{Review} Catch A Taste of The Forbidden |Forbidden City: Portrait of an Empress

I’ve heard so much about this wonderful Dick Lee musical Forbidden City : Portrait of an Empress starring Kit Chan but each time it was staged before, I was out stationed. No wonder then that the hubs and I were really looking forward to finally go to the Esplanade Theatres to catch this well-loved classic and of course to see Kit Chan on stage!


Local theatre goers must have this epic musical as their 2017 Must Do, Must Watch musical and who could challenge that? Forbidden City: Portrait of an Empress first commissioned by Esplanade- Theatres on the Bay for Esplanade’s Opening Festival in October 2002 has had a sell-out season at each restaging (in Sept 2003 and 2006).

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Forbidden City: Portrait of an Empress is the story of Empress Dowager Ci Xi (played by Kit Chan), her love story, betrayals and struggles, rise to absolute power, even as China was increasingly being ravaged by foreign powers as the Qing Dynasty struggled to retain control of China.

As the musical opened, I could feel the excitement and anticipation rising in the hushed audience. It was almost unbelievable that I was finally watching this epic musical at the Esplanade. The little one who has a love for history was equally in awe, this being his first ‘adult’ musical! Plus, he was eagerly anticipating watching Kit Chan, the singer of his favourite National Day song – Home! What a treat!

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The Empress Dowager CiXi played by Cheryl Tan, Kit Chan and Sheila Francisco depicting different stages of her life.

The musical wasted no time in introducing the Dragon Lady and very soon we were transported into an unfamiliar time when the Emperor’s rule was absolute and his wants were insatiable (including his harem of concubines). As the older Empress CiXi (played by Sheila Francisco ) recounted her life’s hopes, joys, love, disappointments, struggles we were also given a running history of the ebbs and flows of the Qing Dynasty.

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Forbidden City was a musical treat from the very start. Dick Lee’s beautiful music was equally matched with the excellent vocals of the 2017 cast.

With big shoes to fill, credit must be given to Cheryl Tan who plays the young Yehenara this time instead of Kit Chan. Her voice crystal clear as always, was powerful and captivating. We’ve watched her as Juliet in SRT’s Shakespeare in the Park Romeo & Juliet, as Ivy in Dick Lee’s Beauty World and even as Little Bo Frilly in SRT’s The Three Billy Goats Gruff, and I think this is by far her best musical performance ever. She was calm yet vibrant, playing a more matured heroine this time, putting away her usual more animated and girlish characterisations.

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The young Yehenara (Cheryl Tan) with her hopes so high of finding true love with the Emperor.

Cheryl Tan lifted and refreshed us with her stunning vocals throughout Act One. I think the audience could feel Yehenara’s disappointment and betrayal when the Emperor quite quickly forgot about her after three months of what seemed like a fairy tale love affair. (I was amazed that when one got pregnant by the Emperor, he shelves you!!)

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My favourite has got to be the really entertaining Record Keepers played by Sebastian Tan (Singapore’s favourite Broadway Beng) and Dwayne Lau (SRT’s Treasure Island). They were just the perfect amount of humour and wit! The Record Keepers were brilliant and everyone in the audience adored them… maybe because they added the light-hearted fun in an otherwise depressing storyline perhaps? haha…

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I would be lying if I said that I wasn’t disappointed that we had to wait till Act Two before Kit Chan came on. Although every part of Act One was enjoyable, I still wished that the talented Kit Chan was on stage earlier and sang more… for she did not disappoint. Her well trained vocals was not only emotive, she commanded the presence only a star like her could. Everyone just could not get enough of her, I know that for a fact.

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Kit made us all feel the deep sorrows a mother (even a Dragon Lady) must have felt for the passing of her child. If there were doubts that Empress Dowager ever cared for anyone, she removed it. How her heart must have broke when Emperor Tung Chih’s life was wasted. I teared as I watched and listened.

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The stage sets were a awesome. Beautiful. Simple yet effective. I especially loved the funeral scene where the stage was opened up to reveal the depth of the really amazing theatre stage of the Esplanade! I had no idea it was so deep… other times when I’ve been to the Esplanade theatres, the productions had never used this to their visual advantage.

