Ding Dang to star in November musical

Mandarin musical An Accident Of Love features Taiwanese singer-songwriter Nylon Chen and Chinese singer Della Ding Dang (both above).
Mandarin musical An Accident Of Love features Taiwanese singer-songwriter Nylon Chen and Chinese singer Della Ding Dang (both above).PHOTO: LIVE NATION

A heartwarming Mandarin musical, titled An Accident Of Love, is set to play here in November.

Adapted from the award-winning 1983 classic film Papa, Can You Hear Me Sing?, this musical features a moving tale of kinship, love and chasing dreams.

It stars Chinese singer Della Ding Dang, dubbed "the Queen of Love Ballads", as someone who finds herself lost in an alluring world while chasing her dreams, only to discover later what is truly important and dear to her heart.

The cast includes Taiwanese veteran musical actor Berson Wang and Taiwanese singer-songwriter Nylon Chen

The 180-minute-long theatrical adaptation has travelled to cities such as Taipei, Kaohsiung, Taizhong, Xiamen, Toronto, Vancouver, Shanghai and Beijing.

Besides renditions of popular classics such as The Same Moonlight, Anything For Sale?, Please Follow Me and If from the original film, one can also expect to hear well-known songs like I Love Him and Runaway From Home, from Ding Dang's albums, as well as an all-new track, An Accident Of Love.

Tickets, priced at $98 to $198, go on sale on Sept 5 at 10am.

Priority ticket sales for Singtel customers start on Tuesday, while Live Nation members can buy tickets from Sept 4.

Those who buy the $198 VIP tickets will be entitled to attend a cast meet-and-greet session.

The Chinese Media Group of Singapore Press Holdings is the event's official media partner.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 28, 2019, with the headline 'Ding Dang to star in November musical'. Print Edition | Subscribe