Pre-Gala Night When the opportunity to catch The Phantom of The Opera on Gala night came around the morning of the event, I was undeniably thrilled. The Phantom of the Opera is one of my favourite musicals of all time. I remember fondly belting out to “Wishing you were somehow here again”, a beautifully composed […]
You clearly haven’t seen West Side Story. This modern era Romeo and Juliet has shot right through our hearts (spoiler alert: like how it did one of the characters)! Despite the love story, the friendship between the boys and the want to restore peace in the area were such highlights of the performance, we couldn’t […]
Chicago opened in Singapore on the night of the 8th of February at the MasterCard Theatres for its latest international tour. For this production, Chicago had an overall stage setting that was sophisticated; comprising of elevated platforms in the middle of the stage that featured an 11-piece orchestra and a rousing conductor. The platforms function as entrances and exits of various locations in the musical, with most of the action taking place on the forestage. Having watched musicals such as Wicked and Hairspray, which boasted elaborate, colourful and continually-changing sets, the set of Chicago may look dull at first glance. However, as the musical progresses, the set is brought alive by the effervescent characters and vaudeville dancers.