The Three Billy Goats Gruff (Mandarin version) by SRT’s The Little Company

Following a hugely successful English production in 2015, The Little Company is proud to present the Mandarin version of The Three Billy Goats Gruff, an entertaining musical that is bound to be unforgettable.

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The Three Billy Goats Gruff (affectionately known as “Baby”, “Middle”, and “Big”) are a close-knit bunch who graze happily together with their caretaker, Little Bo-Frilly. But one day, it dawns on them that they are in the middle of a horrible drought. As the grounds turn a dreadful shade of brown, they’re slowly but surely running out food.
Unfortunately, as the gang decides to cross the bridge to the other side of the valley for survival, they will have to take on a frightening troll that – gulp – loves to feast on goats!

Step into the magical, fairy-tale world of The Three Billy Goats Gruff – a musical guaranteed to be snortingly silly and full of giggles!

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We watched the English version last year with 6 years old Xi En and totally enjoyed the show. Thankfully he didn’t find the troll that scary (he read about trolls in books!). The music, lighting and acting proved to be entertaining both for young and old (us!). We also happened to watch Goldilocks & The Three Bears in its’ Mandarin adaption last year and I have to say I really liked the catchy Chinese songs! Can’t wait to watch The Three Billy Goats Gruff in Mandarin this round! 🙂

《三只山羊》

简介:
继2015年英语原创制作广受好评之后,新加坡专业剧场属下的小剧团再接再厉,推出充满欢乐、让人难忘的华语版音乐剧《三只山羊》!
故事中的三只山羊——羊老大、羊小二和小咩咩——感情要好、关系亲密,经常和照顾它们的牧羊人在草原上玩耍,大伙儿快乐地生活在一起。可是,干旱以后,大地变得一片枯黄,快没有食物可以吃了。
不巧的是,当它们正要过桥到山谷的另一端寻找食物时,却遇见爱吃羊肉的怪兽。而这只可怕的怪兽最喜欢吃的,就是肥嫩嫩的羊肉!
欢迎你一起走进《三只山羊》的精彩童话世界,一同来欣赏这部让你开怀大笑、禁不住咩咩叫的音乐剧吧 !

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Event details as below:

Dates: 18th Feb to 26th Mar 2016

Mon to Fri: 10am

Sat: 11am, 2pm

Fri (25 Mar): 11am

Recommended for 5 years old and above

Venue: KC Arts Centre – Home of SRT , 20 Merbau Rd Singapore 239035

You can purchase tickets to this show through SISTIC at http://www.sistic.com.sg/events/billy0416

And a sneak peek at other line ups for the year:

Hanuman – The Superhero Monkey (1st Apr to 30th Apr 2016)

The Three Little Pigs (11th Aug to 25th Sep 2016)

Charlotte’s Web (28th Oct to 11th Dec 2016)

GIVEAWAY

Thanks to SRT, Here’s a chance to win a set of family package (4 tickets) to watch The Three Billy Goats Gruff!

Simply follow the instructions below to enter the random draw:

1) Visit and “Like both Claude Dambreville and Singapore Repertory Theatre (SRT) Facebook pages.

2) Leave a comment on this blog post sharing with us “why do you want to bring your young ones/family to watch this production?”

3) Share this post on Facebook using either the Facebook “Share This” icon below or share the Facebook post you saw this on. Please tag me @Claude Dambreville when you do so and leave the sharing as public.

Important Notes:

Giveaway tickets are only valid for 27th Feb 2016, Saturday, 11am show. Please enter if you can make it for this timing. No changes are allowed.

This giveaway ends on 17th Feb 2016; 2359hrs. Thereafter the winner will be announced on this blog post.

Please remember to leave your email address and your Facebook name in the comments section for verification and contact purposes.

All The Best! 🙂

Updated on 21st Feb 2016:

Congratulations to Prankstertien for being the winner of this giveaway! Please email your email address to evespiration@gmail.com 🙂

Thank you everyone for the participation! Watch this space for another giveaway coming real soon!

BlueTree Education Learning Centre

We spent the beginning of the school holidays dancing, singing, leaping and crafting at a new learning centre – BlueTree Education. This is the brainchild of a fellow SMB Mommy – Elizabeth. Though we barely met in person, she kindly extended an invite for Xi En to attend the “5 Days of Christmas” Special Speech & Drama + Craft & Tell Christmas Programme.

All I can say is – I am thankful for her invite and the 2 other lovely teachers (Mabel and Diana) for their patience, creativity and generosity towards the little ones.

This isn’t your usual run-of-the-mill enrichment programmes but one which aim to bring out creativity in young children with a focus on speech/drama and craft. The theme is nicely tied in with the upcoming Christmas Holiday and we met many characters over the 5-day programme. There is Frosty the Snowman, Rudolph the Reindeer, The Little Christmas Elf, The Littlest Christmas Tree and of course Santa Claus!

Here’s what happened at the newly opened Balmoral Plaza centre:

Teacher Mabel and Elizabeth start with animated story telling about the character of the day coupled with encouraging the children to imagine and imitate the characters/scenes/actions.

We had them freezing, rolling (Roly-poly), hammering, sewing, pretending to grow from littlest to tallest trees and lots more!

I liked it that the “dramatic” part is enhanced by little 3D simple crafts. From just 2 pieces of cut-paper, you can assemble a 3D Christmas tree and/or a snowman!

After a quick snack time, the children joined Teacher Diana in her Craft and Tell segment. Here she taught them lovely crafts which reinforced the theme for the day. For a non-crafting Mommy, this is simply amazing! I am lousy with making intricate handicraft and mostly at a loss of how to plan crafting. So this is just so great that someone else planned all that! 🙂

Diana is really nifty with her hands and prepared well ahead of the lessons. She is also an excellent face painter!

My favourite has got to be the making of the snow globes! There is just something mesmerizing about the “falling snow” .

Besides crafting, Diana also planned a short segment about “telling”. Sharing with the children stories behind the craft-of-the-day and even enacting a short act with them!

Last but not least, the children had a BIG treat on the last day with a special visit from Santa – the “old man” himself!! Ho Ho Ho!!!

Thank you BlueTree Education for an entertaining and enriching program! You had Xi En in a withdrawal mode when it all ended! He kept asking what happened to his Bluetree “lessons”! Well done teachers! 🙂

BlueTree has a variety of regular and special programmes tailored for pre-primary and primary schoolers. Established by ex-MOE teachers, they are passionate about educating, teaching and learning. Their curriculum endeavours to bring out creative and critical thinking in children above academic excellence.

For more details on BlueTree Education Learning Centre, do visit their website here. The above special Christmas program had ended but do check out another creative Primary 1 Prep Workshop which is happening next week!

For the regular programmes, do let BlueTree know where you heard about them to enjoy a special discount off the usual price. 🙂

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N.B: We were kindly invited for a media preview of BlueTree Education Learning Centre’s special Christmas program. No further compensation was received. All opinions and photos are writer’s own. Oh – we did take home the craft works and they are proudly displayed if you come by my place. 🙂