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Don't mess with Lea Salonga's daughter

Published on Nov 5, 2012 5:12 PM
 
The crystal-voiced Lea Salonga, 41, will be putting her maternal instincts to the test in the Tony Award-winning play God Of Carnage, which opens tomorrow at the DBS Arts Centre. --PHOTO: SINGAPORE REPERTORY THEATRE

The crystal-voiced Lea Salonga, 41, will be putting her maternal instincts to the test in the Tony Award-winning play God Of Carnage, which opens tomorrow at the DBS Arts Centre.

Salonga, a Tony and Olivier award winner, is arguably best known for the 1989 stage musical Miss Saigon that made her famous as bar girl Kim.

This time, she plays a mother whose son has suffered a playground beating from another boy. The black comedy tells the tale of two sets of parents who attempt to come to a diplomatic solution after their sons' altercation. Things quickly go sour.

Salonga says that, thankfully, she has not experienced her six-year-old daughter Nicole getting violently beat up on a playground, though Nicole has had to navigate playground politics at school, and has also been sent to the principal's office for naughty behaviour.

 
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Book it:

GOD OF CARNAGE

Where: DBS Arts Centre

When: Tomorrow (Nov 6, Tuesday) till Nov 25, Tuesdays to Sundays at 8pm and Saturdays at 4pm. No shows on Mondays

Admission: $60 to $80 from Sistic (call 6348-5555 or go to www.sistic.com.sg)

Advisory: Recommended for ages 16 and above (some coarse language)

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