25 Nov - 11 Dec 2010
Esplanade Theatre, Singapore
Poor Cindy lives in a crowded HDB flat with her Evil Casino-Obsessed Step-Mother and two Ugly Step-Sisters, Precious and Treasure. All she dreams about is going to The Grand Fish Ball where Prince Char Mee will choose a bride. Fairy God Makcik appears, and Cindy is transformed from “no taste” to “fashion ace” and off to The Ball she goes! But will the Prince recognise her? Will the shoe fit? And will true love find a way?
With an imaginative local spin on the world's favourite fairy-tale, CINDEREL-LAH!, W!LD RICE’s very first musical pantomime is BACK, revamped and upsized especially for the Esp-LAH-nade!!
CREATIVE & PRODUCTION TEAM
Playwright / Lyricist Selena Tan
Director Ivan Heng
Musical Director / Composer / Arranger Elaine Chan
Choreographer Jeffrey Tan
Set Designer Nicholas Li
Lighting Designer Mac Chan
Sound Designer Shah Tahir
Costume Designer Moe Kasim
Hair Designer Ashley Lim
Make-up Designer Beno Lim (M.A.C)
Illusionist Kiki Tay
Production Manager Leong Mun Hoi
Stage Manager Melissa Teoh
Producer Tony Trickett
Emma Yong as Cindy
Sebastian Tan as Prince Char Mee
Neo Swee Lin as Evil Step-Mother
Chua Enlai as Precious
Darius Tan as Treasure
Lim Kay Siu as King Lee
Karen Lim as Queen Lee
Najip Ali as Fairy God Makcik
Gurmit Singh as Ali & Jeya
Siti Khalijah Zainal as Mercy
Dwayne Lau as Siva
Andrew Ng as Heng/Morphene
Tan Shou Chen as Cheng/Kerosene
Alecia Kim Chua as Mrs Pereira
Jo Tan as Mrs Koh
FIRST STAGE! Kids
Annisa Binte Senen
Faiz Zikry Bin Abdul Fattah
Michelle Simmon Hariff
Jonathan Henry Houghton
Keyboards 1 Elaine Chan
Violin/Keyboards 2 Julian Wong
Flute/Clarinet/Alto Saxophone Brad Swope
Guitars (Electric/Acoustic) Daniel Chai
Bass (Electric/Acoustic)/Chinese Flute Colin Yong
Drums & Percussion Rizal Sanip
"For a “mere” pantomime, W!LD RICE sure pulled out all the stops. From fireworks and magic tricks to puppets to a notable cast from TV and theatre, Cinderel-LAH!, their year-end musical, seemed to have it all."TODAY
"The use of the glowing wands was a sight to behold in the dark. As for the actors… everyone seemed to have brought their A-game."TODAY
“This beloved pantomime offers exactly that same amount of laughs and entertainment that everyone has come to expect from one of local theatre’s most enduring Christmas traditions.”TODAY
"A night of magic at the theatre."SPH The Straits Times LIFE!
“Plenty of infectious good cheer.”SPH The Straits Times LIFE!
“W!LD RICE’s Cinderel-LAH! brings on the laughs.”SPH The Straits Times LIFE!
“Director Ivan Heng pulls off some spectacular scenes.”SPH The Straits Times LIFE!
“Najip Ali is the unflappable Fairy God Makcik, whose magic tricks draw the ‘oohs’ and ‘aahs’.”SPH The Straits Times LIFE!
“A uniquely Singaporean experience.”The Flying Inkpot
“Cinderel-lah!'s greatest achievement was that there was something in it for both adults and children.”SPH The Straits Times LIFE!
The Straits Times Life! Theatre Awards 2011 NOMINATION
- Best Original Score (Music & Lyrics) - Elaine Chan & Selena Tan