The Ant and The Grasshopper Review and Tickets Giveaway!

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The Ant and The Grasshopper by I Theatre returning after a SELL-OUT run in 2014, is a bright, breezy musical this is suitable for the whole family, filled with colourful characters, puppets and tuneful, catchy songs, based on the very famous Aesop’s Fable. 

Once there lived a hard-working and ever-busy Ant who never seemed to have time for play or relaxation.
And then there was Grasshopper, with time on his hands and nothing much to do all day. Somehow they were friends.

All day long Ant would work hard, without stop or rest, collecting grains of wheat and storing them carefully in her larder.

Grasshopper would always laugh, and say. ‘Why waste the sunshine in labour and toil?’

But Summer does not last long – and soon Winter and the frozen cold will come…

What will happen to Grasshopper then?

This is a fast-paced and interactive production that is full of fun, specially created with the younger – Primary and Pre-Primary audience in mind, but with unexpected twists and turns to keep even the grownups engaged, involved and on their toes! 

The Ant and The GrasshopperOur Parenting World Review:

Our Parenting World’s Junior Reviewer, Vincent watched The Ant and The Grasshopper on 18 February 2017 and here’s his review on the show:

We are all familiar with the classic story of The Ant and The Grasshopper, I Theatre makes the play even more interesting by adding more likeable characters like the two high energetic Bees, Nessa, the Caterpillar who is afraid of changes and Lady Co Co, the Ladybird who likes to make a grand entrance aka likes to show off in addition to the two main characters, the hard-working Ant and the carefree and laid-back Grasshopper.

The Ant and The Grasshopper I Theatre 1

All the images credited to I theatre

Throughout the show, we enjoyed the lively singing and dancing by the cast. Criminy, the Grasshopper played good music and entertained the audience with his ukulele. Expect lots of interaction with the cast. You can sing, dance and even do a simple exercise with them. My little brother excitedly participated and shouted out the answers to the cast when they asked questions. He is worried for the Grasshopper when winter comes, he does not have food to eat and is relieved that the Ant offered to take him in and fed him so that he will not go hungry. This play highlights to us the importances of friends and the value of true friendships. 

The Ant and The Grasshopper I Theatre

Thank you to I Theatre and the fabulous cast for the wonderful performances!

We enjoyed this fun and meaningful play that teaches us, how important it is to have time management, learnt to balance between work and play and to be prepared for the future. There is a time to work and a time to play! 

The play will explore key themes of: friendship, rewards for hard work, how to use your time wisely, balancing the arts, leisure and work, how to work smart, generosity and judging others.

Experienced and top class and multi-talented performers Alecia Kim Chua, Erwin Shah Ismail, Elizabeth Loh and Safia Hanifah bring the story to life. Erwin was nominated for the Life Theatre Awards as Best Supporting Actor for his role in this production!

Julian Wong composes the unforgettable and fun songs, and Cathy Kee creates the fun and crazy choreography. The specially created costumes and puppets have been designed by the best of local and international craftspeople. The show is set in the wonderful, magical tiny world of the insects.  

Additional Information: 

The Ant and The Grasshopper 

Event Date:
Saturday, 18 February – Sunday, 19 March 2017
18 February – 10 March 2017, Thursday – Friday: 10.30am
14 March – 17 March 2017, Tuesday – Friday: 10.30am & 2.00pm
Saturday & Sunday: 11am & 2.30pm

SOTA Drama Theatre

Ticket Pricing:
(Excludes Booking Fee)
Standard: S$32

To purchase the tickets at Sistic, please click HERE

Good News!

We have TWO Family Packages to giveaway for the whole family to watch The Ant and The Grasshopper for TWO lucky readers (2 winners x 4 tickets each) on 19 February 2017 (Sunday), 11.00am show at SOTA Drama Theatre!

Here’s how to enter the giveaway:

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Hurry, giveaway will close on 2 February 2017 at 23:59Hr. Winners will be announced through Website and Facebook.

Please ensure that Step 1, 2, 3 and 4 are completed in order to qualify for the giveaway. The entries will be verified by the Organisers. Winners please kindly confirm your prize within 48 hours of announcement of your winning on our Website and Facebook page or another winner will have to be chosen.

Thank you and Good Luck! 

{Giveaway Closed and Winners Announcement!} – Updated on 4 February 2017

Dear Valued Friends and Readers,

Thank you so much for your participation in the giveaway!

Two lucky readers will receive a family package of four tickets each to watch The Ant and The Grasshopper and we are pleased to announce the lucky winners: 

1) Andrew Lim

2) Daphne Lim

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

Thank you to our kind sponsors, I Theatre for the fabulous prizes to our readers and friends.

Thank you to each and every one of you, please stay tuned to our coming giveaways! 🙂

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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.

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  1. I want to bring my boys (3 & 5) for the musical so that they can watch the story come alive and not static like the books. To let them know that there’s always a time to work and a time to play, to work hard and play hard at the right times 🙂

  2. Seow Pei En Grace on

    I would like to bring my children to watch The Ant and The Grasshopper because it would be a great opportunity to bond and create a memorable experience with my kids, especially both my husband and I, as well as my girls have never read or watch this story/show before. Thus it would be an eye opener for us all.

