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Author Archives: Sharmila Melissa Yogalingam

Ex-professor, Ex-phd student, current freelance critic, writer and filmmaker.

Theatre Review (Singapore): ‘Hotpants’ by Dick Lee

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Singapore has changed so much since 1972, but the very funny 'Hotpants' is still relevant and exciting today. Read More »

Theatre Review (Singapore): ‘Rock of Ages’

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This weird 1980s jukebox musical is exciting and fun, and the humourous acting along with recognizable rock songs make it one you shouldn't miss. Read More »

Theatre Review (Singapore): ‘Women of Asia’ by Asa Gim Palomera

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Though 'Women of Asia' was written 20 years ago, its points about how women are treated are still very much relevant today. Read More »

Theatre Review (Singapore): ‘What the Butler Saw’ by Joe Orton

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So if a zany and insane story entertains you, this play will certainly be one you'll enjoy. Read More »

Theatre Review (Singapore): ‘Sound of Music’ by Base Entertainment

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Even though the musical rearranges the order of the songs a bit as compared to in the movie, the songs are still just as catchy, melodious, and lyrically apt as you would remember it to be. Read More »

Theatre Review (Singapore): ‘Grease’ by Base Entertainment

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Although in 2014, the storyline of 'Grease' may be dated, its songs prove that this musical will always be timeless. Read More »

Theatre Review (Singapore): Singapore Repertory Theatre’s ‘Rising Son’ by Dick Lee

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Lee's play doesn't quite work as a character-study nor as a unique story. Read More »

Musical Revue Review (Singapore): ‘A Singaporean in Paris’ by Sing Theatre

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This revue is not only a testament to how talented Singapore-based artists are, it's also a lesson on being a foreigner in a strange land. Read More »

Interview: Elaine Heng and Timothy Coleman of Singapore Dance Theatre’s ‘Romeo & Juliet’

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Two dancers discussing dancing 'Romeo and Juliet' to Prokofiev's music. Read More »

Interview: Jo Kukathas, of Wild Rice’s ‘The House of Bernarda Alba’

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"I love watching traditional performances in Malaysia or Japan, where people feel quite comfortable talking or eating or sleeping through sections. I wish we could find a way to allow that again." Read More »