First time in Singapore – My Little Pony Musical Rainbow Rocks

Wicked and Les Miserables are musicals which I enjoyed, and then there’s Barney, Paw Petrol and other character live shows at shopping malls which the girls love. We’ve caught some stage performances too like Dora The Explorer and Hi-5 shows. But nothing comes closed to what we’ll be catching come November this year at Resorts World Theatre at Sentosa.

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For the first time ever live on stage in Singapore, Twilight Sparkle, Rainbow Dash, Fluttershy, Pinkie Pie, Applejack and Rarity will take audience on an incredible and enchanting adventure in the wonderful world of Equestria! We’re the second in the world to catch My Little Pony Musical – Rainbow Rocks. and get to experience the magic of Equestria, as the Equestria Girls come to life in vivid colours on stage. Singapore is the second stop for this brand new musical’s world tour, right after its world premiere in Jakarta, Indonesia.

With two hardcore My Little Pony girls in the house, me too can hum to the tunes and music from Equestria Girls series. If you’ve not caught any of these girlish videos before, here’s one to keep you up to date so you won’t be lost when little girls around you start talking about this upcoming musical.

Those funny and fabulous Equestria Girls are getting ready to enter their band, the Rainbooms, in the Canterlot High musical showcase. However, there is trouble brewing, as former bad girl Sunset Shimmer just cannot make any friends; while rival girl band, the Dazzlings, are clearly up to something. Why do they want to turn the showcase into a mighty Battle of the Bands?

Are the Dazzlings planning something much more sinister? And will Sunset Shimmer ever be forgiven by the other students at Canterlot High? There’s only one way to find out: join the Equestria Girls as they try to defeat the forces of evil, with the help of Sunset Shimmer and everybody’s favorite pony, Twilight Sparkle! Sure, friendship is magic: but to restore the harmony, the band must battle!

What To Expect?

This 90-minute colourful and fun-filled musical is created for children and the young-at-heart from ages 2 to 96. It follows Twilight Sparkle’s exhilarating journey to defeat the forces of evil, with help from her human friends, the girls of Canterlot High School. Along the way, Twilight Sparkle learns that friendship really is magic!

Audiences are in for a multi-sensorial treat as the high production value My Little Pony Musical – Rainbow Rocks promises to be a delightful spectacle filled to the brim with catchy songs, infectious dancing, laughter, magic and, of course, friendship!

Featuring the voices and acting chops of an immensely talented and international cast of 24, including Chloe MacGregor as Twilight Sparkle, the musical also showcases a sparkling new script by illustrious London’s West End Actor/Playwright Hugh Osborne, and dazzling direction and choreography from the award-winning Jamie Neale.

Created in 1981, My Little Pony is one of the world’s most successful entertainment franchises, beloved not only by children but also adults, as the Equestria Girls learn empowering lessons in friendship, love and loyalty in their adventures.

Ticketing Information

My Little Pony Musical – Rainbow Rocks premieres in Singapore on 24 November 2016 (Thursday) and seven shows will be staged over three days at the stunning Resort World Theatre at Sentosa. Tickets are available from SISTIC online and all SISTIC outlets from 12 October 2016.

Dates and Showtime
24 Nov : 5.30 pm
25 Nov : 11 am ; 2.30 pm ; 5.30 pm
27 Nov : 11 am ; 2.30 pm ; 5.30 pm
Venue: Resorts World™ Theatre, Resorts World Sentosa
Ticket Pricing (Excludes Booking Fee): S$148, S$115, S$88, S$78

Are you ready to sing and dance together with the Equestria Girls? I know both my girls are!

Can’t wait to tell them about this date I’ve planned. Got to hold on the news till closer to date, else my ears will be bustling non-stop by them… “Mummy are we going to watch My Little Pony tomorrow? Is it tomorrow?whacks.my.head

It’s Like Art Coming Alive – The Painters Hero at Resorts World Sentosa

This mum is guilty, guilty of not having time to let my girls get dirty and creative like we used to. I can’t remember when was the last time I brought out the box of paints, brushes and drawing block. It’s been too long. Now we stick to colouring pencils and crayons, because less mess lah!

