From 6 Aug 2024

Wild Rice @ Funan

Zubir Said made history with his music. In 1958, he composed Majulah Singapura – the iconic song that has galvanised our nation, and is still sung all over the island to this very day. But there is so much more to Zubir Said’s remarkable career than the song that has come to define it.

In this joyful, moving and inspiring celebration of Zubir Said’s life and legacy, Julian Wong – one of Singapore’s most acclaimed music directors – pays loving tribute to his teacher’s teacher. Accompanied by some of our country’s most accomplished musicians and young vocalists, Julian will bring you the best of Zubir Said’s songbook – from beloved classics like Semoga Bahagia, Sayang Disayang and Orang Singapura, to rare musical gems long thought to have been lost forever.

Following a critically acclaimed sold-out run in 2022, Don’t Call Him Mr. Mari Kita returns to The Ngee Ann Kongsi Theatre for a strictly limited final season. Directed with keen insight and visual flair by Cultural Medallion winner Ivan Heng, this production incorporates archival footage from Singapore’s golden age of cinema and stunning period costumes to evoke the style and glamour of a 1960s television variety show.

Come and meet the man behind the melody we all know by heart. You’ll never sing ‘Mari Kita’ in the same way again!

Duration: approximately 1 hour 10 minutes (with no intermission)
Recommended for patrons aged 3 and above

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Tue, Wed & Thu, 7:30pm
$40, $50, $60, $70

Fri, 7:30pm / Sat, 2:30pm & 7:30pm / Sun, 2:30pm (except 9 Aug)
$45, $55, $65, $75


Early Bird: 15% off on Category 1 & 2 tickets (from 24 June to 10 July 2024)

As part of Wild Rice’s mission to make theatre accessible to people from all walks of life, we will be presenting the following access performances of Don’t Call Him Mr. Mari Kita! Please book tickets for the dates below if you require these services during the show.

20, 21 & 22 AUG 2024, 7:30PM

An electronic text display placed near the stage will provide real-time description of what the actors are saying or singing, as well as the sound effects and music used on stage. Please book seats in the Stalls for the best view of the captions.

24 AUG 2024, 2:30PM (TOUCH TOUR STARTS AT 1:15PM)

This performance is an inclusive theatrical experience featuring audio commentary on the visual elements of the play (interspersed with the actors’ live dialogue) that will be relayed via a headset throughout the show. There will be an accompanying tactile tour of the stage, set and props prior to the performance.

Julian Wong


Hannah Nordin
Malcolm Lim
Rohaniah Sa’id (Hani)


Din Safari
Leonard Mikhail (Mik)
Riduan Zalani
Ryan Sim

Composer / Lyricist Zubir Said
Writer / Music Director / Arranger Julian Wong
Director / Set Designer Ivan Heng
Dramaturg Alfian Sa’at
Lighting Designer Alberta Wileo
Sound Designer Lim Cheng Yi
Choreographer Hafeez Hassan
Multimedia Designer He Shuming
Costume Designer Frederick Lee
Hair Designer Ashley Lim
Make-Up Designer Bobbie Ng