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ANNOUNCER: All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players. Of theatrical mischief, mastery, and comedy, the Theatre vertical delivers a critical analysis on the best and worst of visual storytelling on stage. If you would like your show to be reviewed, please contact us at [email protected].

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    Singapore Night Festival 2022's highlight act is an immersive theatre performance featuring a detective story in a Cathay Building replica.

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  • The Simon & Garfunkel Story is a must-watch for fans and stands as a living testament of the power of performance to reminisce and relive.

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    Marina Bay Sands brings the American folk duo Simon & Garfunkel's iconic music to Singapore with The Simon & Garfunkel Story stage show.

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    Operating at the Singapore Repertory Theatre (SRT), The Sound Inside weaves a tale of human connection through two characters' relationship.

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  • ICN Nilanka: Featured Image

    Bhinneka Tunggal Ika — Unity in Diversity Let us be reminded that we all have a unique place in society The introduction to Indonesian folklore  ICN is an annual musical production brought to you by over 120 Indonesian students passionate about storytelling in Nanyang Technological University (NTU). Titled Nilanka: A Musical, the story takes viewers back in time for a riveting performance. “For generations, ICN Cultural Production has discussed various themes while showcasing the vibrant culture and illustrations history of our Nusantara.” This year, ICN Cultural Production tells a captivating story about growth, love, and ambition from the classic Batak…

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  • ICN 2020: Feature Image

    ICN Cultural Productions returns in 2020 for the 11th edition of their show — titled Nilanka: A Musical.  This year’s production sees them taking on Batak folklore, specifically “Dayang Bandir dan Sandean Raja” from Indonesia’s cultural heritage. In a story revolving around themes of identity and conformity, Nilanka invites audiences to follow the journey of the six characters as they struggle against facing established societal norms while trying to stay true to themselves. As with previous editions, Nilanka is produced solely from the efforts of the Indonesian students of Nanyang Technological University (NTU); overseeing every aspect of the production including…

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  • Cats the Musical: Junkyard

    As upbeat and boisterous as it may be, Cats The Musical is a difficult musical to appreciate. One of the longest-running Broadway musicals, Cats The Musical clinched seven Tony awards including ‘Best Musical’, and has been seen by more than 81 million people worldwide. Revolving around the lives of the “Jellicle cats”, the premise of Cats is set in what seems like a junkyard as the show introduces the feline characters – the Jellicle cats – who congregate under a moonlight for an annual affair, the Jellicle Ball. Old Deuteronomy (played by Nicholas Pound), the wise leader of the pack,…

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  • It’s a production that relates close to the heart – NUANSA’s musical, Lukisan Jati, sheds light on the struggles two Indonesian scholars face in developing their artistic pursuits abroad. Following the protagonists’ journey of self-discovery, Lukisan Jati aims to share how rewarding it would be to overcome your personal struggles to follow your dreams. We spoke to the team behind the musical to tell us more about the plot that is set in two different centuries, and how they drew inspiration from the iconic Boschbrand painting. 1. What sparked the interest to follow the story of an accomplished painter, Raden…

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  • You may have heard of the phrase “starving artist”, but what is the reality for artists who are pursuing their dreams? NUANSA’s annual musical production, Lukisan Jati (translated as ‘Portrait of Self’), explores the coming-of-age story of two painters on their journey to self-discovery. One of the two protagonists is none other than Raden Saleh, the 19-century painter who was given a scholarship to study art abroad – just like present-day Elsa, the other protagonist who earned an art scholarship in Singapore. View this post on Instagram GET TO KNOW OUR CASTS! 😗 . RADEN SALEH (Portrayed by Hugo Herdianto)…

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  • Pangdemonium ends its 2019 season with a splash – Urinetown: The Musical gleefully takes the piss out of politicians, populism, “people power”, capitalism, corporate corruption, and musicals themselves! 20 years on, Urinetown continues to catapult musical theatre into a new dimension with its demented – yet uncannily familiar – depiction of a dystopian world, outrageous songs and a cunning knack of making you laugh ‘til you wet your pants. Urinetown is set in a fictional “most expensive city in the world”, where a cross-border water crisis has led to a government ban on private lavatories. The woeful water shortage sees the…

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