{Giveaway} ACT 3i Festival for Children | Theatre Performances, Visual Arts, Conviviality Sessions

ACT 3i Festival for Children

ACT 3 International, Singapore’s leading Arts company for the young, is proud to announce the launch of a brand new ACT 3i Festival for Children dedicated to children from 2 to 12 years old.  Happening daily from 24 May to 5 June 2016 at the centrally-located Drama Centre, ACT 3i Festival for Children is the latest brainchild of experienced festival creative producers ACT 3 International, who are stalwarts in this arena.

ACT 3i Festival for Children

You can expect original, exquisite, high quality and awe-inspiring theatrical works from Singapore, Italy, Sweden, Argentina, the U.K and Canada, an artfully curated visual arts programme, as well as Conviviality Sessions led by Children’s Theatre artists that are aimed at educators and parents at the festival.  ACT 3i Festival for Children aims to be the frontrunner in arts enrichment for the young.  The ultimate aim of this festival is to give young audiences a unique and memorable experience that is different from broad-based children’s entertainment to enrich their lives through Arts and Culture.

More information is available on http://act3international.com.sg/act3ifestival/ where there will be regular updates.  Here’s a summary of the festival highlights for your selection :-

1. All On A Summer’s Day

24 – 28 May 2016 | Tues – Fri (10am & 3pm) / Sat (1030am) | Drama Centre – Theatre | 7 to 12 yo | 1 hr, no interval

All on a summer day ticket

Written and directed by notable Children’s Theatre director and writer Vicky Ireland, this festival opener with a local cast is all ready to charm audiences with a tongue-in-cheek adaptation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, a Shakespearean classic.  With a blend of Shakespearean and modern language, this production is an ingenious way to introduce Shakespeare to children.  2016 also marks the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death.

ACT 3i Festival for Children All On A Summer's Day

2. The Steadfast Tin Soldier

24 to 29 May 2016 | Tues – Fri (10am) / Sat & Sun (11am & 3pm) | Drama Centre – Blackbox | 4 to 12 yo | 1 hr, no interval

The Tin Soldier Tickets

With a magical interpretation of the Hans Christian Andersen’s classic, renowned Argentinian puppeteer Omar Alvarez Titeres will bring us into the beautiful story of adventure, courage and love.  Follow the tin soldier on his journey back to the girl of his dreams and final destiny in this amazing production.

ACT 3i Festival for Children The Steadfast Tin Soldier

3. Snow White

24 to 29 May 2016 | Tues – Fri (10am) / Sat & Sun (1030am & 2pm) | Drama Centre – Visitor Centre | 4 to 8yo | 1 hour, no interval

Tickets for The Tin Soldier, Snow White

Live a fairy tale story through this sharp and well-paced adaption of the original script.  There is never a dull moment at a DuffleBag production, where new adaptations of fairy tales and Shakespearean classics meet plenty of humour and with a dramatic twist at the end.  Be prepared for an extremely interactive and engaging performance that is full of surprises and fun!

ACT 3i Festival for Children Snow White

4. Marmalade

31 May to 5 June 2016 | Tues – Fri (10am) / Sat & Sun (10am & 4pm) | Drama Centre – Black Box | 2 to 6 yo | 40 min, no interval

Tickets for The Tin Soldier, Snow White, Marmalade

A deliciously tactile performance that blends poetic movements with circus-based actions by choreographer Claire Parsons and juggler Viktor Gyllenberg, Marmalade will be a feast of comedy and emotional experimentation and visionary thinking.  Marmalade was performed more than 300 times in sold-out tours in Sweden since its premiere in September 2013. This will be their first time in Singapore.

ACT 3i Festival for Children Marmalade

5. Hanà e Momò

31 May to 5 June 2016 | Tues – Fri (10am) / Sat & Sun (11am & 4pm) | Drama Centre – Visitor Centre | 3 to 8 yo | 1 hr, no interval

Tickets for The Tin Soldier, Snow White, Marmalade, Hanà and Momò

With simple and natural materials such as sand, paper, wood and bamboo to symbolise different characters, audiences are invited to enter the childhood world of two friends – Hanà and Momò, who began their friendship as rivals.  In the unique setting with a circular space of sand, audiences get to sit up very close with the imaginative play and surprise.  Freely adapted from the book Fairy Tale of Love by Hermann Hesse, it hints on the importance of happiness when doing things together.

