Claiming to be the world’s No. 1 musical is a bombastic assertion — so does The Lion King live up to the expectations of that claim, especially since the story is familiar to most audiences? Like with most tales, the joy is in the journey rather than the destination, and The Lion King, whose current run in Singapore is until 23 September, is a magnificently executed journey. The enormous and exaggerated Pumbaa (Pierre van Heerden) was a scene stealer with his hilariously proportioned costume, deft handling of his tongue, and comic timing, as was the energetic Zazu (Andrew Jewson).
Localised for audiences in Singapore, the Taiwan musical comedy “Super Mommy” being staged at Resort World Sentosa sees an upper middle-class family struggle when they hire a domestic helper to assist with bringing up their child. While this may have been relatable one or two decades ago, the fact that the family is wealthy enough to hire a domestic helper (cost is never an issue with them) means that their grouses never truly feel important, especially in this day and age. In fact, her performances outshine everyone else’s, to the point where you wonder why she wasn’t given the lion’s share of the musical numbers.
The first weekend of May has a lot to offer with a wide range of events happening around Singapore. Sing along with Dua Lipa as she performs songs from her debut album; join the Rebellion or the dark side in the Star Wars Run; or, admire giant flowers at Gardens by the Bay. This weekend promises to be an enjoyable one.
The last weekend of April sees a flurry of events taking place around Singapore, from the HSBC Singapore Rugby 7s to taking part in a slew of activities at Keep Clean, Singapore! 2018. If you’re a sports fan or if you’re just looking to have a good time, there is an event for everyone.
Tickets for the Harry Potter plays are selling like cauldron cakes after the show transferred to New York City.