{Tickets Giveaway} I Theatre’s Poultry Tales

Hello everyone!  As promised in our introduction to the launch of Poultry Tales,  We have decided to post the giveaway today so that winners will get two weeks to collect their tickets this time.  Thanks to the generosity of the kind people at I Theatre, we have two sets of family tickets to give away!

SYNOPSIS

Welcome to the Farmyard for our special play for the Year of the Rooster!

Come and meet three famous feathered friends – the stars of three classic tales –

The Goose That Laid the Golden Eggs, and her greedy owner;

The Little Red Hen, with bread to bake, but lazy friends;

and Chicken-Licken – with that scary acorn!

This talkative trio of feathered friends will sing, dance, show and tell you their tales – and don’t be surprised if they share some valuable wisdom and backstage secrets on the way.

A brand new, interactive, fun, musical production presented in quite an unusual way – as we look at the world of the Theatre Stage from the inside out and reveal valuable secrets of how a Musical is made!

Guaranteed to engage young and old alike, specially designed with excitement, humour and learning points coming thick and fast!

GIVEAWAY : WIN TWO (2) Family Package of 4 Tickets worth $164!  

Thanks to our sponsors, we have TWO (2) SETS of FOUR (4) tickets to I Theatre’s Poultry Tales worth $243.60, for our readers.  Two (2) lucky readers will get four (4) tickets each to the show on 30 April, Sunday 10:30am.  Do follow ALL the instructions below to take part for your chance to win!

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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 the age of your child/children.

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

3) LIKE and SHARE this Facebook post with the caption below :

“@Friend A @Friend B @Friend C @Friend D @Friend E, Hey, @ITheatreSG ‘s Poultry Tales runs from 27 Apr to 14 May 2017!”

DO set your post to PUBLIC so that we are able to verify your entry.

Terms and Conditions:

  • Giveaway ends 12 April 2017, Wednesday at 2359 hrs.
  • All tickets are to be collected by 27 April 2017, 5.30pm at I Theatre’s office,  27 Kerbau Road Singapore 219163. Tel: (65)6341 5960.
  • Winner(s) will need to produce their NRIC and a print out of our email to claim your 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 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!

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 :) 

About I Theatre’s Poultry Tales

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When: 29 Apr – 14 May 2017 | Saturdays & Sundays : 10.30am & 2pm

Where: Drama Centre Theatre (Map)

Who: 4 years and above and their families

Ticket Pricing : Standard $32 (excludes SISTIC booking fees)

Duration: Approximately 60 minutes

Tickets available through:
SISTIC Website
SISTIC Hotline (65) 6348 5555
SISTIC Authorised Agents islandwide

TICKET PRICES (Not including SISTIC Fees):      

  Standard Ticket
Adult/Child $32.00
Family Package (4 Persons) $121.60
Big Family Package (5 Persons) $144.00
Corporate Groups (min 20 persons) 25.60

15% DISCOUNT         

Friends of I Theatre Ikea Smales and Family Members
OCBC Baby Bonus Card Holders NTUC Card Members
OCBC Platinum & Arts Platinum Card Members eXplorerKid Members
OCBC Credit & Debit Card Members Toys’R’Us Star Card Members
Bank of China Card Members Civil Service Club Members
PAssion Card Members LITTLE STAR Ticket Stub Holder

10% DISCOUNT

Students (Local & International)

Senior Citizens (above 55 years old)

GROUP DISCOUNTS

Purchase a minimum of 20 tickets and get 20% discount

GROUP/SCHOOL BOOKINGS

Contact team@itheatre.org or 6341 5960 for group/corporate/school bookings.


[Updated 13 Apr ’17]

WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT

Congratulations to our winners!  We will be getting in touch via email very soon.
Winners

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I Theatre Back With Immensely Popular Poultry Tales, With A Peep Into Backstage This Time

We kind of miss theatre-going with the kids after many months of busy days with our respective house-renovation, moving, then school.  The kids have been repeatedly asking for some edutainment.  The last one we attended was the amazingly impressive season finale – I Theatre’s The Magic Paintbrush which left us all awed and inspired by the talented uncle Brian (Seward).

Both Audrey and I love musicals since young and we love how I Theatre shows engage the kids, as well as the adults.  It is definitely not easy to edutain an audience with a large age differences at the same time even though the performances are primarily targeted at the children.  We always leave the theatre with meaningful conversations with the kids after the bonding over a staged musical.