ACT 3i Festival for Children Hana and Momo

6. Awake LOVE Orchestra

31 May to 5 June 2016 | Tues – Fri (10am) / Sat & Sun (11am) | Drama Centre – Theatre | 4 yo & above | 1 hr, no interval

Tickets for All On A Summer Day, Awake LOVE Orchestra

An ensemble of performers and creative innovators made up of vocals and a variety of string and percussion instruments will transport audiences on a musical journey across Scandinavia, the Mediterranean, Eastern Europe and the U.S..  The fusion of folk melodies with a contemporary groove is a brilliant avenue for children to learn about the beauty and diversity of the Arts.

7. Conviviality Sessions

25 May to 5 June 2016 | Drama Centre – Various Locations | From $30 per parent-and-child pair

A series of workshops led by artistes of the various productions above has been organised for parent-and-child groups on weekends.  These sharing-and-learning sessions aim to empower parents with the skills in creative parenting, artistic engagement and value-adding towards child development.

Reservations and payment – Book via ACT 3 International’s online booking system at http://act3international.com.sg/ (starting from end April ’16), OR call 6735 9986 to enquire and reserve.

8. Sweet

28 May to 5 June 2016 | 10.30am OR 3.30pm | ION Art Gallery, ION Orchard | 4 to 8 yo | $35 per child | 2 hrs

ACT 3i Festival for Children Sweet

Sweet is an interactive drop-off workshop comprising of multi-sensory creative process.  Centred around the story of Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Sweet will feature elements of storytelling, creative art-making, improvisation and even gelato-making.

About ACT 3i Festival for Children

Dates: 24 May to 5 June 2016

Venue: Drama Centre (Theatre, Black Box and Visitors Centre) @ 100 Victoria Street, National Library Building (Map)

Information: (65) 6735 9986 or www.act3international.com.sg

BOOKING DETAILS
By internet: SISTIC, credit card payment only
By phone: SISTIC Hotline 6348 5555, credit card payment only
In Person: At authorised SISTIC agents
At the door: Available at venue an hour before start time, at full price. Cash payment only

DISCOUNTS
Discounts applicable for all shows from 1 April 2016 onwards
15% Current ACT 3 Drama Academy students
15% For a minimum of 12 tickets in the same transaction to the same show and time
10% OCBC Child Development Account (CDA) Holders and Mighty Savers members
10% when 2 shows are booked
15% when 3 or more shows are booked

Giveaway

Thanks to our sponsors, we have a SET of FOUR (4) tickets for our readers.  There will only be ONE (1) winner for the tickets to All On A Summer’s Day, presented by ACT 3 International.  Show Date is 28 May ’16 at 1030am.  So bring along your family for a great day of entertaining music and drama!  Just click on the image below to take part.  Do follow the instructions below to take part for your chance to win!

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Terms and Conditions:

  • Giveaway ends 23 April 2016, Saturday at 0000 hrs.
  • Collection will be at the box office of Drama Centre, Level 3, 30 minutes before show time.
  • Winner will need to produce their IC to claim their tickets.
  • Prize is fixed and cannot be changed to a different day or time.
  • Tickets are non-transferable, non-exchangeable and non-refundable.
  • 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.
  • 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 / Half-completed entries will be totally 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 of this page!).
  • This giveaway is in no manner associated with any social media accounts except our blog.

Best of luck!

~ SAys! Shirley & Audrey:)


[Updated 25 Apr ’16]

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

ACT 3i Festival for Children All On A Summer's Day

[Updated 25 Apr ’16]


 

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{GIVEAWAY} Win 2 Pairs of Tickets worth $128 to I Theatre’s The Boy Who Cried Wolf

Those who love Children’s Theatre must be excited to know that I Theatre is presenting a brand new production, The Boy Who Cried Wolf from 15 Feb – 19 Mar at the Jubilee Hall to kick start Season 2016 which is also I Theatre’s 15th Anniversary!

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! Read all about it in our preview post here 🙂

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As promised, here’s our little surprise just for SAys! Happy Mums’ lovely loyal readers!

GIVEAWAY : WIN 2 pairs of Tickets worth $128!

We’re really excited to have not just one pair but 2 pairs of tickets to I Theatre’s The Boy Who Cried Wolfworth more than $128, for giveaway! That’s right! 2 lucky readers will get a pair of tickets each to go to The Boy Who Cried Wolf on 20 February 2015, Saturday 2:30pm. Yay!!

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.

