Resorts World Sentosa and Dream Academy to present Great World Cabaret in 2015

(From left to right) Actors Shane Mardjuki, Seong Hui Xuan, Mark Lee, Joanna Dong and Hossan Leong in Great World Cabaret, a collaboration between Resorts World Sentosa and Dream Academy.  -- PHOTO: DREAM ACADEMY
(From left to right) Actors Shane Mardjuki, Seong Hui Xuan, Mark Lee, Joanna Dong and Hossan Leong in Great World Cabaret, a collaboration between Resorts World Sentosa and Dream Academy.  -- PHOTO: DREAM ACADEMY

It's back to the swinging sixties and seventies for this upcoming variety show by Resorts World Sentosa and Dream Academy. Great World Cabaret, which will premiere on Feb 19 at the Resorts World Theatre, is jumping on the Golden Jubilee bandwagon with a show rich in local nostalgia. Tickets go on sale on Dec 2 (Tues) on Sistic.

It will bring back three of Singapore and Malaysia's nightlife legends: the "Queen of Striptease" Rose Chan (played by Seong Hui Xuan), a-go-go queen Sakura Teng (Joanna Dong), and iconic Malay folk singer Kartina Dahari (Aisyah Aziz), who will all perform classic songs from that period.

Great World Cabaret, which runs till March 17, will also feature a different stand-up comedian performing each week, such as Mark Lee, Hossan Leong, Judee Tan and Sebastian "Broadway Beng" Tan. Theatre practitioner George Chan will direct a script co-written by award-winning playwright Alfian Sa'at and humour blogger Benjamin "Miyagi" Lee.

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GREAT WORLD CABARET

Where: Resorts World Theatre, Resorts World Sentosa

When: Feb 19 to March 17

Admission: $48 to $128 from Sistic (call 6348-5555 or go to www.sistic.com.sg). Tickets go on sale on Dec 2.

Advisory: Recommended for those aged 13 and up