Shrek the Musical – Our Favourite Parts!

Jah and I recently went on a mother-son date to catch Shrek the Musical at the Marina Bay Sands.It was the first time that we/ Jah was catching a full-on musical (2 hours and 25 mins long!) together and at a time slot that would take him way past his bedtime of 9pm. But oh we had so much fun! At the risk of revealing too much about the show, I will attempt to share our 5 favourite things about our time at Shrek the Musical (not in order of preference).

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  1. The orchestra…

We were seated in the second row of the theatre and I couldn’t resist pointing out to Jah that there was an orchestra ‘beneath the stage’. He took a peek into the ‘big hole’ in front of the stage and was excited to find that there were many ‘uncles’ playing different instruments. I think that is when it hit him that every note and tune played during the musical, was played by a live orchestra…nice..:)

2. We love love love the Donkey

If we had to choose our favourite character, it would be the Donkey. Ironically the donkey was one of my least favourite characters in the movie..but his antics, humour and voice really brought the show to a whole different level…we were really¬†tickled by his banter with Shrek!

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3. The Gingerbread Man…the real one…

What real one you say? The actual gingerbread cookie which they were selling at the concession stand. Jah had 1 before the show started and another 2 at the interval…yes thats how much he liked it so I say kudos for having theme related snacks which apparently tasted yummy and was priced really reasonably. Big win for Jah and Mummy!.

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4. The Villian…

Jah had asked me before the show if Lord Farquaad was played by a ‘toy’. He remembered watching the commercial for the musical and said that it was impossible for Lord Farquaad to be an adult person because he was really small….he went to the musical wanting to ‘solve this mystery’

He finally understood how the effect was achieved after watching the show and was very impressed by it. Even I was impressed by it and all I can say is that it certainly took alot talent and dedication to do it!

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5. Effects and Music

Lastly we were super impressed by the effects – the combination of ¬†traditional props and technology. The music was also really¬†catchy! Jah was more than happy to groove to the finale song that he didn’t ask to leave even after the curtains came down. (He is usually quite the impatient to leave once he senses that a show has ended).

So yes I have to declare our first proper musical a success! And Jah is already setting his next milestone challenge…a musical 3 hours long..:p

So if you have not bought your tickets yet..there is still time…
When: 8 Jun 2016 till 19 Jun 2016

Show Times:

Tuesday ‚Äď Friday 7:30pm
Saturday: 2:00pm and 7:30pm
Sunday: 1:00pm and 6:00pm

Where: Mastercard Theatres at Marina Bay Sands

Price: From $65

How to Book: 

1) www.MarinaBaySands.com/ticketing  or www.sistic.com.sg

2) Phone ‚Äď +65 6688 8826

3) In Person ‚Äď Marina Bay Sands Box Offices (Museum, Theatres, SkyPark, Retail Mall and Hotel Tower 1 Lobby

Grab your tickets before the show ends its run!

JahBella’s Mummy

 

Disclosure: We received complimentary tickets to attend Shrek the Musical presented by BASE Entertainment Asia for a media review. No monetary compensation was received and all opinions are my own.

Shrek The Musical comes to Singapore

I remember it was a long long time ago when the first Shrek movie hit the big screens..2001 to be exact. It was definitely pre-kids for me, in fact I wasn’t even an adult yet! But Shrek was truly a fairy tale of a different kind, one with an unlikely hero and a sense of humour. I also remembered my sister in law using one of the songs from the Shrek soundtrack for her wedding march-in, some years later. After all, Shrek the movie did have a pretty awesome soundtrack too.

Fast forward 15 years later to post kids me and its not hard to believe that my kids love Shrek too. We even went on a cruise in pursuit of them. :p

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Shrek The Musical based on the Oscar winning DreamWorks Animation film is coming to Singapore for the first time as part of its first ever international tour. It’s no surprise that the kids have requested to watch Shrek the Musical, the moment they saw its posters hanging from the beams at the Marina Bay Sands. To be honest, I have been bombarded with these ‘demands’ every single time, we pass a poster, spot a brochure at Sistic or see a commercial on TV.

And can you blame them? After watching the animation version of Shrek and his friends on the big and small screen countless times, imagine the appeal of watching ‘real life’ Shrek, Princess Fiona and everyone from Far Far Away!!
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This live adaptation of the popular animation Shrek brings the hilarious story of everyone’s favorite ogre on stage. For those of you who may not be as familiar with the story, in a far away kingdom¬†turned upside down, things get ugly when an ogre ‚Äď not a handsome prince ‚Äď shows up to rescue a feisty princess. Throw in a donkey that does not keep quiet, a villain with a short temper, a cookie with an attitude and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you‚Äôve got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there‚Äôs one on hand and his name is Shrek. 

