Daily guide to shows, concerts, events in China

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BEIJING, Aug. 26 (Xinhua) -- The following is a list of major shows, concerts, exhibitions and events in China Tuesday, Aug. 27:

-- Musical "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner"

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Location: Shanghai Dramatic Arts Center

Based on the seven-part poem "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" by Samuel Taylor Coleridge, the musical tells of an old man recounting the story of his youthful experience at sea. During a voyage, the mariner killed an albatross, a bird considered a favorable omen. After a spate of ensuing sufferings and tortures, he eventually understood the close connection between humans and nature.

-- Play "The Legend of Kung Fu"

Time: 5:15 p.m., 7:30 p.m.

Location: Beijing Red Theater

The performance tells the story of a young monk growing from innocence to experience and wisdom by practicing martial arts and studying Zen.

This show, different from other kung fu shows, successfully combines storytelling with kung fu.

-- Original musical "Notre Dame de Paris"

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Location: Beijing Tianqiao Performing Arts Center

Based on the eponymous novel by Victor Hugo, the smash-hit musical "Notre Dame de Paris" tells a love tragedy between a young and beautiful gypsy girl named Esmeralda and Quasimodo, the hunchback bell-ringer of Notre Dame.

The French version returned to Chinese theaters after touring China in 2002. Since its premiere in Paris in 1998, the musical has been staged over 5,000 times worldwide with eight language versions. Enditem

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