Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Stars of The West End Live in Singapore - Watching An All In One Musical

I was very fortunate to be able to meet the stars before the show started. Sometimes, as much as you want your steps to be calculated, nature just seems to have its way of saying 'Hey, I know you did not ask for this but I am arranging for you to have a quick photo op with the performers' and there I was, out of the lift lobby and they were there photo-ready. Man, I really need to start counting my blessings because I am pretty sure my gratitude does not measure to this!

The sold out event was filled with affluent patrons whom most have witnessed Broadway and West End musical performances. Stars of The West End was terrific for those who missed the live rendition of these musical numbers. The show brought in prominent numbers from renowned musical titles like Les Miserables, Mamma Mia and Phantom of The Opera.

The Stars of The West End quartet mesmerized us with their strong and timbre voices! Audience were seen tapping their feet along, many clapped to the tempo and people like myself were actually awed at how Shona Lindsay was still able to harness on the high notes towards the end of Phantom of The Opera even after more than decade since her first appearance as Christine in the musical.

While Phantom of The Opera high ends left me open-mouthed, the key for Don't Cry for Me Argentina somehow awaken the patriotism in me even though I am no Argentine. The emotions exuded by Jayne O'Mahony almost had me bursting into tears - just as how Eva would have wanted it!

The songs performed were not all dark and sad. The ballroom was all rainbows and sparkles when they sang a series of songs from Mamma Mia and We Will Rock You that ended the show on a high note.

The thing about musical is that the intricacy of performing lies on how one can radiate emotions and vocal techniques. It is not as easy to compensate on the scores when you are out of breath. Their voices were powerful and rounded so much so it was not only feet-tapping but it made me lip-sync to their enchanting voices.

The absence of live orchestra demonstrates how just with four vocal chords they could enhance a neat stage with their vibrant energy. Truly, they are the Stars of The West End!

Bring in a full musical show please! British Playhouse Theatre has been very active in promoting British arts production and this is heartening for those who loves them without having to travel! We were grateful for this show indeed!

Photographs by Jose Jeuland

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Stars of The West End Live in Singapore

Catch 'Stars Of The West End' this 22 - 23 June 2017!

Mark your calendar for a night of dazzling stars from London's West End this coming 22 and 23 June at One Farrer Hotel & Spa's Grand Ballroom!

From London and now in Singapore, Stars of The West End will bring four leading stars of the ten most successful musicals in the history of London’s West End to present a collection of songs from The Phantom of The Opera, Les Misérables, Cats, Chicago, Evita and many more!

Of course for me, I am looking forward to hear numbers from The Phantom of The Opera, Mamma Mia! and Wicked for they have a lot of my favourites!

This first class production has toured extensively, playing theatres and other venues across the UK and Europe since 2011. In the UK, highlights include its regular fixture at The Mill at Sonning near Reading, dates at the iconic Fairfield Halls and Alban Arena, and a concert at London’s Cadogan Hall in 2014.

It is also worth mentioning its exclusive performance at the Louvre in Paris in 2015, as well as the fact that the leading stars themselves have performed in all corners of the globe!

Join me in this spectacular evening! Tickets are on sale and it can be booked through One Farrer Hote' & Spa's reception desk at the lobby.

Details are as follows:

Thursday, 22 June 2017
Performance time: 8:00pm 
Prices: S$78.00 & $S88.00. No booking fee.
All tickets include a free drink each (bar opens at 7.00pm)

If you are in for charity just as I am, the show has collaborated with Food From The Heart for an evening of wonderful dinner performance on the 23 June 2017, Friday.

Stars of The West End Art for Charity Gala to support 'Food from the Heart'
Friday, 23 June 2017
Cocktails: 7.30pm
Dinner: 8.00pm
Show: 9.00pm

Silver Ticket price: $350 per ticket or $3,500 per table of 10 tickets each.
Gold Table price: $5,000 per table of 10 each. (Inclusive of after show party to meet the stars!)
Guest Artist: Jeremy Monteiro and his jazz trio!

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Tickets can be purchased through One Farrer Hotel & Spa’s reception desk at the hotel’s lobby. You can call their hotline at+65 6705 7825 or e-mail to

If you have to miss it, they will be going to Jakarta and Kuala Lumpur this coming July! Stay tuned!