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Eric Moo’s songs take centrestage in musical

By Victoria LimEvents - 08 May 2014 2:00 PM | Updated 3:37 PM

Eric Moo’s songs take centrestage in musical

Ask any Chinese Singaporean or Malaysian on the street who Eric Moo is, and chances are, they may start humming the tune of ‘Too Silly’ and ‘You Are My Only’.

Having been in the music industry for more than 30 years, Eric Moo is no stranger to Singapore.

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From left: Benita Cheng, Sugie Phua and Trey Ho

The Malaysian singer-songwriter has released more than 40 albums in Mandarin and Cantonese, and now his works will be showcased through a musical, ‘Innamorati’.

Come 24 July, his fans will be able to hear 12 of his classic hits being sung in different ways – stripped down, acoustic version – by Singapore Mandopop singers, such as Jing Wong, Bonnie Loo, Tay Kewei, Chriz Tong, Sugie Phua, Trey Ho and Benita Cheng.

‘Innamorati’, which means “the lovers” in Italian, is a new musical directed by veteran playwright Goh Boon Teck.

Despite its romantic title, it tells of the struggles of seven singers as they pursue their dreams in music and performing.

HELP FROM BROTHER

When creating a show based on Moo’s hit songs, it helps if you have his younger brother as the music director.

Allan Moo is tasked to transform the songs to fit the musical might and it is really a walk in the park for him.

Having been around the song-making process for most of the songs, the younger knows what he should change and retain.

“I am very excited to give the songs a new perspective, this is a happy challenge for me” he added.

The show is produced by Toy Factory, a 24-year-old homegrown theatre company which has staged critically acclaimed shows such as ‘Titoudou’, ‘The Crab Flower Club’ and ‘Prism’.

Goh, who is Toy Factory’s founder and chief artistic director, said this musical is the result of trying out “new elements to add in to our works”.

“I always believed that music is ongoing, it will never end,” he said.

For 26-year-old playwright Jiang Daini, working on the musical is a new and daunting experience for her – ‘Innamorati’ is her first musical production and stage debut.

She joked: “Creating this musical was like flying without even to learn how to walk. But looking back, I know this was all worth it.”

Innamorati the Musical | Date: 24 July-3 August 2014 | Time: Tues 3pm; Wed, Thu 8pm; Fri-Sun 3pm, 8pm | Venue: Drama Centre Theatre, Level 3 National Library Building, 100 Victoria Street | Tickets: $49-$69 from Sistic

Innamorati The Musical 《唯一》

Innamorati The Musical 《唯一》

Date Jul 24, 2014 - Aug 03, 2014

VenueCentral Public Library

Ticket PriceS$49.00 - S$69.00
 (excludes booking fee)