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Arts Picks: Chicken Little, Star Wars Film Concert, Senja Cruise and more

PHOTOS: JAMIE CHAN, TEATER KAMI, THE LITTLE COMPANY

CHICKEN LITTLE

Marking its 15th anniversary, Singapore Repertory Theatre's The Little Company is putting on the lively musical Chicken Little for children aged three and older.

Fearful Chicken Little, tired of being teased, sets off on a quest to save her fellow farmyard animals by warning the King that the sky is falling. But with the fearsome Foxy Loxy on the loose, she may not make it to the King alive.

WHERE: KC Arts Centre, Robertson Quay, 20 Merbau Road MRT: Clarke Quay WHEN: Today till Dec 8; today, 10am and 2pm; 10am (weekdays); 11am and 2pm (weekends) ADMISSION: $25 to $48 from Sistic (call 6348-5555 or go to www.sistic.com.sg) INFO: www.sistic.com.sg/events/clittle1217

STAR WARS FILM CONCERT

Singapore fans of Star Wars need not head for a galaxy far, far away - they can hear a live orchestra perform in an official Star Wars concert here. The local Metropolitan Festival Orchestra will perform John Williams' sweeping soundtrack to Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) under the baton of Australian conductor Nicholas Buc, as the film plays.

WHERE: Esplanade Theatre, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade; City Hall WHEN: Sunday to Tuesday, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $69 to $225 from Sistic INFO: www.sistic.com.sg/events/cstarwars1117

SENJA CRUISE

This Teater Kami play on active ageing, directed by Cultural Medallion recipient Atin Amat, centres on four single women who have been best friends since secondary school. Now 68, they decide to live together at Senja Cruise, an independent-living facility for seniors.

Playwright Rafeyah Abdul Rahman, also known as Denhasan, 41, says: "I remember many years ago in teenage-hood, a promise made with my closest girlfriends that, perhaps, in the then far future, we would live together in an old folks' home, taking care of one another. Although assisted-living facilities are relatively new in Singapore, I think it will gain traction, owing to the fact that we are one of the fastest-ageing countries in the world."

WHERE: Drama Centre Black Box, 05-01 National Library Building, 100 Victoria Street MRT: Bugis WHEN: Today and tomorrow, 3 and 8pm ADMISSION: $30 & $25 (concession). Tickets are sold out for today's shows and tomorrow's matinee; to be on the waiting list for these times, message 9723-5774. To reserve tickets for tomorrow evening, go to goo.gl/9omq9K INFO: Go to www.facebook.com/TeaterKami or e-mail teater.kami@gmail.com. Performances are in Malay with English subtitles

PURGATORY

This unusual production by local opera company L'Arietta transports the one-act opera by composer Gordon Crosse, based on the drama by Irish writer W.B. Yeats, from its original Irish setting to a creaking Peranakan house.

On the anniversary of his mother's fateful wedding night, an old man brings his 16-year-old son back to their ruined family home to reveal the curse upon their family.

Audiences will get to experience parts of the opera up close, with a live painting and small scenes taking place in a Peranakan living room before the main opera commences.

WHERE: Theatre Practice Black Box Theatre, 54 Waterloo Street MRT: Bras Basah WHEN: Today till Nov 5; 8pm (Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays), 3.30pm (weekends) ADMISSION: $40 and $34 (students) from purgatory.peatix.com INFO: www.lariettasg.com

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 27, 2017, with the headline 'Arts Picks'. Print Edition | Subscribe