3 - 19 Jan 2008
Esplanade Theatre, Singapore
W!LD RICE celebrates the 20th Anniversary of Michael Chiang and Dick Lee's BEAUTY WORLD - Singapore's all-time favourite musical - with a sparkling new production at the Esplanade Theatre.
A mysterious jade pendant brings an innocent small town girl to Beauty World, a fabulous if somewhat seamy 1960s Singapore nightclub, where she hopes to find her long-lost father.
In her adventures, she meets up with her dotty pen-pal, gets a extreme make-over for her stage debut, crosses the path of the cabaret’s vindictive star, and learns some heartbreaking truths about love and life.
Ivan Heng, one of Singapore's foremost theatre directors, leads a creative team of musical theatre professionals and a company of 40 dazzling performers to give this well-loved classic a new lease of life.
With an exuberant retelling of a hopelessly romantic story, a truly memorable score that features six new songs, heart-stopping dance routines and spectacular new costumes and sets, the all-new BEAUTY WORLD promises to put a spring in your step and a song in your heart right through the New Year!
Playwright Michael Chiang
Director Ivan Heng
Music & Lyrics Dick Lee
Musical Director & Music & Vocal Arranger Iskandar Ismail
Vocal Coach & Arranger Amanda Colliver
Choreographer Aaron Khek & Ix Wong
Set & Prop Designer John C. Dinning
Lighting Designer Mac Chan
Orchestral Sound Designer Sydney Tan
Sound Designer Shah Tahir
Costume Designer Moe Kasim
Hair Designer Ashley Lim
Make-up Designer M.A.C Team
Production Manager Koh Bee Bee
Stage Manager Woo Hsia Ling
Producer Tony Trickett
Elena Wang as Ivy Chan Poh Choo
Denise Tan as Lulu
Neo Swee Lin as Mummy
Daren Tan as Ah Hock
Alemay Fernandez as Rosemary Joseph
Dwayne Tan as Frankie Wong
Irene Ang as Wan Choo
Cheryl Miles as Lily
Judy Tan as Daisy
Esther Yap as Rosie
Darius Tan as Towkay Neo
Zachary Goh as Towkay Tan
Tony Quek as Boss Quek
Gene Sha Rudyn as Sergeant Mustaffa
Hang Qian Chou
Lily Nora Kamsani
Filomar C. Tariao
Stephanie van den Driesen
"100% entertaining!"SPH My Paper
"A WORLD-CLASS Singaporean production! It is one of - if not the best - local musical productions I've seen."TODAY
“If larger-than-life ribaldry is your cup of tea, then a GOOD TIME can be had.”The Straits Times Life!
"An expensive-looking, effects-laden BLOCKBUSTER. It also looks terrific."The Flying Inkpot
“A SINGULAR SENSATION - with a distinctively Singaporean voice. BEAUTY WORLD is one musical journey that still takes us home every time.”SPH The Business Times