RWS Flying Through Time (飞越时空), a Resorts World Sentosa original resident theatrical extravaganza produced in collaboration with leading South Korean production company – Persona Inc., will premiere this Decemeber in Singapore! The production stars hot local celebrities – Mr Joshua Tan (陈伟恩) and Ms Melody Low (劉蒽璇), as well as an international cast from China, Malaysia, Mongolia, South Korea and Taiwan including ex-national athletes and competitive sports people.
RWS Flying Through Time – Mr Choi Chul Ki As Executive Director
Acclaimed director Mr Choi Chul Ki (崔喆基), who worked on CHEF: Bibimbap vs Chilli Crab, will take the helm of Flying Through Time as its executive director. Hailed as the pioneer of “eat-ertainment” and language-agnostic live show concepts, Chul Ki transformed the live theatrical scene in South Korea with his cutting-edge and experimental theatrical styles. With Flying Through Time, he will combine the synthesis of competitive sports and stage drama to create a brand-new theatrical extravaganza through “sport-formance”.
RWS Flying Through Time – Brand New ‘sport-formance’ Xxtravaganza
This light-hearted performance promises to charm audiences, young and old, with outrageous fun-filled entertainment. You will witness an international cast displaying their incredible skills in various mind-blowing sports performances including cheerleading, gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics, taekwondo and the martial arts, elevating the new concept of ‘sport-formance’ to another level.
Filled with eye-popping stunts, comedy, romance, drama, and a winning dash of local flavours, RWS Flying Through Time depicts a timeless tale of good triumphing over evil and how love conquers all. This language-agnostic live theatrical production tells the tale of the noble warrior, Tiger, who traversed time and space from ancient Korea to modern Singapore, to reclaim the Great Magic Rod, a mythical relic of immense power, from the villainous Dark X who also caused the death of Tiger’s sweetheart, Melly.
The fate of mankind rests on Tiger who pursued Dark X into the time warp, landing at the MerTiger Academy on Singapore’s Sentosa island where they met the school’s cheerleading team. Tiger foils Dark X’s attempt to transform all the cheerleaders into monsters using the Great Magic Rod before Dark X made his escape. Romance then ensues between Tiger and a cheerleading girl who gradually sheds her weight to reveal a growing resemblance to Melly. What will become of this time-travel love story? Will Dark X wreck more havoc in modern day?
RWS Flying Through Time – Slate Of Multinational Cast Comprising ex-National Athletes
Joshua, a prolific local actor of Ah Boys To Men fame and avid fitness buff will take on the male protagonist – Tiger, shared: “When I first got word that RWS was keen to engage me for Flying Through Time, I was extremely excited and yet intimidated! My manager forwarded me a clip of their performance and I was blown away by the stunts, flips and wire work. I’ve had some experience in television and film in those areas but nothing like what the performers in Flying Through Time were doing. At that point, I was also 88kg (after gaining 20kg for my movie project), so I had a pretty hard time imagining how on earth I could do any of those. However, a part of me was itching at the challenge.
“I want to prove to people that you can go from fat to fit (even though I was from fit to fat, you can always go back!). I knew it would be extremely challenging, not just the physical side, as I’ve always been very active but taking on a whole new aspect of fitness that I’ve never done before – gymnastics and acrobatics. This is a field I’ve never touched on before but I just wanted to challenge myself and see how far I can push my limits. So STAY TUNED!”
Sharing the excitement of Joshua, Melody who has been picked to play Sexy, one of the school’s curvaceous cheerleaders, says of her involvement in Flying Through Time: “I took up this project as it is very different from the ones I have done and would like this opportunity to have a breakthrough. As Flying Through Time is a real-time live stage show, I have to be careful and take note of all the details that happen on stage. I am now focusing hard on training for my role and believe that I will grow as a performer following this training and also accumulate valuable theatrical experience. I eagerly look forward to the show run and aim to deliver a smooth performance that theatre goers will enjoy.”
Joining the colourful cast include the evil Dark X played by Mr Zhang Di (张迪) of China, Melly and Fat Girl both played by ex-national athlete Ms Jaime Lee Yoke Jeng (李依靜) of Malaysia in a dual role, Dandy played by ex-national athlete Mr Han Koog Yung (韩国永) of South Korea, Monster played by another ex-national athlete Mr Munkhjargal Enkhmunkh of Mongolia and B-boy played by Mr Batbold Tegsh-Ochir of Mongolia, etc.
RWS Flying Through Time – Showcasing New Theatrical Elements By Local Tertiary Institutions
Flying Through Time is the first-ever collaboration between RWS, Nanyang Polytechnic (南洋理 工学院) and Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (新加坡南洋艺术学院). The two local tertiary institutions will create new theatrical elements set to surprise and captivate audiences.
Three alumni members of Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts partnered RWS to develop a range of elaborate costumes for all 13 characters, scenic façade add-ons and the inspiring logo for MerTiger Academy, the setting in modern Singapore as featured in Flying Through Time.
Over at Nanyang Polytechnic, their students will be assisting RWS to develop a 30 seconds animation video that will be screened during Flying Through Time, inspired by the architecture of Korea and Singapore. This project encompasses storyboarding, conceptualisation, digital art development (2D and 3D), digital editing, screen testing and deployment during the performance.
RWS Flying Through Time
Season: 9 December 2017 to 21 January 2018 (Sunday) on selected nights (36 shows) | Time: 8pm & selected weekends’ matinees at 2pm | Duration: 75 minutes (no intermission) | Venue: Resorts World Theatre, Resorts World Sentosa | Tickets Prices: S$38, S$48, S$78, S$98 and $118. Prices exclude SISTIC booking fees and handling charges. | Tickets Purchases: (65) 6348 5555, www.sistic.com.sg or Resorts World Theatre Box Office
Theatre goers get to enjoy the various promotions below from today (terms and conditions apply):
– PAssion Card members enjoy 50% for shows running from 9 to 21 December 2017, and applicable for Categories One (S$98), Two (S$78) and Three (S$48) tickets only.
– RWS Invites members, Attractions Annual Pass, Season Pass holders and hotel guests enjoy 40% discount when they purchase two or more Categories One, Two and Three tickets.