24 Nov - 16 Dec 2017
Drama Centre Theatre, Singapore
W!LD RICE ANGELS Priority Booking from 8 - 10 Sep
Public Booking from 11 Sep, 10am
This holiday season, W!LD RICE proudly presents Mama White Snake, the perfect musical for the entire family! Full of heart, humour and home truths, this epic adventure puts a cheeky, charming spin on the classic Chinese folk tale, Madam White Snake.
For all his young life, Meng has dreamt of adventures beyond the confines of Emei Mountain. But his mother and aunt have always kept him close, warning him of the dangers and strangers lurking in the outside world.
Finally, Meng decides he has had enough of the creature comforts of home. Striking out on his own, he enrols in a martial arts school run by the mysterious Master Fahai.
There, he finds new friends and new love… even as old secrets from his family’s past slither to the surface. Fahai soon realises that Meng has been kept in the dark about who his mother and aunt really are: the magical White Snake and Green Snake of legend!
What will Meng do when he learns of his true heritage? Will Fahai succeed in driving a wedge between Meng and his mum? And, as chaos breaks out between enemies old and new, can true love overcome ancient rivalries and family quarrels?
Directed by Pam Oei, Mama White Snake features a sparkling script by Alfian Sa’at and a delightful score by Elaine Chan. For the first time in 30 years, Glen Goei returns to the Singapore stage in the title role – forming a celestial sister act with Ivan Heng as Green Snake. Together, they lead a stellar cast that includes Siti Khalijah Zainal, Zelda Tatiana Ng, Cheryl Tan, Andrew Marko and the First Stage Kids.
Mama White Snake promises to be the most hilarious, moving new musical of 2017! Don’t missssss it!
Playwright Alfian Sa’at
Composer/Music Director/Vocal Coach Elaine Chan
Director Pam Oei
Choreographer Andy Benjamin Cai
Martial Arts & Fight Choreographer/ Cast Gordon Choy
Chinese Opera Choreographer Choy Yien Chow
Dance Captain Nicholas Long
Set Designer Wong Chee Wai
Lighting Designer Adrian Tan
Sound Designer Shah Tahir
Costume Designer Tube Gallery by Phisit & Saxit
Hair Designer Ashley Lim
Make-Up Designer The Make Up Room
Production Manager Pebble Tan
Technical Manager Hatta Sulaiman
Stage Manager Stanley Huang
Producer Tony Trickett
Siti Khalijah Zainal
Zelda Tatiana Ng
FIRST STAGE! Kids
Nadim Sazwan bin Salam, Rizq Anaqi Bin Suhaimi, Emilia Francis Klein, Bernice Teo, Gabrielle Tay Yuet Ling, Jeffree Cheng, Josiah Tan, Aria Zhang, Ian Tan Ka Jung, Bee Rogers, Mattheus Siau, Zoe Rowe, Sri Qaseh Nuraisyah Binte Abdullah, Ashleigh Clarise Tan
Leo Jun Jie, Koh Jing Wei, Joshua Goh, Shannon Lee Yu En, Koh Le On, Koh Le Bon, Lucas Teo Jia Hao, Matthew Tan
"Mama White Snake is a charming, family-friendly performance designed to get the best from the audience and the cast. The actors embrace the pantomime tradition of call-and-response and whip the audience into a franzy at key points."
“By now, W!ld Rice's pantomime has achieved something close to cult greatness. While ostensibly designed for kids, its multi-layered goofiness actually works best for adults who can grasp the subversive wit and sight gags on more levels. Kids lap up the genial comedy, but it's the adults who are left sniggering.”
“If anyone ever tells you that Singapore’s art scene “cannot make it” when it comes to theatre, you can just redirect them to any one of Wild Rice’s productions. Without fail, Wild Rice would put on a spectacular holiday show, and this year is it’s best ever yet. It’s pretty much a laughfest for a good two hours. Mama White Snake is full of family fun and laugh-out-loud moments, and is also a good way to introduce your younger siblings or kids to Chinese folk tales.”
“Mama White Snake is a must-see, epic musical adventure that is full of laughter and fun and most importantly suitable for the whole family to watch and spend a meaningful time together! This fun, fascinating family-friendly musical anchored by Glen Goei and Ivan Heng is one not to be missed to end the year 2017”
“Transforming the entire Drama Centre Theatre into Ancient China and lighting up the stage with the amazing period costumes, the show is a visual treat for the audiences."
“With Mama White Snake, W!ld Rice has delivered a fantastic year end pantomime once again, going beyond pure entertainment to truly perform a theatrical extravaganza to be proud of, with high production value, unforgettable scenes and a strong, energetic cast who’re clearly enjoying themselves as much as we are. Bring your friends, bring your kids, bring your grandparents – Mama White Snake is the perfect anti-venom to counter the year end madness, and sure to slither right into their heartsss.”
"Expect to be transported into another dimension filled with eye-popping displays of traditional martial arts, stunning acrobatic sequences and daring sword-fights, as well as elaborate, stunning costumes inspired by classical Chinese operas. A heartwarming story with plenty of stitch-inducing comedy and nail-biting action, W!LD RICE’s Mama White Snake promises to be the perfect holiday entertainment for the entire family."