Forbidden City is Wey’s first ‘adult’ musical and I was half wondering if he would be able to sit through the 2 hour musical. As it turns out, I needn’t have worried because my 8 year old was totally absorbed throughout. So if you are wondering if your not-so young children will enjoy the musical, I would think so. He was intrigued by the larger than life characters and the story unfolding onstage, the beautiful stage sets and costumes and quite simply the awesome music. In fact, when the musical ended, he actually let out a cry of dismay “Oh?! That’s the end?!!?”; much to the amusement of the people seated around us. Of course, be prepared to answer questions along the lines of : ” Mama, what’s a brothel? Why did the Emperor go there?” ” What disease did he get from the brothel and why?” haha… I took it as a good teaching point moment although I did not quite go into too much details. 🙂

Not all musicals are created equal. It has been more than a decade since Singapore last watched this highly acclaimed iconic made-in Singapore musical and for me, Forbidden City: Portrait of an Empress is still as stunning and magical as ever. When you go to see this musical, you will come away in awe at not just the entire production, but an amazement at our local talents.

Don’t miss this amazing timeless musical by local theatre big names or you may have to wait yet another decade for its restaging. Also this may very well be the last time to catch Kit Chan in the role as Empress Ci Xi! If you haven’t already booked tickets, be sure not to be stingy on the tickets, get the best seats for a better view, it’s worth every dollar! I promise! 

Forbidden City: Portrait of an Empress plays at the Esplanade Theatre from 8 -27 August 2017. Book Early for the best Category Seats to enjoy the epic musical fully. Tickets available from Esplanade Box Office at https://www.esplanade.com/events/2017/forbidden-city-portrait-of-an-empress, more details at end of post.

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We are grateful for the opportunity to attend Forbidden City – Portrait of an Empress, 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 SRT 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 Forbidden City – Portrait of an Empress

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When : 8 to 27 August 2017| Tues – Fri: 8pm | Sat : 3pm & 8pm |  Sunday : 1.30pm & 6pm

Where : Esplanade Theatre 

Duration : Approximately 2hrs (including a 20min intermission)

Ticket Pricing :
Tue–Thu, Evening / Sat, Matinee / Sun, Matinee & Evening
Standard: $58, $78, $98, $118
VIP: $128
Restricted View: $38

Fri & Sat, Evening
Standard: $68, $88, $108, $128
VIP: $138
Restricted View: $38

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{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

{Media Invite} The Great Wall: One Woman’s Journey|A Night of Stunning Vocals

I was so looking forward to go to The Great Wall Musical at the Drama Centre Theatre with the hubby on Thursday night (especially since the kiddo was finally done with his Math Mini- Test).  Date night finally! Away from the crazy homework and mini-tests schedules!

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Part of the excitement was also because it’s been such a long time since we’ve hit the theatres, and what a good one to start with. A brand new original musical based on a beautiful love story with a stellar cast! I was excited to get to see Nathan Hartono sing live on stage too! It was no wonder then that even on a week night, this musical was playing to an almost full house!

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Set in the time of Qin Shi Huang, the First Emperor of China, who wants to create a new history, a new One China united under his rule, the musical is based on the legend of Meng Jiang Nü (played by Na-Young Jeon) whose devotion and love for her husband Fan Qi Liang (Nathan Hartono), sends her on a long and arduous journey in search of him after he is captured by the Emperor’s guards to work at The Great Wall.

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Behold the Great Emperor of China

The opening scene with Emperor Qin(played by George Chan) is grand and sets the tone of the times~ where fear of this great tyrant prevails throughout the new One China. The dramatic effect was perfect, with the Emperor perched up high against the dark backdrop.  We were transported immediately into those fearful tyrannical times where everyone’s existence is for the pleasure of one man- the Emperor.

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The Emperor commands that all males be conscripted to build his Great Wall and all scholars be killed!

