Another great musical passing through Singapore, Jersey Boys!
The Birmingham show this year was Jersey Boys - a little unfortunate we had seen it so recently in Singapore - but still, not to be missed!
Again, with few choices at the half-price booth - we plumped for "Kinky Boots" with only a very rough idea of the plot - and no idea what to expect. This was a surprise, and in a great way! What a fantastic show! The story is fun, the songs are catchy, the cast play their parts so, so well ! We loved it - smiled all night - and have already booked to see it again when it comes through Singapore in November.
Never one to miss the chance of a show - I managed to get a last minute booking for La Cage aux Folles in Wolverhampton on the way back from South Devon! Perhaps not one I'm queuing to see again - but it was fun!
The first time we had ever seen "Legally Blonde" was as it passed through Singapore on an Asian tour, but what a bundle of fun it was!Perhaps not the greatest musical ever written, but well worth seeing - at least once... OMG!
Time for another musical to pass through Singapore - this time one of the biggest and best known - so of course we had to go!
Another Musical in Singapore - and with almost front row seats, off to the side next to the speakers - the sound and the view was fantastic! This is always a fun show.
Shanhong's choice was 'Matilda' but she had to take teddy alone!
After School of Rock on the Friday night, Saturday lunch saw us at the matinee for Matilda! One of Shanhong's favourites from earlier trips to London - but somehow, not so exciting immediately after School of Rock!
2016 saw one of my dreams come true, when I finally got to go on a Michael W Smith cruise! Advertised for a few years now, the dates never matched the school holidays - but this year the dates worked - there was a wedding we hoped to go to - and everything came together to make the cruise a possibility. Held on one of the biggest cruise ships, we sailed in the Caribbean, and had all the normal cruise events with the bonus of additional extra concerts!
These featured Michael W Smith himself (singer/songwriter/worship leader) as well as his friends Mark Lowry (comedian), Laura Story (singer/songwriter) and Pastor Jack (main speaker).
Our first show in Vegas was a Musical, the story of four famous singers and the night they all met together at Sun Studios... Million Dollar Quartet
The final show of the summer was an old favourite, Miss Saigon. It's back in the West End and as good as ever!
There are very few matinees at a good price - so, with limited choice, and a friend of Shanhong's joining us - we plumped for Motown - the Musical. It tells the tale - and has some good musical numbers - but was nothing special....
Time for another show in Singapore. My Fair Lady was touring, so of course it couldn't be missed!
On any cruise there is always live entertainment, and on the Oasis of the Seas, this was to be found everywhere, from Ice-Skating Fairy Tales, to High Diving Water Shows, to theatrical productions, and to Headliner Acts. The photos here capture some of the entertainment - and particularly 'The Edge Effect' - the Headline Acapella Act for the week of our cruise.
The main production on the cruise was CATS, so of course we went! Even got a pic on the stage!
Phantom of the Opera returned to Singapore - another great show!
Never one to miss up a chance to see a Musical passing through Singapore, today we went to Resorts World, Sentosa to see Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, a show we last saw in New York.
Summer 2018 saw us back in the UK, and, no longer rushing straight back to see mum, we decided to fly in via London, to take in a few shows. As always, plenty to choose from, and, as you'll see in the blog, all opportunities taken! So, arriving early Friday morning, we were at School of Rock Friday night!
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