3) LIKE and SHARE this Facebook post with the caption “Tag @Friend A Tag @Friend B Tag @Friend C Tag @Friend D Tag @Friend E I want to watch I Theatre’s The Boy Who Cried Wolf with @SAys! Happy Mums”. 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 #TheBoyWhoCriedWolf + 3 Friends

Terms and Conditions:

  • Giveaway ends 28 January 2016, Thursday at 11.59PM.
  • Show date and time is on 20 February 2016, Saturday 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 5th February 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 to catch you having fun at the theatres with The Boy Who Cried Wolf very soon! Watch for our review post soon too!
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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 🙂 

All photos unless otherwise stated are copyright of I Theatre.

About The Boy Who Cried Wolf

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When: 15 Feb to 19 Mar 2015 | Mon – 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


[Updated 01 Feb ’16]

WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT

Congratulations!  We will be getting in touch via email very soon.
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{Giveaway} I Theatre |The Way Back Home (by Oliver Jeffers)

The highly acclaimed UK theatre companies Big Wooden Horse and Theatre Royal Winchester’s production team is back in Singapore.  Presented by I Theatre, The Way Back Home, written by beloved children’s author and illustrator Oliver Jeffers, is a well-loved story for children aged 3 and above.

An inter-galactic adventure tale between a little boy and a Martian is coming to Alliance Française Theatre this September school holidays.  It is bound to captivate the little ones with original music and plenty of audience participation.

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One day a boy finds a plane in his cupboard. He flies his plane higher and higher until he runs out of petrol and lands on the moon. He is frightened, lost and alone until a passing Martian lands there too! Who is the strange alien? Can they be friends? And how will they find their way back home?

The Way Back Home by Oliver Jeffers

This exciting production for families and young children has been created by the team behind the hilarious stage adaption Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! and How To Catch A Star.

Adapted for the stage by writer and director Adam Bampton-Smith, “Oliver Jeffers’ fantastic picture book is perfect for adapting into a live stage version. The story of friendship between the boy and alien is one that everyone can relate to, coupled with those wonderful images that we have incorporated into the stage design. There is plenty of audience interaction and some great new music produced by the composers of The Gruffalo and Room On The Broom.

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Thanks to the our kind sponsors at I Theatre, we’ve got 2 sets of 2 tickets to The Way Back Home, worth more than $120, for giveaway to readers of SAys! Happy Mums! Details to the tickets :-

Date : 12 September 2015, Saturday
Time : 2:30PM
Venue : Alliance Francaise Theatre

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, Facebook Name and your email address.

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

3) LIKE and SHARE this Facebook post with the caption “Tag @Friend A Tag @Friend B Tag @Friend C @Friend D @Friend E  Join me to WIN 2 Pairs of tickets to The Way Back Home presented by @ITheatreSG!”.  Do set your post to PUBLIC so that we are able to verify your entry.

Terms and Conditions:

  • Giveaway ends 5th September 2015, Saturday at 11.59PM.
  • All tickets are to be collected by 8th September 2015, 5pm at I Theatre’s office, 27 Kerbau Road Singapore 219163. Tel: (65)6341 5960.
  • Show date and time is on 12 September 2015, Saturday 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.
  • 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 at the theatres very soon!

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WINNERS ANNOUNCEMENT

Congratulations Tamy and Nura!  You would have received an email from us.  Hope to receive your reply asap.  See you this Saturday! ❤

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~ SAys! Shirley & Audrey 🙂

ABOUT The Way Back Home

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When12 to 20 September 2015 |Tues-Fri : 10AM & 2.30PM | Sat & Sun : 10.30AM & 2.30PM

Where: Alliance Française Theatre, 1 Sarkies Rd S(258130) (Map)

Who: 3 years and above

Duration: 50 minutes with no interval

Tickets available through:
SISTIC Website

SISTIC Hotline (65) 6348 5555
SISTIC Authorised Agents islandwide

 

I Theatre’s Jewels in the Tale ~ Plus a GIVEAWAY worth $120!!

Jewels In The Tale

If you are ready for a unique celebration of Asian folk tales, get set again for yet another enchanting I Theatre production, Jewels in the Tale, at the newly renovated Alliance Française Theatre, from 17 – 30 August 2015!

Jewels in the Tale

A brand new fusion of two of I Theatre’s most acclaimed productions, Dancing With Dragons and Under The Dragon Moon, (both of which garnered Five Star reviews in the Edinburgh Festival), this is a wonderful chance to revisit some of the well loved folk tales from these shows plus enjoy some wonderful new tales too.

I Theatre’s Jewels in the Tale

We’re sure your children will be captivated by the playful and mischievous tales of Emperors, Dragons, Frogs, Prawns and Thieves, Transformations and Generosity. Tales include The Crane’s Gratitude from Japan, Tenali Raman and the Three Thieves from India, and The Four Dragons from China, amongst others. Each tale is told in a different style, with elements of Japanese Noh, Classical Indian Dance, Chinese opera blended with western styles of broad slapstick fun and energy.

