ITSY – The Musical
Itsy Bitsy spider has galvanised his eight-legged army to terrorise the characters in the nursery rhyme world. In comes an unlikely hero, a grandfather who’s looking for his grandson. In his search, Grandpa is reacquainted with familiar and colourful friends from the nursery rhymes that he used to sing to his grandson. Unwittingly, he ends up being their hero, the chosen one against the spiders. To save his newfound friends from the eight-legged terror, an epic war ensues between the spiders, and his assembled army, comprising an unfortunate pair of siblings – Jack and Jill, the directionless Three Blind Mice, the fragile Humpty Dumpty and the Twinkle Little Star. Meanwhile, his grandson reappears, in a form that sends shivers down Grandpa’s spine.
Featuring a dazzling display of puppetry and live action, ITSY – The Musical transports audiences to a dazzling world that explodes with glorious colours, stunning effects and enchanting music. At its heart is the powerful and moving story about the bond between a grandparent and his grandchild.
ITSY – The Musical is a marquee event that will rock your world and senses with its imagination and craft.
Book by: Chong Tze Chien (Director)
Music composed, arranged and performed: Darren Ng
Starring: Ann Lek, Audrey Luo, Ebi Shankara, Frances Lee, Ivan Choong, Jo Kwek, Jo Tan, Juni Goh, Kyongsu Kathy Han, Lim Kay Siu, Myra Loke, Oliver Chong, Rachel Tay, Sebastian Tan, Tan Beng Tian, Tan Shou Chen, Yazid Jalil, Zee Wong
Puppetry Designers: Ang Hui Bin, Daniel Sim, Myra Loke, Tan Beng Tian
Sound Designer: Darren Ng
Lighting Designer: Lim Woan Wen
Set Designer: Wong Chee Wai
Costume Designer: Anthony Tan
Choreographer: Ricky Sim
Make-Up Artist: The Make Up Room
Hair Stylist: Ashley Salon
”ITSY is the nursery rhyme musical you never knew you wanted as an adult, and showcases the Finger Players at the top of their creativity and ingenuity, with a relatable, human story at the heart of its spectacular fantasy setting”
“TFP have come a long way and…raised the bar”
– Centre 42
“The set is…particularly striking and impactful.”
“a dazzling display of puppetry”
“Chong and his accomplished cast and crew have wowed with their skilful tempering of melancholia with mirth.”
– The Straits Times
The Straits Times Life Theatre Awards 2018
Best Set – Wong Chee Wai