Musicals in Singapore in 2019


Halfway into the year and we are all thinking the same thing – where has all the time gone? Before we know it, the all-too-familiar Christmas jingles will bombard our ears again. But in the meantime, to make the second half of 2019 the best time yet, here’s a list of theatre shows in Singapore that will be a treat for both your eyes and ears. 


 – Musicals –


1. Aladdin


Aladdin Musical
Image credit: Sistic 

With the promise of lavish sets and astonishing special effects, the Aladdin Musical is sure to delight. Many of us are familiar with the song “A Whole New World”, and now’s your chance to enjoy a live rendition of this classic Disney song. 

Date: Sun, 21 Jul – Sun, 1 Sep 2019
Time: Tue – Fri 7.30PM | Sat 2PM & 7.30PM | Sun 1PM & 6.30PM
Venue: Sands Theatre at Marina Bay Sands
Price: From $68. Get your tickets here.
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2. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street 


Sweeney Todd
Image credit: Singapore Repertory Theatre Facebook 

This award-winning musical Sweeney Todd is finally making its way to Singapore. This musical has a thought-provoking storyline that portrays a darker side of human nature. Lea Salonga will be portraying Mrs Lovett in this grisly production, alongside Jett Pangan who will take the role of Sweeney Todd. 

Date: Thu, 28 Nov 2019 – Sun, 8 Dec 2019
Time: Tue – Fri 8PM | Sat 3PM & 8PM | Sun 1PM & 6PM
Venue: Sands Theatre at Marina Bay Sands
Price: From $55. Get your tickets here.
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3. Peter Pan in Serangoon Gardens 


Peter Pan in Serangoon Gardens
Image credit: Sistic 

This production brings a local twist on Peter Pan. Through this musical, you’ll follow The Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up as he aspires to help Wendy and her brothers escape Singapore’s rocketing pressures of education. 

Date: Thu, 21 Nov – Sun, 22 Dec 2019
Time: Tue – Fri: 7.30PM | Sat: 2.30PM & 7.30PM | Sun: 2.30PM
Venue: Ngee Ann Kongsi Theatre @ WILD RICE Funan Level 4, 107 North Bridge Singapore 179105
Price: $25 – $90. Get your tickets here.
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4. CATS


Cast of Cats on stage
Image credit: Marina Bay Sands Singapore

This one’s for all the cat-lovers out there. CATS is one of the longest-running musicals in the history of Broadway and West End, with hit song “Memory” as one of its most well-known tunes. The story is based on T.S. Eliot’s book of poems “Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats”.

Date: Tue, 17 Dec 2019 – Sun, 29 Dec 2019
Time: Tue – Fri: 8PM | Sat: 2PM & 8PM | Sun: 1PM & 6PM
Venue: Sands Theatre at Marina Bay Sands
Price: From $50. Get your tickets here.
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5. Urinetown 


Urinetown Musical by Pangdemonium
Image credit: Pangdemonium 

Urinetown injects comedy into a dystopian setting, making it an easy-to-digest satire musical. The idea of paying to pee is ludicrous – but it may not be that far-fetched once you take into consideration that in the most expensive city that is Singapore, fines are meted out for littering and smoking.  

This production is by Pangdemonium, helmed by local actors Adrian and Tracie Pang. This power couple take artistic direction into their own hands and have produced many plays since their company’s establishment in 2010.  

Date: 27 Sep – 13 Oct 2019
Venue: Drama Centre Theatre
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– Plays –


6. Emily of Emerald Hill


Ivan Heng as Emily of Emerald Hill
Image credit: Wild Rice 

Fusing themes of gender, tradition and Peranakan history, Emily of Emerald Hill is a thought-provoking and inspiring story about a woman in a Peranakan household in the 1930s, whose multiple roles as a mother, daughter-in-law, and housewife will be challenged by her culture and Straits-Chinese traditions.

This play starring Ivan Heng will follow her journey as she learns how to navigate difficult decisions and compulsion for success as a woman. 

