Pangdemonium opens our 2020 Season with The Son, written by internationally acclaimed Florian Zeller, who was lauded by The Times as ‘the most exciting playwright of our time’. The Son forms the final part of the critically acclaimed trilogy that includes The Mother and The Father (Pangdemonium staged a sold-out run of The Father in 2018).
The Son is a powerful and moving story that urges a heightened awareness of mental health issues among our youth. This is a story of one family – and, in fact, a story of so many families – struggling to save a lost loved one, where sometimes love is not enough.
Directed by Tracie Pang, the play features Adrian Pang, Nazray, Serene Chen, Sharda Harrison, Shona Benson and Zachary Pang.
In keeping with Pangdemonium’s spirit of telling stories that tackle challenging themes, the play draws a focus on the stigma that people with mental health conditions face. To facilitate much needed conversation, there are pre and post show discussions in conjunction with Beyond the Label, an initiative by National Council of Social Services (NCSS).
K-TIGERS ZERO will perform their first-ever live concert in Singapore, on 22nd February 2020, 7:00pm at The Star Theatre, The Star Performing Arts Centre.
K-Tigers Zero is a 12-member co-ed martial arts performance group from Korea. Formed by one of the world’s leading Taekwondo demonstration teams K-TIGERS, K-Tigers Zero is made up of 7 male members (Ha Seong Jin, Lee Kang Min, Byun Hyun Min, Kang Gun Woo, Na Tae Joo, Oh Hyung Kyun, Jang Jung Hee) and 5 female members (Kim Tae Mi, Chung Yun Ji, Park Yi Seul, Kim Yu Jin, Min_D) who want to promote K-pop and Taekwondo to the world.
They debuted in September 2019 and have released their debut mini album ‘희로애락’’ (translated as Joy, Anger, Sorrow, Pleasure) which features impressive tracks such as ‘Odd & Beautiful’, ‘Now’, and ‘Side Kick’.
The group have their own reality show called ‘Zero Life’ on Youtube. Member Byun Hyunmin was a competitor on Produce 101 Season 2, while Kim Tae Mi has appeared in 2017 drama ‘My Sassy Girl’ and variety show ‘Running Man’. Ne Tae Joo appeared in Hollywood movie ‘Pan’ and also took part in the variety show ‘I Can See Your Voice’.
Fans can expect a unique, high-energy live show filled with an electrifying mix of taekwondo, singing, dance, rap and choreography from the multi-talented group members of K-Tigers Zero.
After a 2019 season where The Truth and Caught challenged the audiences’ perceptions and notions of truth versus reality, Singapore Repertory Theatre kicks off the 2020 season with The Lifespan of a Fact, a smash hit on Broadway and hailed by The New York Times as “terrifically engaging,” and The Wall Street Journal “a smart, rib-bustingly funny play”. This time, the audience gets to explore the theme of fake news versus truths.
The determined young fact checker (played by Jamil Schulze) is about to stir up trouble. The demanding editor Emily Penrose (played by Janice Koh) has given him a big assignment: apply his skill to a groundbreaking piece by the unorthodox author, John D’Agata (played by Ghafir Akbar).
Together, they take on the high-stakes world of publishing in this new comedy of conflict. The ultimate showdown between truth and fiction is about to begin – with undeniably delicious consequences.
The queens of RuPaul’s Drag Race will continue their mission to save the galaxy by performing in top cities across Asia including Taipei – Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Manila – Philippines, Tokyo – Japan and Seoul – South Korea.
Drag Race producers World of Wonder and VH1, the all-new production follows a team of intergalactic queens including Aquaria, Kim Chi, Naomi Smalls, Violet Chachki and RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 11 stars Plastique Tiara, Vanessa Vanjie Mateo and current reigning Yvie Oddly on their journey to the sun.
Mission leader Michelle Visage will guide the audience through the universe for a dynamic display of the wonders held by each planet and its regal sovereign.
Japanese rock band AliA will make their debut live performance in Singapore!
