And the World Goes Round

SIA Theatre, LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore, September 2013,
Director/ Choreographer: Nikki Snelson
Set Designer: Aaron Yap
Lighting Designer: Trudy Dalgleish
Costume Designer: Aaron Yap
Produced by BA(Hons) Musical Theatre programme, Lasalle College of the Arts

This version of And the World Goes Round is given a circusy overtone to give the feeling of contrast between showbiz and harsh reality of life. As such, the stage is set up like a circus tent, with audience seating on three sides of a circular performance area. This is a relatively simple set (in theory), which allows more room for lighting to expand its full potential to create better dramatic effect.

In terms of costuming, the costume styles of the cast members include some circusy pieces like the ringmaster’s jacket, sexy corsets and bustles and flamboyant jackets. However, not all the numbers in this musical revue are circusy in mood, so basic blacks are used in songs that are more sentimental.