The 5 best events this week
July 16-17: Steen Koerner Studio: H.C. Andersen - Life's a Fairytale in 3D
H.C.Andersen is an emotional thinker and a great symbolist. Watch these beautiful stories with enhanced 3D effects and mesmerizing music, and step into a never seen before visually-magical universe.
July 18-19: Uncleballoons and The 10000 Balloons Show - Little King
Uncleballoons is an artist from Ardèche, who has been touring in France and several other countries for almost 20 years. During his Shanghai show, he will tell an interactive tale with songs and balloons. Apart from amazing and assorted balloons, Uncleballoons will also cover themes of forgiving and sharing which are great concepts for children to understand.
Jul 20-22: Classic Picture Book Play: Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny
Based on classic bedtime stories, the play features likable rabbit characters with the soothing rhythms of bunny banter and dream-like imagery that never fails to engage young viewers. Mermaid’s staged adaptation of Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny will bring a new sense of appreciation to stories that have delighted several generations.
English versions: Sat July 21, 2.30pm or Sun July 22, 10.30am. Chinese versions: Fri July 20, 7.30pm; Sat July 21, 10.30am or 4.30pm; Sun July 22, 2.30pm. RMB180-480. Shanghai Children's Art Theatre. See event listing. Book tickets here.
July 20-Aug 5: Samajam: Kids Show
Kids' all-time favorite music show has returned. Providing children with all sorts of instruments, the show makes kids the stars of the performance themselves by letting them make some amazing music together. Book now and take your children to this creative event and uncover their inner musical potential.
July 21 & July 28: Shadow Play – Forest Stories
This artful shadow puppet play consists of five short stories, a combination of Aesop's fables, like 'The Crow and the Fox,' and fairy tales like 'The Three Little Pigs,' each with a moral lesson to inspire your little one. The 50-minute play is perfect for children ages 4-10.
The 5 Upcoming events
Aug 19: The Children Choir of Austria: The Sound of Music
Founded in 1966, Salzburger Children Choir has performed in numerous music festivals and Christmas activities. This time, directed by the talented conductor Helmut Zeilner, the choir from Austria will perform songs from The Sound of Music, the world-renowned film which took the world by storm and won five Oscars.
Sep 12: DUA LIPA 2018 Live in Shanghai
UK superstar singer-songwriter Dua Lipa is bringing her highly-anticipated debut tour to Shanghai in September 2018. Famous for hit singles like 'New Rules' and 'Be the One,' Dua Lipa is the biggest breakout artist in the world after years of #1 hit singles, sold out shows and record-breaking streaming figures. Don’t miss her energetic and enthralling show. Tickets will go on sale July 20 at 10am.
Sep 18: JESSIE J: THE R.O.S.E TOUR in Shanghai
Celebrated for mixing her soulful vocals with elements of R&B, pop and hip-hop, the London-born singer first rose to prominence in 2010 with her debut single 'Do It Like a Dude.' She's best known in China however, for being the first foreign contestant to compete on and win Hunan TV’s reality show, Singer. Catch her return to China as part of the world tour for her fourth album, R.O.S.E.
Oct 24: Mariah Carey: World Tour 2018 Live in Shanghai
The pop legend Mariah Carey is coming to Shanghai! One of the best-selling artists of all time and the recipient of five Grammy Awards, Mariah Carey is credited with inspiring a generation of pop and R&B singers worldwide. Catch the diva's #1 hits including 'Hero' and 'When You Believe' on spot and get ready to be impressed by her amazing and astounding voice.
Dec 20-30: Chicago the Musical
"Murder, greed, corruption, exploitation, adultery and treachery...all those things we hold near and dear to our hearts"...so begins the award-winning international musical, CHICAGO is coming. With 6 Tony, 2 Olivier, 1 Grammy, 2 Bafta and 6 Academy Awards, Chicago truly is "The sharpest, slickest show on the block." It's the show you can always count on to give you the thrills and memories that only come from seeing a Broadway musical.