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It’s no secret that the lovable Blue Heeler family has captured the hearts of children and adults alike. Now, with “Bluey’s Big Play,” the charming world of this Australian cartoon leaps off the screen and onto the stage, delighting audiences at the Sands Theatre in Singapore from June 13 to June 23, 2024.

The story unfolds on a typical Sunday afternoon. Dad, feeling the need for a little “me time,” settles onto the bean bag for a well-deserved rest. But Bluey and Bingo have other plans! They’re determined to lure Dad away from his relaxation haven and into their world of imaginative play. What follows is a delightful series of games, antics, and clever tactics as the two pups pull out all the stops to get Dad off the bean bag and engaged in their fun.

Along the way, there are the usual sibling squabbles with Bingo, playful interactions with Mum and Dad, and even appearances from beloved characters like Lucky’s Dad and the Gnomes. The narrative unfolds through a series of vignettes, each capturing the essence of what makes Bluey so relatable and endearing – imaginative play, family bonds, and learning valuable life lessons through everyday adventures.

The puppetry is truly the star of the show. Each character is brought to life with remarkable detail and expressiveness. From Bluey’s signature bouncy energy to Bingo’s adorable antics, the puppets capture the nuances of their personalities perfectly. The puppeteers skillfully maneuver them, creating a seamless illusion that makes you forget you’re watching puppets at all. The vibrant set design and playful music further enhance the immersive experience, transporting you into the heart of Bluey’s world.

What sets “Bluey’s Big Play” apart is its ability to appeal to all ages. Children will be captivated by the familiar characters, catchy songs, and playful humor. Adults, on the other hand, will appreciate the subtle nods to parenting challenges, the heartwarming family dynamics, and the underlying messages about creativity, resilience, and the importance of play. The show effortlessly bridges the gap between generations, offering a shared experience that parents and children can bond over.

The production values are top-notch. The music, composed by Joff Bush, is a delightful mix of familiar tunes from the show and new compositions that perfectly complement the on-stage action. The lighting and sound design create a dynamic atmosphere, heightening the emotional impact of certain scenes. The pacing is well-balanced, keeping young audiences engaged without overwhelming them.

“Bluey’s Big Play” is a joyous celebration of imagination, family, and the simple pleasures of childhood. It’s a must-see for fans of the show and a delightful surprise for those unfamiliar with Bluey’s world. So gather the family, bring your playful spirit, and get ready to embark on a heartwarming adventure with Bluey and her loved ones. It’s a show that will leave you smiling, singing, and appreciating the magic of play.

Tickets can be purchased through Sistic and range from S$38 to S$78 for regular weekday and weekend showings, with VIP tickets including a meet and greet available for S$98 to S$108. With multiple showtimes throughout the day, it’s easy to find a time that fits your family’s schedule. Don’t miss out on this heartwarming and hilarious experience that’s sure to become a cherished family memory.

Two days ago, we were extremely privileged and honoured to have been invited to the Gala Night of The Phantom of the Opera at the Marina Bay Sands [Mastercard Theatre] and we really enjoyed ourselves thoroughly.

We felt like superstars! 😛

In case you’re wondering, The Phantom of the Opera is a musical that tells a heart-wrenching story of the mysterious, hideously disfigured Phantom who lives beneath the Paris Opera House, and his obsession with the young singer Christine. Disguised as the ‘Angel of Music’ he devotes himself to creating a new opera star, and winning her love from his rival, Raoul, while exercising a reign of terror over the Opera House.

The theatre was packed with people even before the performance commence.

The really beautiful and stunning stage decoration.

The team from The Phantom of the Opera has performed in Singapore at the Kallang Theatre in 1995 and at the Esplanade Theatre in 2007. This year, The Phantom of the Opera will be showing at the Marina Bay Sands, Mastercard Theatre and they will performing here in Singapore till 25 August 2013!

Now, if you haven’t watch The Phantom of the Opera before, you absolutely have to catch it! Even as we’re typing this blog post, recalling our experience certainly gives us the goosebumps because it was our first time watching The Phantom of the Opera and it has left quite a lasting impression on us. In fact, we felt our emotions running high when we were in the theatre watching the splendid performance.

A photo with the suave Anthony Downing whom acted as Raoul in The Phantom of the Opera.

With 130 cast, crew and orchestra members, jaw-dropping scenery, breathtaking special effects, and more than 230 stunning costumes, The Phantom of the Opera contains some of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s most famous and stirring music.

Music of the Night is our all-time favourite music in The Phantom of the Opera.