I Theatre's Jewels in the Tale

As with all I Theatre productions, expect to be enthralled by their colourful and fun presentation style and be transported into a different era and worlds across the region! Let your little ones experience storytelling through energetic physical theatre, masks and puppetry. They’ll have the marvellous opportunity to discover the region’s rich and colourful heritage and culture! Get your tickets now at SISTIC!

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Thanks to the our kind sponsors, I Theatre, we’ve got 2 sets of 2 tickets to Jewels in the Tale, worth more than $120, for giveaway to readers of SAys! Happy Mums! That’s right! 2 lucky readers will get a pair of tickets to go to Jewels in the Tale on 22nd August 2015, Saturday 2:30pm. Yay!!

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, Facebook Name and your email address.

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

3) LIKE and SHARE this Facebook post with the caption “Tag @Friend A Tag @Friend B Tag @Friend C Time to watch I Theatre’s Jewels in the Tale with @SAys! Happy Mums”. DO set your post to PUBLIC so that we are able to verify your entry.

Terms and Conditions:

  • Giveaway ends 25 July 2015, Saturday at 11.59PM.
  • Show date and time is on 22 August 2015, Saturday 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.
  • All tickets are to be collected by 10th August 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 to catch you at the theatres with the Jewels in the Tale very soon! Watch for our review post too!

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CONGRATULATIONS!

Mummies Karen and Joan have won themselves a pair of tickets each to catch the Jewels In The Tale with their kiddos.  Look out for our email soon!  🙂

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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! Shirley & Audrey 🙂

About I Theatre’s Jewels in the Tale

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When: 17 to 30 August 2015

Where: Alliance Française Theatre, Singapore

Who: 4 years and above and their families

Duration: 50 minutes with no interval

Tickets available through:
SISTIC Website

SISTIC Hotline (65) 6348 5555
SISTIC Authorised Agents islandwide

THE SMURFS LIVE ON STAGE ~ Book Now for an Exclusive Promo!

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We are very excited that THE SMURFS LIVE ON STAGE will be coming to the Resorts World Theatre FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME from the 12- 14 June 2015!  *hooray!!*

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Did you grow up with these cute little blue things singing to the tune of “La-la-la-la-la-la, Sing a happy song. La-la-la-la-la-la, Smurf the whole day long!” ?  If you did, chances are that we grew up from the same era! 🙂  I remember when we were kids back in the 80s, catching Smurfs the Movie in 2-D was a childhood highlight, much like winning a trophy and the whole school was sure to know about it!

Fast forward a few decades later, The Smurfs are still very much the IN thing even with our kids. And after all these years, we still find ourselves enjoying The Smurfs DVDs and new movies with our children.

So get ready for 90-minutes of captivating fun that’s an absolute visual and musical treat with your favourite Smurfs and dear old Gargamel and his cat Azrael at The Smurfs LIVE On Stage -Smurfs Save Spring this June Holidays! Book now at SISTIC or The Resorts World Theatre Box Office, ticketing info at end of post.

The Smurfs Live On Stage – Smurfs Save Spring

It’s every Smurf’s favourite time of year: Spring! And it’s time for the annual Spring Parade.  For the first time in Singapore, you’ll get to see 8 of the most favourite Smurfs, including Papa Smurf, Clumsy, Brainy and the adorable Smurfette LIVE On Stage! What a treat for the little ones (and us of course! *Grin* hehhee)! 🙂

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Can you recognise them already? Papa Smurf, Brainy Smurf, Clumsy Smurf? Now, where is my favourite Smurfette?

So, which Smurf will be chosen as the Leader of this year’s Parade?

Well, if the evil Gargamel has his way, there won’t be a parade at all!  Gargamel comes up with a plan to trick Mother Nature to turn Spring off bit by bit. Oh no!!

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Everyone’s favourite enemy – Gargamel and Azrael

Will the Smurfs be able to save themselves? Will they save Mother Nature and stop Gargamel from turning off Spring forever?

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Will Gargamel succeed in tricking Mother Nature to turn off Spring forever?

Are you ready yet for a ‘Smurftastic’ journey?  We certainly are!

We’re HAPPY to share an EXCITING PROMOTION starting TODAY, 16th April 2015!