But I want to inspire my girls to get creative with their expression on paper, in art.

So we’re heading out in June to catch four talented artists from Korea do their craft, LIVE on stage and with music! To be honest, I’m a little skeptical how my girls will react to the whole experience after catching this preview video on YouTube. It sure looks like a very creative and inspiring experience, I’m just worried about the darkness. But we shall see how it goes.

The Painters: HERO

A mind-blowing innovative non-verbal art performance that couples 3D video art together with action-filled performances of dance and comedy, will be back in Singapore with absolutely brand new content this year. The Painters: HERO reached over two million international audience with 7,000 shows within five years in Seoul and Jeju theatres. The show focuses on re-creating all-time favourite superstars such as Michael Jackson, Bruce Lee and even Superman through their own interpretation in art form.

The Painters Hero Marbeling RSW Singapore

The 1,599 seat theatre at RWS will welcome one of the finest team of performers all the way from South Korea to take the stage this year with their stunning non-verbal acts, adding to the extensive list of shows that RWS offers and appealing to audiences of all ages. The Painters: HERO 2016 is presented by RWS and Red Spade Entertainment.

The Painters: HERO 2016
Date: 10 to 11 June 2016
Venue: Resorts World Theatre, Resorts World Sentosa
Tickets & Prices:
S$138 – VIP
S$118 – Category 1
S$98 – Category 2
S$68 – Category 3
S$48 Category 4: Restricted view

For more information and tickets to The Painters: HERO 2016, visit SISTIC website.

Pre and Post Show Activities For Children, Dora The Explorer LIVE! Search for the City of Lost Toys

Here at The Loving Mum, we try to extend our girls’ experience for shows or places we go to with activities at home. So here we are sharing with your the pre and post show activities planned for the little ones over the next couple of weeks. Yes, because its Ayra’s birthday in a week’s time, we are bringing her to catch Dora The Explorer LIVE! at Resorts World Sentosa. Since she saw the giant poster at RWS after one of our visit to Universal Studios, she has been asking and asking and asking for us to bring her.

If you have purchased your tickets too, here are some activities you can do with your kids too! If you’ve not, quickly go grab your tickets, I heard they are fast selling out! Friday’s shows are all SOLD OUT already!

Dora The Explorer Activities For Children

Colouring Pages

So many of these online! Search for them on Pinterest and you’ll have whole lots of Dora The Explorer printable colouring pages to keep the kids occupied while they wait for the day to the LIVE show!

Memory Game Cards

With images I downloaded online, I created this memory game which you can download from here. Just print the A4 sheets out on 300gm paper, cut them out and laminate them if you wish. These game cards can be used over and over again.

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Swiper No Swiping!

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Get the kids to role-play the characters in the show and the Mum will pretend to be Swiper, going round taking things from the girls. While approaching the toys Swiper is aiming for, Swiper will go at slow motion towards it while the kids will attempt to stop Swiper by shouting “Swiper no swiping! Swiper no swiping!” This of course scare Swiper away and the kids will cheer as they’d protected their toys from being taken away.

Catch Dora & Friends Live On Stage at Resorts World Sentosa

Dora the Explorer has lost her teddy bear Osito, and the search is on to retrieve him! With the help of the audience, Map, Backpack, Boots, Diego and their courageous friends, Dora uses her map-reading, counting, musical and language skills to successfully pass through the number pyramid and the mixed-up jungle to reach the City of Lost Toys. But watch out – you never know what that sneaky fox Swiper might be up to along the way! Dora the Explorer fans will delight in this two act, song and dance spectacular that invites them to think, sing and play along.

Nickelodeon’s Dora the Explorer LIVE! Search for the City of Lost Toys will be happening at Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) on 11 – 13 Sep, 11am,3pm and 7pm everyday. You can purchase your tickets from all SISTIC outlets, at Resorts World Sentosa and online here.

If you are still scratching your head on who’s who in the show, here’s a character list for your reference. Don’t let your kids outsmart you when catching the stage show!

Dora The Explorer Characters

Dora-bagbackDora Marquez is the main character. She is an adorable, sweet, young and very beautiful Latina tomboy who embarks on a trip in every episode in order to find something or help somebody. She’s 7 years old.

