Sing’theatre to hold Singapore’s first arts festival dedicated to musical theatre from Jul 22

The Musical Theatre Fringe Festival will spotlight both local and international works.

Ernest Cheng

Published: 20 June 2022, 3:14 PM

Sing’theatre is set to launch Singapore’s first and only arts festival dedicated to celebrating musical theatre, which will run from Jul 22 to Aug 7.

The Musical Theatre Fringe Festival (MTFF) features 10 talks and events, 16 shows and seven workshops held across various locations including The Projector and Sing’theatre. 

Audiences can look forward to an extensive lineup of programmes, such as original and local theatre works like Tissue Aunty The Musical by CariCapture Theatre and The Hidden Singapore Musical by Karen Lim. 

Participants will have opportunities to hone their performing skills through international workshops held by United Kingdom’s Luka Anthony and acclaimed United States singer Natalie Weiss, or even specialised song and dance workshops by local group 7/8 Musical Collective. 

For shows like The Break-A-Leg Party! and Musical Theatre Open Mic Night, there will be open-mic sessions where audiences can freely showcase their musical talents.

Audiences can also indulge in the two headline Broadway fringe shows – [title of show] and In Pieces, which stars award-winning performers like Benjamin Chow and Mina Kaye, supported by the next generation of local talents.

Musical director Joanne Ho explained that MMTF will give many budding actors opportunities to work alongside experienced professionals, which is a big step towards growing the local theatre scene. 

Tickets can be purchased through Peatix, with prices ranging from free-of-charge to $190. There will be a 15 per cent early bird discount on selected shows till Jun 30. 

Updates regarding the festival can be found on Sing’theatre’s Facebook, Instagram and website.

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