5 Reasons to Watch ‘Super Mommy’ at RWS

Following its massive debut success in Taiwan last year, the heartwarming Mandarin musical ‘Super Mommy’ comes to Resorts World Theatre from 18 May to 22 June 2018. But no, it isn’t a show on superheroes, nor is it one centered on mothers. So just what is it about and why should you watch it?

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Show synopsis

Set in a multi-generational household, this mid-year production explores the lives of a dual-income family struggling to cope with their jobs while caring for their young son and an elderly family member suffering from dementia. They eventually decide to hire a domestic helper, Eny – the show’s central character – who proves to be capable, but misses her son back in her Indonesian hometown. Will she stay, or will she return to her hometown? What will happen to her employers’ family? You’ll have to wait till the show’s premiere at Resorts World Theatre to find out.

Until then, here are 5 reasons why you should get your tickets to Super Mommy.

1. Contemporary depth: social issues dealt with in an artful manner

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The purpose of the arts is to present real-world issues in a palatable way. Super Mommy deals with issues of family, work-life balance, dementia the treatment of domestic helpers by taking the audience on a dramatic roller coaster vis-à-vis family dynamics when a foreign domestic helper enters the picture – one filled with simmering tensions, emotional outbursts and tear-jerking moments.

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In fact, members of the principal cast shared at a press conference how this was one of the main reasons why they wanted to take on this project.

2. Light-hearted: two hours of laughs for the family

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Despite bringing several pertinent social issues to the fore, the show promises to treat them with great comedic, musical and entertaining effect. In the words of actor Jaspers Lai, audiences can expect

tears through laughter, and laughter through tears.

Audiences both young and old will leave Resorts World Theatre with a renewed importance given to family ties and appreciation for domestic helpers – the unsung heroes in our everyday lives.

3. Quality guaranteed: numerous sold out shows in Taiwan

If this doesn’t scream quality production, we don’t know what will.

Actress-turned-director Lang Tsu Yun and renowned pop-music maestro Kay Huang Yun Ling will reprise their roles as Director and Music Director respectively, promising to bring to Singapore the same level of excellence they delivered in Taiwan.

4. Local relevance: resonates with the Singaporean audience

And don’t worry about the show being Taiwan-centric – the story, dialogue and sets have all been adapted into an original production, infused with many local elements and cultural references.

5. #supportlocal: local talents in the principal cast

As part of Resorts World Sentosa’s (RWS’s) efforts to support homegrown performing talent, the musical’s principal cast will feature the following:

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Jaspers Lai (@jaspersjaspers), who has made his mark in the local film and television scene in recent years. He’s starred in Jack Neo’s The Lion Men and MediaCorp’s television series Tiger Mum – just to name a few. Jaspers will be playing the role of ‘Grandma’ in Super Mommy (yes, he’ll be cross-dressing!)

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Lin You Fa (@yewhuatlim), a former radio deejay, veteran host, singer and actor who needs little introduction. He is pretty much a household name in Singapore, and even has fans in Malaysia, Thailand and China. You Fa will be playing the role of ‘Grandpa’ with deteriorating dementia in Super Mommy.

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Chriz Tong (@chriztong), a singer-songwriter who has been recording theme songs for MediaCorp’s television drama serials since 2011. She also starred in a previous RWS theatrical production of Ge Tai – The Musical, and will be playing the role of ‘Mother’ in Super Mommy.

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Benjamin Josiah Tan (@benjaminjosiaht), an up-and-coming actor who attended Lee Strasberg Theater & Film Institute in Los Angeles before making his debut in Jack Neo’s Long Long Time Ago. He has since gone on to play the lead role in Nocturne, one of five short films in 667 by acclaimed director Royston Tan. Benjamin will be playing the role of ‘Father’ in Super Mommy.

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Eight local child performers were also handpicked by the legendary Hong Kong actress Nancy Sit, and coached by the Mother Hong Kong Arts Centre founded by Nancy.

A flourishing local arts scene begins with support local talents. Get your tickets to Super Mommy today!

Super Mommy promises a night of tears (the good kind!) and laughter for the family. Get your tickets today!

Show Details
Resorts World Theatre
18 May 2018 – 22 June 2018
Approximately 120min with intermission

Ticket Prices (not inclusive of SISTIC Booking Fee)
Premium/VIP: S$108
Standard: S$88 (Cat One), S$78 (Cat Two), S$58 (Cat Three)
Restricted View/Cat Four: S$38

Specials & Discounts*
Mother’s Day Special
(11 – 25 May 2018)
50% off Cat Three to VIP tickets for shows in May (valid with purchase of at least 4 tickets)
PAssion / Hometeam NS PAssion members 40% off Cat One/Two/Three tickets for shows on Mon – Thur
30% off Cat One/Two/Three tickets for shows on Fri – Sun & PH
RWS Invites members 40% off Cat One/Two/Three tickets for shows on Mon – Thur
30% off Cat One/Two/Three tickets for shows on Fri – Sun & PH
MeClub 30% off Cat One/Two/Three tickets for shows on Mon – Thur
20% off Cat One/Two/Three tickets for shows on Fri – Sun & PH

*Select ‘Ticket Type’ in Step 4 of booking


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