Dora-boots

Boots is a character who Dora met one day in the forest, is her best friend. He is friendly and enthusiastic, and usually wears his beloved red boots, hence his name. He is light blue with a yellow stomach and yellow tipped tail. His parents look similar, with variations in eyes, height, clothing, and fur. Boots is present with Dora on most of her adventures, and he helps Dora to solve clues and puzzles.

Dora-DiegoDiego Marquez is an 8-year-old Latino action-adventure hero with a heart. His goal is to save and protect the animals and their environment. Athletic and fearless, he is always at the ready no matter what the situation. Diego loves learning new things. He takes a scientific approach to problem solving and also uses a variety of high-tech gadgets and gizmos to save the day.

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Backpack is a friend and special helper to Dora who helps her on all of Dora’s adventures. Just like Dora, Backpack can speak both Spanish and English. Backpack is a real go-getter with a can-do spirit. As Backpack says in her signature song, “Anything that you might need, I’ve got inside for you.” From binoculars to sticky tape, Backpack’s loaded up with everything Dora might need for her quest, though it’s up to the viewer to pick out the item that will solve the problem at hand.

Dora-Swiper

Swiper is a sneaky orange fox. As his name implies, Swiper steals or attempts to steal key items that help Dora on her adventures. Clever as he is, Swiper never manages to take Dora completely by surprise; an ominous “whisking” sound is always audible just prior to his appearances.

To prevent Swiper from success, Dora must repeat the phrase, “Swiper, no swiping!” three times. Usually she prevails, and Swiper slinks away, snapping his fingers and saying, “Oh, man!”; sometimes, however, Swiper gets to the item before Dora has a chance to repeat the phrase. He then gloats, “You’re too late!” (and frequently “You’ll never find it now!”).

Now you know a little more about your children’s favourite Nickelodeon’s character, go enjoy the show next week at Resort World’s Sentosa!

Getting Up Close with Sea Monsters at S.E.A. Aquarium

Ayra is now kinda crazy about Dinosaurs and creatures. Since we started switching our Starhub channel to Cbeebies in the evenings, one of her favorite is watching Andy’s Dinosaur Adventures. Funny how this princess lady is now more interested in shows on Cbeebies which I personally prefer too cos its more edutainment as compared to the other kids channels on Starhub.

When opportunity came to check out a new exhibition at S.E.A. Aquarium where there’ll be Sea Monsters, we all got quite excited about it. Though I believe the girls would have much more space to explore and roam around if we visited on a weekday. So that day, we had them belted in our double stroller throughout the visit so we don’t have to start a missing child hunt. We love attractions that are stroller friendly and S.E.A. Aquarium is one of them! (Unlike the other time where we had a very bad experience at another aquarium nearby. coughs)

So… back to Sea Monsters: Past and Present.

Organized into three zones, the exhibition unfolds to reveal sea monsters of the past and present. You get to discover breathtaking exhibits of extinct marine creatures and learn which of them are still among us today. I was too occupied with running around looking at the exhibits and watching the games play with DJ that day, I didn’t get much photos taken! Here are some which I thought are quite interesting from the Living Fossils exhibits.

Axolotls at Sea Monsters: Past and Present at S.E.A. Aquarium

The Axolotls, these never become adults and stay juveniles their whole lives and they can regenerate damaged body parts too. Amazing little creatures and super cute too don’t you think? I got stuck staring at these for the longest time that day.

Nautilus at Sea Monsters: Past and Present at S.E.A. Aquarium

Meet the Nautilus, the sole survivor of this once very diverse group of animals called Ammonites. These animals roamed the oceans for 250 million years before going extinct with the dinosaurs when a meteorite struck the Earth. These Nautilus are relatives of squids and octopuses! Can you see their resemblance?

After touring this special exhibit, we proceeded into the main aquarium for a walk. It was quite a quick visit with a short break at the Open Ocean exhibit where Ayra did some colouring activity on her own.

The Sea Monsters: Past and Present programme will run from now until 30 September 2015. Find out more over at their official website.