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Origins
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about us
Stage Pals, a non-profit drama group, was officially formed on 9 September 1995 (15th day of the 8th Lunar month), amidst the festivities of the Mid-Autumn Festival. The birth of Stage Pals was spearheaded by a group of Ngee Ann Polytechnic graduates motivated by their true love and enthusiasm for Chinese drama.

Stage Pals evolved from the Stage Art Group (SAG) of the Ngee Ann Polytechnic Cultural Activities & Social Service Club (CASSC) and has been a special interest group under the Ngee Ann Alumni (NAA) for the past 4 years.

Recently, we have registered ourselves as a society. The main objective behind this is to better position for the challenges ahead in the new millennium by raising our level of professionalism in performing arts within our members and the troupe as a whole.

At the same time we strive to promote interest, participation and appreciation for Chinese Culture and Drama within the nation, which is in line with the government vision to turn Singapore into a Renaissance City in the coming years.

Most of Stage Pals' members are Ngee Ann Polytechnic graduates and the member strength is growing as new batches of SAG graduates join us every year. Membership is however, opened to all. The group's current strength stands at around 40 members.

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our chinese name


drama; play; theatre


ties of friendship

station; stop; place


Put together, it signifies a place where members gather to enjoy and promote drama while at the same time, strengthen the bonds of friendship
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what we do
Since her formation, Stage Pals has grown tremendously. Till today, the group has staged a number of large scale productions. The maiden production was staged in 1997 at the Chinese High Drama Centre entitled "Rooms for Rental?". To find out more about our productions, surf on to the Productions page.

However, realizing the importance of exposure for our members to gain stage experiences, the group has taken up various projects such as performances for our alma mater, external organisations like elderly homes, children homes and community centres during the festive seasons and various national events.

Some of the performances include the Clean and Green Campaign in Nov 1998, whereby a Mandarin sketch, "Crows on Protecting the Environment" was presented at the Bedok CC.
During the 1999 Chinese New Year, a short but heart-warming sketch was performed to the senior citizens at Henderson Senior Citizens Home (in case you wonder, yep, we did the sketch using our local dialects). While concurrently, another performance was being put up at the Clementi Students Care Services Centre entitled "The Search for the Jade Rabbit", for the young and restless kids
. We do have very diverse audiences :)

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