{Giveaway} Win Tickets to ITheatre’s The Magic Paintbrush Worth Over $192!

We’re all excited to catch I Theatre’s latest 2016 production for their 15th Anniversary Celebrations, The Magic Paintbrush! This latest production will run from 27 October to 12 November 2016 at the Drama Centre Theatre.

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Read all about it in our preview here ūüôā and book your tickets early from SISTIC at http://www.sistic.com.sg/events/paint1116?cid=itheatre-HLI-paint1116 for fun year end treat!

 

Happy Children’s Day and here‚Äôs our little surprise just for SAys! Happy Mums‚Äô lovely loyal readers and the kiddos!

GIVEAWAY : WIN 3 pairs of Tickets worth $192!

We‚Äôre really excited to have 3 pairs of tickets to I Theatre‚Äôs The Magic Paintbrushworth more than $192, for giveaway! That‚Äôs right! 3 lucky readers will get a pair of tickets each to go to The Magic Paintbrush on 29 October 2016, Saturday 11am. Wow!!

So, get set and start sharing this post on your Facebook to be one of our lucky winners!!

 

To take part and qualify, please make sure all the following steps are completed:

1) COMMENT on this blog post stating the age of your children, your Facebook Name and Email address.

2) LIKE SAys! Happy Mums  and I Theatre on Facebook.

3) LIKE and SHARE this Facebook post with the caption ‚ÄúTag @Friend A Tag @Friend B Tag @Friend C Tag @Friend D Tag @Friend E I want to watch I Theatre‚Äôs The Magic Paintbrush with @SAys Happy Mums‚ÄĚ. DO set your post to PUBLIC so that we are able to verify your entry.

Bonus entry:

  1. Follow us on Instagram {@sayshappymums}
  2. Repost this photo on IG and tag @sayshappymums @itheatresg #TheMagicPaintbrush + 3 Friends

Terms and Conditions:

  • Giveaway ends 22 October 2016, Saturday at 11.59PM.
  • Show date and time is on  29 October 2016, Saturday 11am and cannot be changed to a different day or time.
  • The Winner will be notified by the email provided under the blog comments and must reply within 24 hours, failing which, a new winner will be drawn, without notice.
  • The Sponsor reserves the right to request for a redraw if the drawn winner on our blog has also won tickets to the show from another giveaway.
  • All tickets are to be collected by 28 October 2016, 5pm at I Theatre‚Äôs office,  27 Kerbau Road Singapore 219163. Tel: (65)6341 5960.
  • This giveaway is open to Singapore residents only.
  • Incomplete entries will be disqualified without notice. Decisions are final and no changes/disputes will be entertained.
  • All information is solely collected for the purpose of this giveaway and we will not send unsolicited emails to your inbox unless you have opted to subscribe to us (on the right!).
  • This giveaway is in no manner associated with any social media accounts except our blog.
Best of luck and we hope to catch you having fun at the theatres with The Magic Paintbrush very soon! Watch for our review post soon too!

Thank you for joining us on SAys! Happy Mums.  If you liked what you read on our blog, please follow us on Facebook for the latest updates.  We hope to see you back again soon.

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SAys! Audrey ūüôā 

All photos unless otherwise stated are copyright of I Theatre.

About The Magic Paintbrush

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When: 27 October to 12 November 2016| Mon ‚Äď Fri: 10am | Sat: 10.30am & 2.30pm

Where: Drama Centre Theatre

Who: 3 years and above and their families

Ticket Pricing : Standard $32 (Excludes Booking Fee)

Duration: 75 minutes plus 15 minutes interval

Tickets available through:
SISTIC Website

SISTIC Hotline (65) 6348 5555
SISTIC Authorised Agents islandwide

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{Preview} I Theatre’s The Magic Paintbrush

