If you’re looking for a great night out, then you should definitely check out one of the many theatre shows that are playing in Singapore! There’s never a dull moment when it comes to theatre shows.
There is something for everyone, and you’re sure to have a great time. Whether you’re interested in musicals, comedies, or dramas; are a fan of contemporary shows, or prefer classic plays, there is sure to be a show that suits your taste.
Here is a list of some of the best theatre shows that are scheduled to take place in Singapore this year. We highly recommend that you check them out!
1. The Simon & Garfunkel Story
Singapore will host The Simon and Garfunkel Story soon! This theatrical production in the format of a concert will only be performed twice and tell the tale of the folk music band Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel. Fans may anticipate hearing their classic tunes, like “Celia,” during the sold-out international tour, which will perform at the Sands Theatre in Singapore. Along with other songs!
2. Dancing Queen: A Tribute To ABBA
Once more with Mamma Mia! Put on your dancing shoes and travel back in time with ABBAsolutely fABBAulous, a highly regarded ABBA tribute group, as they take you through an entire night of all of ABBA’s best tunes. Sing along to songs from “Mamma Mia,” “Dancing Queen,” “Money, Money, Money,” “Super Trouper,” and other well-known musicals. As music blares throughout the theater in Singapore, this tribute show honoring the renowned band ABBA will undoubtedly cause you to get up and leave your seat.
STOMP, the smash success on Broadway and in the West End, is returning! STOMP is a physical theater performance unlike any other since it combines acrobatics, objects, rhythm, and percussions. The artists utilize everything from brooms to boots to the kitchen sink to create an amazing show with an equally electrifying rhythm. Stomp delivers a very distinctive kind of theater to Singapore with brand-new choreography and music!
4. Muswell Hill
A couple from the upper middle class invites their friends over for dinner. Although the chats are brief and meaningless, the secrets come to light as the evening goes on. The passive-aggressive relationship between the couple, is a blind date between a neurotic and an eccentric. A natural calamity occurs in another part of the planet, devastating the entire community. You’ll quickly recognize that the play is a parody, highlighting the blatant ignorance and first-world issues that some of us lament.
5. The LKY Musical
The LKY Musical is prepared to perform in September as the first significant musical to do so in Singapore’s Sands Theatre following the pandemic. In the musical, Mr. Lee Kuan Yew’s life will be chronicled from his school years to Singapore’s independence in 1965. Featuring music by Dick Lee, starring Adrian Pang as Lee Kuan Yew and Kit Chan as Kwa Geok Choo.
6. Forbidden City: Portrait of an Empress
This musical, which was created by Stephen Clark, Dick Lee, and Steven Dexter, is without a doubt the ultimate crowd-pleaser in musical theatre. Due to great demand, the performance, which made its debut in 2002, was rerun in 2003, 2006, and 2017 and enjoyed a prosperous world tour in 2008. Forbidden City: Portrait of an Empress, which has exquisite oriental sets and costumes, centers on Kit Chan’s portrayal of China’s famed Empress Dowager Cixi and the sinister secrets that surround her.
7. Beauty World
A coming-of-age tale about a small-town girl whose search for her father takes her to an unexpected location, Beauty World pays homage to the black and white aesthetics of ’50s Cantonese cinema and the scene grabs of Chinese soap operas. Despite these inspirations, the musical keeps loyal to the Singapore voice by including Singlish in its screenplay along with other local and regional idioms. This musical by Michael Chiang, revived in 2008, is also regarded as one of Singapore’s very first musicals.
8. Quasimodo, A Musical Story
The big hit Quasimodo, A Musical Story, which debuted precisely three years after the Notre Dame Cathedral fire, takes us to lovely Paris. The hunchbacked cathedral bell ringer Quasimodo is depicted in the musical adaptation of Victor Hugo’s 1831 novel. So, you already know the rest. Director Nathalie Ribette, actors George Chan, Hossan Leong, Joash Zheng, Vanessa Kee, and others bring the mesmerizing drama to life.
9. The Sound of Music
The hills are resonating with music! This November, Maria and the Von Trapp Family will be performing in the return of The Sound of Music. The Von Trapp family and their governess Maria are the subjects of this family musical, which launches its brand-new international tour in Singapore’s theaters. The Sound of Music, which is based on Maria Von Trapp’s 1949 autobiography and includes a number of well-known songs and a touching tale, is ideal for a family outing.
10. New World’s End
Looking for an alternative to your typical stage performance of a play? OH! A multimodal audio-guided tour of Jalan Besar is included in New World’s End, Open House’s newest permanent immersive art installation. Choose your headphones, and get ready to be transported to a new world as you stroll down Jalan Besar and listen to an intriguing mix of fiction and history about the famous New World Amusement Park. As a romance tale (spoken by Salif Hardie and Moira Loh) develops, you’ll meander via dark passageways and hidden rooms while listening to a soundtrack created by the band NADA.
All in all, the theatre scene in Singapore is vibrant and offers a great variety of performances to suit all tastes. Whether you are looking for a light-hearted comedy or a thought-provoking drama, there is sure to be a show that will appeal to you.
So why not take advantage of all that the city has to offer and catch a performance the next time you are in town? You might just be surprised at how much you enjoy it.
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