This is an epic musical about war and peace,darkness and brightness, love and death.
In 1941, a ship fullyloaded with Jews berths at a wharf along the Bund in Shanghai. They haveescaped from the Nazi’s persecution, landing in Shanghai. Though the warbrought the world pain and separation, in the darkness, the gleam of Shanghailit the world. The Shanghainese and Jewish people forged a profound friendship,fighting together against the fascists. A Jewish young man, Sterne came acrossa Shanghainese girl, Lin Yilan and between them a war-ridden life -and -deathlove started.
The dim gleamcan light the darkest night. Love can pass through the dark and heavy clouds,lightening the hearts of those destitute and homeless, letting hope sprout in aburning land.
The famous musicaleducation professor Zhou Xiaoyan has been invited as an art adviser.
The Israeli Consul-General’s wife Eliana Perlmanhas also been invited as a cultural adviser.
Professor RongGuangrun, associate professor Guo Chenzi jointly wrote the play.
Composer Jin Peida and lyricist Lian Mangcreated the plaintive and majestic songs.
Master of visual art Zhang Shuping tailored theexceedingly beautiful costumes.
Master of lighting designer Xiao Lihe designedthe truest and purest outline of shadows.
Director Xu Jun joined hands with these outstandingChinese and foreign artists to refine the sheer purity of the stage, by draping over it acolorful filter, and extract fromthe merciless war and the brightness ofhumanity.
To commemorate the 70thanniversary of the world anti-fascist war, Sino- Israeli artists have devotedthemselves to creating an epic musical: Jews in Shanghai, for firsttime, lighting a gleam in the darkness.
ShanghaiFederation of Literary and Art Circles
The Publicity Department ofShanghaiHuangpuCommittee of the CPC
The Publicity Department of ShanghaiHongkouCommittee of the CPC
Shanghai HengyuanxiangDrama Development Co., Ltd
Shanghai JewishRefugees Museum
China Shanghai International Arts Festival
Shanghai Media Group, Inc
Xinmin Evening News
Art adviser: Zhou Xiaoyan
Cultural adviser: Eliana Perlman
Vocal directorWang Zuoxin