“The Storm Show” Draws Its Curtain, Producer Wants to Create a New Musical Generation

“The Storm Show” Draws Its Curtain, Producer Wants to Create a New Musical Generation

The HK$100 million 5D musical concert The Storm Show <風雲創意音樂劇> ended its three-month-long run on Saturday night at the Bay Sports Center in Shenzhen. The musical, an adaptation of the manhua Fung Wan <風雲>, stars Kevin Cheng (鄭嘉穎), Michael Tse (謝天華), Ray Lui (呂良偉), Patrick Tam (譚耀文), Wayne Lai (黎耀祥), Lawrence Cheng (鄭丹瑞), Janice Yan (閻奕格), and Bianca Wu (胡琳).

Kevin’s girlfriend Grace Chan (陳凱琳), who went straight to Shenzhen after finishing some photography for her new drama Flying Tiger <飛虎極戰>, showed up at the final performance to surprise her boyfriend. Other surprise guest audience members included TVB executive Catherine Tsang (曾麗珍), former actress Deborah Lee (狄波拉), and her husband Kong Yiu-sing (江耀城). Deborah said Kong chose to watch The Storm Show for his 70th birthday.

July 15th was Michael’s 50th birthday, and was surprised with a large custom-made cake at the end of the show. The cast thanked their staff for creating and managing the show, expressing that their two-year effort has not gone to waste. The actors further thanked producer Florence Chan (陳淑芬), as without her support, such a big-budget project would not have been made. Kevin added that as a fan of Fung Wan’s creator Ma Wing-shing (), he feels honored and blessed to have had the opportunity to take part in his work. The final show of “The Storm Show” ended with tears and smiles.

Florence Chan said, “This musical really made me feel the wind rise and the clouds scuttle. You worry over it everyday. We’ve been through everything you c an imagine. When this all began, there were people who discouraged it. Some people left mid-way, but despite these obstacles, we continued to hold on to belief, and kept doing our best. We’ve succeeded. This musical was born! I’m so happy that this show has won a countless amount of praise. It’s hard to put together a musical that is approved by our industry, the viewers, and the media. You can’t buy that with money. The bank lost a lot of zeros, but it was worth it.”

The music producer then revealed that she plans on establishing a musical performance school to cultivate a new generation of Chinese musical performers; this proposal has rallied support from the Nanjing Univeristy of the Arts.

“[The Storm Show] is not perfect, but it serves as a foundation for more development in the future for the Hong Kong musical scene. You can only see results if you are committed. With my 40-year experience in the industry, I will spend my life supporting the Chinese original musical scene.”

Source: Mingpao.com

This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.

Kevin Cheng, Grace Chan Show Affection at “The Storm Show”

Kevin Cheng, Grace Chan Show Affection at “The Storm Show”

Although Grace Chan (陳凱琳) already attended two previous performances of Kevin Cheng‘s (鄭嘉穎) The Storm Show <風雲5D音樂劇>, she made sure to see the final show. Grace especially flew back from Vancouver and joined Kevin’s mother in the audience.

Besides Grace, many of Kevin’s friends came to support the show, including Kenneth Ma (馬國明), Natalie Tong (唐詩詠), and Jazz Lam (林子善). Ending their show with a thrill, Kevin, Michael Tse (謝天華), Wayne Lai (黎耀祥) and Ray Lui (呂良偉) even splashed water on front-row audiences in one of the final scenes.

When Kevin walked down to greet the audience, Grace presented Kevin with flowers. In return, Kevin lightly touched Grace’s cheeks to show his affection. Thanking his girlfriend during the aftershow interview, Kevin said he was grateful to have Grace’s support throughout the production.

Afterwards, the cast and crew went out to celebrate. Having led a life as an actor for the past two decades, Kevin felt like it has been an entire lifetime since he was a singer. Purposely losing over 20 pounds for The Storm Show, Kevin said he can finally take a long break and eat a good meal again.

Michael Tse revealed that he had to juggle performing in The Storm Show and filming in Budapest. He can now focus on his new movie production until mid-May. Kevin said that was inevitable Michael had to work so hard, as he needs to put his son through university in the future. When Michael revealed that Kevin prefers having a daughter, Kevin laughed, “Tell your son to stay away from my daughter in the future!”

Source: Ming Pao

This article is written by Su for JayneStars.com.

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Musical Concert “The Storm Show” Opens Premieres April 6

Musical Concert “The Storm Show” Opens Premieres April 6

Produced by Fun Entertainment, Hong Kong’s first 5D musical The Storm Show <風雲5D音樂劇> will officially start playing at the Hong Kong Coliseum starting April 6, 2017. The musical is one of the many media adaptations of Hong Kong’s very own manhua series Wind and Cloud or Fung Wan <風雲>, a story about two young fighters and their journey through the wuxia world, becoming jianghu’s most skilled martial artists.

Kevin Cheng (鄭嘉穎) and Michael Tse (謝天華) star as the two protagonists, respectively as Cloud and Wind. Patrick Tam (譚耀文) plays Nameless and Ray Lui (呂良偉) stars as the main antagonist, the Lord Conqueror, Wayne Lai (黎耀祥) and Lawrence Cheng (鄭丹瑞) reprise their roles from earlier adaptations, respectively Mud Buddha and Jester. Janice Yan (閻奕格) is Hung Ci, and Bianca Wu (閻奕格) is Yu Chor-chor.

The Storm Show cast has been going through daily rehearsals at the Hong Kong Coliseum to prepare for the upcoming great premiere. Yesterday, the cast and the production crew held a blessing ceremony for the show. Kevin and Michael were both sweating as they were just in the midst of rehearsals.

Production for The Storm Show started over a year ago. The music is written by HKFA-winning composer Chris Babida (鮑比達), with lyrics by Keith Chan (陳少琪), who also helmed the lyrics for Snow Wolf Lake <雪狼湖>.

Some of the numbers in the musical include the theme song “Rising Wind, Scudding Clouds” <風起雲湧> by Michael and Kevin, Patrick’s “Desire” <慾望面前>, and Michael and Janice’s “Butterfly Dream” <蝶夢>.

The Storm Show will debut in the Hong Kong Coliseum on April 6, 2017. It will run for six shows—the first four shows will run from April 6 to 9, and the last two shows on April 15 and 16.

Check out some of the songs below!

Michael Tse and Kevin Cheng – “Rising Wind, Scudding Clouds”

Patrick Tam – “Desire”

Source: On.cc

This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.