Closing this year’s wonderful 15th Anniversary Celebrations, I Theatre¬†presents a reworked version from their 2000 production of The Magic Paintbrush from 27 October to 12 November 2016 at the Drama Centre Theatre.
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The Magic Paintbrush is a musical treat just right for the entire family and a great end of term, after exams treat! Based on a well-known Chinese folk tale, I Theatre’s highly talented cast of established local actors bring to life an amazing magical story.
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Toni Lee,¬†a youngster from present-day Singapore is¬†struggling with the pressures and stress of schoolwork and parental expectations. With an accidental wish, Toni quite unexpectedly meets a Magical Paintbrush, and is transported back in time to a Southern Province of China, where, in a series of magical adventures, Ma Liang’¬ís story unfolds.
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Meet the tuneful Phoenix who guides and helps Ma Liang with his quest. Watch out for the comical Palace Guards, Sotong and Shrimp, as they try to capture Ma Liang for the cruel, greedy Emperor and his wicked schemes!
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Through the fun and laughter, a clear and strong moral message about the value of creativity, friendship, and the dangers of using, or abusing power is presented in this magical, musical family show. Expect madcap characters, lively memorable music, comedy to intrigue your little ones at The Magic Paintbrush .
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We’re really excited to watch this ‘new’ production which promises marvellous music, puppets and lively action against a witty script!
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We quite sure that I Theatre must have kept the best to the last after such a wonderful season including The Boy Who Cried Wolf, The Rainbow Fish and Little Star! ¬†So don’t miss this chance to have great time of family bonding and fun at the theatres. Book your tickets early at http://www.sistic.com.sg/events/paint1116?cid=itheatre-HLI-paint1116
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Thank you for joining us on SAys! Happy Mums.  If you liked what you read on our blog, please follow us on Facebook for the latest updates.  We hope to see you back again soon.
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SAys!¬†Audrey ūüôā¬†

All photos unless otherwise stated are copyright of I Theatre.

About The Magic Paintbrush

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When: 27 October to 12 November 2016| Mon¬†‚Äď Fri: 10am | Sat: 10.30am & 2.30pm

Where: Drama Centre Theatre

Who: 3 years and above and their families

Ticket Pricing : Standard $32 (Excludes Booking Fee)

Duration: 75 minutes plus 15 minutes interval

Tickets available through:
SISTIC Website

SISTIC Hotline (65) 6348 5555
SISTIC Authorised Agents islandwide

{Review} Fee-fi-fo-fum FUN! It’s Jack and the Beanstalk!

Just when I thought that every last fairy tale had been made into a theatre production, I’m surprised yet again that there’s yet¬†one more! Yep, Jack and the Beanstalk is a classic fairy tale which we’ve yet seen on stage until now.

Together with Lyngo Theatre, Act 3 International brings this Giant of a fairy tale to stage at the National Library Black Box Theatre from 6 -18 September 2016.

Jack and the Beanstalk

Everyone knows the classic story about Jack who sells his cow, Milky White, for 5 magic beans that grew and grew overnight to reach a land above the clouds where the Giants live. Now join LYNGO‘s fun storytelling and hilarious exploration of the land of Giants and expect lots of fun surprises and squeals of laughter!

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Smiling happy faces at Act 3i and Lyngo Theatre’s Jack and the Beanstalk

We had so much fun at today’s stage performance. The kids were all riveted to what was happening onstage. The¬†set was simple as with the storyline that remained unchanged from the¬†familiar, and¬†yet every bit captivating with the well timed lighting cues and music.

The wonderful acting and performance by just one very energetic engaging actor drew laughter from every corner of the theatre. That is the children’s theatre success of Lyngo ~¬†One man, all¬†the laughter.

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The Tiny house that Jack lives in…

The audience interaction was superb even without asking for anyone to come onstage or purposefully baiting the audience to participate. The atmosphere was so relaxed at the Black Box Theatre this afternoon that the children felt so at ease to shout out their thoughts right from where they sat at¬†every possible moment. Watch for the really Enormous boot, tiny house, snow and showers of silver and gold and some squirts of ‘milk’ for the front seats! A really good show that wastes nothing!

Backstage Workshop Tour

If anything, don’t miss the Backstage Workshop Tour. There are limited spaces and tickets available for this and it’s really really worth doing!

Having fun at the Backstage Workshop Tour. Kids are encouraged to try it out and let their imagination flow

At the backstage workshop, you get the Meet and Greet to meet the man behind the amazing performance. But what’s most precious about this 30 minute workshop is that your kids get to explore theatre behind the scenes.

The children are encouraged to think how each scene is achieved, how and why a prop is made in that way, what lightings are used and why and what they noticed about the music used! I learnt that there were 45 different lighting cues for this short 50minute production! Wow!

Watch this mini-video of parts of the Backstage tour that we so enjoyed and loved!

As a parent interested in the Arts and wanting to cultivate the same love for Arts in my little one, I found this workshop really great creative fun. The kids were given every opportunity to interact with the actor, with the props and with what they had just watched, to explore and imagine.

I could see it really helped Wey put his creative thoughts in place as he thought through the play he just watched and how each scene was achieved.

