26 Jul '13, 3am

3 more days till Army Daze ends! Have you caught it yet? Here's a review of the hilarious musical!

3 more days till Army Daze ends! Have you caught it yet? Here's a review of the hilarious musical!

With TV channels in Singapore allowing neither Singlish nor dialects, and having too-clean role-model type characters, it's no wonder that audiences are lining up to watch Michael Chiang plays for a hit of cultural catharsis. The unquestionably Singaporean characters are taken to hilarious extremes that fall on just the right side of parody and suddenly, people realise theatre isn't just for your chi-chi “theatregoers”. Indeed, the man-in-the-street and your “heartlanders” are all welcome to see how they are worthy of being immortalised on stage. Playing at the Drama Centre Theatre from 19 to 28 July, ‘Army Daze’ – which was first staged in 1987 – stars a hapless mummy's boy (Dwayne Tan plays Malcolm Png) whose parents demand that the army accords him the treatment he is accustomed to in his upper-class Bukit Timah home, as well as the brand-obsessed garishly-plumed hawker...

Full article: http://events.insing.com/feature/theatre-review-army-daze...

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