Sing’theatre twice sold-out musical comedy is back at the Drama Centre with an updated script brightened up with new songs and fuelled with talented fresh blood led by Director Hossan Leong. Don’t miss your chance to catch A SINGAPOREAN IN PARIS!
A SINGAPOREAN IN PARIS revolves around the experience of a Singaporean performer (Hossan himself) who travels to Paris to pursue his life-long dream of performing in a cabaret. He navigates his way around a new city, language and culture and finds himself in the company of other foreign talents, all pursuing their own dreams and overcoming their own hurdles in the City of Light.
Paris and Parisians are not always what he expects: romance is not always with wine and accordions, smiles are not at every street corner, and when there is a grève (strike), it means you probably must walk lots!
The audience will be transported into the heart of a Parisian cabaret on the song melodies of “My Way”, “She”, “What Now My Love”, and “Sea, Sex and Sun”, to name just a few. Hossan Leong (The Importance of Being Ernest, Forever Young, Quasimodo, Dim Sum Dollies..), Peter Ong (Company), Gabrielle Rae Sammy (Quasimodo), Ethel Yap (Liao Zhai Rocks, Beauty World, Lao Jiu ) and making his debut as a singer/actor Amin Alifin (Quasimodo, LKY ) – accompanied by a four-piece musical ensemble led by Elaine W Chan– will make A SINGAPOREAN IN PARIS a passionate evening of musical celebration!
‘Those who saw the production fell in love with the heart and soul of the musical – the songs’, says Director Hossan Leong.
Most presented songs are well known in English. They’ve all been translated years ago from their original French lyrics and sung by international legends – Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Sting and Elton John. The audience will be entertained with a wide range of musical styles and beautiful lyrics from the best of French Chanson.
To develop the show, Nathalie Ribette, who created and produced the show, conducted extensive interviews in 2010 and again in 2022 with Singaporeans who have lived recently or are still living in Paris. What attracts, what frustrates, what confuses, what delights, all comes out in the show in monologues and scenes alternately comical and meaningful. Singaporeans in the audience will get an insight into day-to-day Parisian life, while the French will see their country through another pair of eyes… and not only the magnificent one!
A Singaporean In Paris runs from 2nd to 13th November 2022 at the Drama Centre Theatre, as part of Voilah France Singapore Festival 2022. Tickets available from SISTIC