AliA (written in Japanese as アリア), is a six piece rock band with members including vocalist AYAME, guitarist Okamura Eren, keyboard TKT, violinist RINA, bassist SEIYA and drummer BOB. The band made their debut in July 2018 with the mini album “AliVe”, which encompasses a wide range of styles, from up-tempo songs such “Impulse” and title track “Limit”, to mellower offerings like “Voice”.
In a short period of six months since the release of the first mini album, the band released their second mini album “realize”, and their robust growth will never stop. Following their shows in Taiwan and Hong Kong in the summer of 2019, AliA announced they will go on their first ever world tour from January to March 2020.
Tickets go on sale 27 September 2019, 10:00am
Day 1 of Singapore Rockfest: Scorpions and Whitesnake is moving to Thursday, March 5th at The Star Theatre. All tickets purchased for March 4th at Fort Canning will be valid on March 5th at The Star Theatre. Doors will open at 6pm sharp with the first band on at 6:30pm.
World-renowned German rock band Scorpions and iconic English hard rock band Whitesnake are headlining Singapore Rockfest II. Rock out to full sets from two of the most celebrated rock icons in one night at the return of the hugely anticipated Singapore Rockfest. Opening its first night is homegrown Singapore-based rock band RockWeller.
When two worlds collide in the face of a tragic romance, a relentless pursuit leads to a bold and dramatic twist of fate.
Romeo and Juliet is one of the world’s most classic romance and it will be performed to Prokofiev’s heart-rending music played by the Metropolitan Festival Orchestra. With drama at its core, this ballet coalesces swordplay, humour, and stunning choreography into a sensational statement of the true essence of beauty in ballet. Romeo and Juliet is a timeless ballet that soared and inspired the greatest choreographers through centuries. SDT’s production of Romeo and Juliet was created by legendary Singaporean choreographer Choo-San Goh, and staged by Janek Schergen, Artistic Director of SDT.
Romeo and Juliet is a stunning ballet that will leave your heart in the theatre even after you’ve left. Would you dare to fall in love all over again? Would you dare to dance with us?
- Singlit Power House: Held at the red-brick Pasir Panjang Power Station which is steeped in Singaporean history, there will be theatrical performances (Glorious, Monstrous Hantu Tales by Cake Theatrical Productions), a literary dance party (Singlit Sounds: A Silent Disco by Singlit Station) and a site-specific performance (Modern Resonance ll by sound artist Li-Chuan Chong, spoken word poet Deborah Emmanuel and visual artist Alecia Neo)
- GoToRoYo – Together at Canopy by UP Collective: Held at Jewel Changi Airport, they present a weekend of fun-filled weekend for families with 3 different performances
- #BuySingLit Book Bazaar: Lose yourself at the #BuySingLit Book Bazaar – and discover a world of exciting new stories! Organised by BooksActually, the bazaar will bring established and independent publishers under one roof to offer a wide selection of local and regional literature.
For more information about #BuySingLit, please check: www.buysinglit.sg
GREEN DAY returns to Singapore, ten years after their last live show here. The five-time Grammy Award-winning Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees are set to rock the Singapore Indoor Stadium on 8 March 2020 (Sunday).
Green Day will unleash their brand new single “Father Of All…,” which is the lead track on their forthcoming thirteenth studio album of the same name, out 7 February 2020. Singapore will be the very first stop as the rock icons embark on a global stadium tour that includes solo dates in Asia and Europe. Then in June, the band will tour with co-headliners Weezer and Fall Out Boy – The Hella Mega Tour presented by Harley-Davidson, in June then visit Europe, UK and North America, visit cities throughout Europe, the U.K. and North America.
Singapore will open its curtains to stage the first ever Queens of Asia Comedy Special featuring an all-star female lineup of comedians in a stand-up showcase.
Hosted by Hossan Leong, the Queens of Asia Comedy Special will star Japanese comedian and Youtube sensation Yumi Nagashima, top Indian comedian Aditi Mittal, and the Queen of Malaysian comedy Joanne Kam herself in a one night only hilarious and no holds barred night of female liberation and laughter.
As the world increasingly embraces female empowerment, the comedy special is a celebration of achievements in gender equality, held in conjunction with International Women’s Day in March.
Expect funny stories and anecdotes about dating, sex, marriage, men, and gender equality.