In case you don’t know who the sparkle behind I Theatre shows is, it is Brian Seward, a veteran Artistic Director who has been with I Theatre for more than a decade.  Just last month, Brian marked his 16th Anniversary with I Theatre.  We also found out that before coming to Singapore, he taught Drama in schools.  This means that he has dedicated a large part of his life to children theatre and arts.

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Come 27 April to 14 May 2017, join us at the Drama Centre Theatre, NLB, for an extravaganza of children theatrical favourites to the tunes of The Goose That Laid the Golden Eggs, and her greedy owner; The Little Red Hen, with bread to bake, but lazy friends; and Chicken-Licken – with that scary acorn!

This talkative trio of feathered friends will sing, dance, show and tell you their tales – and don’t be surprised if they share some valuable wisdom and backstage secrets on the way.

A brand new, interactive, fun, musical production presented in quite an unusual way.  This time, we’ll get to look at the world of the Theatre Stage from the inside out and discover valuable secrets of how a Musical is made!  Poultry Tales looks set to be a visual and sensory treat for the whole family.

The play will explore key themes of:

  • Cooperation,
  • Rewards for hard work,
  • Knowing who to trust,
  • Disbelieving rumours,
  • The Dangers of Avarice
  • The dangers of judging others
  • How a theatre play is staged, and the roles of backstage crew.

Guaranteed to engage young and old alike, specially designed with excitement, humour and learning points coming thick and fast!  We are really excited and has marked our calendar for the show.  Tickets can be purchased at SISTIC Website if your family love theatre-going learning journeys like ours.  Stay tuned to us, for we have a surprise coming up very soon!

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 :) 

About I Theatre’s Poultry Tales

PTT017 5x15 Bannerr

When: 29 Apr – 14 May 2017 | Saturdays & Sundays : 10.30am & 2pm

Where: Drama Centre Theatre (Map)

Who: 4 years and above and their families

Ticket Pricing : Standard $32 (excludes SISTIC booking fees)

Duration: Approximately 60 minutes

Tickets available through:

SISTIC Website

SISTIC Hotline (65) 6348 5555

SISTIC Authorised Agents islandwide

TICKET PRICES (Not including SISTIC Fees):      

  Standard Ticket
Adult/Child $32.00
Family Package (4 Persons) $121.60
Big Family Package (5 Persons) $144.00
Corporate Groups (min 20 persons) 25.60

15% DISCOUNT         

Friends of I Theatre Ikea Smales and Family Members
OCBC Baby Bonus Card Holders NTUC Card Members
OCBC Platinum & Arts Platinum Card Members eXplorerKid Members
OCBC Credit & Debit Card Members Toys’R’Us Star Card Members
Bank of China Card Members Civil Service Club Members
PAssion Card Members LITTLE STAR Ticket Stub Holder

10% DISCOUNT

Students (Local & International)

Senior Citizens (above 55 years old)

GROUP DISCOUNTS

Purchase a minimum of 20 tickets and get 20% discount

GROUP/SCHOOL BOOKINGS

Contact team@itheatre.org or 6341 5960 for group/corporate/school bookings.

 

{Giveaway} Pangdemonium’s The Effect | Plus a $108 Ticket Giveaway

Pangdemonium kicks off Season 2016 with a Season of Love, with it’s first show The Effect at the Victoria Theatre from 25 February to 13 March 2016. Do book early at SISTIC  (http://www.sistic.com.sg/events/effect0316) to avoid the disappointment of a Sold Out Show like Chinglish!

The Effect is a clinical dissection of love, cutting through all the candy sweet nothings and the rose coloured fog of Valentine’s Day. An atypical love story set against a backdrop od a clinical drug trial, this edgy romance revolves  around two young volunteers

Set against the backdrop of a clinical drug trial, this dark and edgy romance revolves around two young volunteers,  beautiful psychology student, Connie (Nikki Muller) and charming nomad, Tristan (Linden Furnell). Sealed off from the real world and monitored by two bickering doctors (Adrian Pang and Tan Kheng Hua), Connie and Tristan find themselves increasingly attracted to each other. As the doses continue to double, so do their feelings…

Are their emotions real or merely an induced side effect?

