Theatre fans are in for a treat! Get a load of this lineup of award winning musicals and shows...
Chart-topping, Grammy-winning musicians aren’t the only ones coming to our shores in 2019. Get a load of these award-winning theatre shows and musicals slotted to amaze us. From singing along to “A Whole New World” to watching Tony-Award winning musicals, here are the shows on our agenda…
Theatre shows, musicals and stand-up comedy acts to watch in 2019
Kurios – Cabinet of Curiosities
6 – 21 July
You’ve not seen anything until you’ve witnessed Cirque du Soleil’s spellbinding shows. Not only does it set the bar really high, but you’re also immersed into a world of acrobatic acts. Cirque du Soleil drops by Singapore for its most acclaimed touring show, Kurios. Celebrating the greatest inventions of the 19th century, step into the works of an ambitious inventor and forget everything you know about the laws of time, space and dimensions. Rest assured, you will be #mindblown.
Kurios – Cabinet of Curiosities, various timings, Under The Big Top, Bayfront Avenue, Beside Marina Bay Sands
Three Fat Virgins Unassembled (3FVU)
10 – 14 July
How has female identity in work, education, marriage and parenthood changed over the years? Or has it even changed at all? Witness four talented women Chanel Ariel Chan, Munah Bagharib, Rebekah Sangeetha Dorai and Zelda Tatiana Ng, along with director Grace Kalaiselvi as they give a modern spin to the hilarious 1990s play, Three Fat Virgins Unassembled, directed by Ovidia Yu.
Three Fat Virgins Unassembled (3FVU), various timings, TheatreWorks Singapore, 72-13, Home of TheatreWorks, Mohamed Sultan Road Singapore 239007
Aladdin the Musical
21 July – 11 August
A whole new world will unfold before your eyes, magic carpet and all. Brought to us from the producer of The Lion King, we’re expecting nothing but an awe-inspiring rendition of Jasmine and Aladdin’s story. Don’t miss singing along to your favourite classics like “Friend like Me” and “Arabian Nights”!
Aladdin the Musical, Sands Theatre, Marina Bay Sands, 4 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018973
Alaska – Live in Singapore
We love a good drag show around here and now that the iconic and hilarious Alaska is stopping by, we’re counting down the days. Watch Rupaul’s Drag Race All Stars season 2 winner live as she brings her wittiness, comedy and chart-topping hits to the scene. Can’t wait till then? Check out these other great drag shows in Singapore.
Alaska – Live in Singapore, 8pm-9.15pm, Shine Auditorium Shaw Tower, 100 Beach Road, Singapore 189702
Emily of Emerald Hill
4 – 22 September
One of Singapore theatre’s most beloved and complex characters comes to life in this piece directed by Glen Goei and written by Stella Kon. Ivan Heng – who founded Wild Rice, a local theatre company that’s set to open it’s very own state-of-the-art theatre in Funan Mall – gets into the skin of Emily Gan, an abandoned girl who goes against all odds to emerge as the powerful matriarch of a distinguished Peranakan household in the 1930s.
Emily of Emerald Hill, various timings, Wild Rice at Funan SG, 107 North Bridge Road, Singapore 179105
Sweeney Todd – The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
28 November – 8 December
Tony Award-winner and OG Disney queen Lea Salonga transforms into Mrs. Lovett in the award-winning musical thriller Sweeney Todd – The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. We’re all familiar with Helena Bonham Carter’s portrayal in Tim Burton’s movie version but with her serious acting chops and pipes, we’re confident that Salonga’s going to crush it.
Sweeney Todd – The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, various timings, Sands Theatre, Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018956
17 – 29 December
Andrew Lloyd Webber fans are in for a treat. After The Phantom of the Opera’s successful run earlier this year, fans will get to witness another record-breaking musical. Cats, one of the longest running shows in Broadway history, is coming to Singapore! Watch the Jellicle Cats prance around and belt out popular numbers like ‘Jellicle Songs for Jellicle Cats’, ‘The Rum Tum Tugger’ and of course, ‘Memory’.
Cats, various timings, Sands Theatre, Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018956
What you missed
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban in Concert
1 – 2 March
Heads up, Potterheads: here’s a show that’s all kinds of magic. You can catch the third of The Harry Potter Film Concert Series in 2019. More than 100 musicians will be performing live as you watch Harry, Ron and Hermione meet escaped prisoner Sirius Black in the Prisoner of Azkaban movie. Dementors and werewolf aside, you’ll be entranced by John Williams’ incredible score, which takes reliving this film to whole new levels.
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban in Concert, Esplanade Theatre, 1 Esplanade Dr, Singapore 038981
The Phantom of the Opera
24 Apr – 12 May
Can you believe it’s been over three decades since this musical first opened at Her Majesty’s Theatre in London? Gaston Leroux’s novel comes to life once again and we’re sooo ready for its return. With Andrew Lloyd Webber’s phenomenal score, you’ll feel your emotions rise and fall with the haunting love triangle that ensues.
The Phantom of the Opera, Sands Theatre, Marina Bay Sands, 4 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018973
Matilda the Musical
21 February – 10 March
This is the musical of the hour for anyone who has grown up with Roald Dahl’s classics. This award-winning musical brings a coming-of-age tale of a bookish little girl with the courage and the smarts to stand up for herself and others. We highly recommend digging up your decades-old copy of Matilda and giving it a read once again before catching this musical!
Matilda The Musical, Sands Theatre, Marina Bay Sands, 4 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018973
Watch: Inala – a Zulu Ballet
19 – 22 June
This one’s a sight to behold. Straight from London’s West End, Inala is the multi-award-winning Zulu ballet that everyone’s raving about. The Southeast Asian premier With only five performances from 19 – 22 June, it’s your only chance to catch Grammy award-winning South African choral legends Soweto Gospel Choir with award-winning choreographer Mark Baldwin OBE.
Inala – a Zulu Ballet, Sands Theatre, Marina Bay Sands, 4 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018973
Andsoforth’s 22 Stories
1 May – 30 June
We love an immersive, theatrical, artsy and OOT experience and Andsoforth’s got it all. Spread across 22,000 sq ft, navigate through 22 Instagrammable rooms and travel through ‘four lands’ – Grimmsneyland, Land of Nights, Storyland and Wonderland. You might just bump into characters and scenes from your favourite childhood stories.
Andsoforth’s 22 Stories, various timings, PeopleUp @ Pandan 200 Pandan Gardens, Singapore 609336
Story Party Singapore | True Dating Stories
Guys, dating is hard. And turns out… hella funny too. Kilo Lounge at Tanjong Pagar Road is hosting a Story Party where you’ll hear true dating stories that’ll make you fall off your chair and maybe even feel better about your life. Professional storytellers (part of the Story Party Tour) will be sharing true tales. So you’ve got a horror-mystery-tragic tale to tell too? Take to the stage or drop an anonymous confession slip that will be read out. It’s okay – it’s a safe space!
Story Party Singapore | True Dating Stories, 7pm, Kilo Lounge 21 Tanjong Pagar Road, Singapore 088444