Upcoming theatre and dance performances in Singapore

Book and secure front-row seats at these upcoming musicals, plays and dance performances in Singapore
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With a plethora of stage takeovers in Singapore, it's fair to say that the performing arts scene here shows no signs of slowing down. From Broadway and West End international tours to high-quality productions by local theatre companies in our backyard, here are the best upcoming dance performances, plays, musicals and revivals bursting with glittery costumes, catchy songs, captivating choreography, and Grade A entertainment.

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Theatre, Musicals

The Lion King

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After its last successful staging in 2011, The Lion King is finally gracing our shores once again. The classic Disney movie is totally reimagined for the stage with mind-blowing results, showcasing a talented international cast performing all the well-loved hits such as Hakuna Matata and Shadowland.

Theatre, Drama

Chinatown Crossings

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Drama lovers, strap in for a theatre performance that takes you to the streets of Kreta Ayer in the 60s. The stage production by Drama Box tells that of a man who spent his childhood between 1960s and 1970s in Chinatown, and the memories that follow him. Through its storytelling, you can experience the insides of a shophouse, as well as a revisit old Singapore.

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Theatre, Shakespeare

Shakespeare's Globe

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Who says you have to travel to the Globe Theatre in London to catch some Shakespeare? Shakespeare's Globe is flying out of the UK capital for a global tour, making a return to our shores with a chest full of stunning costumes, stage sets, eight talented actors and three all-time classics – Twelfth Night (September 19 & 20), The Merchant of Venice (September 18 & 21) and The Taming of the Shrew (September 21). For its last two shows, the company is set to revive a 16th-century tradition for the first time where the audience gets to decide which play out of the three they want to see on-stage. The power is in your hands.

Theatre, Children's

The Rainbow Fish

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Here's one for the whole family. Catch the Asian debut of the stage adaptation of Marcus Pfister’s The Rainbow Fish, as well as companion titles, Rainbow Fish Discovers the Deep Sea and Opposites, at the Victoria Theatre. Brought to you by the Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia, feast your eyes for a kaleidoscope of puppetry that follows the Rainbow Fish as he explores the deep blue sea.

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Dance, Ballet

Ballet Under the Stars

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Gracing the lush Fort Canning Green, Ballet Under the Stars returns to showcase three captivating dance performances – George Balanchine’s The Four Temperaments, François Klaus’ Midnight Waltzes and Edward Liang’s 13th Heaven – for its 23rd edition. Sit back and relax with a glass of wine in hand as you enter the dreamy world of classical and contemporary ballet, presented by the Singapore Dance Theatre.

Theatre, Musicals

Peter and the Starcatcher

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What if we tell you that there's a story prior to Peter Pan's iconic adventures with the Darling children? Based on the Broadway production, Pangdemonium takes on Rick Elice's Peter and the Starcatcher, a heartwarming prequel that shadows a young starcatcher-in-training named Molly who's on a secret mission, voyaging across the seas with three other orphans. Follow the children as they overcome obstacles to make their way to Neverland safely.

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Theatre, Musicals

Kinky Boots

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Here's a musical that's funny and heartwarming to boot – Kinky Boots is taking over the Singapore stage with an explosive score by Grammy and Tony-Award winner Cyndi Lauper. Based on the film of the same name by Geoff Deane and Tim Firth, the high-heeled musical charts an unlikely partnership between a man who inherits his father's shoe factory and a drag queen who keeps the business alive with her demand of new stilettos. Expect a whole lola upbeat music, impressive choreography and a storyline that makes you catch heels.

Theatre, Musicals

Mamma Mia!

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Here we go again – everyone's favourite musical is heading back to the Marina Bay Sands stage. Just what you need in an ABBA jukebox musical, you can sing along to hits such as Dancing Queen, Super Trouper and Does Your Mother Know? against the backdrop of the idyllic Greek island of Kalokairi. The plot follows Sophie as she prepares for her wedding while seeking out the father she never knew to walk her down the aisle. After finding three possible names from her mother’s old diary, she secretly invites all of them to her wedding. Unlike its film counterpart, you don't have to sit through two hours of Pierce Brosnan's brutal singing.

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Dance, Ballet

Romeo & Juliet

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This November, relive Shakespeare's tragic romance of two star-crossed lovers in the form of stunning ballet by the Russian State Ballet of Siberia, set to the soaring score of Prokofiev. From masked balls in full splendour and the famous balcony scene to duels and family feuds, get ready to fall in love with this timeless tragedy once more.

Dance, Ballet

Sleeping Beauty

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Ballet aficionados, prepare to be blown away by stunning sets, gorgeous costumes and graceful dances brought to you by the Singapore Dance Theatre. The dance company awakens the timeless classic with a visual spectacle set to the score of Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, staging by Janek Schergen and choreography by Marius Petipa.  

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Theatre, Musicals

Matilda

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Familiar with the children's novel by Roald Dahl? Now see the beloved story translated by the Royal Shakespeare Company for the stage based on the adaptation by Dennis Kelly and original songs by Tim Minchin. Catch the little rascals on-stage as they bring you through the magical journey of young Matilda, a sharp and gifted girl who loves reading, struggles with her family and school, and has a vivid imagination that takes her places. Even if you've never read the book or seen the 1996 film, this multi-award winning musical promises to be a treat.  

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