West Side Story: A tale of forbidden love

It’s the age-old story of boy meets girl – only this is no happily-ever-after fairytale but an intense love affair that ends in tragedy.

WEST SIDE STORY tells the tale of a love between two young people ,whose happiness is destroyed by the hate of two enemy camps in New York City’s urban jungle. It is summer time in New York, and the boys from the Upper West Side neighbourhood are on the prowl, raring for action. They belong to two enemy street gangs ruling the immigrant quarter – the Jets and the Sharks – and a clash is imminent. The Jets, sons of previous immigrants to America, are fighting the new arrivals from Puerto Rico, the Sharks, for domination of the streets in the area. Among them, Tony, a Jet, and Maria, sister to the leader of the Sharks, fall instantly, desperately, in love…

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One Terrific Sister Act

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Sister Act, the five-time Tony-nominated smash hit is in town! Crime, faith and a whole lot of dancing nuns – there was something for everyone, and as David commented at the end “So much glitter! I like the glitter best, mummy.” While Daryl declared, “I like the pretty one, mummy. The pretty lady with the big curly hair.”  Read more

Caught in the Act

Among all the movies I watched as a teen, Sister Act certainly stands out as one to remember. It was fresh and fun and sweet. I loved the music, the dancing, and how the irrepressibly charming Deloris Van Cartier breathed new life into an uninspired choir and discovered the power of friendship. Now, almost two decades after the movie first came out, Sister Act the Musical is coming to Singapore for the first time, and we can’t wait to watch it!

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CHICAGO || Prison break

A nightclub singer, a double-murderess, a smooth-talking lawyer and a cell block of sin. The stage is set for the return of award-winning Broadway and West End musical CHICAGO, bringing audiences back to the decadence and grit of the 1920s. Back to the “Jazz Age” of society, an era of bootleggers and booze, when sensational headlines were rampant and a revolution in morals and manners was on the rise.

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A rush of Adrenaline!

Cirque Adrenaline most definitely lives up to its name! We were treated to a smorgasbord of death-defying feats all served up in perfectly sized (c)hunks of six packs and exhilarating action. Heh. The boys said “Wow!” so many times that I lost count. And my own heart might have stopped beating at least a couple of times during our 2+ hours in the Marina Bay Sands MasterCard Grand Theatre.

Here’s presenting some of our favourite acts from the night!

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WICKED | Gravity defyingly good

1460707266537After a whirlwind few weeks of events, workshops and meet-ups with various ones, I was thankful for a relaxing evening out with my girlfriend E last night. And what better show to catch than WICKED, a story that revolves around the lives of two women who are as different as chalk and cheese, and whose journeys are inextricably linked – for good.

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As a multiple award-winning Broadway musical phenomenon, WICKED tells the story of an unlikely but profound friendship between two girls, golden-haired Glinda and social outcast green-skinned Elphaba. The girls first meet as sorcery students at Shiz University in their youth. From there, due to a series of (un)fortunate events, their lives take very different paths, eventually leading them to fulfil their destinies as Glinda the Good and the Wicked Witch of the West. But lest you be lulled into thinking that this is just a feel-good show about Good triumphing over Evil, you should know that that’s not the case. In fact, WICKED reminds us, in most poignant and heartfelt fashion, that things are often not what they seem…

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When David met Annie

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Long before I could fully appreciate the wonders of live theatre, my heart was stolen by the likes of Holly Golightly, the Artful Dodger and Little Orphan Annie, thanks to the wonderful world of rental VCDs. It has been a good 15 years since I first watched the 1982 recording of ANNIE, and I was excited to see how the musical would bring this familiar classic to new life on the stage, for a whole new generation of viewers…

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Mister Maker is coming to Singapore!

MM 1000x600px V1(11May)-04For the very first time, CBeebies’ Mister Maker is coming to Singapore for a theatre tour that spans seven shows from 10 to 12 June 2016. The boys are going to be really excited to catch him LIVE this school holidays. I say “going to be” because we haven’t told them yet – if we do, he’s all they’re going to talk about from now till then.

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