Homegrown theatre companies Dream Academy and Wild Rice will be doing their bit for charity in the coming festive season.
Wild Rice is staging a Singaporean twist on the classic fairytale, Jack and the Beanstalk, now a musical comedy titled Jack & The Bean-Sprout. It runs at the Drama Centre Theatre till Dec 14.
The group will be accepting public donations to give underprivileged families in Singapore the gift of theatre. A donation of $250 will cover tickets to the pantomime for a family of four. Proceeds from eight of their shows will also be set aside to benefit various local charity organisations.
And Dream Academy has a deeply personal reason to encourage giving to the Emma Yong Fund, set up in aid of theatre practitioners with critical illnesses.