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Events & Entertainment


Sinbad, the Treasure of the Pirate King (辛巴達之太陽寶石 , by the Dafen Musical Theater (大風音樂劇場), a new musical production of the classic tale of adventure and heroism, premieres in Tainan City tomorrow, followed by four performances at Taipei's National Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall (台北國父紀念館) next weekend. Tickets for the Tainan performance are NT$300 to NT$1,100 and NT$300 to NT$1,300 in Taipei. Dafen is widely regarded as the Disney of the East and the show is ideal family entertainment. At the Tainan Municiple Cultural Center (台南市立文化中心), 332 Chunghua E Rd Sec 3, Tainan City (台南市中華東路三段332號). Tickets are available from ERA ticketing.

* Tomorrow at 7pm

Shamlet (莎姆雷特), a comic play by the Ping-Fong Acting Troupe (屏風表演班), returns to Taipei after a nationwide tour. Shamlet, an established piece in the Ping-Fong repertoire, was reprised earlier this year, with Hugh Lee (李國修) updating the show, in true Ping-Fong fashion, to reflect new, topical issues and attitudes. Tickets are NT$500 to NT$2,500 and are available through NTCH ticketing. At Metropolitan Hall (城市舞台), 25 Bade Rd Sec 3, Taipei (台北市八德路三段25號).

* Tonight, tomorrow and Sunday at 7:30pm, tomorrow and Sunday at 2:30pm. Also same times next weekend.

The Hero Does Not Fear Cats (英雄不怕貓) by the Just Apple Children's Theater Troupe (蘋果劇團), a children's play based on the award-winning series of illustrated books by Hau Kuang-tsai (郝廣才). At the Chungli Arts Center (中壢藝術館音樂廳) located at 16 Chungmei St, Chungli City (中壢市中美路16號). Tickets are NT$200 to NT$500 and are available through ERA ticketing.

* Tomorrow at 2:30pm and 7:30pm

How We Know We Are Here by British dancer Cathy Seago, The Day the Ketchup Turned Blue by US puppeteer Dan Harlin, and Icarus by German Puppeteer Florian Feisel will be performed this week as part of the 2006 Guling Street Little Theater Festival's Human and Puppet Carnavio at the Guling Street Theater (牯嶺街小劇場) located at 2, Ln 5, Guling St, Taipei (台北市牯嶺街5巷2號). Tickets are between NT$150 to NT$350 and are available through NTCH ticketing and from the venue. More information about the show can be found at

* Tonight at 7:30pm and 9:30pm (How We Know), tomorrow at half hour intervals from 6:30pm, to 8:30pm and Sunday at half hour intervals from 2:30pm to 4:30pm then from 7pm to 8:30pm (Ketchup) and July 19 to July 21 at 7:30pm (Icarus).

Classical Music

A Piano Duet Concert (雙鋼琴音樂會) will feature pianists Tsai Hsing-chuan (蔡幸娟) and Chang Hsuan (張璿) at the Chungli Arts Center tomorrow, at the National Recital Hall on July 18, and at the Academia Sinica on July 21. Both pianists will offer a variety of works including Busoni's Duettino Concertante, Brahms's Sonata, Op.34b, Bach's Sheep May Safely Graze, Piazolla's Le Grand Tango, and Gershwin's “I Got Rhythm” Variations.

* Tomorrow at the Chungli Arts Center (中壢藝術館音樂廳), 16, Chungmei Rd, Chungli City (中壢市中美路16號), July 18 (Tuesday) at the National Recital Hall, and July 21 (Friday) at the Academia Sinica Auditorium (中央研究院學術活動中心一樓大禮堂), 128 Yenjiuyuan Rd Sec 2, Nankang, Taipei (台北市南港區研究院路二段128號).

* Admission is free for tomorrow's and next Friday's concerts. Tickets cost from NT$300 to NT$800 for Tuesday's concert and are available through ERA ticketing.

* Tomorrow at 7:30pm, Tuesday at 7:30pm, and July 21 at 7:00pm

Violinist George Lee and Pianist Lance Coburn Joint Concert (李東亨2006琴絃跨洋聯合演奏會) at the National Concert Hall tomorrow. Lee graduated from the Juilliard School and is currently a full-time assistant professor of the Department of Music at Tunghai University. Coburn is the winner of the first prize of the Hephizibah Menuhin Scholarship and the first Lev Vlassenko Piano Competition in 1999. Lee and Coburn will play violin and piano works including Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite, Sarasate's Zigeunerweisen, Chausson's Poem, and Faure's Sonata in A Major, Op.13.

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