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No lofty ambitions here.

Just thought it’d be cool to chronicle some of our amateur thoughts on theatre productions in Singapore, from both me and my friend Ilkosa.

We do enjoy catching a number of local arts productions throughout the year, so we thought: Why not just document all our thoughts neatly in a nice little blog?

On the one hand, it might give the theatre practitioners some form of feedback, and on the other hand, it might hopefully serve to encourage healthy and intelligent discourse on matters pertaining to local theatre.

Think of it as a man-on-the-street’s take on local theatre.

Enjoy!

Why “Buttons in the Bread”?

No particular reason actually.

This wisp of lyric comes from a Stephen Sondheim song which I’m currently rather fascinated with, called “Every Day a Little Death” (from the musical “A Little Night Music”), hence the name.

Attempts to attach an allegorical significance to the name have proved to be futile.

– Jeremy

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Contributors

Jeremy (Editor)

Just your average theatre-goer who happens to have a keen interest in the theatre scene. Interests lie especially in musicals. Favourite writers/composers include Rodgers & Hammerstein, Lerner & Loewe, Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim, Stephen Schwartz and Alan Menken. Favourite shows include The Sound of Music, My Fair Lady, West Side Story, Oklahoma!, Hairspray, Fiddler on the Roof, Wicked and Les Miserables.

Enjoys writing plays and composing music in his spare time. Secretly hopes to write the full book and songs to a musical someday.

His Twitter account is @Jeremy_Yew.

Ilkosa (Associate Writer)

Ilkosa (or Ilsa) is an avid arts goer who would love to go for as many performances as possible if time and resources permit. Ilkosa tries to tackle shows on a personal reflective level, hoping to gain some insight or pure enjoyment out of the shows, yet trying to be objective.

Though theatre is her main focus, she enjoys music and dance performances as well.

Favourite musicals: Phantom of the Opera, Fiddler on the Roof, Billy Elliot
Favourite plays: Woman in Black, Poop.

Ilkosa is currently furthering her studies and is on hiatus till May 2014. However, she will try to review as many shows as possible when time permits.

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