SHREK THE MUSICAL Casts Local Youngsters for Upcoming Production

Three local new stars to play young Shrek in the international Broadway production for its Macao season

(Macao, July 07, 2016) – The Venetian® Macao held auditions at Sands Theatre, Sands Macao on July 2 to find talented young stars to join the Broadway hit show SHREK THE MUSICAL when it comes to The Venetian Theatre at The Venetian  Macao from July 22 to Aug. 7, 2016. Children aged between 7 and 10 years turned up for the auditions. Producers and management were overwhelmed by the breadth of talent on show on the day and in the end three lucky young stars were finally chosen to play the role of young Shrek in the show.

Each of the children were asked to perform acting and dance tasks to display their talent and the three youngsters that stood out were Leonie Holly Quinn, Devara Gabriel Wangke and Wong Pok Wang. The three of them will now get the chance to perform in SHREK THE MUSICAL along seasoned Broadway actors during its upcoming season in Macao.

This was the first time ever in Macao that an international theatrical production held auditions for  new talent, offering a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for young theatre lovers to be part of a Broadway show. “We are thrilled for this opportunity to be able to tap into the local talent pool here in Macao and give some young children the opportunity to perform on stage with seasoned professionals from Broadway in New York,” said Tomos Griffiths, Executive Creative Director from Entertainment. “Sands China is committed to bringing the world’s best musical theatre entertainment to Macao and supporting local talent in the community to see what they can do and be a part of this ground breaking event in Macao.”

SHREK THE MUSICAL, produced by Broadway Entertainment Group FZ LLC and NETworks Presentations, LLC., is supported by The Cultural Affairs Bureau of the Macao SAR Government. The English-language production will be playing at The Venetian Theatre at The Venetian Macao for 21 performances from July 22 to Aug. 7, 2016 and follows other Broadway musicals that Sands China Ltd. has brought to Macao. Based on the Oscar®-winning DreamWorks Animation film that started it all, this live adaptation brings the hilarious story of everyone’s favorite ogre to the stage. Tickets to SHREK THE MUSICAL at The Venetian Theatre are available via Cotai Ticketing. Tickets are priced HKD/MOP 180-780, and can be booked online now at www.cotaiticketing.com or by phone at +853 2882 8818 (Macao) / +852 6333 6660 (Hong Kong) / 4001 206 618 (mainland China).

Young Shrek Auditions
Young Shrek Auditions

Photo caption: Talented locals selected to play “Young” Shrek at the audition held at Sands Theatre, Sands Macao on July 2, 2016.by Tristram Kenton

 

Shrek The Musical
Shrek The Musical

Photo caption: SHREK THE MUSICAL is coming to The Venetian Theatre at The Venetian Macao for 21 performances from July 22 to Aug. 7, 2016. Tickets can be booked now at www.cotaiticketing.com by Tristram Kenton

 

Entertainment at Sands China Properties

Sands China Ltd. has as a clear vision to establish Macao as Asia’s top entertainment destination.

The 15,000-seat Cotai Arena and 1,800-seat Venetian Theatre are the only venues in Asia ranked in Pollstar’s Top 100 Worldwide Arena Venues and Pollstar’s Top 200 Worldwide Theatre Venues based on ticket sales. It is the top entertainment destination in southern China, hosting the world’s and the region’s biggest names in music, sports and awards shows. Superstars frequently choose the venue as the starting point of their Asian tours.

The 1,800-seat, multi-purpose Venetian Theatre is one of the most luxurious entertainment venues in greater China. Featuring ushers in black-tie, champagne service, gourmet food and beverage items and other unique, premium amenities, it offers an intimate, luxurious and exclusive venue experience. The Venetian Theatre is playing a key role in bringing the best in international and Chinese entertainment to Macao, with a luxury theatre experience like no other in the region.

The 650-seat Sands Theatre regularly features internationally-renowned singers, performers and artists of the highest calibre. From traditional Chinese-costumed dancers to modern performances, and from singing troupes to contemporary bands, everything from Western rock to Cantonese pop is covered.

With an unbeatable diversity, the entertainment offering of Sands China Ltd. is ushering in a new era of entertainment in Macao.

For information about upcoming shows and events, visit http://en.sandsresortsmacao.com/macau-shows.html and www.sandsmacao.com/entertainment.html.  

 

ABOUT BROADWAY ENTERTAINMENT GROUP FZ LLC

Broadway Entertainment Group is the world’s first ever theatrical distribution company to consolidate an international circuit and bring top quality entertainment into emerging markets.  Broadway Entertainment Group is breaking new ground and rapidly expanding into the markets of the Middle East, Commonwealth Independent States, South and Central Asia and Latin America.

Chief Executive Officer Liz Koops as produced shows internationally for over 20 years, with touring productions in over 37 countries.  Currently, Broadway Entertainment Group is touring Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, SHREK The Musical, Sister Act, The Birmingham Repertory Theatre production of The Snowman and Dein Perry’s Tap Dogs.  During her tenure as Managing Director of Clear Channel (now Live Nation), Liz was instrumental in establishing the European and Asian Touring circuit for first-class musicals. 

Previous productions include: Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Mathew Bourne’s Swan Lake, Fosse, Cats, Chicago – The Musical, Miss Saigon, Gumboots, Slava’s Snowshow, Bounce, Lady Salsa, Circus Oz, Lano and Woodley, Mum’s the Word, Rudy Coby, Shaolin Kung Fu Monks and Jerry Seinfeld World Tour.

Broadway Entertainment Group FZ LLC currently has offices in New York, London, Dubai and Australia.  For more information about Broadway Entertainment Group FZ LLC, please visit, www.broadwayentertainmentgroup.com.

 

ABOUT NETWORKS PRESENTATIONS LLC

NETworks Presentations LLC (NETworks) from its inception nearly 20 years ago has been an industry leading producer and manager of touring musical theatre productions and remains committed to delivering quality entertainment to audiences worldwide.  Having toured over 60 productions throughout North America, NETworks is now expanding its tours into international markets including South America, Europe, South East Asia, and the Middle East. Current touring productions include Cameron Mackintosh’s The Phantom of the Opera, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Dirty Dancing, Blue Man Group, Elf the Musical, Bullets Over Broadway, Love Letters, Once the Musical and international tours of Beauty and the Beast and Shrek The Musical.

 

Media contacts:

Public Relations, Venetian Macau Limited

Lily Cheng

Tel: +853 8118 2013

Email: lily.sw.cheng@sands.com.mo

 

Karen Lou

Tel: +853 8118 2059

Email: karen.lou@sands.com.mo

 

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