Nice is different than good

Last night Naomi and I took what little time we had and got our tickets to watch Dream Academy’s production of Into The Woods.

It was the best musical I have seen in a long, long time, and I am so thankful that Selena Tan took a punt and decided to stage this wonderful (and devilishly difficult) Sondheim musical this year.

It is a rare gem, and there are four shows left in the last two days of its run.

If you ever wished for great musical theatre performed by the best of Singapore’s (and some of West End’s) musical talent – the grant is in Into The Woods.

It is that good. So go get your tickets.

P.S. If like us, you rush to the Esplanade after work to watch a show and have only 10 minutes for dinner, dine at Simply Peranakan – you can wolf down a nonya chap chye and satay ayam plus rice and drinks in 8, pay the bill and still make it in time for the top of the show. Pride of place in the restaurant’s window display is a letter from President Obama thanking them for their “tremendous” food.