Spectacle Musical: Le Petit Prince is on the stage everyday until August 25 at National Theatre Hall國家戲劇院 (No. 21-1 Chungshan South Rd., Taipei 台北市中山南路21-1號; Tel: 02-3393-9999) This stage adaptation of the French writer and aviator Antoine de Saint-Exupery’s most well-liked fictional novel, Le Petit Prince (小王子), portrays a story of a journey towards pure innocence obscured by sophisticated adulthood. Tickets are NT$1,000 - NT$6,000 and are available through Arts Ticket.
Robert Lepage’s “The Andersen Project”will be on the stage from September 20 to 23 at National Theater國家戲劇院 (No. 21-1 Chungshan South Rd., Taipei 台北市中山南路21-1號; Tel: 02-3393-9999) Canadian director Robert Lepage, was commissioned by the Danish Ministry of Culture to produce He subsequently participated in workshops at Alain Knapp’s theatre school in Paris, France. After coming back to Quebec City, he wrote, directed and played in a few independent productions and joined Theatre Repere in 1982. With that company, he created Circulations (1984), which was presented across Canada and won an award as best Canadian production during La Quinzaine Internationale de Theatre de Quebec. The following year, he created The Dragons’ Trilogy and immediately received international recognition. Vinci (1986), Polygraphe (1987-1990) and Tectonic Plates (1988-1990) followed and were also toured around the world. Tickets are NT$400, NT$600, NT$800, NT$1200, NT$1500, and NT$2000 and are available through Arts Ticket.
Mamma Mia! 媽媽咪呀 will be on stage every evening from August 24 to September 6 at 19:30 at Sinjhuang Stadium, Taipei County 台北縣立新莊體育館 (No.66, Hesing Street, Sinjhuang City, Taipei County; Tel: 02-2998-1382) Premierin in London on 23 March, 1999, Mamma Mia! has subsequently become a hit musical worldwide having played more shows internationally than any other musical. The music for the show is arranged by Benny Andersson, Bjorn Ulvaeus, who composed much of the music for the 1970s smash hit band Abba. The musical includes some of Abba’s best-loved hits such as Dancing Queen, I Have a Dream, Voulez-Vous and Take a Chance on Me that are ingeniously woven into the narratives. Written by playwright Catherine Johnson, the story itself is unrelated to the band and is a sunny, funny tale that unfolds on a Greek island. The story begins with a daughter’s quest to discover the identity of her father on the eve of her wedding. During the preview period in London, the musical had the song “Summer Night City” just after the prologue. The Summer Night City scene was a wedding rehearsal and during the song, Ali, Lisa, Tanya and Rosie arrived on the island. All of the 12 shows will be performed at the Hsinchuang Stadium, Taipei County (台北縣立新莊體育館). During the showing period from 24 August to 6 September, the group will only take a day off on 27 August and 3 September. Tickets are from NT$800 - NT$5800 and available through Kuang Hong Arts (寬宏藝術) (http://www.kham.com.tw).