The Soldier & His Virtuous Wife (2023)

30 March 2023 – 8 April 2023 @ Drama Centre Theatre, National Library Building

Synopsis

A lot can happen after Happily Ever After…

One day of marriage. Ten years of separation. 
Another suitor lurks in the wings.
Is true love really worth the wait?
Will the soldier ever be reunited with his virtuous wife? 

The pioneers of Singapore Mandarin musicals are BACK with a highly-anticipated restaging of Lo Pei-An's The Soldier & His Virtuous Wife

Inspired by the traditional Yuan opera Qiu Hu Flirts With His Wife, this Mandarin musical comedy combines Chinese Opera aesthetics with campy humour and musical theatre flair, deftly helmed by director Kuo Jian Hong (Lao Jiu: The Musical, If There're Seasons…, Liao Zhai Rocks!). Starring Joanna Dong, MengFM's Cavin Soh and Ric Liu, and Sugie Phua, this is one show that'll have you walking down rolling in the aisles!

CREATIVE TEAM
Playwright & Lyricist: Lo Pei-An
Composer: Chen Yang
Director: Kuo Jian Hong
Choreographer: Seong Hui Xuan
Music Director / Arranger: August Lum
Set Designer: Chen Szu-Feng
Lighting Designer: Genevieve Peck
Costume Designer: MAX.TAN
Sound Designer: Shah Tahir
Hair Designer: Ashley Lim
Make Up Designer: The Make Up Room
Props Designer: Chan Lee Lee
Key Visual Illustrator: Sonny Liew

CAST
Mei Ying: Joanna Dong
Qiu Hu: Cavin Soh
Master Li / Sedan Bearer: Ric Liu
Master Luo: Yeo Lyle
Qiu Hu's Mother: Ng Mun Poh
Matchmaker: Katherine Tang
Officer / Sedan Bearer: Sugie Phua
Sidekick A / Sedan Bearer: Ang Xiao Ting
Sidekick B / Sedan Bearer: Joel Tan

BAND
Conductor, Keyboard, Percussion: August Lum
Bass: Colin Yong
Drum & Percussion: Rizal Sanip
Guitar: Feng Lee, Seah Wei Wen
Huqin: Darrel Xin
Keyboard: Joanne Ho, Bryan Tay

PRODUCTION TEAM
Producer: Michelle Tan
Assistant to Producer: Victoria Wong
Production Manager: Lam Dan Fong
Technical Director: Lee Bee Bee
Stage Manager: Woon Siew Yin
Production Coordinator: Jesselyn Ng
Assistant Stage Manager: Georgia Sim, Ginnie Tan
Stage Crew: Ang Cheng Yan, Li Xingran, Alvan Tan, Geralyn Toh
Scenic Painter: Natalie Chung-Therrien (L'Atelier Scenic Studio), Chung Suet Thor
Sound Engineer: Sandra Tay
Radio Mic Operator: Rachel Ong
Master Electrician: Darren Lee
Lighting Programmer: Tan Yi Kai
Followspot Operator: Eliezer Chua, Melvin Lee
Wardrobe Mistress: Lim Zhiying
Wardrobe Assistant: Nurynne Aliesya, Chong Sze Ling, Riko Wong
Surtitle Operator: Rachelle Lee

(Source: The Theatre Practice Programme)


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credits

Lo Pei-An
Playwright, Lyricist
Chen Yang
Composer
Seong Hui Xuan
Choreographer
August Lum
Music Director, Music Arranger, Conductor, Musician
Chen Szu-Feng
Set Designer
Genevieve Peck
Lighting Designer
Shah Tahir
Sound Designer