A FREE SMURF PLUSH TOY (WORTH $50) WITH EVERY $130 OR $120 CATEGORY TICKET PURCHASED*

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*Terms and conditions:

  • Valid for $130 and $120 ticket categories only. Booking fees apply.
  • Designated Smurf plush toy only and limited to 1 plush per ticket. While stocks last.
  • For redemption, present ticket at redemption booth on the show date.
  • Terms and conditions are subject to change without notice and in organisers’ sole discretion.

So give your children a treat this June Holidays and catch The Smurfs LIVE On Stage at the Resorts World Theatre! This is certainly going onto our Top Things to Do this June Holidays! Yay!

Thank you for joining us on SAys! Happy Mums.  If you liked what you’ve 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 Smurfs Live On Stage – Smurfs Save Spring

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When :  12th – 14th Jun 2015

Time : Fri (3PM & 7PM) | Sat & Sun (11AM, 3PM, 7PM)

Where : Resorts World™ Theatre, Resorts World Sentosa (Map)

Duration: 90-min (with 20-min interval)

Ticket Prices (*excludes booking fee) :

(Premium) $130 | (Standard) $120, $95, $75, $65, $45 | (Restricted View) $75, $45

Tickets available through:  

SISTIC Website | SISTIC Hotline (65) 6348 5555 | Resorts World Theatre Ticketing Counter


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2 winners will each win a Limited Edition Smurfs figurine (est height 20cm).  This is a collectible item and cannot be purchased anywhere.

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To take part and qualify, simply :

1)  {Compulsory} Leave a COMMENT at this blog post stating your Facebook Name and Email address so that we can contact you if your entry is selected.  Prizes will be sent via postage to the winners.  Let us know your Twitter & Instagram handle if taking part in the optional steps below.

2) {Compulsory} LIKE SAys! Happy Mums on Facebook.

3) {Compulsory} Like and Share this Facebook post stating “@Tag Friend A @Tag Friend B  @Says Happy Mums is giving away Limited Edition Smurfs Figurine!”  DO make sure your post is set for PUBLIC viewing so that we can verify your entry.

4) {Optional with bonus} Regram this image from our Instagram account at @sayshappymums with the hashtag  #smurfsliveonstage.  Follow us on Instagram.

5) {Optional with bonus} Retween this post from our Twitter account at @sayshappymums .  Follow us on Twitter.

Terms and Conditions

1. Giveaway ends Friday, 15th May 2015, 11.59pm.
2. All requirements stated above have to be fulfilled to qualify.
3. The Winner will be notified by the email provided under this blog comments and must reply within 48 hours, failing which, a new winner will be drawn, without notice.
4. Prizes will be sent to the winners via normal postage. We will not be liable for any lost mail. Lost item cannot be replaced.  [Edited 19 May ’15: Winners to collect from MediaCorp office]
5. Prize has no cash value and cannot be exchanged for any other thing.
6. This giveaway is open to Singapore Residents only.
7. Decisions are final and no changes/disputes will be entertained.
8. This giveaway is not associated with Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

Good Luck and have fun!  

~ WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT ~

Congratulations to our winners!  Each of you have won yourself 1 no. of Limited Edition Smurf Collectable Figurine in the above giveaway.  Please look out for our email regarding prize collection details. 🙂

Winners

~ SAys! Shirley & Audrey

{Review} Fun at I Theatre’s Aesop’s Fables

If you were asked whether you knew any of the stories that Aesop told, chances are high that you would be familiar with at least one or two.

I Theatre’s Aesop’s Fables opened at the Jubilee Theatre, Raffles Hotel last Thursday offering audiences a total of 8 Stories packed in 50 minutes of absolute fun.

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The scene opens with Crowfoot Troupe getting ready to tell Aesop’s stories to the audience, except that one of them forgot to bring all the stage props and so they had to improvise and the audience must therefore use their imagination because “This is theatre after all!”

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The talented and funny Crowfoot Troupe are ready to tell you Aesop’s fables!

We were very fortunate to be seated in the 3rd row, unblocked, and had a full view of the action.

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Wey, R and K all set to enjoy I Theatre’s Aesop’s Fables together!

When one of the theatre troupe members asked, “Did anyone see my cheese?! Where is it?” She immediately caught our reaction when we pointed to indicate that her cheese was near us. She came forward to look for it and had fun teasing K, Wey and R. The kids were thrilled and I was really impressed that the cast actually worked the reactions and exclamations of the audience into the show.  Definitely, thumbs up for the superb spontaneity and great audience interaction of the talented cast.

The Miller, his Son and the Donkey

We had a good laugh at the funny antics of the Miller and his son, as they tried to please everyone that they met, until he finally lost his donkey! Indeed such a valuable lesson for both young and old, that “when you try to please everyone, you end up pleasing nobody!”

