of the most famous ballets, this show is sure to be one to remember.
All Month: Rain Room
The acclaimed Rain Room installation, which was a sensation back in 2015 and attracted over 200 thousand visitors, is back in Shanghai. This large-scale immersive display occupies an area of 150-square-meters. Generating the look of falling water without the feel of getting wet, walk through this visually impressive exhibition that provides many an opportunity for stunning photos.
All Month: Charles Chaplin: A Vision
Presented in chronological order, the aim of Charlie Chaplin: A Vision is to help us better understand the modernity of Charles Chaplin, his timeless character and impact on motion pictures. Who was Charles Chaplin? What had he seen of this world and how did it influence his art? You will find the answers here. If you are interested in both Rain Room and Charlie Chaplin: A Vision at the Yuz Museum, you can visit both shows for only RMB200.
The 5 Upcoming events
Jul 25-31: Cats the Musical
CATS is one of the longest-running shows in West End and Broadway history. Since its premiere, it has been presented in over 30 countries, translated into 15 languages and seen by over 73 million people worldwide. With "timeless music, spectacular sets and a superb cast" (Daily Mirror), breathtaking choreography and of course the unforgettable song 'Memory,' it is a magical musical like no other.
Aug 16-19: Matthew Bourne's Cinderella
This summer, Shanghai Culture Square will present you with the dance production Cinderella. Unlike the classic fairytale, we are familiar with, the show is set in London during the Second World War. Directed by the UK's most popular and successful choreographer and director, it has been a hit ever since its premiere in 1997. If you haven’t planned anything during Aug 16-19, grab your little ones and expect a thrilling and evocative war-time romance.
Aug 16-26: Cirque du Soleil: TORUK - The First Flight
The world’s greatest circus is coming to Shanghai! The show brings James Cameron’s record-breaking 2009 blockbuster Avatar to life. The show has garnered rave reviews from critics and audiences alike with its thrilling plot and world-famous acrobatics. It’s the mind-blowing world of Avatar like you've never seen before.
Sep 21-23: La Baracca-Testoni Ragazzi "Journey of A Cloud"
The clouds in the sky are never still, they move swiftly and look down at us from high above. They have many shapes and colors, and they travel around the world. Brought to Shanghai La Baracca, which has been working in the field of children’s theater for the past 40 years, the show will take your little ones on a journey and explore the world from a different perspective.
Oct 11-21: STOMP
Matchboxes, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters and more fill the stage with energizing beats at STOMP. This innovative and invigorating stage show blends dance, music and theatrical performance in one electrifying rhythm. This Broadway musical shows the globe that even the most ordinary objects can do extraordinary things when put in the right hands.