• Forbidden City: Portrait of an Empress


    Forbidden City: Portrait of an Empress (2003)

    Presented by Singapore Repertory Theatre
    Esplanade Theatre
    5 - 28 Sep 2003

    Empress Dowager Tzu Hsi - adored, revered, feared and hated. The life of one of the most controversial figures in Chinese history is explored in Forbidden City: Portrait of an Empress. Starring the dynamic Singapore singer/actress Kit Chan as Tzu Hsi, this musical features the creative talents of Olivier award-winning lyricist Stephen Clark, London-based director Steven Dexter and Singapore composer Dick Lee.

    Just who is the real Tzu Hsi? A young concubine scheming for survival and love amidst the political intrigue of the Forbidden City rises to become Empress, only to end her days as an aging Dowager fearing for her safety.

    What of her relationships with the men in her life? Three Emperors, the powerful head Eunuch and a journalist all feature in her fascinating story as seen through the eyes of an American artist, who was the first Westerner invited to China to paint her portrait.

    All vividly brought to life with a stirring score and sumptuous costumes designed by London-based Singapore designer Yang Derong. Don't miss the world premiere of this new Singapore musical that promises to be a feast for the senses!

    Cast: George Chan, Kit Chan, Amy Cheng, Richard Chia, Rommel S Gerona, Karen Goh, Robin Goh,
    Andrew Hallida, Juwanda Hassim, Blossom Lam, Cynthia Lee, Hossan Leong, Jonathan Lum, Leigh McDonald,
    Oliver Pang, Darren Seah,Skye, Sng Tiak, Dwayne Tan, Isaac Tan, Sebastian Tan, Michael Too, Quek Li Huan and Nicholas Yew

    Creative Team:
    Music: Dick Lee
    Book: Stephen Clark and Dick Lee
    Lyrics: Stephen Clark
    Idea developed: Stephen Clark, Dick Lee and Steven Dexter
    Directed by: Steven Dexter
    Musical Director: Sydney Tan
    Musical Arranger: Bang Wenfu
    Choreographer: George Chan
    Set Designer: Francis O'Connor
    Costume Designer: Yang Derong
    Lighting Designer: Chris Ellis
    Sound Designer: Mike Walker
    Choral Director: Peter Stead

  • It's A Hot Christmas



    It's A Hot Christmas

    A play for age 4-10 year olds

    Presented by The Little Company
    DBS Arts Centre - Home of SRT
    30 Oct - 30 Nov 2003

    It is another warm Christmas Day in Singapore. Troublemakers Robbie and Kyle feel it would be so much more fun in a cold country where they could play in the snow. As if by magic, Elvis the Elf appears, to turn their day upside down and make their presents disappear. Will the boys change their ways and will Elvis the Elf ever stop singing?

    Cast: Khairul Afwan, Yin Mei Lendon-Hitchcock, Darren Seah, Daren Tan, Mark Waite

    Creative Team:
    Playwright: Tracie Pang
    Director: Debra Stych
    Set Designer: Ezzam
    Lighting Designer: Yo Shao Ann
    Stage Manager: Cheryl Ho





  • Spilt Gravy on Rice



    Spilt Gravy on Rice

    Presented by Singapore Repertory Theatre
    DBS Arts Centre - Home of SRT
    25 Feb - 2 Mar 2003

    In an endearing and funny family story, five siblings with five different mothers have grown in five seemingly different directions. They return home to come face-to-face with their father's mortality and his will. As their father decides who gets the childhood house, things start to get bitchy and conversations take on pretty interesting proportions.

    Cast: Reza Zainal Abidin, Benjy, Bernie Chan, Bernice Chauly, Sean Ghazi, Soefira Jaafar, Charon Mokhzani, Eijat and Elaine Pedley, Ahmad Ramzani Ramli and Dato' Rahim Razali.

    Creative Team:
    Playwright: Jit Murad
    Director: Zahim Albakri
    Production Manager: Lennard Gui
    Production Designer: Raja Maliq
    Lighting Designer: Mac Chan
    Sound Designer: Wong Pek Fui
    Stage Manager: June Tan





  • SRT's 10th Anniversary Gala - The Roaring 20s

    roaring20s300x40023 June 2003, Raffles Hotel Singapore

    SRT celebrated its 10 years of world-class theatre in a glitzy 1920s flapper era theme with 400 VIP guests in one of the world's most grand hotel, the Raffles Hotel Singapore.

