This July, you will be have the chance to experience Disney – like never before. That’s because Disney on Classic ~ A Magical Night arrives in Singapore for its first ever live orchestral show in Southeast Asia.
Disney favourites brought to life
The Metropolitan Festival Orchestra, which is staging the show, will bring Disney favourites to life. The show, entitled Disney on Classic ~ A Magical Night will run for two nights, on 16 and 17 July 2015, at The Star Performing Arts Centre. Tickets for the show will go on sale on 29 April at all SISTIC outlets.
Disney on Classic ~ A Magical Night is the most successful live orchestral show in the Disney franchise to date. After 12 years of sold out performances in Japan, the show will finally make its debut in Singapore – its first stop in South East Asia.
Led by the Metropolitan Festival Orchestra
Led by legendary Disney music maestro Brad Kelley, the Metropolitan Festival Orchestra, together with eight international singers will deliver a full length concert which will showcase the most beloved tunes from the famed Walt Disney Studios songbook. They will be joined by members of The Orchestra JAPAN, including concertmaster Takashi Aoki.
Said Katsunori Kusakabe, Executive Producer at Harmony JAPAN, the producers of Disney on Classic, “We are delighted to present our Japanese-born Disney on Classic production for the very first time in Singapore – the beautiful country where Eastern and Western cultures meet.”
Hopes to bring smiles to the faces of Singaporeans through the show
He continued, “As we embark on this ‘journey of dreams’ with the wonderful music of Disney, we look forward to bringing many smiles to the faces of Singapore’s audiences, and invite them to enjoy a truly magical night with us. It is also very exciting for Harmony JAPAN to be working with Singapore’s own Metropolitan Festival Orchestra for these performances, as I know that a beautiful and exhilarating orchestral experience will be born out of this collaboration.”
Disney movies that will feature in the show
Some of the well-known Disney movies that will feature in this show – in terms of both scenes as well as music – will include Snow White, Cinderella, The Little Mermaid, Tangled, Frozen, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl. The footage from these movies will be screened using an immense cinematic screen suspended overhead. The organisers hope that this would create a majestic and immersive experience for everyone.
Lighting and staging effects will also add to the drama at the show, to produce a memorable experience for both adults and children alike.
Open auditions to cast Princess Anna from Frozen
The Metropolitan Festival Orchestra is also holding an open audition from 4 to 17 May – to fill the role of a young Princess Anna from Disney’s 2014 hit movie, Frozen. The producers are aiming to cast up to two female singers, aged 5 – 15 years to mark the show’s debut in Singapore and Southeast Asia.
Singapore is the first stop of the show’s Asia Tour
Themed “A Journey Begins”, Disney on Classic ~ A Magical Night in Singapore will be show’s first stop on its Asia Tour.
Said Dr Kevin Koh, Executive Producer at the Metropolitan Festival Orchestra, “We hope that through these performances, Disney and orchestral music fans will each discover a whole new magical world for them to explore and love; and for fans of both, Disney on Classic is simply a dream come true.”
Where and how to buy tickets
Disney on Classic ~ A Magical Night will run from 16 to 17 July 2015 at The Star Performing Arts Centre. Tickets are available from 29 April at all SISTIC outlets, with ticket prices ranging from $35 – $165.
Buy tickets through SISTIC Website www.sistic.com.sg, Hotline (65) 6348 5555 and Authorised Agents island wide.
For more information, please visit www.disneyonclassic.sg.
Details of the show
Times and Dates:
16 July 2015, 7:30pm
17 July 2015, 7:30pm
The Star Theatre, The Star Performing Arts Centre
1 Vista Exchange Green, Singapore 138617
Cost of Tickets:
Ticket Prices: $35 – $165. All prices exclude $4 SISTIC Booking Fee.
Priority sale + 5% ticket discount for OCBC Cardmembers: 22 – 28 April
5% ticket discount for OCBC Cardmembers: 29 April – 31 May