Creating rain with air pressure!

The discussion was highly interactive as the kids were told and taught how things were done. Everyone even the adults had fun!

Making the audience believe that the boot was really SO HEAVY!! hahaa

So if you can help it, book this segment and stay the extra 30 minutes! No regrets whatsoever!

As the show ended, I couldn’t help but to ask the kiddos what they thought about Jack’s actions, was it right or wrong? Although the fairy tale doesn’t quite give a sense of Jack doing any wrong, and seems to celebrate the fact that he killed the Giant, my take home discussion for Wey was to check out his moral compass despite the fair tale’s presentation.
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Presenting Lyngo Theatre and Wey! haha!

I was quite pleased that Wey’s immediate response was that Jack was¬†not right¬†to steal (not just once but actually thrice!) from the Giant.¬†Wey said to me “Mama, being poor doesn’t mean he can steal from the Giant. And because he didn’t work hard for what he stole, he used it up so quickly and had to go back to steal again!” Wow!! Thank you, Wey! So we’re good in that department! hahah! Phew! So, there you have it, a great take home lesson and¬†teaching opportunity¬†for the kids too! ūüôā
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Don’t miss this great fun opportunity to meet theatre in a fun innovative way with LYNGO, a UK based Children’s Theatre company. Their shows have delighted children for over 10 years, with their inventive use of beautifully designed and handmade ‘theatre toys’ with a genuine approach to playing and interacting with their audience. There is only one more weekend to catch this wonderful production. Book your tickets at SISTIC¬†before the run ends on 18 September 2016!
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Thank you for joining us on SAys! Happy Mums.  If you liked what you read on our blog, please follow us on Facebook for the latest updates.  We hope to see you back again soon.

SAys! Audrey :) 

 

We are grateful for the opportunity to attend Jack and the Beanstalk and the Backstage Tour Workshop, for the purposes of this review. We were not remunerated monetarily for the review, all opinions and experiences remain our own alone. All photos unless otherwise mentioned are copyright of Act 3 International and were provided for the purposes of this review. All other photos remain the copyright property of SAys! Happy Mums and may not be reproduced without prior notice or written permission given.

About Jack and The Beanstalk

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When : 6  to 18 Sep 2016 | Weekdays 10am | Weekends & PH : 10.30am & 2.30pm |

Where : Drama Centre Black Box, National Library

Who : 3 years and above and their families

Ticket Pricing : Weekdays S$28 (Excludes Booking Fee) | Weekends & PH Standard S$38 , Limited S$46( inclusive of 30min Backstage Tour) |
Do Check Sistic website for applicable ticket discounts
ALL PATRONS (including babies-in-arms) MUST PURCHASE A TICKET FOR ADMISSION.
Duration : 60 minutes with no interval

Tickets available through :
SISTIC Website

SISTIC Hotline (65) 6348 5555
SISTIC Authorised Agents islandwide

{Review} Cha Siu Bao & The Big Bad Wolf! The Three Little Pigs 2016

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We have been sharing our¬†review for all the children’s musicals¬†for which our kids had the benefit to enjoy without lifting a finger. ¬†Over the weekend, we were thankfully given a chance to take a break from busy renovation works and school life, not to slack in front of the TV, but to catch the return of The Three Little Pigs by SRT’s The Little Company. ¬†If you have not already known, The Three Little Pigs came back to Singapore after having huffed and puffed around the world (in various languages) at major cities in USA, Australia, UK¬†and China.

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Since I already maximized my brain cells over everything at my new house, I took this opportunity to request Jiejie to do the review on my behalf and she gamely chose to review the musical over her past year papers.  Smart one! (Oops, I mean myself.  Hahahhah!)

I found that the various book reviews she has done for Times Bookstores Junior Book Review Club have given her some warming up to writing tasks at home. ¬†She usually does not like to write but¬†can do reading marathon. ¬†We share the kids’ book reviews at¬†our Instagram account @sayshappymums. I encouraged her to write¬†a simple one with¬†the hope of getting a chance to catch Charlotte’s Web in Oct ’16 if she writes properly.¬† And so here, a very simple write-up from a 9-year old piglet’s point of view.


Reviewed by : Jiejie
Title : The Three Little Pigs (Children’s Musical)
Presented by : SRT’s The Little Company

Yesterday, I went to watch The Three Little Pigs with my mother and brother.  It was held at the KC Arts Centre РHome of SRT.  When we entered the theatre, I was excited but not for the first time as i had already watched it for a few times.  We were the first few to get into the theatre.

