It's SG50, after all. 

To celebrate the country's golden jubilee (and with its sights set on Broadway in the near future), the 4th Wall Theatre Company and its co-founder, Filipino director and composer Ed Gatchalian, are mounting a lavish musical with world-class numbers.

Singapura: The Musical  has sourced stories through interviews with locals and covers pivotal moments in the '50s and 60s, such as the Hock Lee bus riots and the race riots. The story revolves around a disillusioned bus driver, his wife and their idealistic daughter who grows up to be a law student.

After three years in the making and US$2 million of private funding, the musical will open at the soon-to-reopen Capitol Theater (which is also slated to be the site of the SG50 omnibus) on May 19 and will feature an international cast of Filipino, Singaporean and American actors. Directed by American director Greg Ganakas, it also stars veteran local thespian Jonathan Lim (of the Chestnuts fame) as the bus driver. 

It will run for six week and tickets will go on sale Feb 17. Prices range from $65-$175 and you can get them here.