Delve into Lee Kuan Yew’s storied past through the return of this celebrated production, The LKY Musical.
We’re thrilled to see that live performances by local artists, sell-out concerts and musicals by local theatre groups are back in full swing. One theatre act we’re mighty thrilled about is the return of The LKY Musical.
Sounds familiar? This popular sold-out musical which graced the stage in 2015 is making a comeback. Brought to you by entertainment production house Aiwei and local theatre company Singapore Repertory Theatre, The LKY Musical is an excellent retelling of ex-Prime Minister and founding father of modern Singapore, Lee Kuan Yew. We share five reasons why you shouldn’t miss this epic local production.
5 reasons why you should watch The LKY Musical
1. It’s one of Singapore’s most successful shows of all time
Did you know that the inaugural musical in 2015 was watched by over 50,000 people? Now, that’s high praise for a locally-produced theatre show. We’re positive that SRT expects no less for the upcoming musical as they’ve opened up more dates.
2. It’s the first locally-produced large-scale musical to premiere since the pandemic
In that vein, The LKY Musical is in the hall of fame for being the first-ever large-scale local production to be staged in the Sands Theatre at Marina Bay Sands in 2015. And now it’s the first since the pandemic. So, if you’re looking to support the local theatre scene, here’s one way to get started.
3. Say hello to a stellar cast and crew
The musical features a talented team of theatre veterans including Adrian Pang (reprising the role of Lee Kuan Yew) and Sebastian Tan; music by Singapore’s iconic musician and composer Dick Lee, lyrics by Laurence Olivier Award winner Stephen Clark, and direction by London West End director Steven Dexter.
Singaporean singer Kit Chan will don a new avatar as Kwa Geok Choo, Lee Kuan Yew’s wife. Those who watched the 2015 musical will remember that Sharon Au played this prominent role. It’ll be exciting to see what Kit Chan brings to the table. You can also expect new musical arrangements and songs for a brand new theatre experience!
4. Relive the early days of our founding father
Need a refresher? We’ve got you. Travel through the 40s to the 60s as the musical reenacts everything from his student days to Singapore’s independence in 1965 to the sweet love story between the two main characters. It’s an inspiring, rising-from-the-ashes kind of premise as it delves into the hurdles and challenges he faced over the years.
5. It’s not just any retelling of LKY’s story
The LKY Musical is more than just a biopic of one of the world’s most canvased politicians. It’s also a tale of resilience, pride, political intrigue, betrayal, loyalty, uncertainty, self-determination and hope. Perhaps you can relate, since these were things we had to endure as a nation during the past two years too.
Excited to watch it? Get your tickets now to experience this spectacular local production!
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The LKY Musical, from 7 September 2022, Sands Theatre, B1, Marina Bay Sands, 4 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018973
This post is in partnership with Singapore Repertory Theatre.