The show started on time and it was more interesting than the last one I watched.  My most favourite part was when the wolf jumped into the hot pot of stew and did not listen to the pigs warnings and ended his own life.

At the end of the show, I felt very happy because it was an enjoyable musical.  I learnt that as a family, we must always stick together and help one another.

Everyone should go and watch it as it is a lot of fun.  It will continue until 16 Sep 2016.  Be sure to watch it!


Thinking back to 2012 way before we started our blog, we first caught¬†The Three Little Pigs¬†and were already deeply captivated by the endearing “tails” with comical acts and hilarious lines. ¬†When the musical was adapted into Mandarin version a year later, we wasted no time in booking our tickets. ¬†Once again, we were not disappointed. I remember the Mandarin version was quite difficult to understand for my then 6 and 4 year olds. ¬†They nevertheless stayed entertained to the lively music and rolled through the musical together with the piglets without once complaining that the performance was in Mandarin.

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This year, The Three Little Pigs returns with three superstar piglets РCha, Siu and Bao, their devoted single-parent Mum, and the Big Bad Wolf who is just a little bit misunderstood.

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The amazingly funny lyrics, affectionate use of Singlish and catchy tunes in this musical appeals to everybody from 3 to 100 years old. ¬†I personally loved Big Bad Wolf’s performance (by Ivan Chan) tremendously. ¬†The audience engagement with Wolf was magical and super fun! ¬†Ivan really played his part of the bad wolf very well. ¬†Children went howling mad over the wolf’s huff and puff, chased the piglets around and finally, dropping down the chimney into the boiling pot.

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Like what Jiejie has mentioned, don’t miss this! ¬†The show runs until the end of Term 3 school holidays so there’s no excuse to miss it!

Thanks to Singapore Repertory Theatre (SRT), we are grateful for the opportunity¬†to watch The Three Little Pigs¬†with complimentary tickets for purposes of¬†reviewing the production.¬†We were¬†not remunerated monetarily¬†for the review, all opinions and experiences remain our own alone. ¬†All photos unless otherwise mentioned are copyright of SRT’s The Little Company¬†and were provided for the purposes of this review. ¬†All other photos remain the copyright property of SAys! Happy Mums and may not be reproduced without prior notice or written permission given.

~ SAys! Shirley ūüôā

About The Three Little Pigs

When: 4 Aug ‚Äď 16 September 2016¬†|¬† Weekdays: 10am |¬†Weekends & PH: 11am, 2pm¬†|

Where: KC Arts Centre ‚Äď Home of SRT

Who: 2 year olds and above 

(if parents wish to bring their infant-in-arms or children below the age of 5, both parent and child will be required to purchase a ticket.)

Duration: Approx. 50 min with no interval

Ticket Price (excludes SISTIC charges)

Weekdays
Standard: S$28, S$25 |  Family Package of 4: S$95 for Cat 1 tickets |  Family Package of 4 (with TLC CD Vol.2): S$107 for Cat 1 tickets

Weekends (Sat, Sun & Public Holiday)
Standard: S$48, S$38, S$35 | 
Family Package of 4: Cat 1* (with photo taking): $163  Cat 2 (no photo taking): $129 |
Family Package of 4 (with TLC CD Vol.2):  Cat 1* (with photo taking): $175  Cat 2 (no photo taking): $141| 
*Ticket includes a photo taking session with the cast in costume. (Applicable for Weekend show only.)
Tickets available through:
SISTIC Website

SISTIC Hotline (65) 6348 5555
SISTIC Authorised Agents islandwide

Winner Announcement

Stay tuned to our winner announcement in our ticket giveaway earlier!  We will be in touch shortly with regards to prize redemption details.
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{Giveaway} The Friendship of Town Mouse & Country Mouse

Glowsticks presents The Friendship of Town Mouse and Country Mouse at the Drama Centre Theatre from 16-25 August 2016. Book your tickets from SISTIC http://www.sistic.com.sg/events/mouse0816

The classic familiar Aesop’s tale of Town Mouse and Country Mouse is given an exciting¬†fresh new take in this all new musical. Join the two mice friends on their adventures as their friendship is put to the test!

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Out in the beautiful fields lives Country Mouse, who delights in the magical experience of watching his plants grow. Especially the cucumbers.

Out under the towering skyscrapers lives Town Mouse, who delights in the dazzling experience of watching the streets buzz with life. Especially the colourful city lights.

