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A Nation In Concert - A Wetlands Adventure


Sat Nov 8 2014, 3:00pm
Sat Nov 8 2014, 7:30pm

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

Restrictions: All ages

Ticket Information:

  • 3pm VIP Reserve: $90.00
  • 3pm A Reserve: $70.00
  • 3pm B Reserve: $55.00
  • 3pm C Reserve: $45.00
  • 3pm D Reserve: $35.00
  • 7:30pm VIP Reserve: $100.00
  • 7:30pm A Reserve: $80.00
  • 7:30pm B Reserve: $60.00
  • 7:30pm C Reserve: $50.00
  • 7:30pm D Reserve: $40.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Director: Jonathan Lim
Playwright: Desmond Sim

The wetlands of Sungei Buloh have always been a multi-cultural and multi-species community. Water-dwellers swim with amphibians, popping up for air alongside land-dwellers. And once a year, the inhabitants celebrate Save the Swamp Day with a variety concert!

Three self-absorbed youngsters - the Otter, the 'Mat'skipper and the Hermit Crab - are making excuses not to contribute to the concert, remaining aloof despite pleas for help from various groups.

Suddenly, shocking news arrives! The Migratory Birds - foreigners who only linger here briefly - are planning their own concert on the same day! Led by the Milky Stork and her fashionista sidekicks, these flighty folk's plans outrage the locals.

Amid spying and espionage between the two camps, the three youngsters continue to stay aloof from either side. But nature has other plans for them. A tsunami rages toward the swamp, threatening to sweep all the denizens away and destroy their homes.

Will the creatures be able to overcome their prejudices to help each other survive? And will our 3 youngsters - separated and stranded - survive this disaster on their own?

A Nation In Concert (ANIC) 2014: A Wetlands Adventure is a musical extravaganza about overcoming adversity, conquering prejudice, building bridges and discovering the meaning of community. It offers a timely message in these intolerant times. As before, ANIC brings together theatre practitioners and social activists to share the stage (and the creative process) with talented volunteers who are differently-abled but are all gifted performers! Together, we will sing and dance and perform our hearts out, rejoicing in the unifying human spirit.

Since its very inception in 2005, ANIC has been about empowerment through our shows in 2005, 2006 and 2008. It looks at the differently-abled (we never see them as disabled) as a source of inspiration to the whole community, reminding us to celebrate the things which make us unique, embrace what is special about each other, and rejoice in the talents we have been born with.

The show features over a hundred performers from:

Association for Persons with Special Needs,
Handicaps Welfare Association,
The Singapore Association for the Deaf, and
Singapore Association of the Visually Handicapped.

Alongside our differently abled perfomer, we have the following professional theatre artistes volunteering:
Patricia Mok, Nora Samosir, Hariyani Othman, Cindy Sim, Chermaine Ang, Faizal Abdullah, Pierre Goh, Terence Tay, Ben Xiao, Ronald Maranam, Ken Lim, Wei Lim, Toong Tee Toy and Kenneth Ong.

Net proceeds of the show will be channelled to the participating charities.