To commemorate its 50th Anniversary, DBS Bank has commissioned a musical based on its web mini-series, SPARKS, which was performed from 3 – 5 August 2018 at Capitol Theatre. The musical by Singapore theatre company Pangdemonium showcases Team DBS’ camaraderie and passion for serving their clients, as well as their trials and tribulations. It serves as a tribute to the bank’s pioneers, as well as leaders and staff who have shaped DBS over the years. The gala show, on the evening of 4 August, was attended by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, as well as many of the bank’s leaders and employees from the early years, including S Dhanabalan, Ang Kong Hua, Patrick Yeoh and Ng Kee Choe.
|PM Lee receives a $50 note that was in circulation in 1968 as a commemorative gift from DBS at SPARKS: The Musical|
The musical caps off the first season of DBS’ SPARKS, an award-winning 10-episode web series that follows a group of dynamic DBS bankers as they navigate the challenges and opportunities at work and in their personal lives. Inspired by real-life stories, SPARKS demonstrates how Team DBS is driven by a strong sense of purpose and the commitment to do the right thing. Since its 2016 debut, SPARKS has garnered over 150 million views and a slew of prestigious marketing awards.
In SPARKS: The Musical, Adrian Pang reprises his role as Chester Teo, a no-nonsense DBS banker who cares deeply about his clients, as he reminisces about his experiences — personal and professional. The characteristics that Chester and his team embody reflect the grit, gumption and purpose of the DBS people who have made the bank what it is today.
Today, DBS is a leading bank in Asia, and recognised globally for its digital leadership. In July 2018, Euromoney named DBS the World’s Best Digital Bank for the second time, and World’s Best SME Bank. More information can be found in “The 50 Years”, a book that chronicles DBS’ Golden Jubilee and its mission to build the nation. Stories from “The 50 Years” are available at go.dbs.com/ourjourney, and the e-book will be made available for download from 15 August. Visit the SPARKS page (https://www.dbs.com/sparks) to catch up on the series, and get to know more about the real-life stories behind each episode.
Sparks: The Musical was memorable and emotional show.
Wishing DBS a happy 50th birthday!
|Thank you for the invitations 🙂|
|HP, Me, Jessy and CK|