Will these two mice, who are as different as chalk and (ahem!) cheese, learn how to share and understand each other’s feelings? Will they learn how to be a good friend?

Bring your little ones for a theatre treat with Glowsticks’ The Friendship of Town Mouse and Country Mouse and take the opportunity to read the famous fable together again.

Specially for SAys! Happy Mums Readers, we’ve got a Pair of tickets to watch The Friendship of Town Mouse and Country Mouse on 21 August 2016, Sunday at 11am  for Giveaway!

GIVEAWAY : Share to WIN a Pair of  tickets!

To take part and qualify, please make sure all the following steps are completed:

1) COMMENT on this blog post stating your Facebook Name.

2) LIKE SAys! Happy Mums¬† and¬† Glowsticks¬†Children’s¬†Theatre on Facebook.

3)¬†LIKE and SHARE¬†this Facebook post on¬†YOUR FACEBOOK PAGE¬†with the caption¬†‚ÄúTag @Friend A Tag @Friend B Tag @Friend C @Friend¬†D @Friend¬†E¬†Share to Win A Pair of Tickets to Glowstick’s¬†#TheFriendshipOfTownMouseandCountryMouse¬†with @SAys Happy Mums‚ÄĚ. DO set your post to PUBLIC so that we are able to verify your entry.

Terms and Conditions:

  • Giveaway ends¬†4 August 2016, Thursday at¬†11.59PM.
  • Show date and time is on¬†21 August 2016,¬†Sunday at 11AM¬†and cannot be changed to a different day or time.
  • The Winner will be notified by the email provided under the blog comments and must reply¬†within¬†24¬†hours, failing which, a new winner will be drawn, without notice.
  • Tickets can be collected at the Box Office, 30min¬†before the show starts, at the Drama Centre Theatre.¬†
  • This giveaway¬†is open to Singapore residents only.
  • The Sponsor reserves the right to request for a redraw if the drawn winner on our blog¬†has also won tickets to the show from another giveaway.
  • Incomplete entries will be disqualified without notice. Decisions are final and no changes/disputes will be entertained.
  • All information is solely collected for the purpose of this giveaway and we will not send unsolicited emails to your inbox unless you have opted to subscribe to us (on the right!).
  • This giveaway is in no manner associated with any social media accounts except our blog.

Best of luck!!

Thanks for joining us on SAys! Happy Mums.  If you liked what you read on our blog, please follow us on Facebook for the latest updates.  We hope to see you back again soon.

SAys! Shirley & Audrey

About The Friendship of Town Mouse & Country Mouse

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When: 20- 21 August 2016 |  11am & 2pm |

Where: Drama Centre Theatre

Who: 2 year olds and above 

Duration: Approx. 50 min with no interval

Ticket Price (excludes SISTIC charges)

Standard: S$32, S$28
Tickets available through:
SISTIC Website

SISTIC Hotline (65) 6348 5555
SISTIC Authorised Agents islandwide

[Edited 08 Aug ’16]

WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT

Our heartiest congratulations to below winner for fulfilling the requirements in the above giveaway!  We will be in touch shortly with regards to prize redemption details.

Cleo Cerise


 

{Giveaway} SRT’s The Three Little Pigs is Back! |Share to Win a Family Package worth $129

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Term 3 seems to be flying by pretty fast, and I am feeling the heat with what they are calling Holistic Education with ongoing weekly tests even for Pri 1¬†(arggh!). It feels like ages since we’ve gone to the theatres with the kiddos to have some fun and I am so glad that one really good one is opening soon! Super yay!

SRT is bringing back the ever popular The Three Little Pigs from 4 August to 16 September at the KC Arts Centre.

Being the first in the trilogy of musicals commissioned by SRT, The Three Little Pigs is a definite must watch, with sold-out runs for both its previous English and Mandarin productions. The Laurence Olivier Award winning writing duo, George Stiles and Anthony Drewe turn a classic fairy tale into a hugely successful fun and humorous unforgettable play that both adults and children will love.

The Three Little Pigs 2013_Edward Choy, Oliver Pang and Vanessa Phang in TLC's

The Three Little Pigs (Mandarin) 2013

I so¬†fondly remember going to watch both the English and Mandarin version of this wonderful play and had really fun times with Wey then. I had especially loved Sebastian Tan(aka Broadway Beng)¬†as the Big Bad Wolf in the 2012¬†English¬†version¬†then, so I’m really looking forward to this run starting in August. If you’ve enjoyed the quality children’s musicals of SRT’s The Three Billy Goats Gruff and Goldilocks and the Three Bears, you will know what I am raving about now.