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When you try to please everyone, you end up pleasing nobody! ~ The Miller, his Son and the Donkey

The Fox & The Crow

This is one of the kids’ favourite tales about the crafty fox who used words of flattery to convince the crow sing with her beautiful voice! All the fox wanted was for her to release the piece of cheese in her mouth… and as it was the crow succumbed to the praise of the crafty fox and lost her precious cheese.

One take away we had, was to teach our children not to believe in the flattering words of others especially strangers.

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Never trust flatterers! ~ The Fox and The Crow

The Goose that Laid the Golden Eggs

“The goose that laid the golden eggy…. getting very rich” … “he has killed the thing that brought him riches…” … The cast wooed us with catchy music and singing in this all too familiar story of the greedy farmer who killed the goose that laid the golden eggs because he was impatient and wanted to get rich all at once.

I appreciated that the visual of the goose being killed was delivered in a dramatic yet comical manner instead of being morbid or scary, highly suitable for a young audience!

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Don’t let your greed overpower you, or you will lose everything! ~ The Goose that Laid the Golden Eggs

The North Wind & The Sun

We’ve always loved I Theatre’s shows for the high level of audience involvement and interaction. Aesop’s Fables did not disappoint. In the story of The North Wind & The Sun, two brave volunteers were asked to come on stage, one to represent and cheer for the Wind and the other for the Sun.

It’s definitely a great experience for young ones to be called on stage to participate, not only because it’s a memorable theatrical experience but it also boosts their confidence. Imagine having a whole theatre of people watching you on stage! A rare opportunity indeed, plus the volunteers were given goodie bags too!

The Lion & The Mouse

Again, the vivid and animated acting brought this story to life and I even spied one member of audience holding her breath as the little mouse tried to rescue the lion.

No one is too small or too weak to do good! Wow! what an encouragement to our young ones, hopefully K, Wey and R caught this valuable lesson to know that they have it in them to do good even though they are so young (and small! LOL!)

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No one is too small or too weak to do good! ~ The Lion and The Mouse

Androcles & The Lion

This final story was probably our favourite not only because of the captivating music but also the local humour injected within.  It was funny to see how Androcles performed an “operation” on the Lion to save him! And I wouldn’t spoil the fun for you by telling why!

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Androcles! Androcles! ….

All the stories were presented in a light hearted fun interactive way. The songs, which were catchy and easy for little ones to follow had us swaying to the beat in between bouts of laughter.  I still find myself humming the tune “Aesop Fables, here to tell you things that you should already know…” 🙂

Other stories presented include The Jay & The Peacock and The Sheep & The Wolf.

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Never swap your friends for your enemies! ~ The Sheep and the Wolf

Because there were 8 stories to tell, the pace was also quick, so reading the stories beforehand with the kids would really help their enjoyment of the show. Wey was able to anticipate and interact with what was happening on stage because we’ve read most of the stories presented. I could tell he thoroughly enjoyed every story.

Some favourite Usborne readers that we re-read before going to Aesop’s Fables.

We really like the I Theatre Programme given out at the show. If you are early, there’s an opportunity to show your children some of the cast’s profiles plus there are some fun activities to engage them in whilst waiting for the show to start. Don’t forget to pick up a copy and read it with your little ones.

Aesop’s Fables Theatre Programme ~ Fun! Fun! Fun!

We’ll also be blogging about our Aesop’s Fables home learning activities with the kids, be sure to follow our blog for updates. Stay tuned!

It’s always rewarding to hang around a little longer after any I Theatre show because the cast would usually appear for a brief photo opportunity. Queues form quite quickly but the cast is always very accommodating and will patiently pose for photos with everyone. So make sure you don’t rush off or you’ll miss that one more photo for the album! Here’s ours!

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With the fun and talented cast of I Theatre’s Aesop’s Fables

Still thinking about catching Aesop’s Fables?

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We’d say go for it, because it’s a wonderful opportunity to capture their imagination and nurture their love of reading. So, do join I Theatre and their band of quirky, curious creatures as they learn life’s little wisdoms, and bigger secrets, with a mixture of fun, excitement and silliness. You’ll be tickled, teased and turned around by this amusing collection of fabulous fables – however old, or young you are!

