Nian - The Children Musical 
​年 - 儿童音乐剧

For Helen O' Grady Drama Academy, Zhuhai, China (Workshop And Production)
海伦奥格雷迪戏剧学院,中国珠海( 工作坊和制作)
2019-2021

Nian - A Children Musical is a project collaboration between Helen O’Grady Drama Academy (Zhuhai) and Dama Asia -that was initiated in 2019. The project aims to introduce musical theatre to the children as well as to foster their learning of English through drama. The modular programme comprises both on-site and online workshops and coaching, with mini showcases at the end of each module. This interdisciplinary training program focuses on the triple threat elements of musical theatre.

 

The musical is based on a Chinese New Year fable. It tells of the tale of a faraway village being besieged by the terrifying beast Nian. In confronting the enraged beast, the villagers soon discover that the beast is frightened of red colour, loud drumming noises and fiery lights, which they eventually utilise to subdue the beast. The story ends with the villagers and Nian ushering in the Lunar New Year with a mutual understanding of the need to co-exist in harmony and care for the environment.

 

年 - 儿童音乐剧是海伦奥格雷迪戏剧学院(珠海)与大马音乐剧团于2019年合作的项目。该项目旨在向孩子们介绍音乐剧,并通过戏剧促进他们学习英语。学习课程包括现场和在线指导和辅导,每个模块的结尾都有小型展示演出。这个跨学科培训计划侧重于音乐剧的三重要素。

PRODUCER  Khor Seng Chew

DIRECTOR  Pun Kai Loon  

SCRIPTWRITER Marina Tan & Pun Kai Loon

COMPOSER  Loh Ui Li

CHOREOGRAPHER  Jojo Wong

 VOCAL COACH  Michelle Tan

COSTUME DESIGNER  Dominique Devorsine 

SET DESIGN & PRODUCTION MANAGER  Melissa Teoh

LIGHTING DESIGNER  Lim Ang Swee

SOUND ENGINEER  Lim Wan Yee

WORKSHOP COACHES 

Stephen King  |  Hilda Looi  |  Lim Kien Lee  |  Claire Machin  |  Pun Kai Loon  |  Nigel Richards  | Michelle Tan  |  Tan Soo Suan  | Jojo Wong

 

HOG Theatrete, Zhuhai