Sentosa’s signature Songs of the Sea show was performed to audiences from Singapore and the world one last time yesterday evening, with a dazzling display of fireworks, enthusiastic sing-alongs and spirited goodbyes with the cast. After a seven-year run, entertaining over 8.5 million guests with a unique blend of live cast, dramatic effects and pyrotechnics, it is time to say goodbye to Songs of the Sea.
I brought my family and Asher to catch the final show last Friday. This is the first time Asher sees the show and it will be his last time as well. He loves the show and could remember the name of Oscar the fish, one of the main characters in Songs of the Sea:
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Starting tomorrow, the show grounds will close in preparation for the new multimedia night spectacular – Wings of Time.
Surge of Support to Experience the final Songs of the Sea shows
Members of the public expressed their support in the final weeks of Songs of the Sea, with many bringing their families and friends for a repeat visit, or to catch the show for the first time. Guests also snapped up discounted tickets to catch the show through a Facebook offer.
Online fans shared photos of their memories of the show via Instagram in a contest by Sentosa. Winners, chosen by the public, brought their families for a behind-the-scenes tour of the show on 26 April.
Ms Shalny Ong, 32, an admin assistant and mother of one, watched Songs of the Sea in 2010 with her siblings and remembered it fondly. She submitted a montage of photos she had taken then for the contest and was thrilled to win the contest. She brought her father, husband and son, who have yet to see the show prior to this, for the back-of-house tour.
“What impressed us most was seeing the small Control Room in action, and how it controls every aspect of the show. My son also enjoyed learning dance movements from the cast during the session. We are definitely looking forward to the new show and will certainly be the first to catch it!”
Cast members also sprung a surprise on the audience during one of the performances on 2 May 2014. Squeals of delight and cheers abound as key cast members interacted with the audience, after the finale portion, which usually featured the cast members dancing free-style and singing with the audiences.
“It has been a memorable seven years for Sentosa, and we take this opportunity on behalf of the cast and the crew to thank our guests for their unwavering support. In the past few weeks, we saw a surge of new and returning guests catching the show before it ends. Songs of the Sea has made history in Singapore’s night entertainment scene and will forever be in the minds of many.
“Wings of Time will redefine history again, bringing together a breathtaking adventure with the latest multimedia effects and values we can identify with. We are confident that this will again push the boundaries of premium entertainment options for families, even after the sun sets,” said Mr Sam Lee, Director, Island Business, Sentosa Leisure Management.
More on the new show – Wings of Time
Wings of Time, produced by an award-winning events company, ECA2, will unveil its majestic charm from 17 June onwards at the same outdoor theatre as Songs of the Sea. The show will present an ensemble of artistically choreographed multimedia effects, a live cast, and audience engagement. With a new 10-metre tall backdrop against Sentosa’s Siloso Beach’s picturesque scenery, the 25-min show will take the audiences on a magical journey, with new robotic fountains, 3D video mapping an enhanced pyrotechnic effects. The cast will take audiences on a journey of adventure, courage and friendship in this family-friendly show.
Wings of Time will be a ticketed performance, with daily shows at 7.40pm and 8.40pm along Siloso Beach. Premium seats are available at S$23 per person, while standard seats are at S$18 (standard rate), and S$15 (for local residents). Advance tickets are available from 12 May onwards.
For more information, please visit the official Sentosa website or call 1800-SENTOSA (736 8672).