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Three Performances for December and Beyond

Riverdance turns 20, Lincoln Center celebrates, and Elle Woods is back

Legally Blonde

Where: Shanghai Culture Square, 597 Fuxing Zhong Lu (near Maoming Nan Lu) 复兴中路597号 (近茂名南路)

When: Through December 25

How Much: RMB400-1000

Based on the 2001 rom-com of the same name, this musical sees Elle Woods dumped, as Warner, her beau, is heading off to Harvard law. Woods vows to get into Harvard law and ultimately win him back. Snafus abound as she has a tough time adjusting and dealing with the ire of her peers, and her ex’s new love interest Vivienne. She eventually finds her stride, though, snagging a coveted law firm internship and going on to successfully represent her idol, fitness guru Brooke Windom in a murder trial. This musical featuring over 20 original songs especially for the stage.

 

bryan carter at lincoln center shanghai.

Bryan Carter

Where: Lincoln Center Shanghai, 4/F, 139 Nanjing Dong Lu (near Jiangxi Zhong Lu) 南京东路139号 (近江西中路)

When: Through December 24

How Much: RMB180-240 

This December, Jazz at Lincoln Center Shanghai welcomes drummer Bryan Carter for an extended three week-long-residency. Like many musicians, the St. Louis native began his musical journey in church playing the congas at the age of three. A few years later he graduated to the drums, playing during various parts of the service. The son of a musician and local high school music teacher, the  26-year-old grew up surrounded by the artform and learned how to read music before he could write. In 2016 he served as the house drummer for NBC variety show Maya and Marty.  To celebrate Jazz at Lincoln Center’s  30th anniversary, Carter will be headlining a series of shows aimed to entertaining and expanding the community for jazz music in Shanghai. Accompanied by vocalist Martina Da Silver the two will blend powerhouse vocals and emotional lyrics with vibrant and world class percussion sounds.

 

 

riverdance 20th anniversary in shanghai.

Riverdance

Where: Shanghai Grand Theatre, 300 Renmin Dadao (near Huangpi Bei Lu) 人民大道300号 (近黄陂北路)

When: January 9-14

How Much: RMB480-880

After performing in sold-out shows across North America and Europe, the go-to show for Irish dance, Riverdance is coming to Shanghai for its 20th anniversary world tour. Over two decades Riverdance, has been seen by more than 25 million people and played in over 46 countries, making it one of the world’s most successful dance productions. Dressed in colorful costumes, the show uses its dancers and traditional Irish folk music, to convey stories of Irish legends, love, and strength. Their world tour will not only mark the dance company’s return to Shanghai, but will also feature a new act called “Anna Livia” with an all-female cast.

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