Events & Seminars

HKUST Musical
HKUST Musical! 2021 – Wonderful Town (Friday- Saturday 17-18 Sep 2021)

Featuring HKUST students, staff, and alumni

Presented by the School of Humanities and Social Science, the HKUST Musical! is one of the most important events for passionate music and drama lovers in the HKUST community. Every year HKUST produces one Broadway musical through the concerted effort of HKUST students, staff and alumni, strengthening the bonds between members of the HKUST Community through the transformative power of the creative arts.

 

Date and time:

17.09.2021 (Fri) – 8 PM

18.09.2021 (Sat) – 2PM & 8PM
Venue: The Box, Freespace, Art Park, West Kowloon Cultural District

Language: English with Chinese surtitles
Tickets: $250 / 200*^

Online Booking: www.westkowloon.hk
Telephone Booking: +852 2200 0022
For details:
https://musical.hkust.edu.hk/

*Tickets available from 21 August 2021 via online and telephone booking as well as at the Xiqu Centre and Freespace Ticket Office, also available from 22 August 2021 at selected Tom Lee Outlets (Shatin and Yuen Long) & The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. There are no handling fees for all the said ticketing channels.

^ Half-price tickets available for full-time students, senior citizens, people with disabilities and a minder and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) recipients.

50% OFF – limited time only!  
Get 50% off on tickets by using promo code “MUSICAL50”, offer ends on 6 Sep 2021.

 

About “Wonderful Town”

Produced by

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

 

Book by
Joseph Fields, Jerome Chodorov

Based on “My Sister Eileen” by
Joseph Fields and Jerome Chodorov and the stories by Ruth McKenny

Music by
Leonard Bernstein

Lyrics by
Betty Comden and Adolph Green
Artistic Team:
Director / Choreographer: Mandy Petty
Music Director: Isaac Droscha
Ruth Sherwood: Samantha Lam, Victoria Deng, Anjali Kanthan
Eileen Sherwood: Belinda Carverhill, Grace Luk, Chui Maan Wang, Eva
Bob Baker: Ian Chong, Aragorn de la Cruz
Wreck: Lorenzo Wan, Alvin Chow

Synopsis 
Winner of numerous Tony Awards and featuring thrilling musical numbers by composer Leonard Bernstein (Westside Story), this is the New York musical. In the summer of 1935, two sisters from rural America head to the big apple to take a shot at their dreams. Ruth, a talented writer, and Eileen, an actress, quickly find out that life in the big city isn’t what they imagined. No money, a suspicious looking basement apartment in Greenwich Village, and taking whatever jobs they must to make ends meet, they chase their dreams, meet strange and interesting neighbors, and eventually fall in love.

Enquiries: Ms Angi Law: hkustsm@ust.hk / 34692204

Date
September 17, 2021 (Friday) - September 18, 2021 (Saturday)
Time
2PM & 8PM
Venue
The Box, Freespace, Art Park, West Kowloon Cultural District
Language
English with Chinese subtitles
Organizer
the School of Humanities and Social Science, the HKUST