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Coming Soon: National Broadway Company

October 9, 2012
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Event: National Broadway Company (as part of the Esplanade’s 10th anniversary celebrations)
Venue: Esplanade Theatre
Run: 12th – 14th Oct 2012

You really won’t want to miss out on this one.

“National Broadway Company” opens this Friday at the Esplanade Theatre as a main highlight of the Esplanade’s 10th anniversary celebrations, and it’s probably going to be one of the bigger original local musicals you’ll come across this year.

It’s conceived, written and directed by Cultural Medallion winner Ong Keng Sen, musically directed by Iskandar Ismail, choreographed by Zaini Mohd Tahir, and features a cast and crew of numerous well-known theatre practitioners such as Denise Tan, Dwayne Tan, Chua Enlai, Karen Tan, Lim Yu Beng, Jonathan Lum, Leena Salim, Gani Abdul Karim, Erwin Shah Ismail, Benjamin Kheng, Julia Abueva and so on.

Based on specially-conducted interviews with Dick Lee, Pamela Oei, Michael Chiang, Jacintha Abisheganaden, Ivan Heng, Koh Chieng Mun, Najip Ali, Eleanor Wong and Hossan Leong, this production features characters inspired by these artists’ personal stories and recollections, performed by the cast of both young emerging talents as well as established artists.

Songs featured in the show were composed by Dick Lee, Ken Low and Mark Chan, and include numbers from “Beauty World” (1988), “Fried Rice Paradise” (1991), “Mortal Sins” (1995), “Chang and Eng” (1997), “Haunted” (1999), and “Forbidden City” (2002).

“National Broadway Company” reflects on the search for identity that was prevalent in the first local musicals and gives us a glimpse into the future.

Look out also for a brand new song by Dick Lee!

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to witness a monumental piece of local theatre.

Get your tickets quickly because the show starts this Friday!

Duration: 2hr 50mins (including 20min intermission)
Ticket Purchase: SISTIC Link (here)
Website: www.celebratinglife.com.sg/2012/national-broadway-company
Facebook Page: Dedicated to You
Video Trailer: Link (here)

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One Comment leave one →
  1. October 10, 2012 3:58 pm

    Sigh … i wish i could have a chance to watch this but will be outstation from Friday until next Tuesday !!! Have a good time jeremy !!!

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