{Review} The Curious Adventures of Pinocchio | 25 July – 6 Aug 2017

We had such an amazing time last year with Lyngo Theatre at Jack and The Beanstalk, (read our review here) that we were looking forward to this year’s The Curious Adventures of Pinocchio.

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The Curious Adventures of Pinocchio is an excellent retelling of the story of Pinocchio. Artistic Director, Patrick Lynch doesn’t disappoint with his unique style of story telling. This master storyteller was able to put together the entire production on his own. The children were captivated from the minute he appeared onstage and started the narration.  At every corner of the theatre, I could hear children laughing or asking when would Pinocchio’s nose grow longer haha…

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As expected, the props that accompanied his master retelling of the story were simple yet effective. Amidst dusty old books, the magic starts and the story of Pinocchio comes alive on stage. Patrick was able not only to hold the attention of the young audience, he made them laugh gleefully at his playful antics and his curious magical props.

My favourite part must have been when Pinocchio crushes all those ice cream cones (oops! I mean Pinocchio’s long nose) bit by bit by bit after he learns not to lie again.

Wey was spellbound throughout the entire hour. Although there were no actors, and many of the characters in the story that Patrick spoke of were left to imagination only, I could see he was truly absorbed in the story unfolding onstage. At one point, he even exclaimed out loud, “Oh no, this story is tragic…” I was quite surprised at his choice of words because it showed that he was emotionally invested and had empathy for the characters of the story. Therein lies the mastery of Lyngo Theatre’s story telling.

Catch a glimpse of what’s in the show at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L5XHqO6sOxc&feature=youtu.be and I’m sure you will be clicking on the SISTIC http://www.sistic.com.sg/events/cpino0817   link to get hold of tickets. There is only one more weekend to catch this production at the Drama Centre Black Box, before the run ends on 6 August 2017. Details at end of post.

It’s a pity though that this time, there is no Backstage Workshop Tour special like in Jack and the Beanstalk but Patrick was kind enough to have a short question and answer session that left the children wanting more! haha…. I do so wish that there will be a rerun of Jack and the Beanstalk next year.

Expect a magical experience through interesting props that seem alive eg. a book that grows, a book with a bottomless hole, a log that apparently moves on its own! Wey could not help himself but to ask how this was done during the Q&A session but alas, a secret it must stay hahaha! We need that Backstage Tour again! haha…

It would do well for parents to heed the age advisory of 5 years old and above as the style and attention span and maturity required for this production would not be suitable for any child younger than the recommended. Also, get there early as it is free seating and queues to enter the theatre forms even 10-15mins before show time.

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 The Curious Adventures of Pinocchio, 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 The Curious Adventures of Pinocchio

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When: 25 July to 6 August 2017| Mon – Fri: 9am | Sat & Sunday : 10.30am & 2.30pm

Where: Drama Centre Black Box

 

Who: 5 years and above and their families

Ticket Pricing : Standard $28 Weekdays, $38 Weekends (Excludes Booking Fee)

Duration: Approximately 60 minutes no interval

Tickets available through:
SISTIC Website

SISTIC Hotline (65) 6348 5555
SISTIC Authorised Agents islandwide


*For School Group Bookings, please call ACT 3 International at 6735 9986
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Going Mad about Music with Sid Bowfin |25Feb- 12Mar 2017

This was the very first time we’ve gone to the theatres not for a drama but for a musical treat and the kids loved every minute of Crazy Classics with Sid Bowfin at the Drama Centre Black Box last Sunday.

 

You may be thinking, really? Can classical music really be fun… and for kids?? Well, I had my doubts before going this weekend and the children were the best judges. Every little one was enjoying Sid’s fun easy going way with the Classical pieces. He fiddled on his violin to the delight of the small audience who were clapping ,tapping along and having pure 60minutes of fun.

I liked that the show  was held at the Blackbox Theatre, a small cosy setting that made it all the more intimate and interactive. It didn’t feel intimidating (even though it was classical music haha)! Before midway, Sid Bowfin had already gotten the children on their feet and dancing to the classics he was belting out.


Sid Bowfin seemed to make classical music accessible even for the littlest one or the most clueless one that had zero musical background. He talked to his audience, interacted and told us stories of each piece he was about to play. He made everyone laugh easily with his funny expressions, crazy antics and jokes. The audience participation was unending and there was no lack of volunteers as hands waved up and down to be picked.

I was happy to see Wey very enthusiastic throughout the performance. He was trying his best to be picked as a volunteer. LOL! It has always been a big regret for me when Wey stopped music lessons last year because we just couldn’t quite find the time; with him being in the afternoon session in Primary school. Although I’ve heard him tell me that he wants to restart music once he gets to morning session, I was not sure that he meant it. And yet last weekend, I saw the twinkle in his eyes as the music played on, and yes perhaps, next year, he will go back to music again, when time permits. 🙂 In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised if many of the children at the show are already asking for violin lessons, thanks to Sid Bowfin (aka Adrian Garratt).

