Song of Singapore

by  Paula Lockheart, Allan Katz, Robert Hipkins, Michael Garin, Erik Frandsen

Full Length Musical, Comedy  /  8m, 2f

"A madcap audience involving frolic." - The New York Times

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    8m, 2f
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    From Off-Broadway
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Appropriate for all audiences

Additional Info

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.
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Reviews

"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.

Videos

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Considerations

Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Cautions

  • Caution Alcohol Alcohol

License details

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Production

Details

  • Time Period: 1940s / WWII
  • Setting: A bar in Singapore

Music

  • Orchestra Size: Large

Song Samples

Song of Singapore
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Inexpensive Tango
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I Miss My Home in Haarlum
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You Gotta Do What You Gotta Do
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The Rose of Rangoon
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Sunrise
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Never Pay Musicians What They're Worth
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Harbour of Love
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I Can't Remember
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I Want to Get Offa This Island-Harbour of Love
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Foolish Geese
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Serve It Up
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Fly Away Rose
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I Remember
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Shake, Shake, Shake
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We're Rich
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Sunrise-Song of Singapore
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Casting

8m, 2f
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Resources

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Full Package

10 Piano/Conductor’s Score
Piano 2
Reeds
Trumpet/DobraTrombone
Guitar
Bass
Drums

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Authors

Paula Lockheart

Paula Lockheart

Allan Katz

Allan Katz

Robert Hipkins

Robert Hipkins

Michael Garin

Michael Garin

Erik Frandsen

Erik Frandsen

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