    In the afternoon, Presenting Sponsor, Vertu, presented our VIP guests with an exclusive preview of their latest additions to the Vertu Signature Collection. Guests were styled by The Link in quintessential 1920s fashion with make-up by Helena Rubinstein. Charleston lessons were also a big draw to the party-ready guests.

    The evening started in the Jubilee Hall with the 4th Champion of the Arts Award created by the Singapore Symphony Orchestra, The Singapore Dance Theatre and Singapore Repertory Theatre. Mr Leow Siak Fah, Founder Chairman of the Singapore Lyric Opera was the recipient of the 4th Champion of the Arts Award.

    The epicurean ten-course dinner took place at the Raffles Grill, The Tiffin Room and the lobby and the guests were entertained with songs and performances from the 1920s culminating in a glamorous 1920s style presentation by The Link.

    An unforgettable celebration of SRT's 10 years in theatre ended with the guests dancing the night away at the 'Speakeasy' before adjourning to their luxurious suites at the Raffles Hotel.




  • The SRT Theatre Ball 2003 - A Night in St. Petersburg

    xmasedm300x400.jpg15 November 2003, The Grand Hyatt Ballroom

    With A Night in St Petersburg, we continued our tradition of costume balls, giving our guests the opportunity to dress up to the nines and experience a theatrical costume extravaganza that is out-of-this-world. The evening was set in the splendour of the Imperial Tsarist Court era, with guests dressed in dazzling costumes being welcome in grand imperial style by the Russian Cadets.

    Mauboussin, the presenting sponsor for the glittering evening, presented their latest.

    The doors to St Petersburg were opened by the Ambassador of the Russian Federation to Singapore, H.E. Sergev B. Kiselev and Mrs Anna Kiselev. Guests were greeted by magnificent sight of snow fall and flamboyant gypsies in their dazzling costumes, models parading glittering jewellery collections from presenting Sponsor, Mauboussin; and an authentic spread of Russian feast. It was a night of endless dancing and partying to the tune of famous Russian tunes lead by Maestro, Dick Lee.









  • The Wiz



    The Wiz

    Presented by SRT's The Young Co.
    DBS Arts Centre - Home of SRT
    26 - 29 Aug 2003

    Based on the story "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" by Frank Baum
    Book: William F Brown
    Music and Lyrics: Charlie Smalls

    The Wiz opened in 1975 and went on to win 7 Tony Awards including "Best Musical". The 1978 film version featured Diana Ross and Michael Jackson. Co-directed by Mark Waite (Moulmein High) and Wendy Ng (Phua Chu Kang), you'll have fun walking down the Yellow Brick Road all over again, with Dorothy and gang - as interpreted by Singapore's brightest young actors.

    Cast: Andrew, Chow Pei Sze, Carolyn Fu, Spencer Hsu, Vanessa Lam, Melissa Lee, Windson Liong, Jason Ng, Mariel Reyes, Josephine Tan, Serene Tan, Tong Wei May, Julie Wee, Lynn Yang, Kymn Yee, Yeo Kok Siew and Marcus Yi.

    Creative Team:
    Directors: Wendy Ng and Mark Waite
    Choreographer: Richard Chia
    Sound Designer: Darren Ng
    Graffiti Artist: Sufian Bin Hamri



  • When I Grow Up



    When I Grow Up

    A play for 2-6 year-olds

    Presented by SRT's The Little Company
    DBS Arts Centre - Home of SRT
    7 Feb - 2 March 2003

    When I Grow Up is story about two unlikely young friends deciding what they want to be when they grow up. Bear loves adventure, Chicken likes the quiet life but one sunny day Bear gets them both into all sorts of mischief as he works out what he wants to be when he grows up.

    Cast: Sean Yeo, Debra Stych

    Creative Team:
    Playwright/Director: Tracie Pang
    Composer: Dick Lee
    Set & Costume Designer: Ezzam
    Lighting Designer: Yo Shao Ann
    Stage Manager: Cheryl Ho
    Assistant Stage Manager: Iris Tan
    Production Manager: Paul Tan




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