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Announcements updated August 25, 2012.

posted Aug 25, 2012, 7:51 PM by CCCNJ Chinese School   [ updated Sep 10, 2012, 5:40 AM ]
The Four Seas Players Inc. from New York will be hosting a musical play on September 29, 2012 (Saturday) at 1:30 PM and 7:00 PM, the shows will be held at the Chinese Community Center of New Jersey Chinese Language School.  The premiere of the Cantonese musical show is called "Madame White Snake".  Before and in between the shows, there will be a Mid-Autumn festival food and authentic Malaysian food fair. The food bazaar profits will be donated to the CCCNJ Chinese School.  Mooncakes will be available for purchase.

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The Four Seas Players will premiere its forty-third Cantonese musical play "Madame White Snake in two shows. This play, directed by Jackie Huang with martial arts choregrapher Vance Young and dance choregrapher Margaret Yuen had six premiere shows last year in New York's Chinatown and was sold out for every show.  Due to the popular demand, CCCNJ have decided to launch this show in New Jersey. The seating for the two shows are limited, so hurry and make your reservation for your friends and family while they last.   .
 
Madame White Snake (白 素貞) awakens at the Broken Bridge as a beautiful woman. Spring is in full bloom and she glories in the beauty of the earth and her transformation. The gods gave her the power to assume the human form because through sheer force of will, she was able to meditate on being human for one thousand years. Xiao Qing (小 青), on the other hand, could only meditate for 500 years.  Xiao Qing alerts Madame White Snake to the first human (Xu Xian -許 仙) she sees who is carrying an umbrella. Their eyes meet and they feel a sudden attraction for each other.  The couple celebrates their love, Xu proposes to Madame White Snake that they be married.  Xiao Qing regrets the day the lovers met and decides to seduce Xu.  When Madame White Snake finds out she got very angry, but the sisterhood has bought them closer to each other and jealousy can’t come between them. The Abbot (法海和尚) of the Golden Monastery arrives in search of Madame White Snake and Xu Xian, and is determine to separate this couple once and for all.  Madame White Snake and Xiao Qing fight against the Abbot.  The fight between Immortal Snake and the human begin.  The ending of the story will surprise the audiences. Theatrical costumes are well-conceived by theatrical specialist.  The martial arts scene is fantastic, along with the classics melodies. In addition, sound and lighting designs were specially made to be fresh and exciting.
 
The shows will be held on September 29, 2012 at the Chinese Community Center of New Jersey Chinese Language School.  Premiere in Cantonese with English subtitles.  All proceedings will be donated to the Chinese Language School and Four Seas Players Inc.  Since seating is limited and a sell-out is anticipated, ticket purchases will be on a first come, first serve basis.
 
Performance Date:  Saturday, September 29, 2012
Time:                      1:30 PM and 7:00 PM
Location:                 Chinese Language School
                               Chinese Community Center of New Jersey Inc.
                               Grace Lutheran Church, 925 5th Avenue, River Edge, NJ 07661
Tickets:                   VIP $50, On site $15, Pre-order $12, Senior citizens and students $8
Phone inquiries and tickets for pre-order:  (646) 580-8388, Bergen County - Jon Lau (917) 561-3540
Online inquiries and tickets:  www.4seas.org
 
Chinese Community Center of New Jersey Inc. and The Chinese Language School has forty years of history and it has a 501c3 non-profit status and their principals and school staff are served by volunteers.  Their mission is to promote the Chinese language through reading and writing, along with Chinese culture.  The School offers Cantonese classes from kindergarten to six grades. We welcome children over the age of four to register. We have a Putonghua (Mandarin) class which is a special class for parents and graduate students, where they can learn simple Mandarin. School classes start every Saturday from 9:30 am to noon.  After-school activities include: paper cutting, lion dance, young martial arts classes, etc.  If you have any questions, please refer to the website: www.cccnj888.org or for any inquires please call principal: Jon Lau (917) 561-3540.

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