Even though the theatre is small, do note that it is free seating so get there early to get better seats. In any case, Sid does make an extra effort to go to his audience, even those seated behind got to be up close and personal with him so no one gets left out. Also, if you care to stay on after the performance, you can have family pictures taken with Sid Bowfin for that precious keepsake.

If you have a budding musician at home or just want to introduce and inspire the little ones, Sid Bowfin will certainly be a fun way to do it. Crazy Classics with Sid Bowfin is presented by Act 3 International and runs at The Drama Centre Black Box Theatre from 25February – 12 March 2017. Tickets are available from SISTIC, http://www.sistic.com.sg/events/ccrazy0317  more details at the end of the post.

 

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About Act3 International presents Crazy Classics with Sid Bowfin

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When: 25 February to 12 March 2017| Mon – Fri: 9am | Sat & Sunday : 10.30am & 2.30pm

Where: Drama Centre Black Box

 

Who: 4 years and above and their families

Ticket Pricing : Standard $28 Weekdays, $38 Weekends (Excludes Booking Fee)

Duration: Approximately 60 minutes

Tickets available through:
SISTIC Website

SISTIC Hotline (65) 6348 5555
SISTIC Authorised Agents islandwide


*For School Group Bookings, please call ACT 3 International at 6735 9986

{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! 🙂
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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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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 PricingWeekdays 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

SRT The Three Little Pigs

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 – Home 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.

SRT The Three Little Pigs

This year, The Three Little Pigs returns with three superstar piglets – Cha, 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.

SRT The Three Little Pigs

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 🙂

About The Three Little Pigs

When: 4 Aug – 16 September 2016 |  Weekdays: 10am | Weekends & PH: 11am, 2pm |

Where: KC Arts Centre – 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} Win 3 Pairs of Tickets worth more than $192 to I Theatre’s Little Star

Time loved nursery rhyme Twinkle Twinkle Little Star comes to live on stage very soon with I Theatre’s Little Star opening at the Alliance Francaise Theatre from 17 August – 11 September 2016.

Book your tickets at SISTIC http://www.sistic.com.sg/events/cstar0916 and expect to have a great family bonding time with your little ones!

Little Star

Every little one’s favourite nursery rhyme goes something like this,

Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star,
How I wonder what you are…

Well, here is the story of Little Star who sits in the sky. She sees the other stars, the Moon, the Earth, the planets.
And she wonders…  “What am I? Who am I? Where do I belong?”

When a comet passes by, she hitches a ride, and her adventures begin.

Follow Little Star through space, down to earth and even under the sea, as she tries to find her place in the universe. Will you help Little Star find her way back home before the sun rises?

I Theatre’s Little Star is a brand new production for their 15th Anniversary celebrations and promises a highly visual and interactive production to engage your little 2 – 6 year olds with wonderful tunes and minimal dialogue. Expect puppetry, fun interaction and colourful props with Black light effects to thrill and amaze your young ones as they join in to help Little Star on her journey of discovery. Little Star will be a great introduction to children’s theatre for younger audiences, opening new experiences for them altogether.

Join Little Star to explore the wonders of the universe and the joy of re-discovering home and family in her adventure. Do book early http://www.sistic.com.sg/events/cstar0916 to get best seats to enjoy the great interaction.

Here’s our little surprise just for SAys! Happy Mums’ loyal readers! We’re really excited to have  3 pairs of tickets to I Theatre’s Little Starworth more than $192, for giveaway! That’s right! 3 lucky readers will get a pair of tickets each to go to Little Star on 21 August 2016, Sunday 2:30pm. Yay!!

GIVEAWAY : WIN 3 pairs of Tickets worth $192!  


So, get set and start sharing this post on your Facebook and be one of the 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.

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Terms and Conditions:

  • Giveaway ends 11 August 2016, Thursday at 11.59PM.
  • Show date and time is on 21 August 2016, Sunday at 2.30PM 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 48 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 17 August 2016, 5pm at I Theatre’s 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 you will have a fun bonding time at I Theatre’s Little Star!
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! Shirley & Audrey :) 

All photos unless otherwise stated are copyright of I Theatre.

About Little Star

 Little Star

When: 17 August to 11 Sep 2016| Mon – Wed: 10am | Thurs & Fri: 10am & 2.30pm | Sat: 10.30am & 2.30pm

Where: Alliance Francaise Theatre, Sarkies Road

Who: 3 years and above and their families

Ticket Pricing : Standard $32 (Excludes Booking Fee) | S$121.60 for Family Package of 4 | S$140.80 for Family Package of 5 (Do Check Sistic website for applicable ticket discounts.)
ALL PATRONS (including babies-in-arms) MUST PURCHASE A TICKET FOR ADMISSION.
Duration: 45 minutes with no interval

Tickets available through:
SISTIC Website

SISTIC Hotline (65) 6348 5555
SISTIC Authorised Agents islandwide

{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!

