Liao Zhai Rocks! debuts in China

Taiwanese actor Inred Liang plays the role of Sang Xiao, a scholar who falls in love with the fox spirit Ying Ning, played by Joanna Dong.
Taiwanese actor Inred Liang plays the role of Sang Xiao, a scholar who falls in love with the fox spirit Ying Ning, played by Joanna Dong.PHOTO: SAIC SHANGHAI CULTURE SQUARE

The production from Singapore, starring Joanna Dong as a fox spirit, was staged at a musical festival in Shanghai

Singaporean Chinese rock musical Liao Zhai Rocks! made its debut in China at the Shanghai International Musical Festival last Thursday.

Jazz singer Joanna Dong, who played the role of a fox spirit, first watched a China-made Liaozhai television series in 1986 as a child. Now, she was bringing the same story from Singapore to China.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 01, 2019, with the headline 'Liao Zhai Rocks! debuts in China'. Print Edition | Subscribe