Take three little superstar piglets, their devoted single-parent Mum, a misunderstood Big Bad Wolf and you‚Äôve got the perfect ‚ÄėGreat Big Little Broadway Show‚Äô for audiences aged three and up!¬†Embark on an adventure with the three little pigs as they battle the big bad wolf with their charming and witty ways!

So get all set to squeal with glee and howl with laughter with this ‘very curly musical tail’ and see how the three cute little pigs defeat their mortal enemy the Big Bad Wolf. If you haven‚Äôt already gotten tickets yet, do hurry¬†to book at SISTIC http://www.sistic.com.sg/events/cpigs0916 now.

Specially for SAys! Happy Mums Readers, we’ve got a Family Package of 4 tickets worth $129 to watch The Three Little Pigs on 13 August 2016, Sunday at 2pm  for Giveaway!

GIVEAWAY : WIN a Family Package of 4 tickets worth $129!


To take part and qualify, please make sure all the following steps are completed:

1) COMMENT on this blog post stating your Facebook Name and IG Handle (only if you have re-shared on IG for your bonus entry -see below).

2) LIKE SAys! Happy Mums  and  Singapore Repertory Theatre on Facebook.

3)¬†LIKE and SHARE¬†this Facebook post on¬†YOUR FACEBOOK PAGE¬†with the caption¬†‚ÄúTag @Friend A Tag @Friend B Tag @Friend C @Friend¬†D @Friend¬†E¬†Share to Win A Family Package to SRT‚Äôs¬†#The Three Little Pigs¬†with @SAys Happy Mums‚ÄĚ. DO set your post to PUBLIC so that we are able to verify your entry.

Bonus entry:

  1. Follow us on Instagram {@sayshappymums}
  2. Re-gram this photo on IG and tag @sayshappymums #SRT #The Three Little Pigs + 3 Friends

Terms and Conditions:

  • Giveaway ends¬†29¬†July 2016,¬†Friday at¬†11.59PM.
  • Show date and time is on¬†13 August 2016,¬†Sunday at 2PM¬†and cannot be changed to a different day or time.
  • The Winner will be notified by the email provided under the blog comments and must reply¬†within¬†24¬†hours, failing which, a new winner will be drawn, without notice.
  • Tickets can be collected at the Box Office, 1 hour before the show starts, at the KC Arts Centre ‚Äď Home of SRT.¬†
  • This giveaway¬†is open to Singapore residents only.
  • The Sponsor reserves the right to request for a redraw if the drawn winner on our blog¬†has also won tickets to the show from another giveaway.
  • Incomplete entries will be disqualified without notice. Decisions are final and no changes/disputes will be entertained.
  • All information is solely collected for the purpose of this giveaway and we will not send unsolicited emails to your inbox unless you have opted to subscribe to us (on the right!).
  • This giveaway is in no manner associated with any social media accounts except our blog.

Best of luck and see you at the KC Arts Centre soon!

Thanks for joining us on SAys! Happy Mums.  If you liked what you read on our blog, please follow us on Facebook for the latest updates.  We hope to see you back again soon.

SAys! Audrey

About The Three Little Pigs

When: 4 Aug Р16 September 2016 |  Weekdays: 10am | Weekends & PH: 11am, 2pm |

Where: KC Arts Centre ‚Äď Home of SRT

Who: 2 year olds and above 

(if parents wish to bring their infant-in-arms or children below the age of 5, both parent and child will be required to purchase a ticket.)

Duration: Approx. 50 min with no interval

Ticket Price (excludes SISTIC charges)

Weekdays
Standard: S$28, S$25 |  Family Package of 4: S$95 for Cat 1 tickets |  Family Package of 4 (with TLC CD Vol.2): S$107 for Cat 1 tickets

Weekends (Sat, Sun & Public Holiday)
Standard: S$48, S$38, S$35 | 
Family Package of 4: Cat 1* (with photo taking): $163  Cat 2 (no photo taking): $129 |
Family Package of 4 (with TLC CD Vol.2):  Cat 1* (with photo taking): $175  Cat 2 (no photo taking): $141| 
*Ticket includes a photo taking session with the cast in costume. (Applicable for Weekend show only.)
Tickets available through:
SISTIC Website

SISTIC Hotline (65) 6348 5555
SISTIC Authorised Agents islandwide

[Edited 08 Aug ’16]

WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT

Our heartiest congratulations to below winner for fulfilling the requirements in the above giveaway!  We will be in touch shortly with regards to prize redemption details.