I think it safe to say that every single person in the audience was moved by the singing of Na-Young Jeon. She was amazing. Her voice crystal clear and beautiful. Her singing lifted our spirits as she found love and fell sweetly and deeply in love to runaway scholar Fan Qi Liang. We felt her misery, her helplessness and desperation when her beloved was arrested and taken away by the Emperor’s Guards. We wanted to run with her and journey with her as she went in search of her husband to see him again. Na-Young Jeon made Meng Jiang Nü real… our sister in a desperate situation. (I hear Ethel Yap’s performance as Meng Jiang Nü is equally enthralling)

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The beautiful lovebirds

I really enjoyed watching the two well matched lovebirds on stage. Nathan Hartono did not disappoint. Handsome as he sang away to melt our hearts (hahah) but a pity I felt he didn’t seem to have as many singing parts as I had hoped. In fact, I have a nasty suspicion that his air-time was far lesser than the Women in the Village!! But then again that could be just me? If only there was more of Nathan and Na-Young… the night would have been perfect! haha..

Even so, every song in this 2.5 hour long musical was delightful with stunningly good singing.

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The Women in The Village / Mother / Women of China take up quite a fair bit of the musical, unfortunately.

The set and costume were simple yet beautifully designed and each scene was an artistic visual treat.

I especially remembered a scene of Meng Jiang Nü’s journey which required an amazing display of precision and teamwork, as the villagers laid out the wooden planks for Meng Jiang Nü, who walks and climbs on each plank. As her journey progresses, it is a stunning visual.  Perhaps, through this repetitive act of laying out the pathway for Meng Jiang Nü, the audience also experiences the difficulty and the long journey she took.

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Truly a great display of No wall too tall. No Journey too long… Meng Jiang Nü’s arduous journey in search of her beloved.

The Great Wall Musical is a powerful love story of one woman’s undying love and determination to be with her beloved against all odds. But it is not just a love story, it is an amazing story of human strength and tenacity despite immense suffering … A story about bravery and courage to stand up for what you believe in, and remain unyielding in spite of ruthless tyranny.

The Great Wall Musical runs from 14 -30 July 2017 at the Drama Centre Theatre, so there’s only one more week before it ends, next Sunday. Do catch it even if it’s a week night show.

The hubby gave it a thumbs up and has been telling everyone (who has asked us) that it’s a must watch. I agree 🙂 This is truly a Must – Watch Musical for 2017. Take a well deserved break from the mundane and be transported into another time, another world, another love. Book quickly at SISTIC https://www.sistic.com/events/cwall0717 before tickets are totally sold out! Have a lovely time with The Great Wall Musical!

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 Glowtape Production’s The Great Wall Musical for the purposes of this review. We were not remunerated for the review, all opinions and experiences remain our own alone. All photos unless otherwise mentioned are copyright of Crispi I Photography & Glowtape Productions 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 Great Wall: One Woman’s Journey

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When  : 14 – 30 JULY 2017 | Tue – Sat 8pm |Sat & Sun 3pm

* Please note that the role of Meng Jiang Nü will be played by Ethel Yap for performances on 16 Jul 3pm, 19 Jul 8pm and 26 Jul 8pm.

Where: Drama Centre Theatre (Map)

Duration: Approximately 2 hours 30 minutes  (15 minutes interval)

Who : No admission for infants in arms and person below 8 years old.

Ticket Pricing :  Check SISTIC for discounts applicable.

14 & 15 JULY $68 – $98
FRI 8PM, SAT 3PM & 8PM $68 – $98, $128 (VIP)
TUE – THU 8PM, SUN 3PM $58 – $88

(Ticket prices excludes $4 SISTIC Booking Fee)

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

{Giveaway} Glowtape Productions’ The Great Wall: One Woman’s Journey| 14 – 30 JULY 2017

Glowtape Productions presents The Great Wall: One Woman’s Journey from 14 – 30 July at the Drama Centre Theatre.

The Great Wall: One Woman’s Journey is a spectacular musical adaptation that transforms Meng Jiang Nü’s tale into a soaring musical odyssey. Raw emotions are laid bare in a dazzling display of vocal showmanship as the characters come to life in a beautiful contemporary setting detailed with traditional design influences.

