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Sun Hope Taiwanese Opera Troupe’s Bai Xiang Lan.

Photo Courtesy of Sun Hope Taiwanese Opera Troupe

Theater

Bai Xiang Lan (白香蘭) by Sun Hope Taiwanese Opera Troupe (尚和歌仔戲劇團) is a Hoklo-language (commonly known as Taiwanese) musical about the life of a female cabaret performer in 1950s Taiwan. Featuring classical songs by Taiwanese composer Yang San-lang (楊三郎), the production is a joint effort by many talents, including theater director Yang Shih-ping (楊士平), members of the Kaohsiung Symphony Orchestra (高雄市國樂團), and the troupe’s operatic performers and musicians.

■ National Theater, Taipei City

■ Tomorrow at 7:30pm and Sunday at 2:30pm

■ Tickets are NT$600 to NT$3,000, available through NTCH ticketing or online at www.artsticket.com.tw

To celebrate its fifth anniversary, Chamber Ballet Taipei (台北室內芭蕾舞團) is staging a contemporary rendition of Giselle. The piece is choreographed by Allen Yu (余能盛) and stars soloists Julie Gardette of the Finnish National Ballet as well as Michal Stipa and Alexandre Katsapov from the Czech National Ballet Theatre. [See story on page 13.]

■ Metropolitan Hall (城市舞台), 25, Bade Rd Sec 3, Taipei City (台北市八德路三段25號)

■ Tonight and tomorrow at 7:30pm, Sunday at 3pm

■ Tickets are NT$400 to NT$1,500, available through NTCH ticketing or online at www.artsticket.com.tw

2011 New Taipei City Riverside Art Festival (新北市水岸藝術節) is scheduled to continue this weekend, but look out for weather delays. Invited groups and artists include Latin music band Montunos, Semilla Flamenco Dance (賽米亞佛拉明哥舞團) and Artist Chamber Orchestra (亞堤斯特大眾管弦樂). For more information, visit www.ntpcriverside.com.tw.

■ East Plaza at Bitan, Sindian District, New Taipei City (新店區碧潭東岸廣場)

■ The festival runs through Aug. 28

■ Free admission

Ku & Dancers (古舞團) demonstrates its brand of improvisatory dance this weekend with Dance in Kaohsiung (無動不舞2011舞遠弗界:愛舞在高).

■ Wei Wu Ying Center for the Arts (衛武營藝術文化中心), 449-1 Nanjing Rd, Greater Kaohsiung (高雄市南京路449-1號)

■ Tomorrow at 7:30pm and Sunday at 2:30pm

■ Tickets are NT$100, available through NTCH ticketing or online at www.artsticket.com.tw

Tuesdays With Morrie, Godot Theatre’s (果陀劇場) newest production, is the stage adaptation of US author Mitch Albom’s 1997 memoir. In the best-selling work, Albom recounts the lessons he learned from visiting his former professor Morrie Schwartz, who was dying of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a terminal disease caused by the degeneration of the nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord that control voluntary muscle movement. The cast is led by actor Chin Shih-chieh (金士傑) in the role of Morrie.

■ Tainan Municipal Cultural Center (台南市立文化中心), 332, Jhonghua E Rd Sec 3, Greater Tainan (台南市中華東路三段332號)

■ Tomorrow at 7:30pm and Sunday at 2:30pm

■ Tickets are NT$500 to NT$2,500, available through NTCH ticketing or online at www.artsticket.com.tw

Classical music

Nuance Chamber Ensemble 2011 Concert (微分音室內樂集2011) is the 10th anniversary concert of the Nuance Chamber Ensemble trio, which is comprised of Lin Wen-hsuan (林文宣) on violin, Chen Ho-yi (陳禾宜) on piano and Hsieh Meng-jung (謝孟容) on cello. They will perform a program that includes Shostakovitch’s Piano Trio No. 2 in E Minor, Op. 67, Schoenfield’s Cafe Music and Brahms’ Piano Trio N.1 in B Major, Op. 8.

■ Today at 7:30pm (Hsinchu) and Monday at 7:30pm (Taipei)

■ Hsinchu City Performance Hall of Bureau of Cultural Affairs (新竹市文化局演藝廳), 17, Dongda Rd Sec 2, Hsinchu City (新竹市東大路二段17號) and National Recital Hall, Taipei City

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