Full Length Musical
Time Period - 1940s / WWII
Settings Of Play - A bar in Singapore
Appropriate for all audiences
College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
RECOGNITION / AWARDS
With the Off Broadway popularity of this zany recreation of a seedy bar in Singapore, circa 1941, environmental theatre has come of age. When patrons enter, they are transported to those heady days when the band played on while the Japanese invaders approached. The story is a daft parody of old movies and is full of intrigue: fishy stolen jewels, a torch singer whose lost memory holds the key to one of the century's greatest mysteries, a sinister dragon lady, corrupt police, and nonstop funny business. Throughout, the music is hot and the cast never hesitates to reach for a laugh. Whether produced as a hilarious cabaret or a lively piece of audience participation theatre, Song of Singapore is an uproarious hit.
"A madcap audience involving frolic." - The New York Times
"The music couldn't be better." - Variety
"Pastiche, parody, and put on - and a good deal of fun." - New York Magazine.
"A gorgeous spectacle [...] Theatergoers of the world, delight." - Time Magazine.
"Has been attracting packed houses [...] and rave reviews from virtually every major critic." - Chicago Tribune.