BRENDALENE TAN

Don’t forget to check out our review post here. ¬†Enjoy the show!

{Review} Cha Siu Bao & The Big Bad Wolf! The Three Little Pigs 2016


{Review} Shakespeare with Act3i Festival for Children | All On A Summer’s Day

ACT 3i Festival for Children

ACT 3i Festival for Children opened at the Drama Centre on Tuesday and we were so excited to be at the opening show of All on a Summer’s Day.

Wey has been asking about Shakespeare ever since he heard that his dad and I went to a Shakespeare play ~SRT’s Shakespeare In the Park : Romeo and Juliet. He has been interested about the works of Shakespeare and I so wanted to introduce them to this curious 6 year old. It was wonderful that ACT 3i Festival for Children, with all its wide variety of theatre offerings, also included All on a Summer’s Day, a companion piece to Shakespeare’s well loved fairy tale, A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

When Wey was told that he would be going to his first Shakespearean play, he was all excited and wanted to read the story before we went. I was really glad to find a collection of Shakespeare stories for children by Andrew Matthews and Tony Ross at The Book People UK. All the books in this collection were simple, easy to read, children-friendly with colourful illustrations to captivate them. Wey happily read and finished the book the night before show day!

Engrossed with A Midsummer Night’s Dream

There are multiple screenings of different plays at the same time and ACT3i’s All on a Summer’s Day plays at the Black Box Theatre at NLB Drama Centre which is free seating, so it would be good to get there early for ‘better’ seats. Although I must say that because the stage and seating area was small and cosy, it seemed like every seat was a pretty good one with equally good views of the actors.

We got to the Drama Centre early and had a special treat when we spotted Carrot the Elf seated at the garden outside the theatre, plus some of the other cast members as well! CooL! ūüôā

Look who we found in the garden!!


Thrills to take a sneak peek at backstage ūüėõ hahaha…

The story is about the Little Indian Prince, the human child now all grown up under the care of the Fairy Queen Titania, and what happens to him when he meets the Shoemaker’s daughter, Phoebe (his fairy child replacement).

See the precious human child being cradled by Fairy Queen Titania

The young ones were all attentive (plus excited) as the stage came to life with fairies and elves. The children laughed especially at Carrot and Compost, the two playful funny elves, who made the story come alive for them. My personal favourite was Carrot the elf, who made everything seem funny and enjoyable.

Wey’s favourite was the handsome young Prince Rajeev. Will he get to live happily ever after with the lovely shoemaker’s daughter? Who saves the day in the end? Go catch the play soon to find out! ūüôā

Wey was captivated throughout the entire play which had absolutely no dull moments. I liked that the little ones got their first taste of Shakespeare through this really fun and entertaining play. It was colourful, light hearted and just right for children.  All on a Summer’s Day brought Shakespeare to an accessible enjoyable level for the young audience.

Wey enjoyed the play thoroughly, squealing with delight each time he recognised a character although he did point out the story was somewhat different yet somewhat similar to the story he had read ūüôā I’m hoping that this very palatable first taste will encourage him to explore more Shakespeare stories until he is better equipped to truly enjoy the beauty of Shakespeare’s words in an actual Shakespearean play.

It was also wonderful to be able to have a memento photograph with the wonderful cast at the end of the play, so do make sure you are ready to get in line for the meet and greet session!

If you would like to catch this rare Shakespearean play for children, the last show is at 10.30am, Saturday 28 May 2016. This performance is a part of the ACT 3i Festival for Children, dedicated to children ages 2 to 12, in celebration of the arts, play and experience.  ACT 3i Festival for Children also has many other wonderful plays to choose from at the NLB Drama Centre, until 5 June 2016. More information, about the amazing shows available, can be found in our earlier post here. Have fun and start booking your tickets at SISTIC  http://www.sistic.com.sg/events/ifest2016!

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We are grateful for the opportunity to attend Act 3i Festival for Children‚Äôs All on a Summer’s Day, for the purposes of this review. We were not remunerated monetarily for the review, all opinions and experiences remain our own alone. All photos unless otherwise mentioned are copyright of Act 3i Festival for Children and were provided for the purposes of this review. All other photos remain the copyright property of SAys! Happy Mums and may not be reproduced without prior notice or written permission given.