To be honest, The Phantom of the Opera is a show that you must catch at least once in your lifetime. As for us, we will definitely be catching it the next time it returns to Singapore or if we’re travelling overseas to London/New York.

The Phantom of the Opera is the world’s most successful and popular musical, and the longest-running show on Broadway. It celebrated its 27th anniversary on the West End stage last year, and continues to play to full houses nightly in London, New York and around the world. The Phantom of the Opera has been seen by over 130 million people worldwide, has been performed in more than 27 countries, has won over 50 major theatre awards, and has grossed more than US$5.6 billion.

The Phantom of the Opera is truly God’s gift to musical theatre.

Don’t miss this rare chance to catch such an awesome production right here in Singapore because nobody knows when The Phantom of the Opera would return to haunt Singapore again. So hurry along and book your tickets fast because it will definitely be a sell-out event!

Here are some details that you might like to take note of.

16 Jul – 25 Aug 2013
Tuesday – Friday: 8pm
Saturday & Sunday: 2pm & 8pm

Approx 2 hours and 30 minutes [including 15 minutes interval]

Approx 15 minutes

Ticket Price [Exclude Booking Fee]:

[Image Credits to Sistic]

VIP [includes drink + programme] – S$230
A Reserve – S$165
B Reserve – S$145
C Reserve – S$125
D Reserve – S$95
E Reserve – S$55
VIP Box (4 Seats) – S$920 [includes drink + programme]
Box Seats (2 Seats) – $250

Restricted Views
F Reserve – S$165
G Reserve – S$145

Tickets can be purchased from the ticketing counters at Marina Bay Sands or via the hotline phone number, 6688-8826. For greater convenience and accessibility, you can also purchase the tickets through Base Entertainment Asia’s Website

The Phantom awaits your presence..

The world’s most successful and longest-running show on Broadway, “The Phantom of the Opera” is returning to Singapore and the award-winning musical is set to take Singapore by storm when the show opens on 16 July for a STRICTLY LIMITED season at The MasterCard Theatres at Marina Bay Sands.
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From The Phantom of the Opera 2013

Previously, The Phantom of the Opera experienced a sold-out season not just in Singapore but also in Shanghai and Seoul in 2007; so if you are planning to catch it, be sure to book your tickets fast as it will definitely be selling like hotcakes.

If you have never heard of The Phantom of the Opera and you don’t know what is it all about, The Phantom of the Opera tells the story of a disfigured musical genius known only as ‘The Phantom’ who haunts the depths of the Paris Opera House. Mesmerised by the talent and beauty of a young soprano, Christine, the Phantom lures her as his protégé and falls fiercely in love with her. Unaware of Christine’s love for Raoul, The Phantom’s obsession sets the scene for a dramatic turn of events where jealousy, madness and passions collide.

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From The Phantom of the Opera 2013

The Phantom of the Opera is a timeless, romantic and much-loved musical that has been honoured with seven prestigious New York Tony Awards including Best Musical, seven Drama Desk Awards and three Olivier Awards. The Phantom of the Opera has also been seen by over 130 million people worldwide, in more than 27 countries, has grossed more than US$5.6 billion, and has won over 50 major theatre awards.

With 130 cast, crew and orchestra members, jaw-dropping scenery, breathtaking special effects and more than 230 costumes by international designer, the late Maria Björnson, The Phantom of the Opera contains some of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s most famous and stirring music, including “The Phantom of the Opera”, “Music of the Night”, “Angel of Music” and “All I Ask of You”.

The Music of the Night in The Phantom of the Opera [my personal favourite]

Tickets will be on sale to Mastercard Priceless members from 25 March 2013 and general public ticket sales will start from 4 April 2013. Ticket prices start from SGD$55 for the lowest category up to SGD$230 for the highest category. Prices EXCLUDES the booking fee of SGD$3 per ticket.

Showtimes for Tuesday to Friday is at 8pm. For showtimes on both Saturday and Sunday, there will be two sessions that will take place at 2pm and 8pm.

To book your tickets, you can either book online via the following websites: www.BASEentertainmentasia.com or www.MarinaBaySands.com/Ticketing

Alternatively, you can book by phone via the number 6688-8826 or book in person at Marina Bay Sands Box Offices [Museum, Theaters, SkyPark, Retail Mall and Hotel Tower 1 and 3 Lobby]

For VIP, Hotel and Dining Packages, please visit www.showbizasia.com

Corporate and Group Bookings are available via Showbiz so for corporate and group bookings, you can email to the following address at corporate@showbizasia.com or call 6688-1029

Don’t miss out on The Phantom of the Opera when it returns to Singapore on 16 July 2013 for a limited season!