January 24 to 29 sees a full-day, weeklong winter camp organized by the American Musical Theater Academy, teaching a bit of that musical theater pizzazz. Attendees (ages 7-15) will be learning songs and routines from Disney musicals. Tickets here.
On January 19, we've got independent English metalcore band While She Sleeps, out of Sheffield, at MAO Livehouse. Tickets here for a night of huge, melodic, and heavy, heeeeavy noise.
On January 22, Modern Sky Lab hosts SLASH. Yes! Slash is coming to Shanghai! Grammy-award winning songwriter, film producer, American icon and rock God. Plus longtime collaborators, Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators. Tickets here.
January 22 and 23 sees Neapolitan-born Riccardo Muti, one of the world's preeminent conductors, leading the renowned 127-year-old Chicago Symphony Orchestra in performing Brahms, Tchaikovsky and Rimsky-Korsakov. Tickets here.
Iconic Japanese post-hardcore band ENVY is coming to Shanghai's MAO Livehouse on January 18. It's screamo, it's post-hardcore, it's post-rock. Tickets here.
On January 12, five jolly musical types and an actor, hailing from Montreal, come together for Canadian Musical: The History of Music, a humorous journey through the history of music. Aimed at a younger audience. Tickets here.
The Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning Broadway sensation A Chorus Line has finally made it to a Shanghai stage near you, running from January 17 to 22. Tickets.
Running from December 20 to January 13, we've got Chicago, the classic world-famous musical comedy from the same writers as Cabaret and New York, New York. It's playing at the historic Majestic Theater, an art deco landmark built in the 1940s. Tickets right here.
On January 4 to 6, Shanghai Oriental Art Center sees performances of Swan Lake by the Kiev Ballet. Tickets here.
January 11 to 12 sees the Chinese language performance of That Physics Show, a kid-friendly practical science demonstration that's just bananas. Ever wonder how much damage a ping pong can ball do if you propel it at 700mph? Tickets here.
On January 19 and 20, there're performances of Swan Lake, in the traditional Russian style by the Russian Tchaikovsky Ballet, composed of Russian National Ballet Theater dancers. That's three levels of Russian. Nadezhda Ivanova will be performing alongside guest star Popov Kirill Viktorovich. Tickets here
From the creators of the one and only Riverdance comes a new show, Heartbeat of Home. Having already busted its way through China, they're finishing their tour at the Shanghai Grand Theatre. This show combines Irish step-dancing with the sounds and stylings of flamenco and Spanish music. Tickets here