Theatre students Al-Matin Yatim, 26, from Singapore, and Chang Ting Wei, 27, from Taiwan, have already started doing their warm-ups on the rehearsal-room floor, trading an easy, familiar banter. Their classmate, Singaporean actor Yazid Jalil, 27, is running late - or is he?
Actor Thomas Pang has cultivated a close familiarity with silence, thanks to his involvement in the upcoming Pangdemonium production Tribes.
It is half an hour before showtime, when the St Petersburg Ballet Theatre's Swan Lake will open to a full house at the Theatre des Champs Elysees. Reporter Lisabel Ting takes you behind the curtains.
A towering metal structure is parked in the centre of the Goodman Arts Centre Gallery, where the artists behind Decimal Points [Infinity] have been rehearsing.
Veteran television and film star Neena Gupta, who sizzled on Indian television and film screens in the 1980s, is making her return to the stage after a hiatus of almost 10 years.
It has been called a "testosterone- fuelled adaptation" of a literary masterpiece.
Unlike some of his other colleagues, New Zealand comedian Sam Wills never worries about what he should wear on stage - his regular ensemble is a black-and-white striped shirt and a blazer.
When Ashley Lim started work at the late hairstylist William Teo's Botticelli salon in Lucky Plaza as a shampoo boy in 1986, he was, as he put it, "just eager to learn the craft".