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Being Haresh Sharma sheds light on the Cultural Medallion-winning playwright himself. With the text based on plays by Sharma, the play maps together stories and characters from different stories, and introduces new ways to read and experience Sharma’s intricate world.
One man, three air stewardesses. What’s a Casanova to do? Enter the suave bachelor, Bernard (Rodney Oliveiro), who’s juggling three relationships at once, each girlfriend blissfully unaware of the others. But things go off-kilter when his friend Robert visits and upends his world. This is W!LD RICE’s fourth restaging of Boeing Boeing, directed by Pam Oei. Read our interview with the cast here.
The newest instalment of world-famous circus series, Cirque Du Soleil, returns with the clown-inspired Kooza. Featuring an international cast of 50 acrobats, musicians, actors and singers, the show tells the story of ‘The Innocent’, who goes on a self-discovery trip and meets eccentric characters and experiences countless thrills along the way.
After 30 years, Michael Chiang’s well-loved comedy Army Daze returns, this time a sequel that traces what’s become of the five 18-year-old ‘blur as sotong’ BMT recruits. In this comedic get-together, Ah Beng's an entrepreneur, Johari runs a fast-food chain, Kenny’s since become a renowned designer and Krishnamoorthi's a successful architect – yet the spectre of CPL Ong continues to haunt them. Directed by Beatrice Chia-Richmond and featuring Don Richmond’s original compositions, fall into the lives of the former recruits of Hotel Company Platoon 4, 1987.
The 22nd edition of Singapore Dance Theatre’s Ballet Under The Stars sees a medley of works from choreographers like Kinsun Chan, Edwaard Liang and Nils Christe, including three other wedding-themed ballets – Coppelia, Sleeping Beauty and Don Quixote. Bring down the picnic spread and relax under the stars while the dancers perform at the outdoor event.
Come September, the multiple Tony Award-winning Broadway musical that is West Side Story will make its return to our shores – led by an all-American cast who’ll be taking on all the classics with emotionally-charged favourites like Maria, Tonight, America and I Feel Pretty. The tale of star-crossed lovers riffs on Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, except this 60-year-old production – which The Times called ‘Broadway’s greatest dance musical’ – is set in the darker reaches of 1950s New York, where a relationship is forced apart by a vicious rivalry between two street gangs: the Jets and the Sharks, whose arrival from Puerto Rico threatens to upset the hierarchy in the area. In the sweltering New York summer that’s heated as much by the weather as the gang rivalry, a forbidden romance quickly develops. Under Arthur Laurent’s direction, fall into a whirling, finger-snapping world of mambo, rock ‘n’ roll and jazz, led by a love story that’s unmatched in intensity.