Shrek the Musical
 

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We can’t wait to catch this ‘Shrektacular’ when it comes to our shores in June and just in time for the school holidays. So for those of you who are still wondering what to do with the kids during the June holidays, tickets are on sale now from Sistic.
When: 8 Jun 2016 onwards

Show Times:

Tuesday – Friday 7:30pm
Saturday: 2:00pm and 7:30pm
Sunday: 1:00pm and 6:00pm

Where: Mastercard Theatres at Marina Bay Sands

Price: From $65

How to Book: 

1) www.MarinaBaySands.com/ticketing  or www.sistic.com.sg

2) Phone – +65 6688 8826

3) In Person – Marina Bay Sands Box Offices (Museum, Theatres, SkyPark, Retail Mall and Hotel Tower 1 Lobby

Grab your tickets soon and we’ll see you there!

JahBella’s Mummy

Christmas Live Shows/ Meet & Greets 2014 – United Square

Its that time of the year again ‚Äď Christmas! and Meet and Greets Galore for the children. I am strangely happy that Jah is finally old enough to enjoy some of these ‚ÄėChristmas festivities‚Äô which will of course also involve me having to scout out for his favourite characters.

This mummy is very excited to learn the United Square will organizing a Move It, Shake It Christmas Live Shows/ Meet & Greet with Barney & Friends, Fireman Sam and Angelina Ballerina this year! Jah will get to meet his favourite Fireman Sam while Bella will get to dance-off with Barney.

So if your little one is as crazy about the Little Big Club members as my kids are then here’s what you need to know.

Catch Barney & Friends, Fireman Sam and Angelina Ballerina ‚ÄúLIVE‚ÄĚ Musical Shows!

Meet & Greet Barney & Friends / Fireman Sam / Angelina Ballerina after the shows!

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Oh and fret not if they prefer Dora the Explorer instead because Dora will be on a musical adventure at United Square as well. ūüôā

Join Dora as she embarks on a new adventure and learn all about little animals & friendships!

Catch Dora The Explorer Animalito Adventure ‚ÄėLive‚Äô!

Meet and Greet Dora & friends after the show!
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Terms & Conditions:

Spend $50 (in a single receipt) at any retail outlets at United Square to have your photo taken with Dora and her friends (20 Nov ‚Äď 8 Dec) or Barney & Friends / Fireman Sam / Angelina Ballerina (11 Dec – 18 Dec) after each show. EZ Link holders are limited to the first 25 Meet & Greet passes per session from 20 Nov ‚Äď 8 Dec, while stocks last. Obtain a Meet & Greet photo queue number next to the stage one hour before the show. Bring along your own camera. Meet & Greet is limited to the first 40 families per session.

So join us for a Tremendously Goodieful Christmas @ United Square this Christmas!

JahBella’s Mummy

 

 

Hop and Honk ( I Theater) – Review

Media Invite

Jah and I were invited to watch the latest I Theater production, Hop and Honk, a musical weaving two familiar tales – the Ugly Duckling and the Frog Prince.

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I was initially worried that Jah might not make it through the entire 85 minutes show and that he might ask to leave during the 15 minutes interval. However my fears were unfounded and I was surprised when he started to ‘whine’ as the curtains came down during the interval. He wanted the show to continue and who could blame him.

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The show was extremely entertaining with its larger than life props, elaborate costumes, talented performers, catchy tunes, amazing backdrops and intelligent play with lighting. Continue reading

Hop and Honk – The Ugly Duckling and the Frog Prince

Hop and Honk, a musical weaving two familiar tales – the Ugly Duckling and the Frog Prince will be on at the Drama Centre Theatre, National Libray from 29 Oct to 15 Nov 2014.

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I Theatre has cleverly intertwine two classic fairy tales and combined it with top class performers, toe-tapping music, spectacular sets, glittering costumes, magical lighting and jaw-dropping puppetry to bring us a highly entertaining musical

I’m excited to see how they have merged the 2 stories to teach key values including racial harmony, tolerance and understanding, as well as self-worth and self-esteem, team work and creative thinking.

If you are looking for some entertainment for the kids, Hop and Honk might just be the thing!
Recommended for 4 years old to 18 years old and families.

Tickets are available through Sistic at $32 (Cat 1), $30 (Cat 2). The show duration is 85 minutes + a 15 minute interval.

For more details, visit http://www.itheatre.org or http://www.sistic.com.sg

Stay tuned for our review of the musical on Opening Day!

JahBella’s Mummy

Photo credits: I Theatre