It takes 10 lifetimes for a pair of soul to meet one another on a ferry boat
A hundred lifetimes for a pair of heads to lie on the pillow where their dreams afloat.
Went to watch W!LD RICE production: Mama White Snake last Saturday and blown away with all the choreography, costumes, songs, script.. Basically, EVERYTHING!
Please note that MAMA WHITE SNAKE musical is ending on 16 December 2017! Do grab your ticket HERE before the musical ends! I could assure that you won’t be disappointed by it! It’s a musical for the young and old young at heart but thinks that the young might not catch some inner jokes as much as the young at heart! I believed everyone knows the story of White Snake and this musical is White Snake (part 2). HAHAHHAHA….
For all his young life, Meng has dreamt of adventures beyond the confines of Emei Mountain. But his mother and aunt have always kept him close, warning him of the dangers and strangers lurking in the outside world.
Finally, Meng decides he has had enough of the creature comforts of home. Striking out on his own, he enrolls in a martial arts school run by the mysterious Master Fahai.
There, he finds new friends and new love… even as old secrets from his family’s past slither to the surface. Fahai soon realized that Meng has been kept in the dark about who his mother and aunt really are: the magical White Snake and Green Snake of legend!
What will Meng do when he learns of his true heritage? Will Fahai succeed in driving a wedge between Meng and his mum? And, as chaos breaks out between enemies old and new, can true love overcome ancient rivalries and family quarrels?
-Taken from the musical synopsis
Mama White Snake is directed by Pam Oei featuring the script by Alfian Sa’at and score by Elaine Chan with Glen Goei and Ivan Heng cross-dress as Mama White Snake and Aunty Green Snake. The cast also includes Siti Khalijah as Master Fahai, Zelda Tatiana as Madam Ngiao, Cheryl Tan as Mimi, Andrew Marko as Meng and not forgetting First Stage Kids.
I last saw Ivan Heng in the Emily of Emerald Hill as Emily in 2002 and was amazed at his performance and I last saw Cheryl Tan as young Yehenara in Forbidden City Musical and putting all the great cast together they present you with Mama White Snake the MOST hilarious MUSICAL with a deep meaning to it!
Mama White Snake is W!LD RICE’s holiday season musical which was inspired by British pantomime by bringing together all the elements of family entertainment from slapstick comedy to catchy songs, fabulous costumes and even audience participation. It is encouraging to see how the casts encourage the audience to participate like the audience mentioned “Bukit Timah is famous for flooding” and another was that Mama White Snake asked if she should drink the “poisons drink” and there this kid shouted NO and Glen Goei replied “If I don’t drink then there will be no more show already”.. HAHAHA
I did not keep up with all the W!LD RICE production ever since I got pregnant with my kid but after this musical, I told myself that I will try not to miss the W!LD RICE’s holiday season musical! They basically took it to another different level with all the amazing cast and to all the staffs behind the stage. The stage design was perfect and lots of attention was paid to the costumes and headgear too!
Do remember to grab the CD after the end of the show as $5 proceed from the CD will goes to Emma Yong fund!