Sister Act: The Musical
Sister Act is on stage this week and there are still tickets available from Wednesday through Sunday (other shows are sold out). It's based on the 80's blockbuster starring Whoopi Goldberg, but this adaptation has been written for a contemporary audience. This production has been seen by 6 million people around the world and has received 5 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Actress, and Best Score. Tickets range from 220-980rmb, catch it before the production leaves Shanghai September 17.
Burlesque Show: ‘The Glitterati’
From the weekly burlesque series at Candor comes ‘The Glitterati’ a show starring Anna Fur Laxis the ‘Queen of Burlesque’ and one of the most popular performers in town. The dancer will be joined by fellow pin-up artist Dolly DeStory, who’s been called the ‘Marylin Monroe of Shanghai.’ Show starts at 10pm, tickets are 50rmb.
Slava's Snowshow, created and staged by Russian master clown legend Slava Polunin, is one for the whole family. This unique show was nominated for the Tony for Best Special Theatrical Event and has entertained millions of spectators around the world since it’s start in 1993. Shows in Shanghai from Thursday to Sunday, September 17.
Jabbawockeez China Tour: Prism
The Jabbawockeez are probably the most well known silent modern dance group out of the States managed by Randy Jackson of American Idol and still making TV appearances on shows like Aziz Ansari's Master of None. The Jabbawockeez are mix LA style hip hop dance and jazz matched with state-of-the-art sound, stage, and light design for a dramatic performance. They've performed with Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, Nicki Minaj, and now they're making their Shanghai debut. Tickets from Friday through September 17 are still available, the other dates are sold out. Prices range from 180-680rmb.
Tiger Who Came to Tea
The Tiger Who Came to Tea was originally a children's book written in 1968 by Judith Kerr, and was adapted for the stage by David Wood. The musical is now an Oliver Award nominee and received positive reviews from the New York Times, which called it an ‘inventive treat.’ The show follows a girl named Sophie, her mother, one gregarious tiger who interrupts their afternoon tea, and all the absurdities that follow. The play will be in English. Starts Friday and will run through the weekend, tickets range from 180-380rmb.
The Shanghai Opera House Chorus and the Shanghai Opera House Orchestra present their rendition of Verdi’s classic opera Aida. This production will be performed by Shanghai-based artists in Italian and English with Chinese subtitles. Tickets from Friday to Sunday, September 17 still available, range from 180-880rmb.
An up and coming force in trap, DJ Carnage (a.k.a Diamanté Anthony Blackmon) will be playing at M2 Saturday night. Carnage's song 'I Like Tuh' was recently featured on the 'American Honey' soundtrack and he's performed at EDM festivals like Tomorrowland and Ultra. He's collaborated with KSHMR, Headhunterz, and DJ Borgore to create the hit single 'Incredible.' Show kicks off at 10pm and tickets are 150rmb presale.
Fazil Say Piano Recital
Fazil Say, Turkish pianist, is back in Shanghai for a concert this Saturday. The composer has been called 'one of the great artists of the twenty-first century' and is known the way he mixes traditional Turkish music with new melodic ideas. or his Shanghai performance, Say will be presenting Mozart’s sonatas, as well as pieces by Satie, Gershwin, and his own “Art of Piano No 1, 2, and 3”. The show starts at 7.30pm and presale tickets range from 280-480rmb.
Concrete and Grass Music Festival
Concrete & Grass Music Festival is back again this year at the Shanghai Rugby Club, all weekend long. There will be a mix in the genres from rock to trap to disco; headliners include: Crossfaith, Mumdance and Carsick Cars for Saturday and Glamourous Pharmacy, The Thurston Moore Group, TOY and Princess Nokia on Sunday. There'll be more bands and festival-y stuff like food, games, and sports both Saturday and Sunday. Check out the full line up or get more info in our festival round up right here. Tickets cost 280rmb for a day and 460rmb for a two-day pass. Kicks off at 11am, wraps up around 10pm both Saturday and Sunday.