The Nutcracker has been brought to stage for over a hundred years since its first performance in 1892. In the adaptation by the National Ballet of China, they have created their own version of The Nutcracker by infusing Chinese culture with western classical ballet music. Accompanied by the music of Tchaikovsky, the Chinese ballet artists will tell the story of a Chinese family celebrating the Chinese New Year in a fusion of East and West.
Through to 20th January
at Esplanade Theatre
Making its appearance direct from London’ s West End, make merry with our family of adventurers and their magical dog as they go on a quest in search of a bear. In Sally Cookson’ s fun-filled adaptation set to the lively score of Benji Bower, the young ones will tickle with delight in the interactive scenes and catchy songs. There will be a few surprises springing up along the way and the musical’ s ending will make a special departure from the conclusion in the original picture book.
Through to 20th January
at KC Arts Centre – Home of SRT
Take a musical flight with the Vienna Boys Choir at the Esplanade Concert Hall as they present their extensive repertoire from medieval arrangements to contemporary music on a one-night-only performance. While the core of the choir’ s performance is in the motets and lieder, their arrangements of Viennese music would be a treat to the ears as they display their talent and might as Austria’ s youngest ambassadors of music.
at Esplanade Concert Hall
In this Mandarin musical adapted from its Korean counterpart, siblings Nali and Gao Feng take a trip to the museum, but unbeknownst to them, the museum exhibits come alive when a mysterious lunar eclipse occurs. In all the liveliness and chaos, the fossil of a baby T-rex, TARU, is nowhere to be found and it is up to Nali and Gao Feng to help look for it. Featuring a catchy soundtrack, impressive set and life-sized dinosaur skeletons, go on this captivating adventure with your family and have a good-hearted laugh.
Through to 13th January
at Resorts World Theatre, Resorts World Sentosa
Christmas is never complete without the seasonal songs and the caroling. Associate Conductor Joshua Tan and the Singapore Symphony Orchestra will bring in the festive cheer with a collection of tunes specifically for the yuletide season. There is even a sing-a-long segment where you can join in the chorus and holler your favourite verses at the top of your voice. Backed up by the chorus and choir, the Victoria Concert Hall will be booming with the union of voices and beautiful orchestral sounds.
Through to 16th December
at Victoria Concert Hall
Ahoy Matey! The Maritime Experiential Museum will be where Luffy and his crew of swash-buckling Straw Hat Pirates will dock at, as fans of the popular Japanese manga and anime ONE PIECE are invited to explore the adventures on the maritime silk route. The exhibition pays homage to writer-illustrator Eiichiro Oda with a replica of the creator’ s desk at his workplace and for many, a once-in-a-lifetime dive into the unique and colourful world of Oda, with a virtual reality experience among many others.
Through to 1st January 2019
at the Maritime Experiential Museum
Photo courtesy of Resorts World Sentosa
Wild Rice will bring their heartwarming yet gut-busting take on Charles Dickens’ classic tale to the stage. Touching on the holiday tropes of love, compassion and the spirit of giving, it tells the tale of S. K. Loo, the richest businessman in town, who gets haunted by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Yet-to-be. Join in with the rest of the family and make your guesses on whether the true meaning of Christmas will jolt Loo’s miserly stone-cold heart to life. Directed by funny man Hossan Leong, you will be laughing from start to finish, sharing the true spirit of Christmas.
Through to 15th December
at the Victoria Theatre
As one of the most important artists of 20th century China, Wu Guanzhong has been revered for his unique style that brings together Western and Chinese art traditions. In this exhibition, the public is invited to enter Wu’ s expansive world, where his literature and painting come to life in an intimate selection of works shown at the Wu Guanzhong Gallery.
Through to 29th September 2019
at National Gallery Singapore
We would not have known many of the world’ s best kept secrets had it not been for the life of Richard Feynman. As a physicist, Feynman has transformed the way the world understands the mechanisms of the universe with his work on quantum mechanics. Recognised with the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1965, the exhibition will show Feynman’ s curious nature and his journey in the pursuit for knowledge that drove him to exploring the many possibilities in life.
Through to 3rd March 2019
at Artscience Museum
The Flower Dome will be transformed into a Disney Christmas wonderland as Mickey and his Tsum Tsum pals ring in the festive occasion. Fairy lights and festive baubles decorate the tallest live Christmas tree amidst a picture-perfect landscape of poinsettias, Christmas berries and holly. Revel in the festive spirit and dance around in the magical pixie dust that seems to permeate through the air.
Through to 6th January 2019
at Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay