Esplanade presents The Magic Ocean (奇幻海洋) - Alvinology

Esplanade presents The Magic Ocean (奇幻海洋)

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One of the performer for The Magic Ocean
One of the performer for The Magic Ocean

As part of the Huayi Festival (华艺节) this year, Esplanade presents The Magic Ocean (奇幻海洋) – a local theatre production for children aged 2 to 4, directed by Ian Loy and with music by Stan x Soap.

Our family went to catch the afternoon show at 2pm today.

Asher checking out the program sheet
Asher checking out the program sheet

Unlike usual theatre performances where kids are expected to sit still and participate from their seats, for The Magic Ocean, kids are allowed to roam about and interact directly with the performers and props:

Swimming fishes
Swimming fishes
Play with lights
Play with lights
Kids get to participate in the performance directly
Kids get to participate in the performance directly
This whale is very popular
This whale is very popular
So were the jellyfish
So were the jellyfish
Dance and sing along
Dance and sing along
Sting ray
Stingray
The kids love this too because of the wind it generates
The kids love this too because of the wind it generates
Shark appears
Shark appears
Hop!
Hop!

I find this perfect for kids in the target age group who will get restless if they can’t move around. Asher had a lot of fun and so were all the other kids who attended. In fact, many did not want to leave the performance hall when the show ended!

Trailer:

The Magic Ocean is now showing at the Esplanade and tickets are available for sale. There are 3 more shows tomorrow (1 Mar) at 11am, 2pm and 4pm. Hurry and book your tickets before they are sold out. 

Synopsis:

Come on an underwater adventure down below at The Magic Ocean.

Swim with fishes great and small or crawl sideways with the friendly crab and starfish. Hide and play peek-a-boo in a large clam shell or peacefully glide through the sea with turtles. Get ready to ride the rolling waves or flee far, far away from the fearsome shark.

In this theatrical experience specially designed for 2 – 4 year olds, children will discover a magical world through a visual and aural spectacle that combines shadow play, music as well as interaction.

So sit along the seabed among the bright and colourful corals and watch the wonders of the sea come alive in The Magic Ocean.

An original production by Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, presented as part of PLAYtime! in 2010.

Advisory: Recommended for children aged 2–4 years old. Tickets are required for all (including infants-in-arm). Audience will be seated on the floor.

Duration:
40mins, no intermission

Language:
Performed in Mandarin

Ticket Price:
S$18
Package of 4: S$64

Asher loves the show very much
Asher loves the show very much

Interestingly, Rachel and I noticed there were many caucasian parents who brought their kids to enjoy a Chinese performance:

Esplanade presents The Magic Ocean (奇幻海洋) - Alvinology

It will be great if more Chinese parents do the same too and embrace our own language heritage. There are many awesome shows every year for the Huayi Festival. Do check out the programs via the official website for the wide variety of shows catered for all audiences. 

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