Last year saw the first large-scale musical staged by the Language Centre and other departments here at HKDI/IVE(LWL). The musical, titled “When We Were, Now We Are,” provided a platform for some of the campus’ most talented students to showcase their abilities. The musical was created by Language Centre teachers Christine Tsang, Aristophanes Ng and Laurence Li, with help from the students.
In the studio this week, four of the stars of the musical came by to talk about their experience performing on such a large stage (in English) and to play a song from the show.
The students talked about how the musical, which deals with young people trying to follow their dreams against the wishes of their parents, told a story to which they could personally relate. They too have had to fight to follow their dreams, and talked a little about the challenges of pursuing a life in the creative fields they love, especially when expectations from family and other pressures are pushing you in a more traditional direction.
The students also expressed their thanks to the LC teachers for all their support and hard work, and even gave some advice to students who may want to take part in a production like “When We Were, Now We Are,” but who may lack the confidence in English to audition and perform.
Many thanks from Radio 708 to these students. They were real professionals and a lot of fun to talk to. They are:
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|Cheung Lok Yan, Rosalia||21905F-3C||BA|
|Yu Wing Kan, Dominic||61336-3B||CDM|
|Pau Chung Yan, Lydia||61336-3B||CDM|
Listen to their interview and performance below. The lyrics to “I Dreamed a Dream” can be found here.