I HOPE I GET IT
-------- A NIGHT OF DREAMS AND BROADWAY MUSICALS
4/14/21 and 4/21/21
Have you ever Dreamed a Dream about something you’ve wanted so badly? They say New York is where dreams are made of, but is it? New Yorkers, Madeline and Leo are here to tell you their story about how they navigated their way into the industry and New York City in the way they know best: breaking out into show tunes.
Just like many who have lost their jobs due to the global pandemic, these artists have had their stage taken away from them. With the uncertainty of when they will be able to be under the spotlight again, they are so excited to be here back home to perform and unveil the aspiring charms of the Broadway world they fell in love within New York.
Come see them perform some of Broadway’s most cheerful, and even melancholy songs. Featuring some of the most popular musical numbers, such as A Million Dreams (The Greatest Showman) and Audition (The Fools Who Dream) (La La Land), Leo and Madeline will be performing a showstopping arrangement of Broadway tunes-- along with a sensational selection of contemporary ones-- that will sweep you away into another world and leave you humming these songs for the rest of the night! Tickets are limited so get them while they’re still available; this is a show you won’t want to miss!
Producer: Anita Chou & Stagedoor Asia
Presenter: Andante Musica
Organizer: OPUS Music
Lead Performers: Leo Chang & Madeline Blue
Guest Performers: Ya Han Chang & Albert Hsueh
Music Director/Pianist: Meng-Mei Kuo
Guitarist: Lei Sheng
Sound Engineer: 曾小洋
Graphic Designer: Janine Wang
Special Thanks to Ponan Tsai and Cafe Rossiya
Meet the Team
"All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them" - Walt Disney
Fun Fact: Our common denominator is New York because we've all lived there at one point.
Leo Yu-Hing Chang
Leo Yu-Ning Chang is a bilingual performer and educator born and raised in Taiwan, where he co-founded an award-winning A Cappella Band-Guess What. Upon earning his M.F.A. degree in Musical Theatre from San Diego State University, Leo took the faithful leap. He moved to NYC and soon made his Off-Broadway debut in Revelation: The Musical. Leo is currently a faculty at Marymount Manhattan College and serving as a teaching artist at New York City Center.
His selected credits include Bubble Boy, Farewell My Concubine (Reading), Mr. Holland’s Opus (Reading), Thoroughly Modern Millie, Company, The Full Monty, and Enchanted April.
Theatre actress. Born and raised in Taiwan. Graduated from American Musical and Dramatic Academy(AMDA) and Fuxing Senior High School drama class. A member of TPAC 2nd Musical Theatre Workshop for Actors.
Professional credits include Off-Broadway musical Revelation, Beijing Mandarin Production of Into the Woods, Afternoon, 4 persons at the Museum, Encore Creative Zeelandia developmental workshop, Taipei Philharmonic Theater Hocubu, Activa Production l Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change, Turkeys Go On Strike, NTPC Children's Art Festival Wash Your Hands, Dream Up Festival Turkeys Go On Strike, NYC Union Square Passport to Taiwan.
Meng-Mei is a female film composer/pianist. She participates in musical theatre, film scoring, piano performances, and music education. She has been involved with many musical productions in both New York and Taiwan, such as “A New Brain“, “Once Upon A Mattress” and “Little Women” from the Gallery Players. She was the music director and keyboardist for the new original musicals “Helen”, “Friends for One Night” and “Camp Cut-The-Cord”. She was also the audition pianist of the off-Broadway show “Only Human”.
Meng-Mei received her second Master's degree in Scoring for Film and Multimedia at New York University. Her work has been presented in many international film festivals. She had been featured as one of ASCAP's Composers to Watch in 2015. Meng-Mei has participated in over 30 TV series productions. Her music has been broadcast by many TV channels in Taiwan as well as in China such as Sanlih E-Television Inc., China Television Company, Ltd., Taiwan Television Enterprise, Ltd., and Anhui Satellite TV. Her work includes various music genres and styles including video games, animation, and films.
Sheng Lei, originally from Taiwan, is a composer and musician who holds an MFA in Musical Theatre Writing from NYU Tisch School of the Arts. His works have been presented by Pan Asian Repertory Theatre and shown at Joe’s Pub at The Public and The Duplex. He was selected as a 2019 finalist for the Dramatist Guild Foundation Fellows Program for his composition of the musical, Helen. He is currently developing a historical musical, Tropical Angels, supported by the National Taichung Theater of Taiwan, which projects to go into production in 2021. He enjoys working with artists of all mediums and believes musical theatre to be the ultimate form of storytelling; with its limitless boundaries, it is capable of expressing the inexpressible and making the unseen heard.
Ya Han Chang
Ya Han Chang is very passionate about creating and developing new works. Feel so blessed that she is still able to do things that she loved during this difficult time. Favorite credits included Off-Broadway:Clurman Theatre, 59E59 Theaters, NYMF, Joe’s Pub - Public Theater, Ma-Yi Theater Company, Pan Asian Rep. Regional: Ogunquit Playhouse, Lyric Stage, Count Basie Center for the Arts, Village Theatre. A proud member of Actors’ Equity Association.
Albert Hsueh is a performer and educator. Born and raised in Taiwan. Graduated from American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA) and performed in U.S. Regional: "Anything Goes", “A Christmas Story”, “The King And I”. NYC: “Romance Of The Western Chamber”, ”Hang Out”, Columbia University “Chinese Opera And A Modern Drama”, Carnegie Hall” Vocal Colors”.
International Tour: “Made In China” (Norway),” Mamma Mia!”(China), ”Miss Taiwan 2014” (China). Also, he has been in original musical productions and cabaret shows in Taiwan.