The 5 best events this week
Jul 31-Aug 5: Kinky Boots
As the winner of six Tony Awards (including Best Musical), Kinky Boots has taken over Broadway and the West End since it first premiered in 2006. Inspired by real life events, this musical takes you through the story of Charlie Price, who struggles to live up to his father’s expectations and continue the family business. It is a joyous celebration about friendships as well as the belief that anyone can change the world.
Jul 31-Aug 5: Cats the Musical
CATS is one of the longest-running shows in West End and Broadway history. It has toured 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 performance like no other.
Aug 3-4: Shanghai Ballet: Grand Version Swan Lake
Directed by ballet maestro Derek Deane, this production of Swan Lake is a masterpiece not to be missed. Instead of the usual 16 swans, there are 48 swans in this unique production. The Shanghai ballet company will bring an enchanting, magical performance, which in appearance and perfection is not inferior to Bolshoi Ballet or The Royal Ballet in London.
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.
All Month: LEGOLAND Discovery Center Shanghai
It might take another couple of years until Shanghai opens its own LEGOLAND theme park, but for the time-being, brick-aholics can visit the LEGOLAND Discovery Center to get their fix. With attractions like hands-on play area, jungle gyms and fun rides, this interactive play center inside the Changfeng Joy City makes a fantastic weekend destination for families to visit.
The 5 Upcoming events
Aug 10 & Aug 12: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets in Concert
Following the success of last year, Harry Potter in Concert is returning to Shanghai with 'part two' of the show. This year, the concert will feature Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets™ in high-definition, so prepare to relive the magical adventure of Harry Potter's second year at school with live orchestral accompaniment in the spectacular surroundings of the Shanghai Grand Theatre.
Aug 17-19: Erth's Dinosaur Zoo Live!
Direct from Australia, Erth's Dinosaur Zoo brings these remarkable pre-historic creatures to the stage as you've never seen them before, up close and personal. Observe and interact with these extraordinary life-like dinosaurs in this entertaining and highly imaginative live show. Suitable for all ages 3 and above.
Aug 29-Sep 2: Slava's Snow Show
Created and staged by Russian performance artist Slava Polunin, Slava’s Snow Show is a renowned stage show which toured over 30 countries and more than 100 cities. Drawing on famous musical scores and hilarious body language, it will definitely bring back childhood memories and infinite joy.
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.
Sep 14-16: La Baracca-Testoni Ragazzi "Engineer Calder’s Game"
The stage is transformed into the atelier of Alexander Calder, the great American sculptor. Let us listen to his stories and let him take us to the weird world he is going to build all around us. Brought by La Baracca theater, which has 40 years of experience staging children’s shows, Engineer Calder's Game will ignite your little ones' imagination and inspire them to explore the world from a different perspective.
Fri Sep 14, 3.30pm or 7.30pm; Sat Sep 15, 10.30am or 3pm or 5pm; Sun Sep 16, 10.30am or 3pm or 5pm; RMB340 (2 tickets) or RMB480 (3 tickets). Shanghai Children's Art Theatre. See event listing. Book tickets here.