Date: Wed, 4 – Sun, 22 Sep 2019
Time: Wed – Fri: 7.30PM | Sat: 2.30PM & 7.30PM | Sun: 2.30PM
Venue: The Ngee Ann Kongsi Theatre @ WILD RICE Funan
Price: From $20. Get your tickets here.
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7. 1984


1984 by George Orwell
Image credit: Sistic 

As far as dystopian novels go, George Orwell’s bestseller 1984 is one of the classics, and  Singapore Repertory Theatre’s The Young Company will perform it as a mark of their graduation from a 2-year theatre training programme. 

Winston Smith is constantly under the supervision of Big Brother, and every thought he has and any action he does will always be known. This play follows his fall to Big Brother when he commits Thoughtcrimes in a bid to seek love and freedom.

Date: Thu, 22 – Sat, 24 Aug 2019
Time: Thu – Fri: 8PM | Sat: 5PM & 8PM
Venue: KC Arts Centre
Price: From $20. Get your tickets here.
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8. The Block Party


The Block Party
Image credit: M1 Peer Pleasure Youth Festival 2019

As part of the M1 Peer Pleasure Youth Festival 2019, The Block Party is one of three festival plays that will showcase in August. 

This play is a docu-performance that tackles the issues that are often overlooked in Singapore. Behind the glamour of our city-state, The Block Party is not afraid to talk about struggles that also bind us together as humans.

Date: Thu, 1 – Sat, 3 Aug 2019
Time: Thurs & Fri: 8PM | Sat: 3PM & 8PM
Venue: Esplanade Theatre Studio
Price: $20. Get your tickets here.
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– Comedy –


9. Hossan-AH 50! Love You LEONG Time!


Hossan-AH 50! Love you LEONG Time!
Image credit: Sistic

Familiar TV personality Hossan Leong will be celebrating his 50th birthday through a concert full of songs that are sure to bring a smile to your face. These will cover topics all Singaporeans can identify with, with lots of humour mixed in. 

Date: Wed, 14 – Sat, 31 Aug 2019
Time: Tue to Fri: 8PM | Sat & Sun: 3PM & 8PM
Venue: Drama Centre Theatre
Price: From $40. Get your tickets here. 


10. Alaska – Live in Singapore


Alaska
Image credit: artsrepublic.sg 

American drag queen Alaska is known for being the winner of Rupaul’s Drag Race All Stars Season 2. Her show here will be running for one day only and is sure to include lots of amusing banter.

Date: Tue, 27 Aug 2019
Time: 8PM
Venue: Shine Auditorium
Price: From $98. Get your tickets here.
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– Dance –


11. Beats On Pointe


Beats on Pointe
Image credit: Beats on Pointe 

Beats on Pointe is a dance production by Australian-based company Masters of Choreography. Fusing two opposing genres of ballet and street dance, this show also includes comedic and freestyle acts, with a soundtrack that combines classical and contemporary music.

Date: Sun, 18 Aug 2019
Time: 2PM and 7.30PM
Venue: Victoria Theatre
Price: From $45. Get your tickets here.
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12. Ballet Under The Stars


Ballet Under The Stars
Ballet Under The Stars 2018
Image credit: Singapore Dance Theatre 

Presented by the Singapore Dance Theatre, Ballet Under The Stars is an alluring performance of classical and contemporary ballet at Fort Canning. The first weekend of the production has already passed, but you can still catch the second week’s performance with classical acts like Swan Lake and The Nutcracker

Date: Fri, 12 – Sun, 14 July 2019
Time: 7:30PM
Venue: Fort Canning Green
Price: $40. Get your tickets here.
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– Orchestra –


13. SSO Pops: The Music of Star Wars


SSO Pops: The Music Of Star Wars
Image credit: @thebeardedtrio 

The Force Awakens…in SSO Pops: The Music Of Star Wars, you will be transported to the world of Star Wars with their symphonic performance of iconic pieces such as Leia’s Theme, Duel of the Fates, March of the Resistance and many more. 

Date: Thu, 19 – Fri, 20 Dec 2019
Time: 7.30PM
Venue: Esplanade Concert Hall
Price: From $25. Get your tickets here.
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Plays and theatre shows in Singapore


Better late than never – you can still book tickets to these musicals and theatre productions happening in the second half of 2019. Besides, the work week will pass by more quickly if there is something planned for you to look forward to. Take this opportunity to have a family day out, or ask someone out on a date.