We’ve always loved the highly successful DreamWorks’ Madagascar animated blockbuster movie series and were really excited that the show was coming to Singapore live onstage.
Madagascar LIVE! comes to the Marina Bay Sands, MasterCard Theatres for a limited run, starting today until Sunday, 24 April 2016. Book your tickets fast at Marina Bay Sands Ticketing Website or SISTIC .
Quite frankly, I was as excited as the kiddos about the show and couldn’t wait till 6pm today for the Opening Night of Madagascar Live! This was possibly the best mid-term mid-week treat ever for Wey, whose been having so many tests every week since Term 2 started!
So everyone was ready to “Move It Move It!” and meet their favourite Madagascar characters, Alex, Marty, Melman and Gloria.
And meet them we did, as the brightly lit curtains were lifted without delay, we were transported to the famed New York City’s Central Park Zoo. The stage was colourful and the costumes were superb! Wey let out a squeal of delight when Gloria appeared, can you guess why??? … haha!
Just like in the movie, Marty is celebrating his 10th birthday and feeling that he needs to see the rest of the world and explore the wide open spaces. He escapes from the Zoo after getting ‘tips’ from the notorious Penguins who are also plotting to escape.
And so, the wild adventure is set in motion as Marty’s Best Friends Forever ~ Alex, Gloria and Melman, also escape in order to rescue him!
It’s no wonder how the beautiful story of true friendship between Alex and his best mate Marty continues to be ever popular even after 11 years!
The young audience were totally captivated by the colourful characters and their dancing. They jived to the lively songs as the familiar story of Madagascar unfolded onstage. And then all too soon, the 20 minute interval came. Perhaps it was necessary for stage preparations but the kids didn’t seem to mind as they occupied themselves with picking confetti (haha… when you’re young anything can be fun, really!) and eagerly awaited Part 2.
I really enjoyed watching King Julien on stage. He was every bit the charismatic self-proclaimed Lord of the Lemurs from the movie, but live! He engaged the audience with eye-contact and drew giggles from both Wey and R.
And of course who can forget the wonderful trademark song led by King Julien… yup! “I want to Move it Move It!” Wey started rocking and dancing at his seat the moment the familiar song came on.
Hahha… this guy was enjoying himself alright! 😛 The kids went wild and danced as he sang and got the audience to sing and dance along as well! I was ready to jump out of my seat and dance too haha!
I like that the production follows the movie closely with no surprises or changes. Afterall, it’s a time-loved familiar story that everyone knows so well. Expect to see funny scenes like when Marty gets bitten on the butt by Alex because he is just so hungry and, yes Marty looks like steak to him! (Surprised? Shocked?? haha nah… but we love it anyway!)
Special mention must be made of how the cast worked the audience expertly and got great audience participation throughout the show. Even at the very last end, when everyone was encourage to just let go and have fun, dancing to the famous “I want to Move It Move It” The young ones had a ball of a time, running forward towards the stage and really dancing and having fun! 🙂
The night flew by quickly even though the show was 121 minutes long (including the 20min interval). We got to “Move-it Move-it” with the fantastic cast with the special Meet and Greet session after the show. Loved it! I always treasure that extra keepsake memento from an unforgettable theatre night with Wey.
It was a wonderfully fun night out and the kids had a great mid-term, mid-week treat that will hopefully last them till the end of term haha… 🙂
One thing’s for sure, your entire family (young and the not-so-young-anymore) would love this highly enjoyable production that makes for a great family bonding activity. So, don’t miss this superb bonding opportunity with your little ones, if you can help it. Tickets are selling fast and there are only 7 more shows before the run ends on Sunday! (Hint: Catch 2 great shows Madagascar Live and Shrek the Musical at 25%off with BASE ENTERTAINMENT Series Saver Pass . Also don’t miss out on Base Entertainment’s Campaign for Shrek the Musical Roar #LikeShrek and get a FREE Child Ticket ~ More info here.)
About Madagascar Live!
When: 21 to 24 April 2016 | Thurs & Fri : 6pm | Sat & Sun: 11am, 2.30pm & 6pm
Where: Grand Theatre, MasterCard Theatres at Marina Bay Sands (Map)
Who: 1 year olds and above
Duration: Approx. 101 min with 20 min interval
Ticket Price (excludes Booking Fee):
VIP Reserve : S$130
A Reserve : S$100
B Reserve : S$80
C Reserve : S$60
D Reserve : S$40
VIP Box (For 4 seats): S$520
Box Seats(For 4 seats): S$240
25% off standard tickets with Series Pass Saver (Through Marina Bay Sands Ticketing Website, Call Center, SISTIC Hotline and Internet Only)
Save 25% when you buy tickets to more than one Base Entertainment family show
- Valid from 7 March – 24 April 2016
- Applicable for A and C Reserve only
- Applicable for all shows
- Minimum purchase of 2 tickets per show across 2 shows (Shrek and Madagascar Live)
SISTIC Hotline (65) 6348 5555
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