About I Theatre’s Aesop’s Fables

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When: 26 February to 21 March 2015

Where: JUBILEE HALL, Raffles Hotel

Who: 3-13 year olds and families

Duration: 50 minutes with no interval

Tickets available through:
SISTIC Website

SISTIC Hotline (65) 6348 5555
SISTIC Authorised Agents islandwide

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

SAys! Happy Mums Shirley & Audrey 🙂

In the meantime, don’t forget to hop on over to our Top 8 Things to Do for the March Holidays and take part in our 2 Giveaways for more fun with the kids!  Click the image below to take part. Good Luck!

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Pic from dreamtimes.com

Disclaimer : This is a sponsored review. All photographs belong to I Theatre, unless otherwise stated.  All opinions are our own.

I Theatre’s Season 2015 and Aesop’s Fables Giveaway worth $240!

I Theatre is kicking off Season 2015 with Aesop’s Fables and it promises to be yet another fun-filled musical experience for young and old.

Most of us are familiar with the stories told by Greek Storyteller Aesop, who collected over 665 fables, each with a moral or valuable lesson to illustrate. Little Wey has read and enjoyed many of Aesop’s stories under his favourite book label, Usborne First Readers, and he is really looking forward to see these stories come to life on stage by real life actors.

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I Theatre’s Aesop’s Fables will present audiences with a collection of 8 stories including,  The Jay And The Peacock, Androcles And The Lion, The Lion And The Mouse as well as The Goose Who Laid Golden Eggs.  

We’ve always been great fans of children’s theatre and have been very blessed to have enjoyed many theatre productions by I Theatre. Some of the excellent I Theatre productions  that we’ve really enjoyed are The Little Red Hen, Ashputtel- The Story of Cinderalla, The Enormous Turnip, The Magic Porridge Pot, The Ant and the Grasshopper, Puss in Boots,  just to name a few. And we’re quite sure that Aesop’s Fables will be a lot of fun.

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Together having a great time at Dotty the Dragon @ Ace Festival

I Theatre has kindly sponsored 4 sets of 2 tickets to Aesop’s Fables, worth more than $240, for giveaway to readers of SAys! Happy Mums,  That’s right! 4 lucky readers will get 2 tickets to go to Aesop’s Fables on 7 March 2015, 2.30pm. Yay!!

 

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

1) Like SAys! Happy Mums on Facebook.

2) Like I Theatre on Facebook.

3) Like and Share this Facebook post stating “I want to watch I Theatre’s Aesop’s Fables with SAys! Happy Mums” and Tag 5 friends. Do make sure your Share is set to PUBLIC.

4) Leave a comment on this blog post stating the age of your children and your email address.

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 Terms and Conditions

– Giveaway ends 14 February 2015, 5pm.

– All requirements stated above have to be fulfilled to qualify.

– Show date and time is on 7 March 2015, Sat 2.30pm and cannot be changed to a different day or time.

– Winners will be notified by the email provided and must reply within 48hours, failing which, a new winner will be drawn.

– All tickets are to be collected by 25 February 2015, Wed 5pm at I Theatre’s office,  27 Kerbau Road Singapore 219163. Tel: (65)6341 5960.

– This giveaway is open to Singapore residents only.

– Decisions are final and no changes/disputes will be entertained.

So cross your fingers and best of luck!

Congratulations the the following winners!  You have each won a pair of tickets to the above contest.  Pls check your email for prize collection details 🙂

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I Theatre’s Season 2015 has a lot more in store with The Gingerbread Man and The Enormous Turnip coming up very soon. We’re excited and hope you are too! Yay! Yay!

Says!  Shirley and Audrey

If you are planning to bring your little ones to Aesop’s Fables, it would be a good idea to read some of the stories with them because it makes the theatre experience more wonderful. Stay tuned for our Review and suggested activities to make Aesop’s Fables a memorable fun date with your little ones.

About Aesop’s Fables

When: 26 February to 21 March 2015

Where: JUBILEE HALL, Raffles Hotel

Who: 3-13 year olds and families

Duration: 50 minutes with no interval

Tickets available through:
SISTIC Website

SISTIC Hotline (65) 6348 5555
SISTIC Authorised Agents islandwide

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

Peter Pan, The Never Ending Story

Sunday was finally the day to catch the much-anticipated musical showcasing “Peter Pan, The Never Ending Story” at the Resorts World™ Theatre, Resorts World Sentosa.  We bought our tickets the day it was launched as there was a fantastic promotion with HSBC credit card allowing card users to get free ticket upgrade.  Basically, we got seated at Cat 1 with Cat 2 price plus early bird discount.  All 13 of us (mummies with kids) went for the musical today while the daddies chill out at Cedele.

