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Detention Katong

Brought to you by the producers of Dim Sum Dollies and Sing Dollar, Detention Katong is a brand new musical comedy written by Selena Tan about BAD girls who do GOOD.

"With hints of Matilda, Mean Girls and Gilmore Girls, the musical stars young actress Valerie Choo as the straight-laced lead, with singer-songwriter Inch Chua and actress-YouTube star Munah Bagharib as the naughty ones. Providing comedic support are kooky teachers played by the likes of Suhaimi Yusof and Sebastian Tan." - Mayo Martin, Channel News Asia

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.

The girls are led by Valerie Choo, Kimberly Chan, Melissa Gan, Natalie Yeap, Sharon Sum, Alyssa Lie, Munah Bagharib, and iNCH Chua.

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).

As sure as the sun rises in the East, Katong is the hippest spot to be spotted in your teenage years. However, these years are also one of the most challenging in life. You go from Dimples to Pimples, Ponytails to Telling Tales, all while trying to be cool, or just pretending to follow the rules.

Come and celebrate a local rite of passage with tears, and with laughter.  Whether you are a teenager, a parent of a teenager, have ever wanted to strangle a teenager, or ever been a teenager… Get your tickets at SISTIC now! Don’t be Detained, be Entertained!

Start Sales Date

Early Bird Sales
Internet :
19 Dec 2016, 9am - 10 Jan 2017, 12am

Other Channels :
19 Dec 2016, 10am - 9 Jan 2017, 8pm

Public Sales
Internet :
10 Jan 2017, 12am

Other Channels :
10 Jan 2017, 10am




Approximately 2 hours
(with an additional 20 minutes interval)

Promoter Name

Rating / Age Limit

  • Advisory (Some Mature Content)
  • No admission for infants in arms and children below 6 years old
  • Children 6 years and above must purchase ticket for entry
  • Admission is subject to tickets produced at the entrance

Late Seating Advisory:

  • You are strongly advised to be seated 15 minutes before the performance start time
  • No admission will be allowed into the venue once the performance has commenced
  • Exceptions may be made at Esplanade's discretion depending on the nature of the performance

Photography / Video Recording Rules

  • No Photography, Video recording and Audio recording is permitted for this event


^Senior Citizens and Students
15% Discount* for CAT 1 & CAT 2 tickets only
10% Discount* for CAT 3 tickets only
*Valid from 10 Jan 2017 onwards
*Applicable to Standard Shows only

Corporate Discount
15% Discount for Standard Show only
10% Discount  for Weekend Show only
*Applicable for Cat 1 & 2 only
*Valid from 10 Jan 2017 onwards
*Verification: Quote valid password upon purchase

MOE staff /The Learning Lab/ KiasuParents.com/ Fly Entertainment
20% Discount for Standard Show & Weekend Show
*Applicable for Cat 1 & 2 only
*Valid from 16 Jan 2017 onwards
*Verification: Quote valid password upon purchase

Singtel-UOB Card Exclusive
20% Discount (Cat 1) & 15% Discount (Cat 2) for Standard Show only
15% Discount (Cat 1) & 10% Discount (Cat 2) for Weekend Show only
*Valid from 23 January 2017 onwards
*Applicable to Standard & Weekend Shows only

15% Discount for Standard Show only

*Applicable for Cat 1 & 2 only
*Valid from 8 Feb 2017 till 5 Mar 2017
*Applicable to Standard show only
*Verification: Quote or Key valid password upon purchase

Buy 6 get 2 free for Fly Entertainment
*Applicable for Cat 1 only
*Valid from 16 Feb 2017 onwards
*Applicable to Standard & Weekend Shows only
*Verification: Quote or Key valid password upon purchase

30% Discount for Fly Entertainment (min 6 tickets and above)
*Applicable for Cat 2 only
*Valid from 16 Feb 2017 onwards
*Applicable to Standard & Weekend Shows only
*Verification: Quote or Key valid password upon purchase

^Buy 4 for the price of 3 (Students only)
*Applicable for Cat 3 only
*Valid from 21 Feb 2017 onwards
*Applicable to All Shows

Family Package of 4
S$450 (Cat 1) & S$360 (Cat 2) for Standard Show only
S$480 (Cat 1) & S$390 (Cat 2) for Weekend Show only
*Valid from 22 Feb 2017 onwards
*Applicable to Standard & Weekend Shows only

^Present your valid Student Pass (Please note that random checks on concession tickets will be conducted at the point of entry. Patrons unable to present proof of eligibility are required to upgrade their concession tickets to full-priced tickets)


Group Bookings (Min. 6 Tickets)
15% Discount* for CAT 1 & CAT 2 tickets only
*Applicable to Standard Shows only
10% Discount* for CAT 1 & CAT 2 tickets only
*Applicable to Weekend Shows only

*Valid from 10 January 2017 onwards
*Please contact +65 9170 9749 or email boxoffice@dreamacademy.com.sg for more information

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This programme is eligible for the Tote Board Arts Grant subsidy. Click here for eligibility letter

"Accompanied by the stellar cast and their exceptional execution of their multi-layered role, the musical scores... with flawless vocals and lyrics... drew praise from the audience from just their opening night."  - Yasmeen Banu, The Online Citizen


" Selena Tan took a risk... in creating an original work and utilising so many new cast members and directions, especially in terms of music, but in so doing, she managed to discover and show off some real talent in Singapore." - Bak Chor Mee Boy


"...this musical was replete with clever ideas..." - Suk Wai, ST Life


"...assembled by Dream Academy, the synchrony (of the young actresses) was a testament to the dynamic chemistry on stage." - City Nomads


"The trio (Suhaimi Yusof, Sebastian Tan and Neo Swee Lin) consistently delivered the LOLs, and hit all the right notes with the audience." - GoAwaySG

Event Date
Fri, 17 Feb - Sun, 5 Mar 2017

Tue - Fri:  8pm
Sat & Sun:  3pm & 8pm 
25 Feb: 8pm

Ticket Pricing
(Excludes Booking Fee)

Preview (17 - 19 Feb 2017):
Standard: S$100, S$80, S$55, S$35
Restricted View: S$100, S$55, S$35

Standard (Tue - Thu, Sat Matinee & Sun):
Standard: S$150, S$120, S$80, S$50
Restricted View: S$150, S$80, S$50

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

Seating Plan