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For its 50th anniversary, The Theatre Practice has boldly gone where the local TV station has feared to venture in recent years: into the thick of a Chinese martial arts or wuxia production.
This weekend, Raw Moves presents R.e.P 2015, a doublebill performance featuring works by Chang Chien-Hao (Taiwan) and Ebelle Chong (Singapore)
Sassy seniors rule the roost in The Necessary Stage's newest play, Pioneer (Girls) Generation, rescuing a saggy plot with their good-natured sincerity and showing a side to ageing that one rarely encounters in the theatre.
This year, the M1-The Straits Times Life! Theatre Awards will be held in collaboration with Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay and is also part of The Studios: fifty season. Here are some of the plays to be featured in The Studios which were also winners at the awards:
In what might be the Esplanade's most ambitious retrospective yet, the national arts centre is surveying the landscape of modern Singapore English-language theatre, from the 1960s to the present, charting its theatrical milestones alongside Singapore's journey from tumultuous pre-independence to gleaming contemporary city-state.
Dancing kitchenware, a charming candelabra, an adorable barking ottoman - none of these characters from Disney's beloved animated film Beauty And The Beast (1991) would have come to life without the magical score of American composer Alan Menken.
Like many parents, Ricky Sim's mother and father are proud of their oldest son. "They just can't stop telling people that I'm a ballet dancer. But I'd say, 'I'm no longer a ballet dancer, stop saying that I'm a ballet dancer'," says the 45-year-old.
Overdrive 2, which is part of the National University of Singapore Arts Festival 2015, was a double bill featuring works by two award winning choreographers, Chen Wu-Kang from Taiwan and Hong Kong-based Ricky Hu.

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