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Captivating and profoundly moving, this production weaves a gripping tale of love and courage against an epic backdrop of imperial China. In the face of insurmountable odds, a young everywoman does not yield to her fate. What unfolds is a passionate display of a woman’s resolve as she stands alone against the ultimate symbol of unbridled hubris and power.

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Join the phenomenal Na-Young Jeon’s Singapore debut, multi-talented George Chan and homegrown singing sensation Nathan Hartono as they team up this July for The Great Wall: One Woman’s Journey.

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No wall too tall.
No journey too long.
The legend of Meng Jiang Nü.

Behind the imposing façade of The Great Wall lies one of the most enduring legends in Chinese folklore – the story of Meng Jiang Nü, whose tears brought down the Great Wall.

This original musical with brand new script by acclaimed Singaporean playwright Jean Tay, who won best original script for Everything But The Brain and authored Boom, both literature texts in schools, is led by an international team of artists – featuring composer David Shrubsole (National Gallery Singapore’s Opening Festival, London Road) from the UK, helmed by Australian director Darren Yap (Man of Letters, Miss Saigon, Mamma Mia!), and starring talents from the West End – Dutch-Korean actress Na-Young Jeon (Les Misérables, Miss Saigon) and Monique Wilson (Miss Saigon, The King & I), along with George Chan (Chicago, December Rains) and homegrown singer-songwriter Nathan Hartono, fresh from his stint on Sing! China.

The Great Wall: One Woman’s Journey is a musical not to be missed! We can’t wait attend this amazing new musical in July. Book your tickets early at SISTIC and get the best seats before it is a Sold Out performance!

GIVEAWAY : 

WIN a Pair of Tickets worth $144!  

We’ve got great news for our loyal followers and fans of Nathan Hartono!

Glowtape Productions has kindly sponsored a pair of Cat 3 tickets worth more than for the 16 July, Sunday 3pm performance! Do follow ALL the instructions below to take part for your chance to win! 

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 Email address.

2) LIKE SAys! Happy Mums  and The Great Wall Musical on Facebook.

3) LIKE and SHARE this Facebook post on your Facebook Wall with the caption “Tag @Friend A Tag @Friend B Tag @Friend C Tag @Friend D Tag @Friend E, I want to watch The Great Wall : A Woman’s Journey with @Says Happy Mums ”. DO set your post to PUBLIC so that we are able to verify your entry.

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Terms and Conditions:

  • Giveaway ends 30 June, Friday at 2359 hrs.
  • Collection will be at the Drama Centre Theatre, Level 3, 45 minutes before show time. Do note that children younger than 8 years old will not be admitted.
  • 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 48 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.
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About The Great Wall: One Woman’s Journey

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When  : 14 – 30 JULY 2017 | Tue – Sat 8pm |Sat & Sun 3pm

* Please note that the role of Meng Jiang Nü will be played by Ethel Yap for performances on 16 Jul 3pm, 19 Jul 8pm and 26 Jul 8pm.

Where: Drama Centre Theatre (Map)

Duration: Approximately 2 hours 30 minutes  (15 minutes interval)

Who : No admission for infants in arms and person below 8 years old.

Ticket Pricing :  Check SISTIC for discounts applicable.

14 & 15 JULY $68 – $98
FRI 8PM, SAT 3PM & 8PM $68 – $98, $128 (VIP)
TUE – THU 8PM, SUN 3PM $58 – $88

(Ticket prices excludes $4 SISTIC Booking Fee)

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

The Stage is Calling ~ Casting Calls for Little Ones | 29 Dec 2016

If you have a talented little one with a dream to take the stage and be a star, here’s an opportunity to do it with a stellar theatre company, Pangdemonium!

Pangdemonium is casting for their production FUN HOME!
Pangdemonium’s “FUN HOME” is holding auditions on 29 December 2016 for three child roles.

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Getting cast in this Tony-winning Broadway musical could be a dream come true for any young musical theatre actor!

The casting call includes protagonist Alison Bechdel’s youngest stage incarnation and her two child brothers: Christian and John.
For those unfamiliar with this coming-of-age hit…

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CHRISTIAN is the oldest Bechdel child. Young male actor aged 10–12.  JOHN is the youngest (age 7–9), and described as being full of energy and having a quirky imagination.