Country Mouse

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.

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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

Town Mouse

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

SRT The Three Little Pigs

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’ve got the perfect ‘Great Big Little Broadway Show’ 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’t 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.

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

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About The Three Little Pigs

When: 4 Aug – 16 September 2016 |  Weekdays: 10am | Weekends & PH: 11am, 2pm |

Where: KC Arts Centre – 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} Gimme Hanuman The SuperHero Monkey!

Hanuman The Superhero Monkey
So we finally got to watch SRT’s Hanuman The Superhero Monkey on Sunday and it was certainly a hit with the kiddos!
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The boys have been asking to watch Hanuman since they saw the theatre graphics and promotional posters and pamphlets, and no wonder. The word SuperHero + Monkey is bound to get curious little boys all excited!
Hanuman

Happy trooper all set to watch The Superhero Monkey!

I was actually not very sure what the story line would be about but trusted that since it was a SRT The Little Company production, everything would hit the right note for the young audience. It seems I was totally RIGHT!! (hehhe … I told you so?)
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You may be wondering as I was, who Hanuman is?
Hanuman The Superhero Monkey
Hanuman is a very special monkey with super powers. Somehow along the way, he lost his powers or forgot he had them because he did not apply them to good use.
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The story starts with Queen Sita, beloved wife of Rama, being taken by the Demon King, Ravana. Lord Rama then looks for Hanuman, his childhood friend, to help him rescue Sita. Will Hanuman regain his powers? Will he be able to defeat the powerful and cruel Demon King to rescue Lord Rama’s beloved Queen? Catch the show to find out 🙂
Zachary Ibrahim (2) as Hanuman in Hanuman - The Superhero Monkey
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Although the production does not have as many songs as the usual TLC productions, the play is unusual and cleverly uses multimedia to transport the young audience into the world of Hanuman the Superhero Monkey and his journey to finding himself and rescuing Sita.
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Honestly, this is my first time experience with such a one- of -a-kind visually sensational production for children, and what a winner it is! It felt almost like watching a superhero comic strip coming to live onstage… haha with the BOOM! and the WHAM! BAM! flashing across the stage… Touted as a multi-sensory theatre experience for the kids, I think it was an eye-opening fun treat for them. Most certainly something what the young ones would call Cool!
Millicent Wong, Zachary Ibrahim and Sean Lai in Hanuman - The Superhero ...
The kids were captivated throughout the story with the dynamic displays onstage. Wey commented that he loved the show because it was so colourful and lively with all the audio visual displays and fun because of the part-cartoon effects. He said it was “exciting! like a real adventure!” and couldn’t stop talking about it to his grandma after the show.
Hanuman

Gathering his gang to face Ravana the Demon King

The suspenseful parts were not frightening but left the young audience at the edge of their seats in anticipation. Wey loved the kung-fu action when the monkeys practiced their fitness routine… Boys and sticks! haha… He told me he wished he had the same fight stick as Hanuman and his gang! (No way, you’re getting near sticks now! )
 Jo Tan, Millicent Wong, Fazli bin Ahmad, Sean Lai and Zachary Ibrahim in...
I liked that despite the unfamiliar tale, the kids got to explore and expand their horizons with this Indian folklore. What was a great take home was the wonderful themes of bravery, loyalty, friendship, determination to do good against all odds and most of all self-belief. It was a fun light hearted production to catch, highly recommended if you want a visual treat and something different for a change.
Sean Lai, Millicent Wong, Jo Tan, Zachary Ibrahim and Fazli bin Ahmad in...
Catch Hanuman and his band of playful cheeky little monkey friends on their adventure to rescue Queen Siva from the Demon King Ravana. Hanuman the Superhero Monkey plays at the KC Arts Centre for the entire month of April 2016, so don’t miss your chance to get some action-packed monkey fun at the theatres! You can book at SISTIC http://www.sistic.com.sg/events/hanu0416 now.
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About Hanuman

Hanuman

When: 1 to 30 April 2016 |  Tue – Fri : 10am |  Sat & Sun: 11am, 2pm | 9 April 2pm April 2pm is a Charity Show dedicated to raise funds for Zonta Club’s Pari Project

Where: KC Arts Centre – Home of SRT

Who: 5 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. 45 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 | 9 April 2016, 2pm: S$53, S$48 |
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.)
For more information, please visit https://www.facebook.com/littlemagsg.
Tickets available through:
SISTIC Website

SISTIC Hotline (65) 6348 5555
SISTIC Authorised Agents islandwide