Presented by Musical Theatre Limited (MTL), the musical aims to raise awareness and empower the visually handicapped in Singapore and at the same time, highlights that the disabled are as intelligent, talented and competent as the able.
Mr. Tan Guan Heng who is also the author presented his book – My Love is Blind to President
Directed by Aidli Mosbit and based on the true success story of Tan Guan Heng, ‘My Love is Blind’ tells the story of a university graduate Guan, who loses his sight in the prime of his life. Garnering inner strength and support from the people around him, he overcomes great adversity and carries on to find love and success.
Board of Directors of MTL with President Halimah Yacob (from Left: Desmond Moey, Tan Guan Heng, Stella Kon – Chairperson of MTL, President Madam Halimah Yacob, Sean Wong, Roland Ang and Florence Fang, Managing Director of Flame Communications)
President with one of the sponsors, George Lee,
CCMC Vice Chairman for Limbang (Marsiling – Yee Tee GRC) and his family members
Starring veteran actor Benjamin Chow who won Best Supporting Actor in the M1-Straits Times Life! Theatre Awards for his role in ‘The LKY Musical’ alongside visually handicapped performers, the musical will showcase the talents and abilities of the disabled while recognising their talent as singers and musicians.
‘My Love is Blind’ throws a spotlight on the ambitions and achievements of the visually handicapped.
President with Sarah Seniors Activity Centre Beneficiaries & Thong Kheng Seniors Activity Centre
President Halimah Yacob meet and greet with sponsor and beneficiaries
(Photo: Stanley Ng, Founder of Kairos Solution, and his family)
What was, even more, moving was seeing visually impaired cast members and musician, Wan Wai Yee, Robert Tan and Ivni Yaakub, singing, dancing and performing on stage.
The musical, “My Love Is Blind”, is not just about Mr. Tan’s story but it also tells a tale of inclusion and integration. If we put our hearts and minds to it, we can create a societal eco-system to help persons with special needs achieve success.
I applaud Musical Theatre Limited’s efforts in using the arts to creatively and effectively promote social causes. More importantly, the theatre company has set an inspiring example in showing what we can achieve if we work together as one.
Quoted Source: Halimah Yacob Facebook