As one of the most renowned and beloved pieces of French literature, it was only a matter of time before Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s The Little Prince would take centrestage at the annual voiLah! France Singapore Festival. This year, with the 75th anniversary of the text’s publication, the festival opens in November with a brand new interpretation of the text, as music and theatre come together for The Little prince – A Musical Journey.
Co-presented by Double Confirm Productions and Sight Lines Entertainment, watch as beloved local actor Hossan Leong and Alistair Tertois narrate choice excerpts from the text, while accompanied by French composer Theirry Huillet’s “The Little Prince, Music for Orchestra”, performed by the Braddell Heights Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Chan Wei Shing.
With how Sight Lines constantly attempts to push entertainment experiences to new heights, the experience will also be using hologram technology from HoloPressence, a first for a theatrical musical production in Singapore. With realistic holographic video imagery by ARHT Media, the Little Prince traverses through the story, giving it a magical touch to enhance the immersive experience on-site.
The performance also pays tribute to the late Maestro Adrian Tan (1977 – 2021), who was the music director of the Braddell Heights Symphony Orchestra, which consists of local and expatriate amateur musicians in Singapore, who come from all walks of life bound by their love of classical music.
“There is a current emphasis to embrace technology and explore bringing new experiences to art performances, and we can’t wait for seasoned and new audiences to see this classic in a new light,” says Hossan Leong, Director of Double Confirm productions.
As a pioneer in art digitalisation, Sight Lines Entertainment is working on combining online and on-site activation, with new hybrid experiences launching in 2022. They aim to elevate traditional site-specific theatre productions by incorporating geolocation technology, augmented reality and interactive gameplay to deliver unique theatrical experiences.
“We believe you cannot use the methods of yesterday to compete with the economies of tomorrow. Digitalisation isn’t just putting a show online, but understanding what current and new audiences are looking for,” shares Derrick Chew, Executive Producer of Sight Lines. “Our mission has always been to offer new exciting experiences to art lovers and developing new audiences and, in turn, supporting the local scene with jobs, opportunities and the platform to nurture new and young talents.”
The Little Prince plays from 3rd to 4th November 2021 at the Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre as part of the 2021 voiLah! France Singapore Festival. Tickets available from SISTIC