Prelude to a Kiss (1992)

5 March 1992 – 15 March 1992 @ Jubilee Hall, Raffles Hotel


Prelude to a Kiss was first commissioned by South Coast Repertory, where it premiered on 15 January 1988. A revised version with Alec Baldwin as Peter premiered on 14 March 1990. The play then moved to Broadway, as the Helen Hayes Theatre, open on 1 May 1990, starring Timothy Hutton, Mary-Louis Parker and Bernard Hughes in the lead roles.

The play's title comes from a 1938 Duke Ellington-Irving Gordon-Irving Mills song. It has been sung by Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday. "How my love song gently cries/ For the tenderness within your eyes/ My love is a prelude that never dies/ My prelude to a kiss."

Director: Ekachai Uekrongtham
Ken Low
Rina Ong
Melvyn Chew
Casey Lim
Surash Pillai
Irene Lim
Tony Yeow
Charlie Tan
Koh Chieng Mun
Derek Sze
Wendi Tan
Tan Joo Lett
Celine Teo

Producer: Mary Loh
Set Designer: Poon Hin Kong
Lighting Designer: Thio Lay Hoon
Original Music: Ken Low, Edison Lauw
Stage Managers: Gail Perera, Martin Lim

Wedding Gown: Lin Weng Kai
Selected Wardrobe: Daimaru
Hair & Make-up: The Hair Shop
Special Effects Make-up: Kit Yong
Flower Arrangement: Greeting Cuts

Production Assistant: Lorraine Paul
Ticketing: Susanne Loh, Audrey Tsoi
Costume Coordinator: Sylvia Lim, Peter Zewet
Stage Crew:
John Sim
Norman Lim
Selina Kuo
Chua Sher Ren
Judy Leong
Oeu Ek Siang
Lin Wenjie
Lighting Operator: Wang Ruijun
Sound: Elaine Lim, Shireen Choo

Publicity Assistants: Michelle Bong, Juliana Chong, Kenneth Wee
Front of House: Lee Chin Chye

(Source: ACTION Theatre Programme)



Prelude to a Kiss (1992), Programme
Programme for Prelude to a Kiss (1992).
ACTION Theatre
Recorded: 5 March 1992
Prelude to a Kiss (1992), Brochure
Brochure for Prelude to a Kiss (1992).
ACTION Theatre
Recorded: 5 March 1992