Filipino team tells story of S'pore

Filipino team tells story of S'pore
The temporary cast from Thursday’s 20-minute preview skit of Singapura — The Musical comprise Singaporeans, Filipinos, Canadians and Americans. Casting starts in August.

A Filipino team will be at the helm of a musical on Singaporeans striving to build a nation.

The musical, planned for April next year, is to mark the re-opening of the iconic Capitol Theatre.

It promises to feature prominent moments in founding father Lee Kuan Yew's life and career as he helped shape Singapore pre-independence.

It is a worthy subject, especially since next year will be Singapore's 50th birthday.

Titled Singapura - The Musical, it will be helmed by a Filipino team from The 4th Wall Theatre Company, which is based in the Philippines.

But can a crew of foreigners authentically and accurately portray a Singapore story?

Singapura's Filipino director, Mr Loy Arcenas, is confident of pulling it off.

He was previously based in New York, where he worked on Broadway as a set designer for award-winning plays like Love! Valour! Compassion! and Once On This Island.

More about

Purchase this article for republication.

SHOPPING

BRANDINSIDER

SPONSORED

Most Read

Your daily good stuff - AsiaOne stories delivered straight to your inbox
By signing up, you agree to our Privacy policy and Terms and Conditions.