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Broadway Beng: Jiak Liu Lian

December 7, 2009
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Sebastian Tan rocks!
He has always been one of my favourite local artistes in musical theatre as he is very versatile, being conversant in both English & Mandarin, not to mention he’s 1 of the better singers too. You can find him in TV shows too, past & present, in both English & Chinese drama. Great room for lobangs!

Caught the show tonight and I found it more entertaining than the previous one (Broadway Beng 3). It was longer too, warranting an intermission. The sets & costumes were more elaborate and he had more chio buus this time round, from 3 the last time to now 8! Although you won’t call it a “musical” in 1 sense as there was not really a storyline per se, but it was funny and he sang a lot of songs. I couldn’t get some of the Hokkien jokes as I’m not very familiar with the dialect, but it was still fun. You can find snippets of some of the well-known musicals like Chicago and Les Misérables but not forgetting the many Hokkien songs. There was even a karaoke video of 爱拼才会赢 which he did with his chio buus with the backdrop of…guess where?

On the whole, it was a pretty enjoyable show and  I will rate it an 8.5/10.

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