I am a big fan of The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister. It tells the story of how sharing is kind and why it is good to share. I love the story, for it is really meaningful and has a great moral behind the tale. It’s definitely one of my favourites to share with my children as a teacher and as a mom too.
Of course, nothing beats the experience of watching this great story comes alive. Last Saturday, I had the privilege to watch this musical presented by I Theatre.
I Theatre is one of three professional production companies for children’s theatre and the only family focused production Company in Singapore. It aims to produce world-class family focused theatre experiences that are accessible, inspirational, challenging and original.
The Rainbow Fish makes its ultimate return to stage after a 3-year absence. In fact, The Rainbow Fish has been staged six times and has travelled over the world, including India, USA, Australia and United Kingdom.
I was proud to be able to catch this show for its seventh stage appearance. I have always enjoyed theatre plays especially during my primary school days. It was great to be able to watch another family-focused musical production since I am a parent too.
The whole show was simply mind-blowing. I love the set. The props were 3-D, really colourful and glowed in the darkness of the theatre. As an audience member, I felt I was transported immediately into the deep sea. The puppets were really well made. The sea creatures looked real and the puppeteers interacted really well with the puppets too. They breathed life into them. Throughout the show, they sang live! No lip-syncing at all. Very powerful lungs there!
Okay, seeing is believing. Check out the photos, courtesy of I Theatre Ltd. And you will know what I mean.
I was simply blown away by the part when The Rainbow Fish made a visit to the octopus. The black light theatre technique was simply gorgeous.
Great set, fantastic props, wonderful acting crew and not to forget, the catchy songs, this is definitely a great musical that any family should not miss. Recommended for everyone age 3 to 93.
The Rainbow Fish is currently showing till 6 August 2011. You might want to check out Sistic for the sale of the tickets.
And in case you are longing for more, here’s some more great news to share.
I Theatre will be staging their next musical “The Elves and The Shoemaker” from 28 October to 13 November 2011 at the Drama Centre, National Library. Tickets will be on sale from 11th August 2011. So do check out Sistic for the sale of tickets.
And the best bit; there will be an Early Bird 10% Discount on all ticket prices until 11th September 2011.
So don’t forget to grab your tickets fast before they’re sold out.
(Photo source: Courtesy of I Theatre Ltd)