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NANTA (Cookin')


Tue Sep 25 2012, 7:30pm
Wed Sep 26 2012, 7:30pm
Thu Sep 27 2012, 7:30pm
Fri Sep 28 2012, 7:30pm
Sat Sep 29 2012, 2:30pm
Sat Sep 29 2012, 7:30pm
Sun Sep 30 2012, 7:30pm

Where: Marina Bay Sands - Sands Theatre, 10 Bayfront Avenue, Marina Bay, Singapore

Restrictions: All ages

Ticket Information:

  • VIP: $108.00
  • A Reserve: $88.00
  • B Reserve: $68.00
  • C Reserve: $48.00
  • Additional fees may apply

NANTA is a comic musical non-verbal performance derived from the traditional Korean instrumental performance “Samulnori.” The kitchen is its backdrop, chefs its main characters. Knives and other kitchen utensils are transformed into musical instruments in the hands of the performers. They thrill the audience with acrobatic cooking shows, a surprise wedding ceremony, and an exciting dumpling challenge.

NANTA has been one of the most popular shows in Korea ever since it premiered in October 1997, drawing the largest number of spectators in Korean stage history. NANTA made its international debut in 1999 at Edinburgh Fringe Festival, where it received an award for the best performance. Sincethen, it has been staged in the U.K., Germany, Austria, Italy, Japan, Taiwan, Singapore, the Netherlands, Australia, etc. Eventually NANTA made it all the way to New York, premiering at the Minetta Lane Theater on March 7, 2004 and running for one and a half years. NANTA had become the first Asian show to open its own off-Broadway theater!

The Synopsis: Washing vegetables, carrying meat loafs, setting fire, cooks at NANTA kitchen is about to begin their busy job as always, then the ill-natured manager brings his little nephew and lets him learn cooking. The manager leaves with a harsh order that they have to prepare a wedding reception, which was not in schedule. Good smells of foods being cooked get to cover all over the kitchen and smiling faces of hilarious cooks make both the stage and the audience united. The reception is at 6 o’clock and it is at hand! Will the NANTA cooks complete the preparation on time?