Tropicana the Musical (2017)

13 April 2017 – 23 April 2017 @ Capitol Theatre

Synopsis

A Brand New Show about Sexy! Sixties! Singapore!

The year is 1968, and a lavish Las Vegas style niteclub opens its doors for the very first time in the heart of Orchard Road.

Known for its international class topless revues, glamorous stars and lifestyle of the rich and famous of its time, Tropicana captured the imagination of the nation and brought some hard-hitting realities to light. Tropicana The Musical is a story less about tits than it is about balls. The balls of a nation of dream makers and catchers wanting to burst out of this tiny island.

Based on real and imagined people and stories, Tropicana The Musical remembers an era of dreams that ruled and dreams that ruined. You'll bust your gust laughing at its killer comedy and sob through its love songs as we invite you back into a time where dialogue had dialect, long-haired rockers strangled guitars in smoke-filled rooms, naive kampung girls fended off vice and virgin-hunters to make better lives for themselves, long-service secretaries hid secret loves, Eurasian radio DJs tangled with teenage hearts and gangland fights broke out in back alleys over turf and territory as a middle-aged tycoon walked away from everything he knew to change his destiny.

Cast:
Brendon Fernandez
Sharda Harrison
Siti Khalijah
Mitch Lagos
Joshua Lim
Lim Yu-Beng
Audrey Luo
Rizman Putra
Seong Hui Xuan
Ebi Shankara
Karen Tan

Dancers: Francesca Harriman, Rocio Yap, Charmain Ho, Farah Dawood De Marais 

Writer: Haresh Sharma
Director: Beatrice Chia-Richmond
Composer: Julian Wong 
Lyricist: Joel Tan
Music Director/Co-Arranger/Keyboards: Joel Nah
Set Designer: Tan Ju Meng
​Multi-Media Design by: Brian Gothong Tan
Choreographer: Jeffrey Tan
L​ighting Design by: Yo Shao Ann
Sound Design by: Shah Tahir
Costume Design: Tube Gallery
Makeup Design: Grace Meng
Hair Design: Den Ng of Prep Luxe

Band: 
Felix Phang
Serena Chen
Jerry Tuck
Sharon Marianne Nunis
Sebastian Ho
Fabian Lim

Production Manager: Evelyn Chia
Technical Manager: Denise Low
Stage Manager: Juraidah Rahman

Produced by: Tan Kheng Hua
Producing Manager: Benedict Leong
Producing Assistant: Melody Ling
Ticketing: Benedict Leong, Melody Ling
Front of House: Benedict Leong, Melody Ling

Production Assistant: Natasha May
Wardrobe Manager: Theresa Chan
Dressers: Loo An Ni, Chong Wee Nee
Fight Choreographer: Lim Yu Beng
Dance Captain: Seong Hui Xuan

Staging Technicians: Abdul Rahman Amzah, Rafie Hussain
Head Mechanic: Iswadi bin Razle
Lighting Programmer/Operator: Carey Chua
Sound Operator: Haironnisa Karim
Video Operator: Cyrus Rottweiler
Rehearsal Sound Engineer: Bryan Wong 
ASMs: Charlene Poh, Melissa Chin
Crew: Phua Yun Yun, Wei (Yang, Seah)
Lighting Technician: Mohd Zakariah bin Mohd Noor
Followspot Operators: Muhammed Nurul Imman bin Suprat, Hyder bin Zainal Abiden

Graphic and Website Design: System Sovereign
Photographers: Crispian Chan, Wilfred Weegee
Videographers: Ben Ong, Andre Chong, Lim Shi-An, Andrew Ik
Social Media: Andre Chong, Lim Shi-An, Melody Ling, Benedict Leong 

Music Copyist: Joel Nah, Joel Sim Shao Chong, Julian Wong
Script Research: Adeline Foo, Claire Chung
Production Catering: Dalvey Road Catering

(Source: Spare Room Productions Programme)


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Tropicana the Musical (2017), Programme
Programme for Tropicana the Musical (2017).
Spare Room Productions
Recorded: 13 April 2017