So that you and your mini-me don’t miss these once-in-a-lifetime shows, we round up several top acts planning Singapore stopovers in the second half of the year. Scroll through the photo gallery to find out which ones your brood might enjoy and buy your tickets before it’s too late!
Disney in Concert: A Dream is a Wish
WHEN: 14 and 15 July
WHERE: MasterCard Theatres at Marina Bay Sands, Grand Theatre.
WHAT: Sit back with junior and watch his favourite Disney stories such as The Little Mermaid, The Lion King, Frozen and Aladdin come to life, thanks to talented singers, original Disney film footage and orchestral scores. Join in the fun as you meet a little mermaid who longs to be human, a lion cub who struggles to find his place in the circle of life, and two sisters who wish to warm a frozen relationship. Enjoy magical Disney storytelling at its finest! (Photo: Sistic)
WHAT: Get set to be blown away by thrilling, heart-stopping acrobatic performances, plus fun clown acts in the majestic, yet intimate blue-and-yellow-top tent. Boasting colourful characters and costumes, KOOZAwill capture your little one’s imagination and set pulses racing with physically astonishing feats, death-defying stunts, laugh-out-loud antics and toe-tapping fun set against funk, jazz and Bollywood beats. (Photo: Sistic)
Red Riding Hood 小红帽 (Mandarin)
WHEN: July 20 to 1 September
WHERE: KC Arts Centre Home of Singapore Repertory Theatre, #01-13, 11 Unity Street.
WHAT: Packed with original music and filled with humour, the Mandarin version of this childhood classic tells the tale of a brave girl named Red who must journey through the forest to reunite her family and save her mother’s bakery from closing down. Will she get there in time? And what tricks does the charming, but crafty Big Bad Wolf have up its sleeve to stop her? All will be revealed when you join the fun. (Photo: Sistic)
WHEN: 19 August
WHERE: Singapore National Stadium
TIME: Pit Party (2pm to 6pm), show starts at 7pm
PRICE: $25 to $120
BOOK AT: Singapore Sports Hub. Click here to buy tickets.
WHAT: Your vehicle-loving little one will be blown away by the giant-sized trucks and diggers which are smashing their way into Singapore National Stadium for the first time. Junior is going to be thrilled to get up-close with these colorful, larger-than-life behemoths that are 3.6m high and weigh 4,536kg. Watch these mean machines expertly perform jaw-dropping displays of gravity-defying feats that will leave you at the edge of your seat. Join the pit party to meet the drivers and their trucks, get their autograph and take photos. (Photo: YouTube)
PAW Patrol Live! “'Race to the Rescue”
WHEN: 1 to 3 September
WHERE: Resorts World Theatre, Resorts World Sentosa.
WHAT: Everybody’s favourite pups are racing down to Singapore for the first time to share lessons on social skills and problem-solving. Join Ryder, Chase, Marshall, Rocky, Rubble, Zuma, Sky and Everest as they work together to find Mayor Goodway when he goes missing on the day of the Great Adventure Bay Race. The performance will feature up-tempo music, a cleverly written script, plus classic scenery. A high-tech video wall will also transport the audience to their favourite PAW Patrol backdrop, including locations like Adventure Bay, The Lookout and Seal Island. (Photo: Sistic)
Yayoi Kusama: Life is The Heart of a Rainbow
WHEN: Until 3 September
WHERE: City Hall Wing, Level 3, Singtel Special Exhibition Gallery, National Gallery Singapore.
TIME: Various times
PRICE: $15 to $30
BOOK AT: National Gallery. Click here to buy tickets.
WHAT: If your tyke enjoyed the “polka-dot sticker room” at the Children’s Biennale, this exhibition will surely tickle his fancy, too. Since it’s by the same Japanese artist, Yayoi Kusama, you can expect more of the same quirky art displays and installations at this set-up. Step into infinity mirror rooms, be mesmerised by her intricate dots and pumpkin motifs and immerse yourself in installations, videos, sculptures and art pieces that continue to push artistic boundaries. What a feast for the eyes and a treat for the senses. Junior is going to think it’s one ginormous playground! (Photo: National Gallery Singapore)
The Sound of Music
WHEN: 7 to 19 November
WHERE: MasterCard Theatres at Marina Bay Sands, Sands Theatre.
WHAT: The world’s most-lovable singing Austrian family is back to touch the hearts of everyone, young and old! Even if junior hasn’t watched the iconic 1965 movie, she will still be able to identify the popular songs, such as My Favourite Things, Do-Re-Mi and Edelweiss in this musical production, is bound. The simple story line makes it easy for little ones to follow, while parents and maybe, the grandparents, get a chance to indulge in a nostalgic trip down memory lane. Perfect for all ages, don’t miss it! (Photo: Sistic)
WHEN: 15 to 17 December
WHERE: MasterCard Theatres at Marina Bay Sands, Sands Theatre
WHAT: Join Hi-5 friends Bailey, Courtney, Joe, Lachie and Shay in a high-octane show packed with hit songs, lively dance segments, plus exciting stories. Everyone will be moving and grooving, thanks to the energy and positive vibes of the Hi-5 Supers who will show little ones that being a hero is so much more than being able to fly or jump over buildings. It's also about believing in yourself, caring for others and being fit and active! (Photo: Sistic)