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Peter Pan, The Never Ending Story is a timeless story filled with adventures of the mischievous boy who can fly and refuses to grow up.  One night, he visits Wendy, John, and Michael Darling in their London nursery and takes them on a magical flight to Never Land where the Lost Boys, Indians, mermaids and pirates await them in adventures beyond their wildest imaginations.  The story of Peter Pan lives on in every one of us who is still a young at heart.  Though we grow old, there is always this sense of youth in us whenever we come across this story.

As this is a 2-hr musical (with 20-min intermission) staged for audiences aged from 4 year old to as long as you feel young, the content has skewed towards adult maturity rather than keeping it simple for young children.  I heard lots of questions from the 4-5 year old child behind me.  My 5 year old son doesn’t know much about what is happening too except knowing the key characters, the excitement of acrobatics and flying performance, and the pyrotechnics used.  He was mesmerized throughout.  However he needed me to explain to him about the plot as the show progressed because when i asked him question about certain scenes, he would reply with “why” without moving his eyes off the stage.  However the bunch of 7 year olds (K and her play mates) could enjoy the story as well as adults.  Because K sat with her besties while I sat with R, I tested her after the show and found that she had digested what she watched pretty well.

In her own 7-year old words,

1.     Peter Pan

Peter Pan did not dress up like in the story book.  He also did not put on make up on his face.

1.     Injuring Wendy

In the story, Peter Pan banished Tinker Bell for a week because Tinker Bell asked the Lost Boys to shoot down Wendy with stones.  Tinker Bell told the Lost Boys that Peter Pan gave the instructions.  Wendy was injured while flying in the sky.

However in the musical, Peter Pan banished Tinker Bell forever and locked her up when he found out that Tinker Bell instructed the Lost Boys to shoot down Wendy with arrows.  One of the arrows shot Wendy in the heart and everyone thought that she was dead.  But she did not die because of the acorn necklace that Peter Pan gave to her.  She woke up soon after.

2.     Mermaid Lagoon

When Peter Pan went to the Mermaid Lagoon, he actually had brought along Wendy with him.

But in the musical, Peter Pan did not do so.  And just like Tinker Bell, the Mermaid was jealous of Wendy in the musical because Peter Pan gave all his attention to Wendy.

3.     Tinker Bell

In the musical, while Peter Pan was sleeping, Captain Hook concocted a poison that would make Peter Pan die if he drank it.  Tinker Bell saved Peter Pan by drinking the poison herself and she died.  Everybody had to save Tinker Bell by believing in fairies, even the audience.

However what happened in the story was, Captain Hook had prepared a bomb hidden inside a present for Peter Pan and it said “To Peter, with love, from Wendy.”  The bomb would blast Peter Pan out of Never Land forever at 6 o’clock.  Tinker Bell had escaped from Captain Hook’s prison (the glass lantern) and managed to save Peter Pan by snatching the present from him before he can open it.  And she did not die too.

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4.     Ending

Wendy fell asleep by the window when she returned from Never Land, not on her bed.  The End.  (meaning she doesn’t want to entertain me anymore with all these spot the differences between her story book and the musical.  hehehe)

I was glad that K was focused on the musical despite whispering and giggling to her friends (especially when The Boys were on stage with all the acrobatical act.  All of us were happy to watch the story unfold scene after scene.  I have enjoyed the entire musical tremendously as well.

The musical is staged via the narration of Tinker Bell.  There were minimal verbal exchange throughout the show.  Many scenes used pop songs to bring out the mood.  Familiar songs like “You Raise Me Up”, “Forever Young”, “Kiss From A Rose” were cleverly arranged to tie in with the story line.

My favorite scene would be when Peter Pan brought Wendy to the waterfall.  The backdrop was simply beautiful and it felt so romantic at the moment.  Another was pretty much to the ending when Tinker Bell was raised from the verge of death after drinking the poison that Hook concocted.  It was then that she first appeared as Tinker Bell the fairy instead of being represented by a small light flying all over stage in the hands of the other actors.  I loved the pixie dust she dusted over all at the front rows.  I believe my 5 year-old R was also mesmerized by the fairy dust too.

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Enjoy your childhood and please don’t grow up too soon, my little ones!  Me too, I want to be forever young.  Can I, just for tonight and perhaps, every night??

For those who are keen to catch the show, Peter Pan, The Never Ending Story will be featured at Resorts World™ Theatre, Resorts World Sentosa from now til 20 January 2015 with the following show times :-
Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri: 8pm
Sat & Sun: 3pm & 8pm

It’s worth to bring the kids.  Do catch it soon!

Disclaimer : This is not a sponsored post. All opinions are our own.

– Posted by Shirley