Liao Zhai Rocks!
Can once in a lifetime happen twice?
The scholar Sang Xiao falls in love with the fox spirit Ying Ning, but is deceived by the water spirit, Feng San Niang. When Sang Xiao is poisoned and cast into the underworld, Ying Ning must brave the wrath of King Yama, the king of Hell, to rescue her true love and change their destiny.
Inspired by Strange Tales from a Chinese Studio, a collection of classic Chinese stories by Qing dynasty writer Pu Songling, Liao Zhai Rocks! tells a supernatural tale of forbidden love through the explosive force and gritty rawness of rock music.
Directed by The Theatre Practice’s Artistic Director Kuo Jian Hong and helmed by Joanna Dong (Sing! China), this epic rock musical redefined the musical theatre genre in Singapore with its unexpected fusion of classic Chinese stories and a blistering score by Mandopop luminaries Eric Ng and Xiaohan.
Liao Zhai Rocks! made its China debut in 2019 as part of the Shanghai Culture Square’s Shanghai International Musical Festival.
Language: Performed in Mandarin with English surtitles
Duration: 2 hours 15 mins
Recommended Audience Capacity: 600 – 800
22 x Cast
1 x Director
1 x Producer/Tour Manager
1 x Music Director/Musician
4 x Musicians
20 x Production Crew
“Liao Zhai Rocks! is a spectacular production that hits the right notes and serves up ancient Chinese folklore as an entertaining extravaganza, palatable for all.”
– The Straits Times
“The ensemble is a force to be reckoned with. They brought the performance energy up and kept the environment alive in every scene they were in.”