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What’s on stage in Singapore, July 2013: Stereophonics, Pet Shop Boys ballet, theatre and more

Audiophiles, dance enthusiasts and thespians are going to be busy throughout July and August.


Twinkling Toes

Ballet Under the Stars returns to Fort Canning Green for its 18th year, with back-to-back weekend performances of contemporary and classic dance. From 19 to 21 July, Singapore Dance Theatre presents four contemporary works with Australia’s Expressions Dance Company, before performing the classic Giselle from 26 to 28 July. Gates open at 5.30pm the first weekend and 6pm the next, so pack your picnic early. Children are welcome; face-painting and balloon sculpting will be provided.

Tickets ($25) are available from Sistic and admission is free for kids under four.
6348 5555 | sistic.com.sg


Time Heals Old Wounds

After vowing in 1993 never to let them set foot in Singapore again, the powers that be have granted heavy metal royalty permission to land. Metallica will shake the foundations of Changi Exhibition Centre on 24 August (8pm), while their 3D film, Through The Never is due for release in IMAX cinemas in late September.

Contact Sistic for concert details.
6348 5555 | sistic.com.sg


Musical Island

Sentosa is where it’s at for two popular British acts – Stereophonics and Pet Shop Boys (PSB). Their tours mark the release of their eighth and twelfth albums respectively. Stereophonics hits the stage on 25 July, and Pet Shop Boys perform their electronic pop on 3 August. Resorts World Sentosa’s Coliseum hosts Stereophonics; PSB are at the Compass Ballroom.

Tickets start at $98 for Stereophonics and at $88 for PSB.
6348 5555 | sistic.com.sg


Live, Local, Proud

Original live music isn’t easy to come by, so visit the new Lowercase atLaSalle College of the Arts for the Broun Sessions on 13 and 27 July. French-Mauritian singer-songwriter Jonathan Meur will perform a mix of pop, folk and classical music from his new, independently produced debut album, Woodnotes.


Tai-Tai No-No

Local playwright Michael Chiang is renowned for his dryly sardonic observations of Singapore society. Through 50s-style theatrics, High Class tells the tale offive ambitious girls striving to attain the pinnacle of tai-tai lifestyle. Nightly performances at 8pm (excluding Mondays) and weekend matinees from 5 to 14 July at the Drama Centre Theatre at the National Library.

Tickets from $42 to $79.
6348 5555 | sistic.com.sg


Dancing Virtuosi

Singapore’s annual dance festival, da:ns will feature classically trained young dancers from the acclaimed Nederlands Dans Theater 2. The talented troupe will perform five complex pieces by choreographers Lightfoot, León and Ekman over two nights (12 and 13 July). Witness their grace and masterful technique at the 8pm performances at Esplanade Theatre.

Tickets start at $25, with a 20-percent discount on bulk Category 1 or Category 2 tickets. sistic.com.sg