Saturday, April 29, 2017
Tropicana The Musical Tan Kheng Hua Connected Friends
No need to review production. The people on duty already drew the crowd: Beatrice Chia (director), Lim Yu Beng, Karen Tan, writer Haresh Sharma, etc, etc.
With a great cast like that and the reverberations of new compositions and lyrics about the 60's, it's already a big success.
My post is just about how one lady, with her magic, SMSed us and...
Friends connected during the performances of Tropicana The Musical at the Capitol Cinema. It all started with award winning best actress of the year 2017 and producer of the show, Tan Kheng Hua inviting a few music people and others who lived those years, for a sit-in at the commencement of the production to discuss 60's music and the Tropicana nightclub.
Then surprise, surprise, she invited us to the show.
With George Chew, Andy Young, Larry Lai, Rediffusion DJ and wife Selina, and the maestro himself, musician drummer, singer, Louis Soliano during the buffet dinner.
Andy with Kheng Hua, Anthony AhKim, international hairstylist, Ms Ann King, a former Miss Singapore 80's, at Corpthone King Hotel. This gathering was a tea-break for new friends way before the performances at the Capitol.
And with Vernon Cornelius, frontman of The Quests, who still looks as youthful.
The pre-production meeting of Tropicana with Andy Young
AhKim Anthony, Larry Lai and The Straydogs and Jimmy Appudurai-chua.
The show itself, was a totally Singapore experience, and one of the best local musicals I've seen these last two years.
Thanks to Kheng Hua for the invitation.
The night ended with George Chew and I rushing to the Conrad Hotel, Singapore to watch 60's band, The Silver Strings perform their last 5 or 6 songs. Pix is a side view.
Images: Andy Young Collection.