13 May 2011 | TheLurkingFox
A great musical about a group of singers/musicians who arrive in town and cause the local troop of singers to rebel against their intrusion.
Great music, great costumes and a nice ending, too. The songs are really catchy, and the singers great. I guess the singers must be famous Chinese actresses because I'm sure I've seen at least one of them in another musical, although I don't know her name, and not speaking Chinese cannot look her up.
Definitely look it up if you like traditional Chinese musicals. It's in the same register as The East Is Red (Dong Fang Hong, 1965) or Revolutionary Songs For History (1963), without the communist aspect. Here the songs are all traditional airs and the period must be the 19th century (definitely not 1967).