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Published on Nov 28, 2012 2:37 PM
 
Spend an evening of song, dance, laughter and love with Singapore's finest entertainers as Marilyn Monroe, Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly, Audrey Hepburn and Charlie Chaplin. Directed by Selena Tan and George Chan, it features a stellar cast including Adrian Pang, Hossan Leong, Kumar, Karen Tan and Robin Goh. Presented by Dream Academy Productions. -- PHOTO: DREAM ACADEMY

CRAZY CHRISTMAS (SILVER SCREEN MEETS SILVER BELLS)

Spend an evening of song, dance, laughter and love with Singapore's finest entertainers as Marilyn Monroe, Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly, Audrey Hepburn and Charlie Chaplin. Directed by Selena Tan and George Chan, it features a stellar cast including Adrian Pang, Hossan Leong, Kumar, Karen Tan and Robin Goh. Presented by Dream Academy Productions.

Where: Esplanade Theatre MRT: Esplanade/City Hall When: Wed - Sun (family-friendly version), Dec 4 - 9 (R18 version), 8pm (Tue - Fri), 4 & 8pm (Sat) and 3 & 6pm (Sun) Admission: $18 - $100 (preview on Wed) , $40 - $120 from Nov 29 onwards Tel: 6348-5555 Info: www.sistic.com.sg

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Charity

MY DREAMS MY WISHES - PART II

This charity art exhibition features 22 original paintings by eight-year-old child prodigy Gelyn Ong. Proceeds will go to Make-A-Wish Singapore, which helps fulfil wishes of children suffering from life-threatening illnesses here.

Where: Redsea Gallery, Dempsey Road, Dempsey Hill MRT: Botanic Gardens When: Till Wed , usual gallery hours Admission: Free Tel: 6438-4024 Info: http://www.redeagallery.com/events/singapore/12/make-wish-charity-art-ex...

CHILDAID 2012: THE ELECTRIC EDITION

This year's ChildAid Concert will feature the Orchestra Of The Music Makers, which will back up 140 performers in a programme that includes song-and-dance pop numbers, classical music and dance genres from ballet to hip-hop. Proceeds from this concert go to The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund, which helps children from low-income families with school expenses, and The Business Times Budding Artists Fund, a programme which provides an arts education to underprivileged but artistically gifted children.

Where: Marina Bay Sands, Grand Theater MRT: Bayfront When: Dec 7 & 8, 7.30pm Admission: $19 - $41 Tel: 6688-8826 Info: www.marinabaysands.com/Ticketing and www.facebook.com/ChildAid

Christmas

FIRST-EVER CHRISTMAS LIGHT-UP CELEBRATIONS AT MARINE PARADE CENTRAL (CHRISTMAS ROUND THE CORNER)

The Marine Parade Central heartland will be lit up with twinkling Christmas lights and a giant 9m Christmas tree for the first time. Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong will officiate the light-up ceremony on Fri (7.30 to 9pm) at Marine Parade Central. Organised by FCBC and the Marine Parade Merchants' Association.

Where: Marine Parade Central & Marine Parade Road to Parkway Parade MRT: Dakota/Eunos When: Fri- Jan 6 next year, 7 - 11pm (Mon - Thu), 7pm - midnight (Fri - Sun), 7pm - 6am (Christmas Eve), 7pm - 2am (New Year's Eve) Admission: Free Tel: 6733-6980 Info: A Christmas Village Bazaar will be held in the open area next to McDonald's from Dec 19 - 26 with festive offerings, charity booths & roving Christmas carollers

Class

RELIEVE SENSITIVE NOSE, ACHES AND PAINS (PART 1 & 2)

Learn useful meridian techniques at this two-part workshop to relieve common illnesses, such as sensitive nose, aches and pains, headaches and migraine. The meridian trainer is Lim Peng Tatt.

Where: Women's Initiative for Ageing Successfully, Junction 8 Office Tower, 06-05, 9 Bishan Place MRT: Bishan When: Wed, 2 -5pm Admission: $36 Tel: 6250-1012 Info: Registration is open only to women in their 40s and above.

Classical

DEUTSCHE BANK - SCO LUNCHTIME CONCERT SERIES -WINTER PARADISE

The Singapore Chinese Orchestra (SCO) will perform Christmas favourites, such as White Christmas, Silent Night, Holy Night, Jingle Bells Variations and more.

Where: One Raffles Quay, South Tower Lobby MRT: Raffles Place When: Wed , noon (first performance), 12.50pm (second performance) Admission: Free Info: www.sco.com.sg

Contest

2012 NATIONAL CHINESE MUSIC COMPETITION

Local and international adjudicators will judge this year's National Chinese Music Competition. They include Young Artist Award recipient and erhu specialist Ling Hock Siang, guzheng specialist Wang Chang Yuan from the United States, and pipa specialist Hao Yi Fan from China. The preliminary and final rounds will be from Tuesday to Dec 7. Masterclasses will be held on Dec 8 from 9am to 5pm. Selected prize winners will perform with the Singapore Chinese Orchestra at the Prize Winners' Concert.

Where: Singapore Conference Hall, Shenton Way MRT: Tanjong Pagar When: Till Sun, 9am - 7pm (preliminary rounds), Mon - Dec 7, 9am - 3pm (final rounds) Admission: Free Where: Singapore Conference Hall, Shenton Way MRT: Tanjong Pagar When: Dec 9, 8pm (prize winners' concert) Admission: $11 (prize winners' concert & prize presentation ceremony), $6 (to observe a masterclass) Tel: 6348-5555

Dance

CONTACT 2012

Catch international artists from countries such as Denmark, Norway, Germany, Israel, Japan, Malaysia and South Korea at this contemporary dance festival by T.H.E Dance Company. Six local dance companies will be performing at the festival - Maya Dance Company, Singapore Dance Company, Re: Dance Theatre, Frontier Danceland, T.H.E Dance Company and T.H.E Second Company.

