Mulan The Musical 木兰少女 now showing at Resorts World Theatre, Resorts World Sentosa

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Media Invite and Musical Review: Mulan The Musical 木兰少女 now showing at Resorts World Theatre, Resorts World Sentosa 

Many of us have watched Mulan the movie previously. In fact we know of two of these movies, ranging from the one produced by Walt Disney which was a cartoon animated movie released in 1998 to the Chinese movie on screen starring Zhao Wei in the year 2009.

We are all familiar of the story of how Mulan, the filial and brave daughter disguised as a man to take her aged father place in the army. Our Parenting World team is very excited to catch Mulan the Musical now showing at Resorts World Sentosa. It is interesting to know that this musical is a theatrical romantic comedy from Taiwan that has given this well known century-old legend a different twist to the story.

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Li Qian Na (left) and Lai Ying Ying (right) both actresses acted the same role as Mulan with each of them performing the role during different show periods.

The musical was originally written by playwright Tsai Pao-Chang as a stage play and it won first prize in a literary award by the Cultural Affairs Bureau of Tainan City Government in 2007. It was turned into a musical with composer Owen Wang coming onboard for the National Taiwan University’s Department of Drama and Theatre’s tenth anniversary in 2009.

The musical is performed mainly in Mandarin with some Singlish in between. The story started off on how Mulan joined the military pretending to be a male (taking up the name Mulan) and with the General eventually falls in love with her. 

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The cast of the Hua family

Our Parenting World’s top 5 reasons why this is the musical to watch:

1. It is funny. Unlike the movie, Mulan: Rise of a Warrior starring Zhao Wei which sometimes maybe too serious, this musical is more light hearted and humorous. We thoroughly enjoyed this musical that makes us laugh away! 

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All the images above credited to Resorts World Sentosa

2. Although the musical is from Taiwan, there are well-known Singaporean cast like Pierre Png and Ann Kok in the supporting casts. The beautiful Ann Kok plays the role of Mulan’s sister, Mulian and the handsome Pierre Png plays the Army Head. Catch their performances and support locals artistes! 

3. The script has been adapted to cater to Singaporeans humour and tastes. For example local slang has been added to the dialogue that we can relate to. 

4. The producer of the musical has also included some of the relevant social issues like compulsory military service (yes, Taiwan also have compulsory national service for men, but the duration is shorter than Singapore), gender identity and single parenthood in the musical.

5. Mulan The Musical brings delight to Singapore audience by coming up with 2 original new songs. We understand that this 2 songs took the composers a month to write, so don’t miss it! Bravo to Mulan The Musical for making the effort in coming up with new content and localising the play so that Singaporean audience are able to enjoy and relate to the musical better!

Mulan The Musical will be showing from 16 December 2016 – 5 February 2017.

Please take note that this musical is Advisory 16 (Some Mature Content and Coarse Language)

Additional Information:

Show Dates and Times: 
Friday, 16 December 2016 – Sunday, 5 February 2017
Monday to Sunday: 8pm

Venue:
Resorts World™ Theatre, Resorts World Sentosa

Ticket Pricing:
(Excludes Booking Fee)
Standard: S$128, S$98, S$68
Restricted View: S$38

To purchase the tickets at Sistic, please go to:

 http://www.sistic.com.sg/events/mulan1216?cid=rws-SQ-mulan1216

Musical Review: Peter Pan, The Never Ending Story in Singapore

Peter Pan stage general - Photographer Luk Monsaert

Photo Credit: Photographer Luk Monsaert

When we were young, we have heard of many bedtime stories, and one of the most popular one has to be Peter Pan.

Peter Pan is the story about a mischievous and magical boy who can fly and he never wants to grow up. He spent his never-ending childhood adventuring on the small island of Neverland which is his dwelling place as the leader of his gang, the Lost Boys, interacting with mermaids, Native Americans, fairies and pirates. One night, Peter visited Wendy and her brothers in their London nursery and took them on a magical flight to Neverland where the Lost Boys, Indians, mermaids and pirates await them in adventures beyond their wildest imaginations.

Peter Pan & Hook - Photographer Luk Montsaert

Photographer Luk Montsaert

In Neverland, they met with a group of pirates led by Captain Hook. Captain Hook gained that name because one of his hands was replaced by a hook. He was nasty and the enemy of Peter Pan. Captain Hook and his pirates captured Wendy and the boys and wanted to poison Peter Pan when he was asleep. When Peter woke up, he learned from the fairy Tinker Bell that Wendy has been kidnapped. Peter headed to the ship and fought with the pirates and Captain Hook. He eventually defeated them and kicked Captain Hook to the jaws of a huge crocodile. Peter save Wendy and the boys.

In the end, Wendy decided to go back to her home in London with her brothers. Peter promised to return for Wendy every spring. The end of the play found Wendy looking out through the window and saying into space, “You won’t forget to come for me, Peter? Please, please don’t forget.”

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This is a family-friendly musical that the whole family can enjoy and for the adults, this musical will make you remember your childhood days especially if you have read the story and or watched the Disney animated features of Peter Pan, we are so excited to watch the show live and to see our favourite character, Peter Pan in action!

Children like Gor Gor and Di Di needless to say, they enjoyed the musical very much. It is packed with thrilling action-packed swordplay, acrobatic stunts, choreography and dancing. There are so many surprise elements in the musical that excite the boys especially when the cast, Peter, Wendy and Tinker Bell flew over them, the adorable dog and when the huge green Crocodile first appeared and then swallowed Captain Hook towards the end of the musical. The children were squeaking in delight! 

We also love the memorable songs that were sang throughout the musical like “Forever Young” by Alphaville, “You Raise Me Up” by Josh Groban, “Angels” by Robbie Williams, “Kiss From a Rose” by Seal and many more. We were still singing and humming to the songs even after the musical.

The show was engaging that kept us captivated from beginning to the end, bravo to the cast for their brilliant performances and we totally enjoyed the whole musical! 

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Thank you to the lovely organisers and Resorts World Sentosa for having us. We have met many of our friends with their families at the show. Congratulations to the winners of our Peter Pan Musical giveaway, we hope you and your family enjoyed the show as much as we do!

During this year end school holidays, if you plan to watch a family musical, this will certainly be the one that suits the whole family. It is a beautiful, enjoyable and magical timeless tale that comes alive with chart-topping hits. We believe at the end of the show, everyone believes in fairies now. Don’t miss this spectacular show direct from Europe from now till 20 January 2015.

For ticketing details, please see below:

Date: 27 November 2014 – 20 January 2015

Show Times: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 8pm
Saturday & Sunday: 3pm & 8pm

Venue: Resorts World™ Theatre, Resorts World Sentosa

Prices*: Premium: $168 (comes with one glass of wine) 

Standard: $138, $108, $78, $58 (Restricted View)

Get your tickets at SISTIC or Resorts World Theatre.
*Prices exclude ticketing fee. Terms and Conditions apply.

Please click HERE for more information. Have a great time at the show!

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