St. Francis of Assisi Musical Series

Who is St Francis?

“St. Francis of Assisi”, an original musical produced by Fr. Giovanni Giampietro (Yan Po Tak), premiered in Hong Kong in February 2013. The crew of “Fountain of Grace” was there to interview the cast and the production team. “Fountain of Grace” presents to you the 4-episode “St. Francis of Assisi Musical Series”. Through their sharing and selected footage from the musical, let us get to know the spirit of St. Francis.

A special thanks to Koinonia Music, the organizer of the St. Francis of Assisi Musical, for their generosity in allowing us to use their footage and pictures, so that more people can get to know St. Francis.

Behind the Scenes

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St. Francis of Assisi Musical: Behind the Scenes

“St. Francis of Assisi” is an original musical about the legendary life of St. Francis. Started by Fr. Giampietro, an Italian priest in Hong Kong, the musical was ten years in the making and involved over 200 volunteers. It was premiered in 2013. In this episode “Behind the scene,” the production team share with us their experience.

On Stage I

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St. Francis of Assisi Musical: On Stage I

“St. Francis of Assisi”, a musical based on the life of St. Francis, involved more than 200 volunteers and took ten years in its making. In “On Stage I”, several actors recount how they were inspired by St. Francis, and also share the challenges and gains they experienced in taking part in this musical.

On Stage II

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St. Francis of Assisi Musical: On Stage II

The entire cast in the musical “St. Francis of Assisi” were deeply moved in the process. In “On Stage II”, the third episode in the St. Francis of Assisi Musical Series, some cast members reveal how they were inspired by St. Francis’ spirit of poverty.

Close Encounters with Damian Lau

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St. Francis of Assisi Musical: Close Encounters with Damian Lau

Damian Lau, a famous actor from Hong Kong, played the role of Leper King in the musical St. Francis of Assisi. Despite his popularity in the Chinese entertainment industry, he rarely accepts interview requests. “Fountain of Grace” is delighted to be able to interview him, to get to know his faith journey and what he gained in taking part in this musical.

 

The “St. Francis of Assisi Musical” DVD has been released. It may be purchased at FLL Bookstore, or visit Koinonia Music web site.