Where: Esplanade Theatre Studio MRT: Esplanade/City Hall Where: Goodman Arts Centre Black Box and studios, Goodman Road MRT: Mountbatten When: Thu - Dec 9, various times Admission: $11 - $38 Tel: 6348-5555 Info: www.sistic.com.sg & www.the-contact.org

Festivals

SAMHARA

A cross-cultural collaboration featuring two dance forms - India's odissi, which is about swirls and lyrical melodies, and Sri Lanka's kandyan dance, characterised by dynamic leaps and thunderous drum beats. Sahara has played to sell-out audiences in India, the United States and Mexico. By Nrityagram Dance Ensemble in collaboration with Chitrasena Dance Company (India & Sri Lanka). Part of Kalaa Utsavam.

Where: Esplanade Theatre Studio MRT: Esplanade/City Hall When: Wed & Thu , 8pm Admission: $31 Tel: 6348-5555

Film

ROULETTE CITY (PG)/VALLEY OF THE SUN (M18)

In Roulette City, a man goes to a casino in Macau to try to win money to pay for his sick mother's operation. Valley Of The Sun is about a man who sets out for Hollywood to pursue an acting career but finds himself becoming an adult film star. These Sinema-GV films are part of the MDA's Watch Local initiative.

Where: GV Grand, Great World City, Hall 2, Kim Seng Promenade MRT: Orchard When: Wed , evening shows Admission: $4 Info: www.gv.com.sg

EATING AIR (PG) (BUT IS THE BOOK BETTER?)

This film is about the joys and angst of teenage love featuring a boy, a girl, a motorbike and no brakes. Written by film director Kelvin Tong with Jasmine Ng Kin Kia. The film was later adapted into a book by author Ng Yi-Sheng. The cast comprises Benjamin Heng, Michelle Chong and Alvina Toh. In Mandarin and Hokkien with English subtitles

Where: The Arts House, Screen Room, Old Parliament House, MRT: Raffles Place When: Wed , 7.30pm & Sat, 3pm (Post-show dialogue with the film's co-director Jasmine Ng and the novel's writer Ng Yi-Sheng on Sat) Admission: Free Tel: 6332-6919

Holidays

DISNEY LIVE! MICKEY'S ROCKIN' ROAD SHOW

Join your favourite Disney friends -Mickey, Minnie, Donald and Goody - on a zany road trip to search for talent. You can help pick the coolest acts. Along the way, hit a high note with Cinderella, get your bounce on with Tigger and shout out your loudest "Yee-Haw" at a hoedown with Woody, Jessie and buzz Lightyear fromk Disney/Pixar's Toy Story. Brought to you by MediaCorp VizPro International and BASE Entertainment Asia.

Where: Marina Bay Sand, Grand Theater MRT: Bayfront When: Wed - Fri , 3 & 6.45pm, Sat, 11am, 3& 6.45pm Sun, 11am & 3pm Admission: $48 - $128 Tel: 6688-8826 Info: www.MarinaBaySands.com/Ticketing. You can also book tickets at the Marina Bay Sands Offices (Museum, Theaters, SkyPark and Retail Mall. Go to www.marinabaysands.com and www.BaseentertainmentAsia.com

FANTASTIC MR FOX

The Singapore Repertory Theatre's The Little Company presents this well-loved children's tale, adapted for the stage by David Wood.

Where: DBS Arts Centre, 20 Merbau Road MRT: Clarke Quay When: Till Dec 9, 10am (Tue - Fri), 11am & 2pm (Sat & Sun; Sat 2pm shows only available on Sat & Dec 8) Admission: $28 (weekdays) and $38 (weekends and public holidays) Tel: 6733-8166 Info: Recommended for audiences aged four and above. E-mail emilia@srt.com.sg

Theatre

HANSEL & GRETEL, A PANTOMIME

Written by Alfian Sa'at and directed by Dim Sum Dolly Pam Oei, this annual Christmas pantomime by Wild Rice puts a Singapore spin to the familiar Brothers Grimm fairy tale. It has the new pop-star stepmother of Hansel and Gretel abandoning them in the jungles of Mandai as she reckons the family budget cannot support the family of four in the tight economy. Starring Sebastian Tan, Dwayne Lau, Denise Tan, Siti Khalijah and Vernetta Lopez as well as 30 young talents aged from four to 12 from Wild Rice's First Stage! Programme.

Where: Drama Centre Theatre, National Library Building 100 Victoria Street MRT: City Hall/Bras Basah When: Till Dec 15, 7.30pm (Tue - Sun), 2.30pm (Sat & Sun) Admission: $42 - $62 $52 - $72 Tel: 6348-5555

JERSEY BOYS

This smash hit musical, which won the 2006 Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album, and the 2009 Oliver Award for Best New Musical, tells the true story about how four blue-collar boys went on to become Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, one of the greatest success stories in the history of pop music. Produced by Base Entertainment Asia.

Where: Marina Bay Sands, Sands Theater MRT: Bayfront/Marina Bay When: Till Feb 17, 2 & 8pm Admission: $58 - $233 Tel: 6348-5555/6688-8826 Info: Take note that some coarse language is used. You can also book at www.BASentertainmentasia.com or, www.MarinaBaySands.com/Ticketing or www.sistic.com.sg

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