Nominees-Best Theatre for Youth Show


When we announced this category last year people were a little perplexed by it but actually a majority of the money in Hong Kong's theatre/dance industry is made in the theatre for youth market. It's a billion dollar industry! It's a common "fix it" that if your theatre company is not doing well you put on a kid's show to help fill the coffers. Parents love taking their kids to the theatre. And putting on a good quality show for children is an arduous task. Performers nominated in this category are being recognized for creating beautiful shows either for child audiences or with child actors.

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*Deaf Drama Festival, Theatre of the Silence

This festival had 2 parts and 2 seperate performance days. A sign language integrated piece created by deaf performers; it aimed to tell stories using physical theatre and mime.
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*Hairspray Highlights, Face Productions

A mini version of John Water's classic movie. Youngsters sang and acted all the best moments of the story.

*Cinderella: Ballet Classics for Children, Hong Kong Ballet

HK Ballet's outreach program creates beautiful ballets that are perfect for young kids who can't sit through a full two hour production.

*The Lost World, AFTEC

This is an adventure into dinosaur land and a story from which the movie Jurassic Park was based.

*Godspell, YAF

YAF's yearly musical extravaganza starring youth performers. This year they performed Schwartz' take on the Passion play.


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