Animals follow their dreams in children's musical "Town Musicians"

     The professional children's theatre troupe Jumbo Kids Theatre will perform the musical "Town Musicians" in November. Inspired by the classic Grimm's Fairy Tale "Town Musicians of Bremen" and bringing together classical music and Cantonese lyrics, the production is a vivid modern musical tailor-made for children.

     "Town Musicians" tells the story of four little animals who dream to become great musicians. Their individual character traits - being arrogant, greedy, impulsive and stubborn - initially prevent them from getting along well, but they must rely on each other once they set out on a journey. Along the way, they form a band named Town Musicians and perform in the street, making mistakes and having plenty of funny moments. Later on, they even encounter a robber. Can they achieve their dreams and become great musicians in the end?

     Details of the performances are as follows:

November 15 and 16 (Friday and Saturday), 8pm
November 16 (Saturday), 3pm
Theatre, Ngau Chi Wan Civic Centre
Tickets: $110 and $140

November 22 and 23 (Friday and Saturday), 8pm
November 23 and 24 (Saturday and Sunday), 3pm
Cultural Activities Hall, Tuen Mun Town Hall
Tickets: $100 and $130

     "Town Musicians" by Jumbo Kids Theatre (in Cantonese) is one of the attractions of the "Cheers!" series presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department. Tickets are now available at all URBTIX outlets, on the Internet and by credit card telephone bookings. Half-price tickets are available for senior citizens aged 60 or above, people with disabilities and their minders, full-time students and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) recipients (limited tickets for CSSA recipients available on a first-come, first-served basis). A maximum discount of 20 per cent is offered for the "Cheers!" series and group booking. Please refer to the programme leaflets for details.

     Audiences aged 3 and above are welcome. For programme enquiries, please call 2268 7323 (LCSD) or 2146 9466 (Jumbo Kids Theatre) or visit For ticketing enquiries, call 2734 9009; for credit card telephone booking, call 2111 5999. Internet bookings are available at

     Post-performance talks will be held after each performance.

     Other "Cheers!" series programmes include Hayley Westenra with the City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong, The Little Singers of Paris (France), "What time is it, Uncle Fox?" by the Ming Ri Institute for Arts Education, "Crazy Farm Puppet DIY Workshop" by Ming Ri Institute for Arts Education, "MoMo's Fancy Dress" by Make Friends With Puppet, the Hong Kong Oratorio Society Christmas Concert - Christmas Fantasia, the Zunyi Acrobatic Troupe of Guizhou Province, Mark Nizer 3D (USA), "Juggling Revealed Workshop" by Mark Nizer (USA), "Sleeping Horses Lie" by Terrapin Puppet Theatre (Australia) , "Puppetry in Everyday Objects Workshop" by Terrapin Puppet Theatre (Australia), "ECHOA" by Arcosm Company (France) and "Body Percussion and Dance Workshop" by Arcosm Company (France). Please refer to the booklet of "Cheers!" series and programme leaflet for details.

Ends/Friday, October 25, 2013
Issued at HKT 16:25