I love bringing the children for live performances and musical acts are probably my favourite. I think there is something about music that adds such a dimension to life. I’ve never been a good about learning music (and am still not a great pianist despite spending most of my childhood learning to play!) but listening to great performers take to the stage, I love.
I’m always on the lookout for engaging musical performances and my ears pricked up when I heard of Crazy Classics with Sid Bowfin. A classical musical performance that was part recital and part stand-up comedy? How would that possibly work?
Well, as it turned out, it works out very well indeed when you’ve got a good musician who is unafraid to be silly!
I brought Noey along for this performance because he has just started learning the violin and I wanted to inspire him. He was wary of my attempts to subject him to a concert, especially since his sister was off to the trampoline park at the same time for a birthday party. But he was intrigued by the concept and once Sid took to the stage, Noey started bouncing in his seat and laughing along to the gags.
There was plenty of audience interaction and I can see how each show would be different as Sid responds to the children and the reactions of the audience. Noey started off reserved but he quickly drawn in and was soon raising his hand to volunteer. He even eventlly got picked to participate in an act on stage with Sid. Mummy here was a bit alarmed when he confidently said that he could play the violin but thankfully he wasn’t asked to do any playing!
Amidst all the hilarity, it was the music that took centerstage and Noey and I were both impressed and inspired by Sid as he effortlessly played many classical pieces off the cuff, introducing each piece in a way that made it easy for the children to relate. In the later part of the show, he even took requests from the audience and performed those as well as he did the pieces in the show repertoire.
Crazy Classics with Sid Bowfin is an engaging, fun and entertaining introduction to classical music for all, though I would say it would be best enjoyed by kids aged 5 and up. It is a small theatre and it’s free seating, so do get there early if you’d like to sit near the front and be part of the action!
With the very talented Adrian Garratt (aka Sid Bowfin) after the show!
Crazy Classics with Sid Bowfin
Ticketing and Show Information
Season: 25 Feb to 12 March 2017
Venue: Drama Centre Black Box
Performance Times: Weekdays 9am, Weekends 10.30am and 2.30pm; Special exceptions: 27 Feb and 2 Mar 10.45am, 1 Mar 9.45am, 3 and 6 Mar 10.30am
Ticket Prices: $28 (Weekdays) $38 (Weekend)
Duration: 60 mins with no interval
Booking Through Sistic: http://www.sistic.com.sg/events/ccrazy0317 or call ticketing hotline at 6348-5555.