Don’t Call Him Mr. Mari Kita By Wild Rice


In July 2022, Wild Rice will present DON’T CALL HIM MR. MARI KITA, a sensational new musical tribute to Zubir Said – the late, great composer of Singapore’s National Anthem and beloved classics such as Semoga Bahagia.

This uplifting, inspiring exploration of Singapore’s musical heritage is written and will be performed by Julian Wong, one of the country’s leading music directors. He created the show as a tribute to his teacher’s teacher – Zubir Said taught music to the late Iskandar Ismail, Wong’s mentor.

“I hope to show audiences that Zubir Said was so much more than just the composer of our National Anthem – his music, his life, his sacrifices, and the courage of his convictions are all equally noteworthy,” says Wong. “At a time of ongoing uncertainty and division, I think there is no better composer whose music can unite us.”

The upcoming run in July will be the first time Don’t Call Him Mr. Mari Kita will be performed for the general public. The production had originally been slated to premiere in 2021, but had to be postponed and, ultimately, cancelled due to tightened pandemic restrictions. Four private performances of the show were produced to raise funds for Wild Rice.

“We are so glad to finally be welcoming audiences to Don’t Call Him Mr. Mari Kita,” says Heng, who will be directing the production. “This very special show is a love letter to Singapore’s music and history, and is essential viewing for anyone who calls Singapore home.

Promo Code – 10% off

Now you can enjoy 10% discount to the show when you book for the show with the promo code PWMARIKITAWR at this link –

Don’t Call Him Mr. Mari Kita

Performance Dates: 7 – 23 July 2022
Tue – Fri: 7.30pm
Sat: 2.30pm & 7.30pm
Sun: 2.30pm

Ticket Prices: Tue – Thu: $25, $35, $40, $50
Fri, Sat & Sun: $30, $40, $50, $60

Venue: The Ngee Ann Kongsi Theatre @ Wild Rice


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