Song and dance, magic, comical antagonists and a realistic twist to a familiar fairy tale. This heady concoction makes Cinderella, A Fairly True Story, the latest musical production staged at Resorts World theatre a worthy watch this festive period.
It’s a show for both the romantics and realists as it combines the magic of fairy tales with a sprinkling of reality.
Here are five reasons you should watch the show.
1. Cinderella’s costume change
In films, Cinderella’s transformation from her maid’s rags to a ball gown is easy to achieve with film editing. Watching this scene in a live stage show is–in the actress’s own words–magical.
Don’t blink during Cinderella’s transformation scene so you can see how she’s able to turn from rags to the belle of the ball by just twirling and twirling.
2. The comic antagonists
The show, which is close to the Brothers Grimm version of Cinderella, can be sombre at times. Good thing it’s punctuated by the silly antics of Cinderella’s stepsisters Grimella and Distressa. Be prepared to laugh out loud as the two characters provide comic relief with their punchy one-liners and physical comedy.
Still, in the end, we’re reminded that bullying doesn’t pay. The stepsisters and their mother pay the price for their bullying and are not able to live happily ever after.
3. Pop music weaved into the show
Musical director Matt Dunkley (who held the same role for the show Peter Pan, The Never Ending Story) does it again by weaving familiar pop songs into the musical.
Be ready to tap your feet at the familiar beats of She’s So Lovely by Scouting for Girls, I’ve Got A Feeling by The Black Eyed Peas; and sing along to the ballads of (Everything I Do) I Do It For You by Bryan Adams and Up Where We Belong by Joe Cocker.
There are also original compositions in the show too if you prefer to have these in a musical.
Well, not hocus pocus magic but magical moments in the show that are created using light projection, movable props, and acrobats.
The show uses a lot of light projection and movable props to create different settings. Light projection is used to show the front page of the local newspaper in the kingdom. Look out for the funny headlines in the papers.
The movable props give each setting a different feel–from to the dark and creepy graveyard to Cinderella’s run-down house to the Prince’s overly childish bedroom and to the lavish ball and cathedral.
Kids will enjoy the acrobats and dancers who bring life to the different scenes.
5. Happily Ever After
In the age of Tinder and online dating, it’s easy to be cynical about love.
It’s nice to suspend disbelief for the length of the show. See how love at first sight plays out and how true love is able to conquer it all. You’ll be glad to know that the lead actors of the show are quite sure that Cinderella and her Prince will be able to live happily ever after.
For more on Cinderella, catch our 12 unusual facts about the show.
Have you watched Cinderella, A Fairly True Story yet? Let us know which are your favourite moments in the show.
Cinderella, A Fairly True Story tickets
|Date:||10 Dec 2015 – 4 Jan 2016|
|Show Times:||Thu: 7pm
Fri – Mon: 2pm and 7pm (no show on Tue and Wed)
|Venue:||Resorts World™ Theatre, Resorts World Sentosa|
1Child must be accompanied by at least one (1) adult.
Get your tickets at SISTIC or Resorts World Theatre.
Cinderella Giveaway Lucky Draw Contest
Stand a chance to win Cinderella’s jewellery by Swarovski worth over S$1,000 with every ticket purchased. Term and conditions apply, please view the full terms and conditions.
Promotions for Cinderella, A Fairly True Story
(Discounts are only applicable to Adult – Standard tickets and are not applicable to Child and Senior Tickets.)
Cinderella Family Package
Family Package A @ S$309 (U.P. S$373)
Family Package B @ S$258 (U.P. S$292)
1Child ticket is valid for children aged 4 to 12 years old only. No upgrade of child tickets to adult tickets allowed.
Universal Studios Singapore Santa’s All-Star Christmas
Universal Studios Singapore after 5pm Admission with Cinderella Cat 3 Ticket (Fri – Mon, 2pm only) at S$84. Terms & conditions apply.
RWS Invites Membership Special Promotion
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2RWS Invites card must be presented upon purchase. Members are not entitled to earn Invites Dollars for purchases made at SISTIC counters, except at Resorts World Theatre.
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4Student pass must be presented upon purchase and at theatre entrance for verification.