(update) Folks, stop kidding me. There are two additional dates, August 25-26. Some changed their minds and finally rehearsed other plays.
Instead of Cool Breeze Pavilion, Yu Hui (or someone on his behalf :P) wisely picked Pinggui Leaves Home, audience has seen too many “Pavilion” from him nowadays I guess.
With a bold move, Guo Yi switched to the rare-ish Last Days of the Ming/Regret on Coal Mountain, also a good choice because Xu Ce somehow belongs to Lu Su, and everyone would make comparisons.
Title: “第七届全国青年京剧演员电视大赛” 决赛剧目预演 – 7th CCTV Jingju Contest · Finals dummy run (Shanghai)
Date and place: 2012/08/11-12, 13:30 (China time), Shanghai Wanping Theater; 2012/08/25-26; 2012/09/1-2, 13:30 (China time), Tianchan Yifu Theater
Performers: 19 finalists from the Shanghai Jingju Theater.
Top row: Hao Jie (郝杰), Cai Xiaoying (蔡筱滢), Gao Mingbo (高明博), Li Chun (李春), Wang Xilong (王玺龙), Chen Lin (陈麟)
Under Gao Mingbo: Tian Hui (田慧)
Middle row: Lü Lin (吕琳), Lu Su (鲁肃), Gao Hongmei (高红梅), Yang Nan (杨楠), Chen Shengjie (陈圣杰), Zha Sinuo (查思娜), Zhao Huan (赵欢)
Front row: Yang Yang (杨扬), Lan Tian (蓝天), Guo Yi (郭毅)
On the rightest chair: Yu Hui (于辉), He Ting (何婷)
Note that each and every person from Shanghai who entered the semifinals, made his/her way into the finals.
Program is as follows:
《盗银壶》Stealing the Silver Cup – Hao Jie
《双阳公主》Princess Shuangyang - Zha Sinuo
《罢宴》Canceling the Banquet - He Ting
《战北原》Battle of Beiyuan - Chen Shengjie
《春闺梦》Dream in a Girl’s Chamber - Zhao Huan
《萧何月下追韩信》Xiao He Chasing Han Xin Under the Moonlight - Lu Su
《春秋配》Romance of Chunfa and Qiulian - Cai Xiaoying
《御果园》The Royal Orchard - Gao Mingbo
《杨门女将·探谷》 Female Generals of the Yang Family·Exploring the Valley – Gao Hongmei
《战太平》Battle of Taiping - Lan Tian
《清风亭 盼子》 《投军别窑》Leaving Home to Join the Army - Yu Hui
《徐策跑城》《煤山恨》Sorrow on Mei Mountain - Guo Yi
《长坂坡》Changban Slope - Wang Xilong
《周仁献嫂》Zhou Ren Offering His Brother’s Wife - Yang Nan
《监酒令》The Drinking Game – Li Chun
《勘玉钏》Examining the Jade Bracelet - Yang Yang
《彩楼配》Match Made at the Colorful Tower - Tian Hui
《扈家庄》Manor of the Hu Family - Lü Lin
《蜈蚣岭》Centipede Ridge - Chen Lin
I don’t know the date of the finals, but I’m pretty sure they sit out the Olympics.
Chen Shaoyun asked the hospital to let him leave just to see Lu Su. YY