CORRIE TAN ARTS CORRESPONDENT RECOMMENDS

Arts Picks: December Rains, Dr Seuss' The Cat In The Hat and more

PHOTOS: TOY FACTORY PRODUCTIONS, SIM CANETTY-CLARKE, SINGAPORE INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF ARTS, SINGAPORE REPERTORY THEATRE

DECEMBER RAINS BY TOY FACTORY PRODUCTIONS

Liang Wern Fook's blockbuster xinyao musical (above) is back in theatres with a new cast. This lush romance between two students, which begins in turbulent 1950s Singapore, features songs by Liang and Jimmy Ye and stars singer-songwriter Chriz Tong, TV actor Andie Chen and singer-actor Sugie Phua.

Where: Esplanade Theatre MRT: City Hall/Esplanade When: Today to Sunday, 3 and 8pm Admission: $49 to $129 from Sistic (excludes booking fee; call 6348-5555; go to www.sistic.com.sg)


DR SEUSS' THE CAT IN THE HAT BY THE LITTLE COMPANY

Singapore Repertory Theatre's children's wing, The Little Company, brings Dr Seuss' beloved The Cat In The Hat from page to stage in this theatre production (above). Join mischief makers Thing 1 and Thing 2 and The Cat as they turn a dull rainy afternoon into an exciting adventure. Recommended for two- to six-year-olds.

Where: DBS Arts Centre, 20 Merbau Road MRT: Clarke Quay When: Till Sept 27. Tue to Fri at 10am, Sat and Sun at 11am and 2pm Admission:$22 to $45, family packages of four at $85 to $171 from Sistic (excludes booking fee)


BEETHOVEN'S PIANO CONCERTOS NO. 1 AND 4 WITH STEPHEN HOUGH AND THE SINGAPORE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Acclaimed pianist Stephen Hough (above), a frequent visitor to Singapore, returns to play Beethoven's seminal piano concertos. On the programme is No. 4, considered by many to be the greatest of the five, with a beautiful slow movement. No. 1 bears the influence of the rich Viennese musical tradition of Haydn and Mozart, but also the hallmarks of a young Beethoven forging his own path.

Where: Esplanade Concert Hall When: Tomorrow at 7.30pm Admission: $15 to $75 from Sistic (excludes booking fee)


OPEN HOMES AT THE SINGAPORE INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF ARTS

Watch a short play from the comfort of someone's living room. In Open Homes, 25 households have created their own short theatre productions together with nine artists as mentors.

These intimate productions include a play about an arranged marriage (above) and many dive deep into the joys of family. This is a collaboration between People's Association PAssionArts and the Singapore International Festival of Arts.

Where: Various homes across Singapore Admission: Free. Spaces are limited. Registration is required at www.tiny.cc/openhomes Info: For list of shows, go to www.passionarts.sg/happenings.php and click on Open Homes Show Schedule Booklet

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 04, 2015, with the headline 'Arts Picks'. Print Edition | Subscribe