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What’s on stage in Singapore: Comedy, kids’ theatre and more in April 2014

April has it all – live music, comedy, musicals and children’s theatre. Check out our highlights of what’s on stage in Singapore below…
 


 

Super stand-up
Thirteen of Singapore’s best local comedians will take the stage with one mission, and one mission only: to make us laugh. Happy Ever Laughter pokes fun at a variety of subjects from family dynamics to bus drivers and hawker centres. Anyone who’s lived in Singapore will surely appreciate this troupe’s cheeky humour. See it from 16 to 27 April at Esplanade Theatre. Tickets from Sistic.
 

 

Bollywood and more
Indian singer-songwriter and Academy Award-winning composer A.R Rahman will visit Singapore to perform his one-night-only concert Infinite Love on 30 April. Alongside his 78-piece ensemble and a host of other Indian artists, Rahman will dazzle fans with a medley of songs he composed for popular Hindi, Tamil and Bollywood films, including Slumdog Millionare. See it at The Meadow, Gardens by the Bay. Tickets here.
 

FOR KIDS

Rapunzel
Singapore Repertory Theatre’s The Little Company opens its 2014 season with a witty retelling of the classic fairytale. Rapunzel learns about friendship and love when she embarks on a journey of self-discovery with her zany friends, Montague the Prince, Chester the Camel, Hugo the Armadillo and Harriet the Roadrunner. This musical is one for the whole family to get tangled up in. Until 27 April at DBS Arts Centre. Tickets from Sistic.
 

 

How to Catch a Star
Based on the bestselling children’s picture book by Oliver Jeffers, this tale follows a young boy on his journey in search of a special starry friend. Children aged three to seven will especially enjoy this adventure. 24 to 27 April at School of the Arts, Drama Theatre. Tickets from Sistic.
 

NEXT MONTH

 

The Rise and Fall of Little Voice
Set in the 1970s, this Olivier Award-winning comedy follows a shy girl, Little Voice, who spends her time impersonating the likes of Marilyn Monroe, Judy Garland and other singing stars. When her boozy mother and a sleazy talent scout start grooming her for a big stage debut, she finds herself longing for a normal life. However, it’s clear not everyone will get what they want. This is the first time Pangdemonium Theatre Company has adapted a production to set it in Singapore. See it from 2 to 18 May at Drama Centre Theatre. Tickets from Sistic. 
 

Oh! Hi John! 

An Evening with John Cleese
British comedy legend John Cleese, best known for the cult classic Monty Python and the Holy Grail, will visit Singapore for his first ever stand-up comedy performance in Asia. Audiences will be treated to exclusive anecdotes and film clips from his distinguished 50-year career. Catch this two-night-only show on 4 or 5 May at University Cultural Centre, National University of Singapore (NUS). Tickets from Sistic.

 

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