Both roles call for a young singer-actor with a natural sound, good sense of harmony, and pitch.

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YOUNG ALISON (age 9-11) holds much more heft in the show than her two stage brothers—original cast member Sydney Lucas earned a Tony nomination for the role, after all! She’s “on the cusp of finding herself and forming her own views on how a girl her age should behave and dress”. We are looking for a young girl who is both confident and intelligent. The right candidate’s singing abilities will require moving “seamlessly in vocal quality from speech to song” and a range of B to B.

* Please note that in the story, SMALL ALISON is considered a “tomboy”, and becomes aware that she is not like most other girls her age. She sings a song “Ring of Keys” (https://youtu.be/pMAuesRJm1E) about this growing awareness, but otherwise does not understand, much less know how to act upon, what she is sensing. It is not until she reaches her late teens (MEDIUM ALISON) that she dares to come out as gay.  With this in mind, auditionees (and their parents/guardians) have to be comfortable with the subject matter of the story.

Performers of all ethnic and racial background are encouraged to attend.

AUDITION DETAILS

Auditions  29 December  2016
Call Backs  30 December 2016
Preparation
Please bring sheet music for ONE short contemporary musical theatre song, OR choose one song from the suggested list:
○ “Ben” – Michael Jackson
○ “Rockin’ Robin” – Michael Jackson
○ “I’ll Be There” – Jackson 5
○ “Who’s Lovin’ You” – Jackson 5
Please note that we will NOT transpose on the spot. Minus-1 will NOT be accepted.
Prepare a short monologue (memorized) in an American accent
Bring picture and resume

Other Dates

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FUN HOME Boot Camp (learning songs) – 12 – 16 June 2017
First Rehearsal – 28 August 2017
First Performance  – 29 September 2017
Last Performance – 15 October 2017
To book an audition slot please email – auditions@pangdemonium.com

{Giveaway} SRT’s Hanuman |Share to Win a Family Package worth $129

Hanuman The Superhero Monkey

Fresh from the fun we had at SRT’s 三只山羊 The Three Billy Goats Gruff, we’re all set to catch yet another excellent production by SRT! Yep! Hanuman will be staged at the KC Arts Centre 1-30 April 2016

Wey and R are all excited to catch this new production and have been asking about it since they saw the theatre graphics and promotional pamphlets at the SRT last month!

Who is Hanuman?

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Hanuman is a superhero monkey, who destroys monsters, defeats evil kings and restores order to the world. Follow his journey –part cartoon, part film, part musical and part physical theatre– into a land of myth, mystery and many adventures. Wow! Getting excited about Hanuman yet?
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SRT’s The Little Company presents this original multimedia and highly visual multi-sensory theatre experience. Celebrate the year of the Monkey with Hanuman as you watch worlds and landscapes change in the blink of an eye and witness the extraordinary feats of Hanuman and his cheeky band of monkey friends as they battle to create a better world.
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If you haven’t already gotten tickets yet, do hurry as the last I checked, tickets are selling out fast for weekend shows! You can book at SISTIC http://www.sistic.com.sg/events/hanu0416 now.
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We’ve got a Family Package of 4 tickets worth $192 to watch Hanuman on 3 April 2016, Sunday at 11AM  for Giveaway!

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

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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 IG Handle (only if you have re-shared on IG for your bonus entry -see below).

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

3) LIKE and SHARE this Facebook post on YOUR FACEBOOK PAGE with the caption “Tag @Friend A Tag @Friend B Tag @Friend C @Friend D @Friend E Share to Win A Family Package to SRT’s #Hanuman 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 #SRT #Hanuman + 3 Friends

Terms and Conditions:

  • Giveaway ends 29 March 2016, Tuesday at 11.59PM.
  • Show date and time is on 3 April 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, 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.
  • Incomplete entries will be disqualified without notice. Decisions are final and no changes/disputes will be entertained.
  • All information is solely collected for the purpose of this giveaway and we will not send unsolicited emails to your inbox unless you have opted to subscribe to us (on the right!).
  • This giveaway is in no manner associated with any social media accounts except our blog.

