Last staged in 2012, Lao Jiu: The Musical, based on a Singapore classic by the late theatre doyen Kuo Pao Kun, is coming back! Dive into the world of teenager “Lao Jiu”, the ninth child and a only son in the family. A boy who who is torn between pursuing a prestigious scholarship and fulfilling his dream of becoming a traditional arts puppeteer.
Helmed by award-winning director, Kuo Jian Hong, this 2017 production of Lao Jiu: The Musical stars Sugie Phua, who reprises his role as the protagonist Lao Jiu, together with veteran actor Johnny Ng; Malaysian musical actor Peter Ong, and local singer-actor Ric Liu of recent “Jiak Ba Buay?” hokkien earworm and more. The musical features music composed and written by one of Singapore’s renowned songwriting duo, Eric Ng and Xiaohan.