  3. I want to bring my child to watch The Ant and Grasshopper simply cos she enjoys musical show!

  4. My girl never watch a theatre show before and i really wish to let her experience the lively performance.

  5. Shawn Quek Choon Young on

    I wanna bring my 2 kiddos to watch The Ant and the Grasshopper because I support iTheatre and we enjoyed ourselves very much when we watched The Magic Paintbrush last year! Hoping to expose my kiddos to more arts, music and theatre!

  6. I have never brought the kids to watch the show before but interestingly it was the drama skit for my son’s k2 graduation concert last time and we all know the story well! Wanted to see a different interpretation of the story!

  7. Last year I bought both my boys to watch The Magic Paintbrush and they loved it alot. They will be fascinated to watch The Ant and The Grasshopper coming alive right before their eyes instead of just reading it from story books. It helps to open up their imaginary and creativity world.

  8. Would love to bring my girls for this as they enjoy stage performance. Will be a great family bonding activity. Thanks!

  9. My kids love listening to stories and it would be a really wonderful experience for them to watch the characters come alive on stage. Hope to have the chance to bring them to see the show

  10. Carol Mei Mei lim on

    The first run of this in 2014 received rave reviews but we miss it. Don’t want my kids to miss it again this time round!!!

  11. We support local theatre and I Theatre is one of the really talented, prolific and hardworking children’s theatre companies in town!

  12. I want to bring the kids to watch this play to teach them the values of hard work and dedication like The Ant!

  13. I did not manage to bring the kids to the last play, and I heard that it was a lot of fun! I hope to get a chance to bring the kids to catch this great story about the values of hard work!

  14. The Ant and The Grasshopper is a story well-loved by my kids, and I would love to bring them to watch this play, and also reinforce the values of hard work and dedication in my kids 🙂

  15. Priscilla Quek on

    I would love to bring my kids because we love reading Aesop fables and to see it come alive would be absolutely breathtaking:) I would also love to use this chance to help my elder one understand a bit more about the meaning of friendships and the value of hard work:)

  16. Tan bee Chin joyce on

    Hope to win this for my 2active boys who love to watch play and they were really excited when they saw the advertising mailer of this show which they asked me about it when it will be performing I hope I can surprise them to be able to bring them to watch it.

  17. Tan Ruoling Joanna on

    I will love to bring my kids to watch Ant and the Grasshopper! It’s a great way for the kids to learn that it’s important to work hard and you will get your reward when the time comes! Plus it’s great way for family bonding!

  18. This play is very enriching and it teaches good morale values that hard work will produces fruitful results. What you reap is what you sow. Hope to bring my kids to watch this meaningful and interesting play.

  19. I would like to bring my son to watch this meaningful and enriching play because it teaches about friendship, rewards after hard work and many more good values about having a good mindset.

  20. I think my kids will enjoy this show and i will love to bring them to watch it and enjoy some family bonding time!

  21. We have not been to such kid shows so a long while. Hope this will entice my girls and enjoy the show!

  22. I want to bring your children to watch The Ant and The Grasshopper because they like theatre play; they like seeing the familiar story comes alive!! They like this story, by watching a theatre play, its more interactive, interesting and they will remember the story better!

    Hope to be the lucky one!!

  23. My girl coming 5 years old has a great interest in learning the insects family. Moreover this musical show will be so meaningful and interactive, my girl definitely will enjoy herself to the fullest. 🙂

  24. I want to bring both of my boys each 5 and 6 years old for the show especially my elder boy just enrol into primary 1. The show is a wonderful way not just to bond with the boys but rather inculcate the key values of Hard Work Pays since young

  25. I want my kids to know that they have to work for the things that they want. They must be organised and plan well. They always ignore my reminder to them (sound like a lullabay already). I hope that through the play, they can relate and learn the good values from the insects and apply accordingly hahaha.

  26. I want to bring my boys to the show to let them be more engaged in the arts and for them to be reminded that had work pats and there’s a time for everything – to play and to work 🙂

  27. I would like to bring my gal to watch this #TheAntandTheGrasshopper from the famous Aesop Fables at the #ITheatre as this story is about the preparing today for the needs that you will have tomorrow. 未雨绸缪。。。
    I hope my can learn thru the lively and interative musical and learn to prepare for her future needs.

  28. It’s amazing to see characters from stories come alive! Hopefully it’ll help educate my little one a tiny piece of life, perhaps not now, but later on as he grows up. Thank you for the lovely giveaway! Hoping I’ll be the lucky one to get picked!

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  29. I would like to bring my kids for this play because they love this story and they will be very excited to watch it live before their own eyes! This story also taught them the value of friendship and to work hard before they could play hard! Thanks for this awesome giveaway!
    FB: Seline Tan

  30. I want to enjoy this musical live play with my family and teach my girls when to play and work hard.
    FB: Toh PeiRong