If the prospect of an evening spent in the darkened velvety world of a Broadway show has you humming along to some musical theatre favourites, you’ll definitely want to keep a close eye on upcoming box office highlights at the Mastercard Theatres at Marina Bay Sands this season.
When you next find yourself walking through the coolly air-conditioned halls of The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, stop by the gondola-filled canals near the water tornado fountain and you’ll see families and couples eating ice creams, sipping lattes, and browsing the designer brands that are the hallmark of Marina Bay. If it’s in the early evening, you’ll certainly see theatre goers rushing to the 7:30 performance in the Mastercard Theatres upstairs, where previous highlights of the stage have included The Phantom of the Opera, The Lion King, Cats, and The Sound of Music, to name but a few. Now it’s time to collect your tickets at the box office and take your seats for some riveting upcoming productions.
Based on the DreamWorks Animation franchise, Madagascar Live is an ideal show for the whole family, and audiences of all ages will love the escapades of Alex the lion, Marty the zebra, Melman the giraffe, Gloria the hippo, and their penguin friends. After they escape from Central Park Zoo, they quickly find themselves ‘moving it’ towards King Julien’s kingdom in Madagascar, encountering plenty of laughs and adventures along the way. Young theatre goers will enjoy booster seats—you can request these from the theatre just before the performance starts. With a short run (only four days!) this exclusive event will have your kids talking about it for weeks after the performance.
Passing through Singapore on world tour after a highly successful run on Broadway, The Illusionists is one of the best-selling touring magic shows. Prepare to be awe-struck as you watch seven masters of magic make people and objects disappear and reappear in grand tribute to the fine history of theatrical magic. The team of illusionists perform extreme acts on stage: There’s a nod to Houdini with underwater escapology, mind-reading of audience members, and some paper origami which magically comes alive. The magical tradition lives on in The Illusionists, and has turned the most cynical observers of magic into believers, even if only for a short while.
Shrek the Musical
Another stimulating musical from the DreamWorks stable, Shrek The Musical is a can’t-miss show for ogre-loving kids and adults alike. Your children will be begging you to take them to see the inimitable Shrek as he brings order to the chaos of a fairytale world. Watch the lovable green ogre as he encounters a ragbag of fairytale characters like Pinocchio, Cinderella, and the Three Pigs, all trying to get their homes back. Of course, no story is complete without a little romance, and there are more than a few swoons for the Princess. A great, feel-good storyline and enthralling, strong performances make this an ideal night out for the whole family.
When you take your seats and the curtain rises, you’ll realise there really is nothing like a grandly imagined, all-singing, all-dancing show at the hospitable Mastercard Theatres.