Friday, November 30, 2018

Holidays Around the Corner - 14 Dec 2018


Brownhill Consutancy presents a special Christmas concert entitled Holidays Around the Corner. The musicians scheduled to perform are harpist Fontane Liang, bassoonist Emerald Chee, mezzo-soprano Chieko Sato, countertenor EeMing Chua, soprano Sérine de Labaume and pianist Beatrice Lin, a real musical potpourri.

Check out the trailer below to hear what each musician has to offer, and don't forget to get your tickets at the Events Page!


Friday, November 9, 2018

Mamma Mia - Running Till 18 Nov 2018

 
Hawk Liu and I went to interview the cast and creative team of Mamma Mia, now running at MBS's Sands Theatre till 18 November.
 
First up, we talk to Matthew Rutherford, Tamlyn Henderson and Daniel Crowder, who play the three ex-lovers of Donna's.

 

 
 Next, we talk to resident director Nikkidavies Jones, choreographer Jamie Wilkin and music director Carlton Edwards, veterans of Mamma Mia who have toured with the show in the UK and internationally for many years.
 


 
 
On a personal note, watching the original stage production again after viewing the film prequel/sequel that is Mamma Mia - Here We Go Again! with Cher was an interesting experience, giving more depth to the characters and plot despite some loopholes. In addition, the music of ABBA performed by this company of highly-skilled singers/actors/dancers made the evening highly enjoyable and entertaining as always.

 
Mamma Mia runs till 18 November 2018. Get your tickets at SISTIC. You won't regret it!
 


Sunday, October 28, 2018

Review: SLO Chorus in Concert - 27 Oct 2018


The Singapore Lyric Opera Chorus presented a full evening’s programme that saw many members competently performing as soloists in popular ensembles. Trained and led by chorus master Terrence Toh with detailed and layered accompaniment by pianist Dale Huang, they proved that the chorus is made of individual talents who are also skilled in performing as a whole.

Starting with the Bell Chorus of Pagliacci and the Easter Hymn from Cavalleria Rusticana, the collective group of singers sang like a company of soloists – strong voices that have served as the backbone of many a large scale operatic production, while responding sensitively to the dynamic shadings of their leader as a whole. Jeth Mangubat’s strong, bell-like soprano rang through the hall in Santuzza’s solo lines in the Mascagni, setting the scene for the evening’s soloists to follow.


Wednesday, October 24, 2018

NOS Got Talent! - 26 Oct 2018 (Fri)


The Youth Opera members of New Opera Singapore present a musical comedy loosely based on the popular TV series, with a funny story and beautiful singing to look forward to. This looks to be a fun evening, a musical comedy performed by a cast of talented young singing actors, some of them with pretty substantial performance and competition credits under their belt.

Show runs on this coming Friday. Get your tickets at Peatix!

Friday, October 12, 2018

Kinky Boots in Review - Running till 14 Oct 2018 + Special Promos

Jeremy Lee weighs in on the the Singapore run of the Cyndi Lauper hit musical Kinky Boots, now running at the MBS Sands Theatre till this Sunday 14 October 2018. Check out the links below for special promotional prices! 


If you think that people who are different, who don’t conform to what society expects of them, should just stop whining and get in line to be like everybody else, perhaps Kinky Boots isn’t for you.

Yes, for make no mistake, the Tony Award-winning musical, now playing at the Mastercard Theatres at the Marina Bay Sands is about somebody different. Or rather, a whole group of people who are different. And man, do they make good music and drama together.


Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Steven Ang's Debut Album "Music Drama" - Out Now on iTunes and Spotify



After a very fruitful year, I would like to present my debut album Music Drama. Recorded from March to December 2017, it contains songs and arias that have played an active part in my performance repertoire, excerpts from larger musical theatrical works that explore characters and stories in music. While my technique has changed since (and has changed significantly throughout the recording period), it serves as a document to my art at a certain stage in time.

I am very fortunate to have friends join me on this project: Alvin Koh, my student Laura Maurer Stroh, Xiao Chunyuan, Lin Ziying  and pianist Winnie Tiopan, as well as William Chua, Jeremy Lee and Mike Lee for being a part of my chorus.

This album is dedicated to my late Aunt Ang Siew Keow, who sadly left us due to liver cancer last year. I would not have reached this stage of my career without her love and support for our family.

Music Drama is now available on all popular digital download and streaming platforms including iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, KKBox, CDBaby and many more. Please check it out and I hope you’ll enjoy it!

Music Drama by Steven Ang

Download on iTunes:
https://itunes.apple.com/sg/album/music-drama/1436048898

Stream on Spotify:
https://open.spotify.com/album/1G313en88IXD56kWSJ1cSO?si=LzN8DAPwRzWUwT0pkfEIlw


Friday, October 5, 2018

Interview with 'Kinky Boots' Cast - Running till 14 Oct 2018


Hawk and I got to speak to the cast of the fabulous musical Kinky Boots! With an original score by Cyndi Lauper (Best score at the Tony's), exciting dance choreography, amazing costumes and a heart-warming storyline with a message of mutual appreciation between communities, it is a show that has audiences rocking in the aisle night after night.

Firstly, we speak to the (biological) women of the cast: Sydney Patrick and Hayley Lampart share with us their characters' journeys on the show and how it relates to their real life.



Next, we talk to Derek Brazeau and Philip Stock who play the 'Angels', the friends and backup dances of lead character Lola. We discuss the preparation needed to transform them into their glamorous stage personas.



Lastly, we spoke to Andrew Terlizzi, Kevin Casey and Michael Lavin on the creative team, discussing what it's like to perform original music by a world-famous rock star.


These videos can also be found on Hawk's website at http://hawkliuh.wixsite.com/singing/kinky-boots.

Kinky Boots is now running till 14 October 2018 at MBS's Sands Theatre. Get your tickets now at SISTIC!