Photo Credit: Dream Academy Productions Pte Ltd
Hot on the heels of the success of Dim Sum Dollies’ “The History of Singapore” and last year’s “Crazy Christmas! Ting Tong Belles” , the beloved cabaret trio (Selena Tan, Pam Oei and Denise Tan) is back with another side-splitting performance. Quite timely too before we usher in SG50, the Dollies will tackle episodes in the country’s history post- independence in 1965. The first show, focusing on events before 1965, was staged in 2007.
“With the whole SG50 fervour, I wanted to put this out early so we can celebrate with laughter.” Dream Academy Founder, Selena Tan.
With their trademark bright and bold stage presence and eloquent mishmash of English, Singlish and local dialects, the Dim Sum Dollies will take audience back to Singapore’s past, discussing what makes Singapore the place we all know and love today. Be prepared to see E.R.P., C.O.E., G.S.T, “Two Is Enough”, “Teamy Bee”, “Courtesy Lion”, “Kallang Roar” and many other quintessentially Singaporean icons and hot topics in a whole new light!
The costumes, as usual, promise not to disappoint. There are about 25 costumes for each Dolly in the two-hour show. Some of these are mascots such as “Singa the Courtesy Lion” and “Teamy The Productivity Bee”, recognizable to many Singaporeans for being the faces of government campaigns in the 1980s. Music-wise, the show will feature 17 songs from genres ranging from 1960s a-go-go to 1980s flashdance. They will be joined by a bevy of male dancers known as the ‘Loh Mai Guy’s – a pun on the Cantonese dim sum treat loh mai kai.
The Dollies’ tongue-in-cheek humour and satirical take on current affairs have proven to be so popular that every single show they have put on since 2002 is a sell-out. So grab your tickets fast if you want a quick revision of Singapore’s history, Dim-Sum Dollies style!
Watch the trailer here!
CATCH THE DOLLIES LIVE:
Dates: 11 – 23 December 2014
Venue: Esplanade Theatre
Show Duration: 2 hours (with a 20-minute intermission)
Show Times: Tuesdays – Fridays: 8pm
Saturdays & Sundays: 3pm & 8pm
Additional 8pm show on 22 December 2014 (Mon)
Tickets, priced from SGD58 and up can be purchased through SISTIC website, SISTIC Hotline: (65) 6348 5555 and SISTIC authorised agents islandwide.
Thanks to the generous folks at Dream Academy, we have a pair of category 1 tickets (worth SGD256) for one loyal reader to watch The History of Singapore (Part 2) on Friday, 12 December 2014, 8pm show. To participate in the giveaway, simply follow the steps below:
This Dim Sum Dollies®giveaway ends on 5 December 2014, 11.59pm and is open to readers based in Singapore. The winner will be contacted using the contact particulars provided when entering this draw and will have 48 hours to respond, failing which a new winner will be drawn. All incomplete entries will be disqualified. All entries will be verified before the winners are announced. To be fair to our sponsors, please note that all fake Facebook accounts (e.g. accounts set up purely to take part in contests with no or very few real friends) will be disqualified.
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Lim Xin Hwei says
I want to revisit the history of Singapore and be super entertained by the Dim Sum Dollies!!! They are awesome! 🙂
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Thank you for the reviews and carrying out the giveaway. I have seen Dim Sum Dollies some few years back and thoroughly enjoy their bold theater works. Their vocals are amazing.
Robert Sim says
Wife and I watched the last Dim Sum Dollies’ festive act when Emily Lim was still part of the trio (*sad*). Would love the chance to watch the on-stage chemistry of the ‘new’ trio.
Carol Lim says
I would love to make it a great theatre night date with my hubby!
Serene Leow says
I will like to bring my 7 year old boy who is very interested in Singapore’s history now.
Tammy Tng says
I watched the very 1st Dim Sum Dollies with a guy friend and I must say they are really funny and very innovative/creative with their content. I’m glad Dim Sum Dollies are still steaming HOT!
Seow Wenqi says
Thanks for hosting this giveaway!
I would bring my hubby if I win. We both love to watch plays, musicals but we have not catch Dim Sum Dollies.
Arsheitha Ganesan says
I would like to go with my husband.I love dim-sum-dollies who tell history of Sinagpore in a fun filled way.A show not to be missed as we are going to celebrate SG50 soon.
I want to go with my hubby to have a good laugh!!!
Caught them last year and they were a riot! Hope to catch their performance again this year.
KM Wong says
Never been to Dim Sum Dollies and heard great review of them! Besides, it’s a great chance to learn the history of Singapore at the same time! Would love to bring my spouse if we can to win it. 🙂
Need some laughter boost to relax and recharge our mind. This is probably the best way to do it this December!
Tammy Tng says
To add on I would love to bring my hubby this time round =D
Tammy Tng says
Sorry this is to add on to my previous comment.
I would like to bring my hubby along for a good laugh to distress.
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Cynthia Lau says
It is a entertaining play.I will bring my husband along as we both love to watch plays and musicals!