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The Arts



RIP Ah Nan

It is the passing of another legend: John Cheng, more affectionately known as Ah Nan, passed away last night, apparently due to a heart attack. According to the Straits Times, his wife said John collapsed backstage after a nightclub gig in Chinatown. Ah Nan was a prominent figure in the entertainment scene, debuting in the…

OH!-SO-HAPPENING

Singapore's only art walkabout makes its foray into the financial district, where the public can view offices including that of Google's, a law firm and more. Instead of ceding to the glorious sun rays that beckoned me to go tanning, I dragged my lazy ass down to Marina Bay Financial Centre.. and I'm glad I did! Here are ten reasons why you should do the same this weekend.

Crazy Christmas Was Anything But Sane

We sat ourselves down for Dream Academy’s annual year-end pantomime, Crazy Christmas, having not watched any previous installations — this was its fifth — so thus was truly a greenhorn experience. Crazy Christmas is sort of a wacky combination of everything we love about Singapore theatre: song-and dance numbers, hilarious slapstick stand-up, poignancy as well…

Peter Ong Excels In Lead Role Bobby For Company Musical

Dream World’s adaptation of Stephen Sondheim’s musical Company got off to a blazing start at the National Library Drama Centre Theatre yesterday as the ensemble cast came together for an introspection into the intricacies of love, sex and all the jazz. Director Hossan Leong was right on the money with the interplay of scent in…

Guess who got to speak to Andre Barreau who plays George Harrison in The Bootleg Beatles

Hailed “Absolutely authentic!” by the Daily Mail, The Bootleg Beatles is without a doubt the world’s most popular tribute Beatles band. Since their establishment in 1980, The Bootleg Beatles have performed almost 5,000 times all over the world. Recently, they were even invited to perform at Queen Elizabeth’s Golden Jubilee celebration at Buckingham Palace. For the…