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Two musicals on Lee Kuan Yew in the works

Both slated to be staged next year, in time for Singapore's 50th birthday

Published on Feb 7, 2014 7:19 AM
 
Mr Lee Kuan Yew smiles as his portrait is taken on Aug 14, 2009. Two separate musicals about the former prime minister are in the works and are expected to be staged next year, in time for Singapore's 50th anniversary. -- ST PHOTO: STEPHANIE YEOW

Two separate musicals about former prime minister Lee Kuan Yew are in the works and are expected to be staged next year, in time for Singapore's 50th anniversary.

For one of them, new Singapore theatre company Metropolitan Productions has roped in several well-known local arts talents to form the backbone of the musical's creative team.

Cultural Medallion recipient and composer Dick Lee will write the music, while novelist Meira Chand and theatre practitioner Tony Petito, founder of the Singapore Repertory Theatre, will work on the storyline and script.

The Straits Times understands that the other musical is slated to be the opening act for the iconic Capitol Theatre when it reopens next year. It is commissioned by Capitol Investment Holdings, which owns Capitol Singapore.

 
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