Musical will commemorate ROC win over Japan
A musical play will be staged around the country later this month to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the R.O.C.’s victory over Japan in the Second SinoJapanese War, the Taiwan military announced yesterday.
The four-part musical will combine song, dance and theatrical performances and will depict how the R.O.C. Armed Forces successfully defended against the invading Japanese forces during the Second Sino-Japanese War that lasted from 1937 to 1945, said MND official Yu Tsung-chi ( ).
It also tells the story of how the R.O.C. joined forces with other countries to contribute to the Allied victory over the Axis powers during World War II and how the retrocession of Taiwan came about. Taiwan was a colony of Japan from 1895 to 1945, Yu said during a Defense Ministry briefing in Taipei.
“The musical is meant to remind nationals of the R.O.C. Armed Forces’ sacrifice during wars and their contribution to the country,” he added.
It will feature a total of 260 musicians, vocalists from the military’s chorus and members of military marching bands.
Local entertainers and actors, including Ugur Rifat Karlova, (
), a Turkish comedian actor in Taiwan will take part, according to the Defense Ministry.
The shows, which will be free, will be staged at Kaohsiung Arena at 7 p.m. on Aug. 14; National Chung Hsing University Hui-Sun Auditorium in Taichung at 2 and 7 p.m. on Aug. 17; and at 2 and 7:30 p.m. at Taipei International Convention Center on Aug. 20, the ministry said.
A ticket can be obtained for free from the foyer of each exhibition hall before the shows begin or by calling 85099077 or 85099090 for tickets in advance, it said.
Four actors and actresses of a Defense Ministry-organized musical salute during a press conference in Taipei to promote the upcoming musical to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the R.O.C.’s victory over Japan in the Second SinoJapanese War.