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The St Petersburg Ballet Theatre will make its debut here in May, with a performance of Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake at Marina Bay Sands' MasterCard Theatres.
In early 1993, playwright Haresh Sharma, director Alvin Tan and several of Off Centre's cast members visited a halfway house, one of several that act as a bridge to help those with mental illnesses settle back into their communities.
Nine Years Theatre is using the real-life story of former Chinese tour guide Yang Yin as one of the case studies for a new production of the 17th-century French comedy Tartuffe next month.
The theatre is a mysterious place, and the audience is often shielded from the cogs and wheels behind the magic coming together on stage.
"I'm going to be a cow now," performer Sharda Harrison tells sound artist Bani Haykal in a playful, ostensibly unrehearsed moment at the opening of untitled women, a double-bill of short plays by Haresh Sharma and transported to heights of whimsical absurdity by his long-time creative partner Alvin Tan.
During the post-show dialogue last Friday, choreographer Nicolas Cantin talked about his voyeuristic penchant for observing people going about their daily lives from a distance. He enjoys the honesty derived from such observations, a passion that was presented ever so clearly in Grand Singe, a work that was rich in meaning despite its simple, comic banality.
MANILA (THE PHILIPPINE INQUIRER/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - After 18 months of research, 48 drafts of the libretto, and three years of intense creative collaboration, composer Ed Gatchalian of 4th Wall Theatre Company may finally be on the first step to achieving a lifelong dream of staging a musical on Broadway.
NEW YORK (REUTERS) - Best actor Oscar nominee Bradley Cooper and the cast of The Elephant Man will be taking the hit Broadway play about a severely deformed man in Victorian England to the London stage this summer.

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