If you have time to catch only one play this year-end school holidays, Go watch Treasure Island Musical.

It is AWESOME!!! 

We love the productions by The Little Company (TLC) for many reasons — the ornate costumes, the clever switches between backdrops, the wonderful music, the energetic performances by its actors and actresses, as well as the masterful execution of its storytelling.

We love that TLC could still surprise us with each new theatre production we watch. In Treasure Island, we love that the tale was narrated with puppetry and an island woman in coconut shells!!

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The toughest critics are often the children we bring to watch the plays. I was a bit worried that the two boys I brought along to watch this play will find it too childish, but they surprised me with this comment:

“All the characters were interesting and there were no parts in the musical that were boring,” said Krysh, 11 and Joseph, 12.

High praises from two boys who consider themselves overage for these plays. They could appreciate the humour in the musical and had many favourite parts. They were intrigued by the schemes and plots of piracy, enthralled by the suspense of the heroine’s naivety and laughed at the humorous banter and silliness of the characters.

Treasure Island

Even for my daughter, she enjoyed being drawn into that adventurous world at sea and laughed at all the funny bits. Her favourite part was  when O’Brien, the pirate help surprised us with his intelligent use of words, demonstrating that he is perhaps not as dim-witted as everyone had thought!

Treasure Island is a complex story. The younger children may not understand the plot, (my son suggests that they read the book prior to the show so they could understand the storyline better), but I am sure they will still enjoy the electrifying range of emotions, twists and turns. I know that I totally did.

Will 13-year-old Jim Hawkins find her treasure or will she be killed by the pirates? Will Long John Silver change his ways when he finds the treasure? What happens after the treasure is found?

Treasure Island Find Map

Image Credit: Singapore Repertory Theatre

Will they recommend the musical to kids their age?

It’s an affirmative TWO THUMBS UP from all three kids! 

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A toast to the performers for giving such an excellent performance and mesmerizing us with their masterful craft of storytelling!

Treasure Island Musical

Image Credit: Singapore Repertory Theatre

The Tale Of Real Treasure

In true TLC style, there is a strong moral compass in their stories pointing the kids towards a positive outcome. Treasure Island Musical was no different. The moral of this story is that the real treasure is not precious gems, silver or gold, but that of warmth and happiness of a permanent home and the the lasting bonds of true friendship. 

Treasure Island Musical

Image Credit: Singapore Repertory Theatre

Still not sure? Maybe this trailer of the play will change your mind.

 Treasure Island Musical is on now till 13 December 2015

SHOWTIMES
Weekdays (Mon – Fri): 10am
Tues (10 Nov): 11am
Weekends (Sat & Sun): 11am, 2.30pm
For season ticket information, please log on to SISTIC

VENUE
DBS Arts Centre – Home of SRT (click link to access directions)

TICKETING
Call 6348 5555 or log on to SISTIC

Weekdays (Tue – Fri)

Standard: S$35, S$32

*Family Package of 4: S$119 for Cat 1 tickets
*Family Package of 4 (with TLC CD Vol.2): S$131 for Cat 1 tickets

Weekends (Sat & Sun)

Standard: S$45, S$42

*Family Package of 4: S$153 for Cat 1 tickets
*Family Package of 4 (with TLC CD Vol.2): S$165 for Cat 1 tickets

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