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Theatre Review: Crazy Christmas 2012 by Dream Academy Productions

Crazy Christmas Poster

I chanced upon this production from Thursday’s newspaper (what to do, outpro from reservist straightaway wanna be entertained instead of entertaining the NS guys) and immediately got tickets for Saturday’s show.

I just realised I went for the family-friendly version with Hossan Leong instead of the “naughty” version with Kumar. It’s ok, I had sufficient Kumar doses over the years.

First delightful surprise: Me and the gf got upgraded from Circus 3 to Circus 1.

Great start.

Like Black Eye Peas sang, “I got a feeling, that tonight’s gonna be a good night…tonight’s gonna be a good, good nite…”

I’ve always enjoyed Selena Tan’s productions. My previous outing some months back for Happy Ever Laughter was quite a joyful and hilarious ride. So it was really something to savour one of the first segments I would call The Wizard of Oz (Singaporean version) , with Adrian Pang, Selena Tan, Karen Tan and Judee Tan.

Incredible characterizations with spot-on spoofs on the latest scandals and funny business invading real-time Singapore.

And the clincher for me and my gf must be Judee Tan coming on later for her own TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) segment. So as Teo Chew Muay would say, TCM TCM session, in her ditsy high pitch, which is also double-boiled. My laugh-o-meter was registering record breaking earthquakes.

Add to that impeccable pacing of the segments with nary a dull moment, great renditions of the classic christmas tunes as well as old school silver screen goldies and we have a winner!

Did I mention a bevy of dancing babes called the “Merry Miss a Toes”?

Looks like Christmas came early this year.

This sexy ensemble plus everything else put together and we have a sumptuous and merry Crazy Christmas 2012 at the Esplanade Theatre.