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Disney lovers stage Wonderland musical

Update: September, 28/2019 - 10:00

 

A poster of Wonderland the Musical: Alice – The Sequel.

HÀ NỘI — A musical inspired by the Disney fantasy-adventure animation Alice in Wonderland will be staged in Hà Nội on Sunday.

Entitled Wonderland the Musical: Alice – The Sequel, the show has been produced by PDV Production – an art project that gathers young art enthusiasts, especially Disney lovers.

According to the producer, the new musical is expected to ignite childhood memories.

Nguyễn Hoàng Thu Hà, the project’s director, said the musical’s English script had been created by South African Andrew J. Carter.

Set in Wonderland, a utopia full of magic which Alice once accidentally strayed into while running after the White Rabbit, she has a new and exciting adventure.

In Wonderland, from a shy and insecure, Alice becomes a brave, responsible and brilliant person. Together with her friends, she fights the Red Queen – The Queen of Hearts, the Jabberwock monster and her monstrous army.

“After years of absence in Wonderland, do her old friends recognise Alice of the old days? What are the dangers threatening the peace of Wonderland? How will Alice confront and overcome those threats? Who are the Disney princesses Alice will meet on this trip and how will they help Alice? All those questions will be answered in Alice – The Sequel,” Hà said.

Alice – The Sequel will feature 19 Disney songs such as Alice in Wonderland, Hyena’s in the Pride Lands, A Whole New World, Someday My Prince Will Come, Mother Knows Best and Can You Feel The Love Tonight. All these songs have been licensed by the Việt Nam Music Copyright Protection Centre.

The cast includes Lê Trần Phương Linh – a member of prize-winning band Jazz Glory who were runners-up in The Band 2017. 

Other performers include Nguyễn Đức Sơn – winner of Soul of Melody 2019, Lâm Thùy Anh – Top 6 Flyin’ Emotion 2018, and Nguyễn Mai Thiên Quang – Top 5 and Best Record Flyin’ Emotion 2018.

Wonderland the Musical: Alice – The Sequel will be staged at Âu Cơ Theatre, 8 Huỳnh Thúc Kháng Street, at 8pm.

Founded in 2018, PDV Production’s main purpose is to employ Disney’s musical works, re-enacted through musical to convey fresh experiences.

In 2018, PDV had their debut musical night Fairytales at the 250-seat L’espace. The performance received rave reviews from both audience members and local media. — VNS

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