Best of luck and see you at the SRT soon! Stay tuned to our Winner Announcement and Review post too!

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About Hanuman

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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

[Updated 30 Mar ’16]

Winner Announcement

Thanks everybody for taking part in this giveaway.  Congratulations to our winner!  We will be in touch shortly with regards to ticket collection details.

Hanuman


 

 

{Giveaway} KidsFest! 2016 Snow Child | Share to Win a Family Package

It’s KidsFest! 2016 today and there’s an amazing line up of brand new shows this year. As expected familiar favourites like The Gruffalo and Room on the Broom are selling out fast with very limited seats available. Find out more about the shows at the KidsFest 2016 Website. Do book early at SISTIC to catch your favourite shows.

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New for this year’s KidsFest! 2016 includes the magical story of Snow Child. This endearing story of a lonely childless couple , who build a child’s figure from ice and snow and wished so very very hard… until the strength of their longing brings a magical snow child to life before their eyes!

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Snow Child is a girl like no other. As she dances in the wild landscape and talks with the animals, she brings joy, fun and laughter to the whole village. But it’s not easy, bringing up a wild daughter of the blizzards and the wind.

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And as winter fades to bring on spring and summer… will the Snow Child and her parents find their happily ever after? This touching story about family, love and the power of dreams will engage both the young ones and their parents too!

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Thanks to our sponsor, we’ve got a family package of 4 Cat 2 Tickets worth $208 to watch Snow Child on Friday, 5 Feb 2016 at 5pm for Giveaway!

<<WIN A FAMILY PACKAGE of 4 tickets! SHARE TO WIN! >>  

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 ABA Productions 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 @SAys Happy Mums KidsFest! 2016 Snow Child Giveaway Now”. 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 #kidsfest2016 #SnowChild + 3 Friends

Terms and Conditions:

  • Giveaway ends 31 January 2016, Sunday at 11.59PM.
  • Show date and time is on 5 February 2016, Friday at 5PM and cannot be changed to a different day or time.
  • The Winner will be notified by the email provided under the blog comments and must reply within 24 hours, failing which, a new winner will be drawn, without notice.
  • The Sponsor reserves the right to request for a redraw if the drawn winner on our blog has also won tickets to the show from another giveaway.
  • Tickets can be collected at the Box Office, 1 hour before the show starts, at SOTA Drama Theatre.  This giveaway is open to Singapore residents only.
  • 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.

Best of luck! Hope to see you at the show and do say Hi! if you see us 🙂

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 Snow Child

Snow Child 5-7 Feb SOTA

When:  Fri, 5 Feb 5pm| Sat, 6 Feb: 10am & 12pm| Sun, 7 Feb: 3pm & 5pm

Where: SOTA Drama Theatre, 1 Zubir Said Drive Singapore 227968

Who: For children aged 3 and above and their families

Duration: Approximately 60 minutes with no interval

Ticket Price (excludes SISTIC charges)

Standard:  S$62, S$52, S$42  

For more information, visit www.aba-productions.com. Book now at https://www.sistic.com.sg/events/snc0216

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

 

 

[Updated 3rd Feb ’16]

Congratulations to @Andy Neo! You have won 4 tickets to Snow Child! We will forward the ticket collection details soon! 🙂

{Giveaway} Win Family Tickets worth over $1,500 to watch Joe Labero | A Night Of Magic At Raffles

If you missed out on A NIGHT OF MAGIC AT RAFFLES earlier this year, here’s your chance to catch it again!

Back from a sold-out season earlier in January this year, Sweden’s Top Illusionist, Joe Labero is back again for yet another season to mesmerize the Singapore audience with his magic that’s simply an amazing fiery extravaganza!

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Have you watched a world class magician performing live, right in front of your eyes?

Well, the truth is, although we’ve watched many magic shows before, the kids have yet to come up close and personal with a world class magician like Joe Labero.  Reviewed as probably the best magic show of the year, we are definitely thrilled to be catching Joe Labero LIVE in A Night of Magic At Raffles on Saturday night! Super Scream Yay!!

