Singapore theatres are opening again and we can’t wait to watch live performances and shows that are lined up for the adults and the kids alike.
if you’re just much of a theatre nerd as us and are looking for the best ones to catch this holiday season, you’re at the right place.
Here are some upcoming theatre productions, musicals, comedies, dance performances in Singapore that you must check out!
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Image courtesy: Singapore Ballet Festival
Boom Boom Room
The legendary one drag cabaret club is back! Based on the original Boom Boom Room, the new show will have a variety show of lip-synching performances by drag queens, the standup comedian Kumar- the original drag diva and the live singing by Nat Ho, as well as an updated line of dancers, acrobats and even a mentalist.
Dates: November 24 – December 19 2021
Location: Sands Expo And Convention Center
Ticket cost: $98 – $188
This year’s edition will feature newly produced work by Bharatnatyam dance company Bharathaa Arts, veteran singer-composer Mohd Raffee, metal band RUDRA, Choir and Temple of Fine Arts and others.
Kaala Utsavam has supported the creations of Singapore artists in debut performances and premieres.
Dates: November 19-28, 2021
Ticket cost: It is a mix of free and ticketed events.
The Jolly Xmas Comedy Show
Image courtesy: The Jolly Xmas Comedy Show
Get into the Christmas spirit as LA Comedy Live presents a night of jolly laughter with The Jolly Xmas Comedy Show.
Little Santa has put together three hilarious comedians for this merry lineup – Deepak Chandran, Adrian Saw, Orion Perez, and its host, Sam See.
Dates: December 5, 2021
Location: Esplanade Concert Hall
Ticket cost: $55 – $60
Singapore Ballet Festival
This theatre group has dedicated their recent performance to world-renowned international Singaporean choreographer, Choo-San Goh. He was also the inspiration for the formation of the company.
The group will be performing six of his exquisite works over the span of two days – Double Contrasts, Variations Sérieuses, Momentum, Configurations pas de deux, Fives, and Schubert Symphony.
Dates: December 10-12, 2021
Ticket cost: $40 – $80
Big Brown Girl
Ruby, the big brown girl from Singapore is looking for a special someone in her life, and she needs your help! Through the course of the show, Ruby will date many men in Singapore, Washington DC, Malaysia and Paris.
In the hybrid production, which will have both the live and digital versions, you can help Ruby by choosing the story you want to hear.
Both the on-site and the online audience can determine which of these encounters Ruby will get to experience in this hour-long production packed with humour and vulnerability.
Dates: December 10-19, 2021
Ticket cost: $30
So is your artsy calendar looking empty? Are you done with museums and exhibitions and need to see some live performance in Singapore to kickstart your mind? The above list of upcoming theatres and musicals is just for you.
While the above list may not be suitable for kids, you can also catch some kid-friendly plays and theatres in Singapore. If you have been thinking of taking your kids to the theatre, here’s why it is a good idea.
5 Benefits Of Taking Kids To Theatre Shows And Live Performances
- Exposure: Just like reading, when you are taking your kids to the theatre it exposes them to a plethora of cultures, traditions and several historically significant events. The visual element is the added benefit, which kids can have in theatre.
- Appreciation: Your little ones will learn to appreciate different culture, stories and even characters and personalities they see on stage.
- Empathy: Making your kids watch and also participate in drama is effective in teaching them to understand other people’s feelings. When they do so, they will learn how to empathise.
- Critical thinking: Watching theatres will also help your little ones to become critiques from a young age. They will learn to prefer one performance to another and disagree with a character’s actions.
- Gives wings to their imagination: A major benefit of taking children to the theatre would be to ignite the spark of imagination within them.
Note: In order to attend the theatre, you will require pre-event testing. But, if you are fully vaccinated 14 days before the show and have kids under the age of 12 years, you will be exempted.
Lead image courtesy: Boom Boom Room
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