We bring you the top 5 must-catch events happening after hours this weekend. Miss them at your own peril!
Fans of jazz musical Chicago can now look forward to its sophomore run in Singapore with an all-star cast including the award-winning Sharon Millerchip (Roxie Hart) and Craig McLachlan (Billy Flynn).
This slick, sexy number tells the tale of Roxie Hart, a nightclub dancer who dreams of heading in Vaudeville, kills her lover, then convinces her husband to come up with the $5000 to hire Chicago’s shrewdest, smooth-talking lawyer, Billy Flynn
Until May 16, at the Esplanade Theatre. Tickets from $40 to $170.
2. Voilah! 2010
This year’s celebration of all things French is back again, featuring over 25 musical performances, visual art exhibitions, scientific lectures, gourmet tasting events, sports events and film screenings – each reflecting French cultural diversity, both traditional and contemporary.
For inSing’s picks on what not to miss at Voilah!, read our preview guide here.
Until May 21, at various locations.
Fans of standup comedy are in for a treat, as April looks like a prime month for laughter all round with 3 very different acts in 3 special venues. Spearheaded by Canadian super-talent JJ Whitehead, who’s one of the hottest comics on the international circuit, the lineup also includes Hung Le (Vietnam), and Chris Hagueis (Australia).
April 15-17, at various locations. For ticketing information, go here.
Verdi’s Requiem began as part of a group collaboration on a Mass in honour of Rossini. Though that work never came into being, Verdi later reworked music from it into the Requiem we know today. It premiered on the first anniversary of the death of Alessandro Manzoni, a poet and novelist much admired by Verdi.
Friday only, at the Esplanade Concert Hall. Tickets from $11 to $75.
5. Chinese rock double-bonanza with Mayday and S.H.E:
Don’t miss Mayday’s first ever outdoor ticketed concert at The Padang! Promising to deliver a completely unique live experience to concert-goers, expect new songs, a 18m high main stage, together with not one, but two 360 degree extended catwalk round the Padang linking Mayday to a second stage and the audience all around. The grand finale will be a showstopper – the first time ever ‘live’ fireworks display at a Chinese concert.
Saturday only, at the Padang. Tickets from $88 to $168.
Showcased for the first time ever in Singapore, a floating pod will house members of the live band, who will be playing in mid-air throughout the concert. The stage will be presented using many LED screens and arcs, deviating from the norm.
Expect multiple costume changes and exciting dance routines from S.H.E., and also watch them transform into Broadway performers for one of the segments.
Saturday only, at the Indoor Stadium. Tickets from $88 to $168.
For more events on after hours this weekend, go here.