A brand new production of Blooming Enlightenment (花蕊渡河) by the U-Theater group (優人神鼓), and featuring most of the material from the original show that proved such an enormous success at the Taipei International Flora Expo (台北國際花博) last year. Added to this is new material and performances featuring the theater group’s youth division.
■ Today and tomorrow at 7:30pm; tomorrow and Sunday at 2:30pm
■ National Theater, Taipei City
■ Tickets are NT$400 to NT$2,000; available through NTCH ticketing and online at www.artsticket.com.tw
Judge Bao (包青天), a Beijing opera being presented as part of Contemporary Legend Theater’s (當代傳奇劇場) Legend Opera II series starring Liu Jaw-yu (劉琢瑜) and Liu Hai-yuan (劉海苑).
■ Today and tomorrow at 7:30pm
■ Auditorium of the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, 21 Zhongshan S Rd, Taipei City (台北市中山南路21號)
■ Tickets are NT$500 to NT$1,500; available through NTCH ticketing and online at www.artsticket.com.tw
Show On (羞昂App), a production by Shakespeare’s Wild Sisters Group (莎妹劇團).
■ Today, tomorrow and Sunday at 7:30pm; tomorrow and Sunday at 2:30pm (some tickets remain for the show on Sunday 7:30pm; all other shows sold out)
■ National Experimental Theater, Taipei City
■ Tickets at NT$800; available through NTCH ticketing and online at www.artsticket.com.tw
Title of Show, a musical by Hunter Bell and Jeff Bowen, directed by Brook Hall and produced in collaboration with Taipei Players (Mandy Roveda and Brandon Thompson), Taiwanese musical regular (Ming Lee, 李宏鳴), and a new-to-town New York musical transplant (Cat Tsai, 蔡佳慈) as well as vocal and theatrical piano virtuoso Holy Chang (張聖潔). The show is in English with Chinese subtitles.
■ Today, tomorrow and Sunday at 7:30pm; tomorrow and Sunday at 2:30pm
■ Auditorium of the Central Motion Pictures Company Building (中影商業大樓演講廳), 260 Bade Rd Sec 2, Taipei City (台北市八德路二段260號)
■ Tickets are NT$650; available through NTCH ticketing and online at www.artsticket.com.tw
Let the Water Bless the Land (奇想河圳), a production by Taipei Dance Circle (光環舞集) presents the work of three choreographers: Colin Offord, Chen Shu-hsi (陳樹熙) and Liu Hsueh-hsuan (劉學軒).
■ Tomorrow 7:30pm
■ Chiayi Performing Arts Center (嘉義縣表演藝術中心演藝廳), 265, Jianguo Rd Sec 2, Minsyong Township, Chiayi County (嘉義縣民雄鄉建國路二段265號)
■ Tickets are NT$200 to NT$400; available through NTCH ticketing and online at www.artsticket.com.tw
Korean pianist Hyung-ki Joo and violinist Aleksey Igudesman are a classical music duet who also happen to be modern day pranksters. The pair will provide both instrumental virtuosity and silly theatrics onstage with the National Symphony Orchestra as they perform a program featuring the music of Mozart, Rachmanioff, Bach and Vivaldi.
■ Tonight at 7:30pm
■ National Concert Hall, Taipei City
■ Tickets are NT$1,500 to NT$3,000, available through NTCH ticketing and online at www.artsticket.com.tw
Legacy Taipei, located in a former warehouse at Huashan 1914 Creative Park (華山1914), hosts top Taiwanese pop performers and international acts. Tonight is dance rock from P!SCO and Morning Call (輕晨電). Mando-pop singer Nylon Chen (陳乃榮) takes the stage tomorrow. Heartthrob Mando-popper Kenji Wu (吳克群) performs on Wednesday.
■ Huashan 1914 Creative Park (華山1914), Center Five Hall (中五館), 1, Bade Rd Sec 1, Taipei City (台北市八德路一段1號)