[REVIEW] Musical TARU: Life-Sized Dinosaurs Meet Heartwarming Comedy

It is believed that lunar eclipses can expose the truth about people. Seems like it even has the ability to bring the dead back to life at a natural history museum, as witnessed in Musical TARU, which is locally adapted from a Korean box-office hit and award-winning musical.

Think Night at the Museum meets mandopop in a Singapore setting. Musical TARU takes you on a whimsical adventure with a pair of intrepid siblings and an aspiring archaeologist, as they find themselves in situations beyond their wildest dreams.

Forging friendships with resident dinosaur fossils? Check.
Building camaraderie with historical figures like Cleopatra? Check.
Saving TARU the baby T-Rex fossil? Check.

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The life-sized dinosaur puppets include a 2.5-metre tall mother T-Rex. Fun fact: 570 ‘bones’ were used in the production of the dinosaur fossil puppets!
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In this local adaptation, the musical takes you through famous local landmarks such as Bukit Timah Hill and Changi Point as the leads try to track down the missing baby T-Rex fossil.
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Dancing may not be his forte but Taiwan-based Singaporean singer-actor Wong Jinglun (who plays aspiring archaeologist Da Fa) gives a convincing performance with his natural acting and singing chops.
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Acclaimed Taiwanese singer Freya Lim assumes the role of Cleopatra effortlessly with her elegant image and power vocals. Surprisingly, she also manages to inject just the right amount of comedy to her character, especially when the queen finds herself in awkward circumstances.
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The role of the museum’s comedic Curator fits local veteran singer Ling Xiao like second skin.
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Taiwanese actress Cheng Shun Wen gives the principal leads a run for their money with her impressive vocals and endearing portrayal of elder sister Nali.
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Apart from the dinosaurs, it is Taiwanese actor Lai Tse Yi who shines as the mischievous, bratty younger brother Gao Feng.
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TARU reunites with its forlorn mother.
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The cast of Musical TARU.

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The star-studded principal cast of Wong Jinglun, Ling Xiao and Freya Lim.

Musical TARU is presented in Mandarin, with two screens projecting English surtitles on either side of the stage. Even if you do not understand Mandarin, this feel-good family musical will captivate you with its catchy songs, trilingual jokes (with some Korean thrown into the mix) and life-like dinosaur puppetry. If you have young dino fans in the fam, they are sure to have a roaring good time at this musical.

Musical TARU is currently playing at Resorts World Theatre till 13 January 2019.

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Show Details
Resorts World Theatre
7 Dec 2018 – 13 Jan 2019
Approximately 80min without intermission

Ticket Prices (not inclusive of SISTIC Booking Fee)
Premium/VIP: S$108
Standard: S$88 (CAT 1), S$78 (CAT 2), S$58 (CAT 3), S$38 (CAT 4)

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