As the first production in their 2016 Season of Love, Pangdemonium (the folks who brought you Tribes and Chinglish) presents a sexy, funny and provocative exploration into the human brain via the heart, examining questions of sanity, today’s pill-popping culture, and ultimately, the nature of this thing called “LOVE”.

Say Artistic directors Adrian and Tracie Pang:

As the first production of our 2016 Season of Love, we have chosen a play that deconstructs ‘love’ itself. THE EFFECT attempts to break love down into its chemical, biological and nut-and-bolts components, and while trying to solve the age-old mystery of love, we explore romance, passion, lust, jealousy, and some darker shades of the human psyche. Funny, sexy, poignant and thought-provoking, this play is the perfect antidote to Valentine’s Day shenanigans – you will fall in love with THE EFFECT!”

We’ve got a pair of tickets worth $108 to watch The Effect on 3 March, Thursday at 8PM  for Giveaway!

GIVEAWAY : WIN a Pair of Tickets worth $108!

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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  Pangdemonium 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 Share to Win A Pair of Tickets to Pangdemonium’s The Effect 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. Re-gram this photo on IG and tag @sayshappymums #Pangdemonium #TheEffect + 3 Friends

Terms and Conditions:

  • Giveaway ends 22 February 2016, Monday at 11.59PM.
  • Show date and time is on 3 March, Thursday at 8PM 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.
  • Tickets can be collected at the Box Office, 1 hour before the show starts, at the Victoria Theatre.  This giveaway is open to Singapore residents only.
  • 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! Stay tuned to our Winner Announcement and Review post soon!

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! Audrey

About The Effect by Lucy Prebble

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When:  25 Feb – 13 Mar 2016  | 8pm (Tues – Fri)  | 3pm & 8pm (Sat & Sun) |

Who: Rating Advisory 16 (Some Sexual References and Course Language)  | No admission for infants in arms and children below 12 years old.

Duration: Approximately 2 hours (Includes 15 minutes interval)

Ticket Price : Exclude SISTIC Charges

Preview (25 & 26 Feb 2016)
Standard: S$55, S$45, S$35

Fri & Sat Evening
Standard: S$65, S$55, S$45

Tue – Thu, Sat & Sun Matinees, Sun Evening
Standard: S$60, S$50, S$40

For more information, visit http://pangdemonium.com/productions/the-effect

Tickets available through:  SISTIC Website SISTIC Hotline (65) 6348 5555 | SISTIC Authorised Agents islandwide


 

[Updated 24 Feb ’16]

Thanks everybody for taking part in this giveaway.  Congratulations to our winner!  We will be in touch shortly.

Pangdemonium The Effect


 

{Review} SRT’s Hello Goodbye| Is It Really Happily Ever After?

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The hubs and I always enjoy going out to the theatre on our rare date nights these days. Theatre nights out have always been our thing even before we had Wey… and I’m so glad that we still get the chance to go now. It also helps that my mum is always available to help watch Wey when we are out.

Have you been out recently just the two of you sans kids? Once in a while, it helps to get a breather from the kids, to get some ‘we-time’ in, so that neither spouse loses touch with each other ~ that’s the key to all healthy loving relationships, won’t you agree? And I relish the chance to dress up a little once in a while since I’m a Stay at Home Mum hahaha!!

We really enjoyed the preview night of SRT’s Hello Goodbye last night especially since it was the eve of the hubby’s birthday too, so we got to celebrate, Super Yay! Hello Goodbye is a fun romantic comedy play – quite adult if I may add, so it’s perfect for a couple’s nights out.

Juliet (DENISE TAN) arrives at her new apartment only to find it already occupied by Alex (SHANE MARDJUKI) who insists that the apartment is rightfully his. The two continue to spar with words as they learn more about each other. One is a collector of things (every single McDonald’s toy there has ever been, he’s got it!), while another is in a situation with no friend or boyfriend to turn to because of a careless sex-capade with a good friend’s/roommate’s Groom/boyfriend’s BFF on their wedding day! haha! Ok, do I hear anyone’s mind-blowing yet?

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I cannot even begin to count the number of times the audience burst into laughter at the rather amusing banter between the two. The humour was witty and we laughed out loud quite, ever so often, on the clever play on words.

This was maybe my first time watching Shane Mardjuki on stage or perhaps not, but he certainly got my interest and attention from the start to end. Shane made Alex seem familiar somehow, like a person you and I would know.

