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Art Picks: Les Miserables, Tu Hong Tao, Happy and Free

Simon Gleeson as Jean Valjean in Les Miserables.
Simon Gleeson as Jean Valjean in Les Miserables.PHOTOS: MATTHEW MURPHY, TU HONG TAO AND YEO WORKSHOP, THE THEATRE PRACTICE

LES MISERABLES

This will be the last chance to catch Cameron Mackintosh's acclaimed musical Les Miserables - based on the 1862 novel by French writer Victor Hugo - which ends on Sunday. Boasting a new stage set and re-orchestrated score and set in 19th-century France, it follows former convict Jean Valjean (Simon Gleeson) as he tries to make a new life for himself and evade the clutches of the persistent Inspector Javert.

WHERE: Esplanade Theatre, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/City Hall WHEN: Till Sunday, 8pm (today), 2 and 8pm (tomorrow), 1.30 & 7pm (Sunday) ADMISSION: $58 to $228 from Sistic (call 6348-5555 or go to www.sistic.com.sg)


TU HONG TAO: THE LANDSCAPE

Chengdu-based artist Tu Hong Tao's solo exhibition is in its last stretch this week. The body of work on show - abstract and fragmented and including the work, Red Turquoise (photo) - presents a contrast to his earlier figurative style. Tu delves into the psyche of urban dwellers in a nation battered by rapid change and touches on China's hyper-capitalism and its journey towards modernisation.

WHERE: Yeo Workshop Gallery, 1 Lock Road, Gillman Barracks, 01-01 MRT: Labrador Park WHEN: Till Sunday, 11am to 7pm (today and tomorrow), noon to 6pm (Sunday) ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.yeoworkshop.com


HAPPY AND FREE - SLO CHILDREN'S CHOIR IN CONCERT

The Singapore Lyric Opera Children's Choir lends its voice to songs that celebrate the beauty of life and spirit of adventure in this lively concert brimming with optimism. Some popular numbers include Pharrell Williams' Happy from Despicable Me 2 (2013) and the songs Sanpo and Totoro from Studio Ghibli's My Neighbor Totoro (1988).

WHERE: School of the Arts Concert Hall, 1 Zubir Said Drive WHEN: Today, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $25 from Sistic INFO: www.singaporeopera.com.sg/


DAY I MET THE PRINCE

Join the Little Prince on his quest to protect his beloved rose in late theatre doyen Kuo Pao Kun's take on the revered French classic by Antoine de Saint-Exupery. The charming play is part of the M1 Chinese Theatre Festival, helmed by Singapore's oldest theatre company, The Theatre Practice. It is recommended for those aged four and older.

WHERE: Practice Space, 54 Waterloo Street MRT: Bras Basah/Dhoby Ghaut WHEN: Till July 31, various timings ADMISSION: $28 from Sistic INFO: www.practice.org.sg/en/m1-chinese-theatre-festival/programmes/day-i-met-...

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 22, 2016, with the headline 'Art Picks'. Print Edition | Subscribe