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…

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!




Saturday, September 1, 2018

Our 10th Anniversary

The Mad Scene turns 10 today! A special thank you to everyone who has contributed and has been featured on it.  Most importantly, big thank yous to our readersover the years. We couldn’t have done it without you!

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Friday, August 24, 2018

'Singapore Trilogy' by L'Arietta - 12 to 14 Oct 2018


Singapore Trilogy
12 and 14 October 2018
The Blue Room and The Living Room, Arts House

Chamber opera company L’arietta Productions presents Singapore Trilogy, three chamber operas composed by Dr. Chen Zhangyi. The show features veteran singers Yee Ee-Ping, Akiko Otao, Jonathan Charles Tay and Felicia Teo, as well as the new generation of Singaporean singers, Ng Jingyun, Phoebe Chee, and Ng Samuel. Collaborating artist Alvin Mark Tan joins the team for a multi-sensory journey.

Dr. Chen Zhangyi
Singapore Trilogy follows milestone moments in a regular Singaporean’s life. In Laksa Cantata, on the Bride’s big day, the groom wants to serve laksa, but she doesn’t! Can they learn to compromises and start their new chapter as a married couple with or without Singapore’s favourite dish?

In Window Shopping, an older woman and a young bright-eyed girl explores the personal relationship one has with themselves and how each of us develops over time in a shoe shop. Is there such a thing as the perfect pair? The perfect life?

And finally in the newly commissioned work Kopi for One, a familiar kopi aunty welcomes a woman who has returned after a long time away. The waitress encourages the father to tell his daughter how much he loves her. In a culture where love is shown with actions instead of with words, do we really say what we want to our closest ones? Can a cup of kopi save their relationship? Bring your loved ones, sip a cup of kopi and watch these stories unfold.

This is a rare opportunity to see not one but three chamber operas by a local composer who is making waves abroad, performed by a top-notch cast of local talents. Check out the Events Page for more information and for tickets!

Interview with Leslie Tay and Teng Xiang-Ting - Concert on 5 Sep 2018


Here is a live video interview with Leslie Tay and Teng Xiang-Ting by Hawk Liu, about their upcoming concert Life is Ha Ha Happiness on 5 September 2018 at the Esplanade Recital Studio, posted on Hawk's website. Click on the link below to watch!

http://hawkliuh.wixsite.com/singing/life-is-ha-ha-happiness


Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Aiyoh... a Vocal Recital - 30 Sep 2018


Presenting Aiyoh..., a vocal recital by four regular performers in the Singapore arts scene: Steven Ang (ME!), Randy Tan, Kei Lau and William Chua, feature a special appearance by girl group The Durian Sisters (Yew Yun Yu, Laura Maurer Stroh and Mathilda Bellanger). It will be held on 30 September 2018, 7.30pm at Aliwal Arts Centre.

Check out the promo trailer below, filmd at the University of Greenwich where the Do You Hear the People Sing scene in the 2012 Les Miz movie was also filmed, and log on to Peatix for the full programme and tickets!



https://aiyohvocalrecital.peatix.com