Alex, with his phobias and fears, is the quiet introvert with the almost-geekish charm that … Erhem… “gives attention to details” in the bedroom!! Hahaa… Alex also seems to know a lot about everything eg. waste disposals, thermostats, dinosaurs etc and makes it a point to “just let you know how it works”. Juliet calls him,”The Rain Man” (Dustin Hoffman) and quite out rightly bullies him in Act One.

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Juliet threatening to smash the little T-Rex (Stegosaurus) McDonald’s toy that Alex so desperately wants to add to his collection, if he doesn’t agree to move out of ‘her’ apartment.

I was very excited to get a chance to watch Denise Tan again (my favourite Dim Sum Dolly and onstage actress) and I was not disappointed. Denise plays the impetuous only child Juliet with such ease and it’s always so fun to watch her. Despite her unreasonable empty threatening and bullying tactics in Act One, it is hard to dislike Juliet because of Denise! haha… The audience roared each time she said she would squash Alex if he didn’t move out of her apartment immediately. I laughed so much throughout the night and I know everyone else did too!

Says Alex, “Only children think the world revolves around them and when it doesn’t they behave badly.” “You want kids? Is that wise for you to breed?” Oops! Alex calls her the “Abandoned, only child, frustrated chef, wage slave!” haha but still she’s lovable! Plus, I really loved the cooking scene! And yes! It was real cooking, we smelled those yummy eggs Juliet cooked that Alex devoured in minutes! LOL!

Sure, it’s also quite crazy that after barely 20minutes of fighting over the apartment and who gets which room, the two somehow found each other attractive enough to well.. yeah… start kissing…. and…. Curtain closes 🙂 hahaa…

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Ooolala! Kissing!

What really made this play good was Act Two!

Fast forward 10 years later after the closing scene, we see quite a different picture. Love has given way to hostility as the couple are about to go their separate ways. Not quite the happily ever after that one would expect in a romantic comedy… I was completely caught off guard!!

I really loved the range of emotions explored as the two go through dividing up things. Each item ends up telling us a story of the last 10 years of marriage they’ve had before arriving at this moment of an ‘amicable’ split. From happy memories of fondness that grew into simply wanting more, leading to deep resentments and bittersweet memories, Act Two gets you charged up with situations that most couples may find familiar. The audience is drawn to find out why did it all break down in the end whilst sensing that the two still love each other deeply.

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Is it really Goodbye? *heart-breaking*

As the audience watched the state of Alex’s and Juliet’s marriage unfold on stage, the play quite daringly challenges the audience about their own love relationship. It is not embarrassed to ask you the honest question about your own romance – Is it really happily ever after or is it irreconcilable differences?? Where does one go from there? Is love really enough if both want different things in life? Or do you just continue driving each other insane?

I found myself tearing and yet still smiling and clinging on to that small glimmer of hope that Alex and Juliet may yet find the love again somehow. I shall not say what happens because you should really go to the play to see what happens and be surprised and touched by Love again. Self-sacrificing true Love that’s more important than any other thing one can possess on earth.

Hello Goodbye could have become too much heavy material for a good date night, but it didn’t. It stayed funny and heart warming till the end, so that your romantic date didn’t become a disaster but a thoughtful touching one that made you hold hands with your partner more that evening. I’ve been married for over 15 years now and we’re way passed the sparks but I am reminded again to always be thankful for the love from my husband whose been my steadfast pillar of strength. No new love could hope to substitute the years we’ve gone through together building a life together and I look forward to many more blessed years together.

So, if you must hear me say it, I had a really good time at Hello Goodbye and I’m quite sure the 2 couples that won our giveaway contest would have had fun too! Hello Goodbye is a great show to watch together with your significant other, it’s funny yet touchingly thoughtful. Don’t miss this great opportunity to renew your romance in September and have a great night out. Do get your tickets now at SISTIC, good seats still available! More ticketing details after the post below.

I also had the rare opportunity to interview Denise Tan, so watch for that post coming up real soon! 🙂

And look who I met at the preview show of Hello Goodbye! Adrian Pang who recently played the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew in The LKY Musical was on a date night with his wife too and I managed to steal a photo with him! hehe… Can’t wait for The LKY Musical to return to stage again (read our review and look out for when it comes back again by popular demand).