Are you ready to BELIEVE?

Get set to be spellbound and blown away by the 4 time Merlin Award winner and renowned magic master Joe Labero as he attempts to play with fire, literally.  Assisted by the hottest guest performers and fire artists – Burnt out Punks, A Night of Magic At Raffles promises to be a night of amazement and thrills to welcome the uninitiated into the intriguing world of magic!

Staged at the beautiful Jubilee Hall Theatre at Raffles Hotel in Singapore, be prepared to start believing as the fiery punk circus show combines old favourites with brand new never before seen illusions!

Sometimes, all we need in life is a little magic, so don’t miss this chance to be all fired up believing in magic. Grab your tickets now from Sistic! Ticketing details for A Night of Magic At Raffles below!

Joe Labero's A Night Of Magic at Raffles

Joe Labero at The Merlin Award

Labero’s lifelong passion for magic sparked off at the age of 12 by his parents’ gift of a magician’s box.  Today, Labero is one of the most respected and captivating magicians in the world with international performances spanning across 13 gala-shows for ‘magic hands’ in Germany, the Sunwing hotel in Canary Islands and the luxury cruise liner M/S Funchal.  He has since performed 2000 shows in Australia and over 5000 shows in Europe.

Thanks to our generous sponsors, we’ve got 3 sets of 4 x Adult tickets to ‘A Night of Magic at Raffles’ for giveaway! That’s right! 3 lucky readers will get to watch Joe Labero on 2 May 2015, 3pm {EDITED 16/4/15 : PLS NOTE THAT SPONSORED SHOW TIME HAS BEEN CHANGED TO 7.30PM INSTEAD.}  !

3 sets of 4 Tickets (worth $1500) for Giveaway!

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

1.  Comment on this blog post with your Facebook name and email.

2.  LIKE SAys! Happy Mums and Joe Labero News on Facebook.

3.  LIKE & SHARE this Facebook post with the caption “Tag @Friend A Tag @Friend B Tag @Friend C   SAys! Happy Mums has 3 sets of Family Tickets to Joe Labero ~ A Night of Magic At Raffles for GIVEAWAY!” – DO set your post to PUBLIC so that we are able to verify your entry.

Terms and Conditions:

  • Giveaway ends 26th April 2015, Sunday at 11.59PM.
  • Show date and time is on 2nd May 2015, Saturday at 3.00PM  {EDITED 16/4/15 : PLS NOTE THAT SPONSORED SHOW TIME HAS BEEN CHANGED TO 7.30PM INSTEAD.} and cannot be changed to a different day or time. Do note that children below the age of 5 will NOT be admitted.
  • 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 from the Box Office, 1 hour before the show starts, at the Jubilee Hall, Raffles Hotel.  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.

The giveaway has ended and winners have been picked.  Congratulations everyone!  We will be getting in touch via email.   Kindly check your inbox for details.  Hope you will enjoy the magical performance this weekend!

Joe Labero A Night of Magic at Raffles Says Happy Mums

Best of luck and do share the love!

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 A Night of Magic at Raffles

Joe Labero's A Night Of Magic at Raffles

When : 26 March to 3 May 2015 (Weekdays – 7.30pm | Saturdays – 3.00pm & 7.30pm | Sundays – 3.00pm)

Where : Jubilee Hall, Raffles Hotel

Who : 5 year olds and above  *Children under 5 will NOT be admitted in the theatre, due to the sudden flashes and loud noises during the show.

Tickets available through:
SISTIC Website

SISTIC Hotline (65) 6348 5555
SISTIC Authorised Agents islandwide

Prices : VIP Reserve (Meet & Greet) – $230 (Adult) $215 (Children) | Standard – $125 (Adult) $60 (Children) | Restricted View – $75 (Adult) $50 (Children)

See you at the magic world of Labero at Raffles!

Joe Labero's A Night Of Magic at Rafffles“My belief is that, as an artist, you cannot really ever be completely satisfied. There are always things that can be improved… I believe in constantly striving, looking and preparing for the next big step. It́s an evolution in learning.”  ~ Joe Labero