I went to watch Dim Sum Dollies last night with a few of my friends. It is a popular cabaret/musical that had a good run for the past 2 years, each involving topics relevant to the current(political?) climate then. I managed to get us the last few tickets of the show and sat right up there in the front row. It was like watching an Omnimax movie, where you have to lean back to see all the action. The gals in the group got an up close look at the Lor-My-Guys ( back-up dancers ) whilst I got to look up the Dollies' costumes :P
No stones were left un-turned in this production's search for material. The NKF saga came up at least twice, which is already a stretch as it's been played out in the media for so long. There's some parodies of movies, which I think unnecessary. There was one of food court cleaning aunties, and a stretched skit about Bollywood movies. They threw in a game show, an ACTUAL game show, right after the first intermission! This is no doubt a way to please sponsors and bring in much needed revenue, knowing how the arts groups suffer in Singapore. I cringed throughout it though, and I felt the show went downhill from there. Hossan Leong doesn't bring much to the production too, except the usual cross-dressing and fake accents.
All in all, a good effort, but quite forgettable.
We went for Dim Sum after the show at Geylang. Compared to the big bucks we spent on the tickets for the theatre production, this one hit the spot, and at $8 per head only!! We had porridge, a good selection of delights, and washed that all down with a bowl of chilled chrysanthemum tea. Plenty more satisfying than the one served up cold and bland at the Esplandade theatre earlier on...