“Even my Grandmother can do better than you!”
Doesn’t that sound familiar to most of the guys who went through BMT (Basic Military Training)?
Thanks to my uncle, I got a ticket to watch Army Daze 2 this afternoon! (PS: it’s his treat! ^^) It’s a definitely a great show with great cast and I never regret going! (PS: I don’t know how this guy 2 seats beside me sleep through the first half of the show!)
Here’s a quick summarized timeline recap from the programme (booklet):
REMEMBER THE DAZE
1987: Michael Chiang wrote Army Daze (his first full-length play) which was staged at the old Drama Centre on Fort Canning.
1990: Army Daze is re-staged at the Drama Centre as part of TheatreWorks’.
1995: WOW International mounts a production of Army Daze at WTC (World Trade Centre) Auditorium.
1996: Army Daze The Movie premieres on 6 November 1996.
2006: Toy Factory re-stages Army Daze.
2011: A digitally-enhanced print is produced for DVD which led to a re-screening of movie in cineplexes.
2012: Musical version of Army Daze is staged.
2013: By popular demand, Army Daze is re-staged with a back-to-back run of Michael Chiang’s first new play, High Class.
2017: 30 years later, the 5 blur recruits reunite for Army Daze 2 – a sequel!
I didn’t watch Army Daze when it’s staged but I did watch Army Daze The Movie. Army Daze 2 is a revisits of the 5 memorable characters from Singapore’s favourite show to see how life has treated them where they are faced with middle age and millennials. Malcolm and Krishna sons are getting enlisted too! Also, find out what happened when SAF appoints its first FEMALE Chief of Army!!!!
You would be able to see familiar faces like Hossan Leong, Chua En Lai, Saiful Amri, Ebi Shankara, Shane Mardjuki, Oon Shu An, Audrey Luo, Jo Tan and new faces Natelie Ong (her voice is great), Tay Hwan Haw (OMG! the way he dance!), Andre Chong and many more..
You’re strongly warned that you’ll leave with stomach cramp!
There’s a Meet & Greet session after the show and being a fan of musical & play, I went to queue up for that and got their autographs.
Here’s us (me and my uncle) with the casts:
(From Left: Felix Lim, Tay Hwan Haw, Oon Shu An, Ebi Shankara, Joshua Lim)
And so, we waved our hands and said goodbye..