Detention Katong by Dream Academy and Tickets Giveaway!

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“Detention class” is a dreaded word many of us remembered during our school days. It is a form of punishment commonly used by our schools for violation of school rules like coming to school late, not completing homework, rude to teachers etc.

When we first heard of the name of this musical “Detention Katong”, we are interested to know more about it. Certainly after watching the musical on the preview night we were impressed! This is one of the funniest and heart-warming local productions we have watched in recent years. This is not surprising as the casts include some of the most well-known local artists like Neo Swee Lin (Phua Chu Kang Pte Ltd TV show), Suhaimi Yusof (Police & Thief TV show), Sebastian Tan (Broardway Beng musical) and also younger artists like Valerie Choo, Kimberly Chan, Melissa Gan, Natalie Yeap, Sharon Sum, Alyssa Lie, Munah Bagharib, and iNCH Chua.

The musical is based on a fictional all-girls school located in the eastern part of Singapore. The usual conflict of good girls vs naughty girls and teachers vs students in the school is captured well in the musical. The use of social media as a form of providing news to the students is demonstrated realistically in the story line. This musical is brought to you by Dream Academy which was founded by Selena Tan, who is also the producer of the musical.

Detention Katong by Dream Academy

All the above images credited to Dream Academy

Top Five reasons why Our Parenting World recommends watching this musical:

  1. It’s good for parents-children bonding (as long as your child is above 6 years old) as both can relate to the many of the issues being brought up in the musical.
  2. The songs are up-tempo, peppy and lively and there is not a dull moment in the musical. 
  3. The storyline is easy to understand and meaningful. It touches our heart on the importance of spending quality time with our child/children
  4. Stellar performances by the cast and this is certainly one of the best local musicals we have watched. 
  5. This wonderful musical comedy is eligible for the Tote Board Arts Grant subsidy.

If you are a fan of “The Teenage Text Book” movie in the late 1990s, then this musical “Detention Katong” will certainly be the one you should not missed as it tackles issues like school discipline, teachers-students relationship, friends and boy-girl relationship. It will certainly be an entertaining and fun night for you!

Synopsis of Detention Katong:

Amanda Chin is a straight ‘A’s student, teacher’s pet, and loved by all. One day, she gets herself sent to detention, and has never been happier. She is intent on showing us that good girls are not all good, and that bad girls can do good. Amanda’s mother, Linda, (Serene Chen, Public Enemy) who seems very secretive these days, sparks off this intrigue. All this while, the girls are surrounded by a hotchpotch of teachers: The Discipline Mistress of Pain (Neo Swee Lin, Phua Chu Kang’s Ah Ma), a hotshot know-it-all Principal (Darius Tan, Monkey Goes West), the School Counsellor in need of counselling (Sebastian Tan a.k.a Broadway Beng®) and the worldly-wise Malay & PE teacher (Suhaimi Yusof, The Noose).

Lyrics for Detention Katong were written by Selena Tan (Dim Sum Dollies & Sing Dollar), with a team of music composers headed by Elaine Chan (Dim Sum Dollies, Monkey Goes West & Sing Dollar), Benjamin Kheng (The Sam Willows), Sarah Cheng-De Winne (Brand New), Dave Tan (Electrico) and Roy Tan (of Leos and Virgos).

Detention Katong

Event Dates: Friday, 17 February – Sunday, 5 March 2017

Show Times:

Tuesday – Friday:  8pm
Saturday & Sunday:  3pm & 8pm 
25 February: 8pm 

Venue: Esplanade Theatre

Ticket Pricing:

Standard (Tuesday – Thursday, Saturday Matinee & Sunday):
Standard: S$150, S$120, S$80, S$50
Restricted View: S$150, S$80, S$50

Weekend (Friday & Saturday Night):
Standard: S$160, S$130, S$90, S$60
Restricted View: S$160, S$90, S$60

To find out more and get your tickets, please go to SISTIC at

Good News! 

Facebook Contest: 

Dream Academy has kindly sponsored 10 tickets to our readers and there will be 5 lucky winners. Each winner will receive a pair of tickets worth $160 to watch Detention Katong on 1 March, 8pm show at Esplanade Theatre. This musical comedy is for age 6 years and above. No admission for infants in arms and children below 6 years old.

Please go to Our Parenting World Facebook for more details. To participate in the giveaway, please click HERE.

Hurry, giveaway will close on 26 February 2017 at 23:59Hr

Winners will be announced on 27 February 2017. Please check our Website and Facebook for Winners’ announcement. Winners please reply within 24 hours with your Name, NRIC, Email and Contact Number to redeem your prize so that the organisers can prepare your tickets for the show on 1 March 2017.

Thank you and Good Luck!

{Giveaway Closed and Winners Announcement!} – Update on 27 February 2017

Dear Valued Readers and Friends,

Thank you so much for your participation in the giveaway!

The 5 lucky readers will receive a pair of tickets worth $160 each to watch Detention Katong on 1 March, 8pm show at Esplanade Theatre and we are pleased to announce the lucky winners are:

1) Eugenia Sin

2) Wong Oi Lin

3) Melisa Xie

4) Cho Min Kin

5) Chia Heng

Congratulations! Please also refer to Our Parenting World Facebook announcement. We will be contacting you for your tickets collection.

Thank you to our kind sponsor, Dream Academy for the fabulous prizes to our readers! 

Terms and Conditions 

Entry into the giveaway contest will be deemed as acceptance of these terms and conditions. The rules of the giveaway contest and how to enter are as follows:

1) The prize is as stated, subject to change and fulfillment by the sponsors. Winners are not allowed to change the prizes. The prize will be non-transferable, non-refundable and non-exchangeable for other products/dates/times. The sponsors reserve the right to amend the giveaway contest, substitute any prize or with another of equivalent value without giving notice.

2) All participants have the opportunity to win as long as you have completed and fulfilled all the steps/requirements specified on the giveaway contest. Please make sure your likes and shares are set to public for verification purposes. Incomplete entries and fake accounts will be disqualified at the discretion of the organisers.

3) Winners of past giveaways in the last one month will not qualify for this giveaway, please wait till after one month from the date that you have won to participate in the current giveaways. 

4) Giveaway contest is open to all Singapore residents with a valid Singapore mailing address

5) The organiser ( is not responsible for inaccurate prize details supplied to any entrant by any third party connected with the giveaway contest and by the sponsors.

6) Winners will be notified by email /Facebook/Instagram after the contest has ended. If the winner cannot be contacted or do not claim the prize, we reserve the right to withdraw the prize from the winner and or pick a replacement winner. 

7) The organiser reserves the right to cancel the contest if circumstances arise outside of its control.

8) The sponsor’s and the organiser’s decision in respect of all matters to do with the giveaway contest will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.

9) Other terms & conditions apply.


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