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Theatre & Dance
 
Since gender stereotyping has come under intense media scrutiny of late, the Singapore Lyric Opera's production of Franz Lehar's The Merry Widow over the weekend could not have come at a better time.
The Merry Widow's tale of millions and manipulation will be given a glamorous update in the Singapore Lyric Opera's upcoming production, which features a glitzy 1920s setting and a cast of fresh young faces.
The 11th annual M1 Singapore Fringe Festival will take place in January under the wing of a new artistic director, Australian theatre practitioner Sean Tobin.
In South Korea, there is a cohort of Korean youth who have given up dating, marriage and having children due to economic pressures. They are called the "Sampo generation", which literally translates to the "triple abandonment generation".
Decimal Points 0, a series of form-frying experiments from Cake Theatrical Productions' associate artists and frequent collaborators, is a little like Russian roulette: you're never sure when the gun will fire, but there is always an impact.
The term intermezzo refers to a short linking passage between major sections of music, and in this case, Singapore Dance Theatre’s triple bill on Saturday afternoon was meant for forge a bond between the choreographers, dancers and the audience.
Maria Pages has done it again. When the curtain fell on I, Carmen last Friday at the Esplanade Theatre, the crowd collectively leaped to its feet with a roar of well-deserved, thunderous applause, making it two for two.
Actor-director Oliver Chong is stuck. He has decided to track down his ancestral hometown in China. But with scant, oblique clues from an evasive grandmother, he realises he has no idea where it is, and he roams through online forums, trying to look for leads.

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