In this captivating, inspiring and vibrant musical, discover the story about Buddha – a young prince who renounced his royal status and luxurious life to seek enlightenment.
Siddhartha tells the story of a prince born 2,560 years ago in an ancient Indian city known as Kapilavastu. At birth, a seer prophesied that Siddhartha would either be a skilled leader like his father or a great spiritual teacher.
Siddhartha soon grew to be a fine young man within the confines of the palace walls, oblivious to the reality of pain and suffering in the real world. But one day, as Siddhartha was exploring the kingdom, he witnessed old age, sickness and death. Seeing these made him renounce his royal status to find the root cause and the end of suffering.
Prince Siddhartha is the world’s first musical on the life of the Buddha. It is adapted from Venerable Master Hsing Yun’s (founder of the Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Order) bestseller – The Biography of Sakyamuni Buddha.
The moving storyline, spectacular traditional costumes and vibrant performances of Prince Siddhartha leads the audience through the tunnel of time to Buddha’s birthplace and explores the story of a young man who searches for the meaning of life and finds it silently tucked within himself.
From the teachings of Buddha has sprung one of the world’s oldest and richest religious traditions and in order to present the Buddha’s life from his birth to Nirvana, more than 50 artists from the Fo Guang Shan Academy of Art in the Philippines are performing this musical for the first time to Australian audiences.
Catch Prince Siddhartha at Queensland Performing Arts Centre from June 16 – 17. Our South Bank Hotel is just a few minutes away from Queensland Performing Arts Centre.
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