May 2016


GIRL POWER This month, British girl group Little Mix brings The Get Weird Tour to Singapore for a one-night-only performance on 23 May at The Star Theatre. Since winning The X Factor in 2011, the pop group has sold over seven million records, and has had two UK number one singles and two platinum albums, DNA and Salute . Get ready for signature songs such as “Move”, “Wings”, “DNA” and “Black Magic”, among others. Tickets from Sistic.


THEATRE-FEST This month, children aged two to 12 can look forward to a brand new arts festival packed with six special theatre performances – from puppetry to improvisation to modernised Shakespeare. Aimed at exposing young audiences to art and culture through high- quality and awe-inspiring performances, the ACT3i Festival for Children will feature original works from Singapore, Italy, Sweden, Argentina, Canada and the UK. See it from 24 May to 5 June at Drama Centre, Level 3, National Library Building, 100 Victoria Street. Tickets from Sistic.

THE GREAT CHANSONNIER From 26 May to 4 June, catch Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris , the off-Broadway musical revue that has remained a hit since its original release in 1968, spawning a West End production and other revivals around the globe. Featuring 23 songs – each treated like a “mini-play” – the musical, performed by four local artists, gives audiences the opportunity to hear some of the Belgian chansonnier’s famous songs, many of which speak about the power of love and call for an end to discrimination. See it at SOTA Drama Theatre. Tickets from Sistic.


FAIRYTALE FUN From 8 to 19 June, catch Shrek the Musical , the live adaptation that brings the hilarious story of everyone’s favourite ogre to the stage. Based on the mega-popular Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film, the show features Shrek and feisty Princess Fiona, along with the other fairytale misfits we know and love – from a donkey that doesn’t keep quiet to a temperamental villain and a gingerbread cookie with an attitude. See it at MasterCard Theatres at Marina Bay Sands. Tickets from Sistic.

ELECTRO-POP PERFORMANCE French electronic music group M83 returns to Singapore for a one-night concert on 19 May, giving fans the chance to experience the Grammy Award- nominated band’s unique sound – best described as a mix of contemporary pop, synth-pop and 1980s dream pop, with heavy use of reverb guitar effects and drums. Since its last visit to the Lion City in 2012 for Laneway Festival

Singapore, M83 – led by Anthony Gonzalez – has played at some of the best music festivals across the globe and, just last month, released a new studio album, Junk , featuring the single, “Do It, Try It”. See the show at The Coliseum, Hard Rock Hotel Singapore, Resorts World Sentosa. Tickets from Sistic.



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