WORLD Ball Performers
Pam Oei has been in over 80 theatre, television and film productions. Her theatre credits include the critically acclaimed Hotel, Animal Farm, The Campaign to Confer the Public Service Star on JBJ, Titoudao, Everything But The Brain, Rent and Boeing Boeing. Pam is probably best known for being one third of the cabaret trio, the Dim Sum Dollies. She is currently the front woman of local rock band Ugly in the Morning.
Karen Tan has worked with practically every theatre company in Singapore. Along the way, she has managed to bring up two daughters, despite her inability to keep regular work hours. She looks forward to watching her girls grow up to be women who make a difference in the lives of others.
Singapore’s very first and longest running parody show, CHESTNUTS has spoofed movies, TV, current affairs, popular music and the theatre scene, always with a loving sense of nonsense and a sharp sting of social commentary. Since 1996, their unique brand of parody have made fans of audiences and critics alike, and Chestnuts is now a must-see staple in many a Singapore satire-lover’s calendar.
Songs we know and love receive twisted new lyrics from the comic genius of creator (writer & actor) Jonathan Lim, while local musical theatre icon Elaine Chan weaves them into a musical mash-up to remember! Together with performers Timothy Wan, Natalie Yeap and Selly Merina, Chestnuts will have you rolling in the aisles and cheering till you’re hoarse as they skewer the past year’s most outrageous sexist instances – the nominees for AWARE’s infamous Alamak! Awards.
Elaine W Chan
Best known for the LTA jingle Love Your Ride, NDP 2005 theme song Reach Out for the Skies and 2013 One Singapore, Elaine Chan is a popular theatre composer-arranger-director.
She garnered songwriting awards in her teens, wrote and directed her 1st full length musical score at 18, toured the south of New Zealand, received the Wong Yee Hua Memorial Music Excellence Award, music directed NDP 2005 together with Selena Tan, and was nominated in 2011’s Life Theatre Awards for Cinderellah!
Her prolific portfolio encompass musical direction, original writing & arrangements for all Dream Academy Productions’ of Dim Sum Dollies, SingDollar, Hossan Leong & Broadway Beng Shows, the 1st Crazy Christmas, Wild Rice’s Pantomimes : Hansel & Gretel, CinderellaH! Jack and the Beansprout!, Aladdin, Snow White, Beauty & the Beast and a musical adaptation of the Bawd’s Romeo and Juliet.
Singapore Creations Etc.
Singapore Creations Etc. is a non-profit that gives all young people 6 to 20 years of age a free, open platform to express their concerns, hopes, fears and dreams by creating original artistic works for the stage, film or music recordings. There are no auditions, classes or grades! Everyday kids from all walks of life getting together to make the world a better place through creative expression. Seven young people sit on the Board of Directors, assisting with operations, artistic direction and promotion. Over 350 young people have participated since Creations opened its doors in SG in 2014. Visit their Facebook and website for more information on them.