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Coming Soon: Army Daze

July 28, 2012
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Event: Army Daze: The Production
Venue: Drama Centre Theatre
Run: 21st – 26th Aug 2012

Michael Chiang’s classic and well-loved “Army Daze” makes a return to the stage once again, this time in the form of a musical at the Drama Centre Theatre.

It also marks the 25th anniversary of the first staged play, of which the 1996 hit comedy movie was also based on.

Incidentally, the 1987 play was based on Michael Chiang’s bestselling book in 1985, and apart from the play’s first staging that year, it also had three other major runs in 1990, 1995 and 2006.

This revamped musical version tells the hilarious story of five young recruits – the overprotected Malcolm, the foul-mouthed and streetwise Ah Beng, the happy-go-lucky Johari, the lovestruck Krishna, and the limp-wristed Kenny and their adventures as they go through their Basic Military Training phase in the National Service.

Beatrice Chia-Richmond directs, while the music and lyrics are by Don Richmond.

Notable cast members include Dwayne Tan, Dennis Chew, Norleena Salim, Shane Mardjuki, Chua Enlai, Siti Khalijah and Andrew Lua.

“Army Daze” touches on a subject which is close to the heart of many Singaporeans, and if the hit movie and successful play stagings were anything to go by, we can expect to be enthralled once again by this lovable bunch of local characters and their shenanigans as they navigate their way through the inevitable but oftentimes memorable male rite of passage known as “National Service”.

Tickets can be purchsed from SISTC (here) or Event Clique (here).

Go get your tickets now, and this is an order!!

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