For musical theatre lovers, the coming months are an exciting one: Unforgotten is an original local production; Rent is an iconic musical that has touched hearts worldwide; & Juliet is a radical musical twist to a well-loved story. Also coming to a theatre near you are the flamboyant Cabaret and exuberant Mamma Mia!. Find out where and when these musicals are playing below.
“Leave your troubles outside”, and watch Cabaret, one of the most iconic (and decadent) musicals of all time. Presented by Sing’theatre and directed by Hossan Leong, Cabaret features a cast of 15, and is choreographed by Lisa Keegan, accompanied by an eight-piece live band directed by the award-winning Elaine Chan.
The musical will transport you to the seductive Kit Kat Club in 1931 Berlin where Nazism is on the rise, and a glamorous backdrop for the romance between both American writer Clifford Bradshaw and English cabaret performer, Sally Bowles.
Cabaret will run from Oct 5 to 15, 2023. Tickets are now available at Sistic and Sing’theatre.
The global hit musical, Mamma Mia! is returning to Singapore for the third time for a limited season. Making its debut back in 1999 in London’s Prince Edward Theatre, it has attracted more than 65 million people since its opening.
The story revolves around a young woman named Sophie who goes on a journey to find her birth father before her wedding day on a sunny Greek island. Sing along to ABBA’s hit songs like “Mamma Mia!”, “Dancing Queen”, “The Winner Takes It All”, and “Does Your Mother Know”.
The musical is produced by Judy Craymer, Richard East and Björn Ulvaeus for Littlestar, in association with Universal and NGM and presented in Singapore by Base Entertainment Asia.
Mamma Mia! will run from Oct 19 to Nov 5 at the Sands Theatre at Marina Bay Sands. To book tickets, visit Marina Bay Sands’ website here.
We all know how the Shakepeare play Romeo & Juliet ends. Spoiler alert: the two young lovers die at the end.
But what if Juliet had not ended it all for Romeo and got a second chance at life and love – on her terms? Add some of the most iconic pop songs of the last three decades and you get an uplifting story of self-discovery, empowerment and love. Hear pop anthems from five-time Grammy Award-winning songwriter/producer Max Martin such as “Since U Been Gone”, “Roar”, “Baby One More Time” and “Larger Than Life” – plus a brand new song written especially for the show.
Produced by Michael Cassel Group and presented by Base Entertainment Asia in association with MTM/LeyLine, the production arrives direct from a blockbuster season in Melbourne.
& Juliet will be making its Asia premiere in Singapore from Sep 21 to Oct 8 at Sands Theatre, Marina Bay Sands. Prices start from $98. Tickets are available at Sistic and on Marina Bay Sand’s website.
Rent made its debut off-Broadway in 1996, one day after composer and playwright Jonathan Larson died of an aortic aneurysm at the age of 35. It went on to win several awards including a Tony Award for Best New Musical.
An inspiring story about friends and artists struggling in New York City’s East Village, it delves into addiction, poverty, friendship and most of all, love, in the height of the AIDS crisis. Listen to classic songs such as “Out Tonight”, “Take me Or Leave Me” and the anthem “Seasons of Love”. The musical is directed by TJ Taylor and performed by The Showstoppers, a musical theatre ensemble featuring some of the best up-and-coming talents under Sing’theatre Academy.
Rent runs at SOTA Studio Theatre from Jun 30 to Jul 2. Tickets are priced at $60 and are available here.
Unforgotten is an original musical of survival and loss, of ageing and dignity, of memory and legacy. Presented by Musical Theatre Limited and directed by Jeremiah Choy, the story is based on the novel by noted psychiatrist Prof Kua Ee Heok, with lyrics by Jonathan Lim, and music by Elaine Cha.
The musical tackles both the trauma of remembering and tragedy of forgetting. Set in the late 1980s Singapore, it follows a young doctor fresh back from the United Kingdom and his encounter with a motley sextet of senior citizens at the Kranji Home.
When he realises that they each suffer Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) from surviving the Japanese Occupation, he grows determined to help them cope with the shadows of their past, while also preventing their precious legacy from being washed away on the tide of prosperity and progress.
Unforgotten runs from Jul 28 to Aug 6 at Drama Centre Theatre. Prices start from $45, and tickets are on sale at Sistic.