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! Audrey

Note : We were extended tickets to the show for the purposes of this review.  All opinions expressed remain our own. Photographs unless otherwise stated are copyright of the Singapore Repertory Theatre.

About Hello Goodbye

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When :  2 – 26 September 2015
Time : 8pm
Duration: ~Approximately 1 hours 30 minutes (15 minutes interval)
Tickets available through:
SISTIC Website

SISTIC Hotline (65) 6348 5555
SISTIC Authorised Agents islandwide
Ticket Pricing (Excludes Booking Fee)
Preview (2 & 4 Sept 2015) Standard: S$40, S$30, S$15(SRT Youth)
Weekdays (Tue – Thur)
Standard: S$50, S$40, S$15(SRT Youth)
Weekends(Saturday) & Public Holiday(24 Sep)
Standard: S$60, S$50, S$15(SRT Youth)

{GIVEAWAY} Dora The Explorer LIVE! : Search for the City of Lost Toys | Win Tickets worth $368

Dora the Explorer Live Musical

Thinking of what to do with the kids this coming September Holidays? For a limited time, Dora the Explorer LIVE! Search for the City of Lost toys will be back at the Resorts World Theatre, Resorts World Sentosa from 11-13 September 2015 and is definitely going to be a Big Hit with your little Dora and Diego fans!

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Back by popular demand, every little one’s favourite explorer is embarking on a LIVE musical adventure. Dora the Explorer has lost her teddy bear Osito and together with her best friend Boots, they search to rescue him!

With the help of the audience, Map, her talking Purple Backpack, Boots, Diego and their courageous friends, Dora uses her map-reading, counting, musical and language skills to successfully pass through the number pyramid and the mixed-up jungle to reach the City of Lost Toys. But watch out – you never know what that sneaky fox, Swiper might be up to along the way!

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Fans of the popular Nickelodeon show “Dora the Explorer” will be delighted with this  two act theatrical song and dance spectacular. Expect lots of interactive fun, catchy songs and colourful lively sets to keep your little ones captivated while inviting them to think, sing and play along.

And we’ve got great news! Thanks to our kind sponsors, we’ve got a set of 4 Family tickets (Cat 2) worth over $368 to Dora the Explorer LIVE! Search for the City of Lost Toys for GIVEAWAY to readers of SAys! Happy Mums on 11 September 2015, Friday at 7 pm. Super Yay!

 << WIN GIVEAWAY TICKETS WORTH $368!>>

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

1) {Compulsory} COMMENT on this blog post with your Child’s Age, Facebook Name and your email address (for contact purposes in case you win).

2) {Compulsory} LIKE SAys! Happy Mums  and Dora the Explorer Live on Facebook.

3) {Compulsory} LIKE and SHARE this Facebook post with the caption “Tag @Friend A  @Friend B  @Friend C @Friend D @Friend E  @SAys Happy Mums is giving away Family Tickets to Dora the Explorer Musical.”.  DO set your post to PUBLIC so that we are able to verify your entry.

4) {Not Compulsory}  It helps us track your entry easier ~ Leave a comment on the Facebook post. Simply comment DONE!  🙂

5) {Optional + 1 Chance}  We’d love to have you joining us on Instagram!  Follow @sayshappymums for instamoments.  ❤

Terms and Conditions:

  • Giveaway ends 3 September 2015 at 11.59PM.
  • Show date and time is on 11 September 2015, Friday at 7PM and cannot be changed to a different day or time.
  • Winner(s) 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 hope to see you soon at Dora the Explorer Live! 🙂

[Edited 04 Sep 15 ->]

WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT

Congratulations Patrick!  Hope you and your family will enjoy DORA on stage.  See ya there!!

Winner

[<- Edited 04 Sep 15]

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 and Audrey 🙂

About Dora the Explorer

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When: 11 –  13 Sep 2015  11am, 3pm, 7pm

Where: Resorts World™ Theatre, Resorts World Sentosa

Who2 years and above and their families

Duration: Approx 1 hour 20 minutes (Inclusive 20 minutes interval)

Ticket Pricing :

Standard: S$108, S$88, S$68
Partial Restricted View: S$88
Restricted View: S$48

Tickets available through:
SISTIC Website

SISTIC Hotline (65) 6348 5555
SISTIC Authorised Agents island wide