Let’s Go Into The Woods

On the first week of August, Jhon and I went to a local musical at the Esplanade theatre, Into the Woods.

There are 3 reasons why we went.

First, ever since our first official musical (school musicals that we participated when we were young does not count) of Lion King at Marina Bay Sands, we simply got addicted; the costumes, the songs and the performances. Fuh!

Secondly, Into the Woods is actually a story of all grimm tales combined; Cinderella, Jack and the Beanstalk, Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel, Sleeping Beauty and others. How do they fit into one plot? Into the Woods tells it all.

Lastly, there was a time when Jhon and I had to take a long journey home but we didn’t want to fall asleep so I offered a story. A story of all grimm tales into one! Nothing like Into the Woods but all I can say is my story lasted for 1 hour and 5 minutes later, we were home. So we thought watching this is also signifies an internal joke.

By the way, the musical stars the best in Singapore theatre such as Selena Tan, Adrian Pang, Sebastian Tan, Emma Yong, Denise Tan, RJ Rosales, Robin Goh, George Chan, Lim Kay Siu and Sheila Francisco, together with Ria Jones from London’s West End.

By the end of their transmission, Jhon and I grinned at each other and sang snippets of the songs to each other. Music was fantastic albeit certain mellow dramatic songs and their acting were excellent. Who says there is no local talent? You just need to know where to look.

As soon as the entire musical ended, our butts were sore but we left Esplanade with a grin, mentally skipping back home and Jhon was singing snippets of “Agony” and “Into the woods”. In fact, he was still singing after a week. It was THAT good!


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