{Review} I Theatre’s The Boy Who Cried WOLF!! @ Jubilee Hall from 15 Feb -19 Mar 2016

If you’ve read our preview post, you would know that I Theatre Season 2016 is back in full swing with a brand new production! We were glad to finally head to Jubilee Hall for I Theatre’s, The Boy Who Cried Wolf which runs from 15 Feb – 19 Mar 2016. So get busy booking at SISTIC  before it‚Äôs another sell out season again!

 The first production for 2016 in this special 15th year Anniversary Celebrations of I Theatre, the cast played to a full house on Saturday, and charmed the young audience with a time treasured simple story.
Now who hasn‚Äôt heard of the story of the boy who cried wolf? Boy has a really boring job, watching the sheep really‚Ķ just watching and watching‚ĶHe gets bored and decides to add some excitement by crying WOLF!! What happens next in this Aesop fable, is all too familiar.

The play opens to a slow start with the sheep chattering on… about humans and how jealous they are of sheep because they just don’t have wool.

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The conversation was a wee bit fast and almost inaudible perhaps also because we were seated at the back end of the theatre. (Hint: Do book early to get front row seats for greater enjoyment!) Even so, when I glanced at Wey and R, they were captivated by the interesting costumes of the sheep. So much effort and costs must have gone into the costume design and making!

Expect your little ones to laugh a lot at the show, which was peppered with funny moments through out. The little ones found it really funny to watch Boy falling asleep almost every minute on stage. And Boy cleverly worked in some audience participation by getting them to shout “WAKE UP! WAKE UP!!” Everyone (even the Adults) had a fun time exercising their lungs! LOL!

And then there is the crazy hysteria of the sheep which made the audience giggle and laugh a lot… The mention of WOLF sends the sheep into a crazy silly panic, even if it was just talking! haha… so nobody should say the WOLF word… just say… W-er W-er W-er hehehe….

I really enjoyed the number performed by the town folk. Joshua Lim who plays both Galway the sheep and Mr Arabella sang with such a rich baritone voice that I’m already looking forward to watching future plays with him in it! Wow!

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Colourful sets and absolutely beautiful singing!

If there’s a part we totally loved, it has to be the Puppet Show! It was brilliant! The sheep were really rather creative as they sought to become teachers to Boy… to show him the consequences of his irresponsible action. They put on a puppet show of Chicken Licken’ for Boy to see what could happen if he continued to lie about the Wolf. A show within a show? I thought it was cool!

Wey absolutely loved the puppetry and so did all the young ones around. Which child doesn’t love puppets? The entire theatre was abuzz with delight as we were told the story of how all the fowl friends went into the Fox’s Den and never came out again all because Chicken Licken’ told a lie about the sky falling.

As always, we love I Theatre plays for the learning points that little ones can pick up from watching them. This play drove home obvious teaching points that it is not right to lie and that lying has consequences. What a wonderful way to teach our kids that they should always only tell the truth. It happens that Wey’s school is focussing on the value of integrity this term, which means to do what is right. I thought it was great that we could discuss the point that being dishonest and lying makes others have doubt on one’s reputation and makes everyone not trust the person in future.

It was nice that Boy learnt his lesson before it was too late! Go to the theatre to find out how and what happened! There were scary moments when Wey cringed with anxiety as the ‘wolf’ appeared but they were short lived because of the happy ending ūüôā

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Have you learnt your lesson yet?

After all the fun watching the show, don’t forget to have your photos taken with the entire cast at the end! Queues may be long but clears up pretty quickly… I do so love these Meet and Greet photo keepsakes, especially when we look back at all the theatre shows we’ve been together with Wey since he was only 2!! ūüôā

We almost missed this precious family shot with the cast as the little one doesn’t do quite well with queues… Good thing the queue cleared up just as we were ready leave the theatre so we sneaked back in haha! Yay!

Book your tickets now at SISTIC http://www.sistic.com.sg/events/cboy0316 and get your little ones excited with this fast paced funny adventure of Boy and bring home the lesson of the danger of telling lies!

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About The Boy Who Cried Wolf

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When: 15 Feb to 19 Mar 2016 | Mon ‚Äď Fri: 10am | Sat: 10.30am & 2.30pm

Where: Jubilee Hall, Raffles Hotel

Who: 3 years and above and their families

Ticket Pricing : Standard $32 (Excludes Booking Fee)

Duration: 55 minutes with no interval

Tickets available through:
SISTIC Website

SISTIC Hotline (65) 6348 5555
SISTIC Authorised Agents islandwide