I did one of the worst things a theater addict can possibly do in Singapore. I went to a Sistic counter (ION’s) and began to peruse the leaflets for upcoming theater. Four shows worth of tickets later I had to stop. Thankfully my in-laws are coming into town for a month or I would’ve bought more.
Let’s start with shows I *did* purchase tickets to
A Chorus Line
A Chorus Line will be the next big musical to come to MBS after Wicked Closes. (My review of Wicked can be found here)
This is one of the musicals I remember watching as a kid, and one that I’ve loved for years, but never managed to see staged, so I’m very excited to see it live. Some of my favorite numbers (“At the Ballet,” “What I did for love”, “Dance 10, looks 3”) are from this show.
[Out of Order] features a lead actor (in this case a junior UK minister) who has to lie his way out of an embarrassing situation (in this case a planned adultery with a secretary) with the help of an innocent side-kick (in this case the minister’s personal private secretary), who gets more and more embroiled in the increasingly tangled tale improvised by the lead character as events unfold. The action takes place in a suite in a posh London hotel and revolves around accidents caused by a defective sash window. source
Sex and politics in farce form. What’s not to love?
Get your tickets now, though…it’s only in town for 5 performances!
Looking for a fun introduction to classical music (particularly strings based classical music) for your 3+ year old? Enter Music Evolved, which according to its pamphlet
No stuffy bow ties and boring sit-downs. Just a lot of dancing, singing, and, of course, music to the ears.
Enjoy familiar classical masterpieces by the world’s greatest composers like Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Strauss, Brahms, and Bach, performed specially for young children by classically trained musicians.
Uncover the magic of each instrument–the violin, viola, cello and discover how they work together to create such beautiful harmony in this interactive, educational and theatrical performance.
As Ellie is learning violin, this was an obvious choice.
In town from April 21-29. Get your tickets here
Based on a children’s book of the same name (which Claire from The Dot Diaries tells me is wonderful), this is a play for 3 year olds and up that is part of a larger festival of children’s theater called the ACE Festival (arts and creativity for everyone) which runs from May 18-June 10. The Owl Who was Afraid of the Dark runs from June 5-10, tickets here.
Other shows you can buy tickets for, in case you weren’t aware
Shakespeare in the Park–Twelfth Night April 25-May 20 Tickets here
Another option for Shakespeare fans is Romeo and Juliet, showing April 12-28, tickets here
All the ACE Festival shows can be found here. They include “The Little Mermaid” (think Hans Christian Andersen, not Disney), Hakim and the Giant Turtle (based on the legends about an island off the coast of Singapore), Hare Brained (a retelling of the tortise and the hare) and more.
The Wiggles Live in Concert May 26-27 tickets here (A side thought-Lady Gaga is also in concert on May 27th–that makes my head hurt! Her tickets are sold out, though, sorry…I managed to snag one, and only because I was on the computer the second they went on public sale and only needed one ticket)
Tickets for “The Cat and the Hat” as a stage show just went on sale. It will be showing August 22-Sept 30th. Tickets here I have a feeling we’ll be seeing this one, too.
Obviously there are other shows happening as well, but these are just some I wanted to highlight!