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This year's Best Actor category is made up of three heavyweights - Adrian Pang, Oliver Chong and Peter Sau - who have 24 Life! Theatre Award nominations between them, and first-time nominee Sugie Phua.
Founding chairman of the Singapore Lyric Opera, Mr Leow Siak Fah, died on Tuesday in Germany, where he was seeking treatment for an undisclosed illness. He would have been 76 this year.
Skinned Knee Production's Ragnarok was a drink drowning in mixers, but not enough alcohol.
The benevolent headmistress of a convent school, a brassy woman looking for love and a shy singer with a tremendous voice - these are the characters played by the three Best Actress nominees at this year's M1-The Straits Times Life! Theatre Awards.
At the turn of the millennium, theatre was in the doldrums and there was a sense that practitioners were turning inwards or away from the Singapore audience.
The first time Ivan Heng stepped into the beaded slippers of Stella Kon's Emily Of Emerald Hill, the flyer for the 2000 Wild Rice production was a wash of red.
With a Laurence Olivier Best Musical award, one of British theatre's highest honours, under their belts, it is perhaps understandable that composers George Stiles and Anthony Drewe were initially reluctant to write for children's theatre.
Former MediaCorp actress and host Sharon Au says she is nothing like Madam Kwa Geok Choo, the late Cambridge-educated lawyer wife of Mr Lee Kuan Yew.

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