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Mandarin Fantasy Musical Adventure: Musical TARU
Get set for a captivating journey filled with laughter, tears and drama, set in a modern-day Singapore museum, accompanied by iconic historical characters resurrected from prehistoric times in ancient Egypt and China in this Mandarin musical.
A localised adaptation of a 2016 hit production from South Korea, the musical features Singapore singers Wong Jinglun and Ling Xiao, and Taiwanese songbird Freya Lim, and the fossil of a baby T-Rex called TARU.
Taiwanese songbird Freya Lim plays the role of Cleopatra
Fuelled by the curiosity to discover more about a natural history museum’s latest attraction – a rare and fascinating pair of mother-and-child T-Rex fossils – siblings Nali and Gao Feng, and their friend Da Fa, find themselves on an unexpected journey during a mysterious lunar eclipse.
Singaporean Wong Jinglun takes on the role of Da Fa, the aspiring archaeologist
Striking up an unlikely camaraderie with the museum’s resurrected residents – Tila, the protective mother T-Rex; Cleopatra the beautiful and vivacious ancient Egypt matriarch; and Mummy, a suave sidekick of Cleopatra – the intrepid trio traverse through familiar Singapore landmarks such as Bukit Timah Hill and Changi Point as they join forces to recover baby T-Rex TARU’s stolen fossils.
The musical features not only a slew of energetic dance numbers, enchanting music, arresting visuals made possible through elaborate stage sets and props; it also incorporates creative life-sized dinosaur fossil puppetry from South Korea.
Find out if the daring trio can save baby TARU in this heartwarming and hilarious musical which is sure to tug at your heartstrings as it celebrates a mother’s love and the pursuit of one’s dreams.
Till 13 January 2019
• Thursday & Friday: 8pm
• Saturday: 2pm & 8pm
• Sunday: 2pm
Resorts World Theatre, Resorts World Sentosa
TICKETS (from SISTIC or Resorts World Theatre)
• Adult: $38, $58, $78, $88, $108
• Senior citizen/child: $30, $46, $62, $70, $86
Photos courtesy of Resorts World Sentosa