2023 Talent Showcase GOW Logo 01

Friday, 29 December 2023
The SingPost Auditorium, 10 Eunos Road 8, #05-30
Registration starts at 6 pm

Ms Denise Phua Lay Peng
Mayor, Central Singapore Community Development Council


Join us for a night of giving and create a meaningful difference in the lives of our DAS students! Be part of an enchanting evening with two original plays, 'School of Hard Knocks' and 'Gizmo's Christmas,' where we shine a light on the talents of our students and provide them with the stage they deserve, where their brilliance can shine through.


Why your support matters

Every gesture of support you offer directly impacts the lives of students in our DAS Speech and Drama Arts (SDA) and ArtVenture programmes. Your contributions ensure that these young individuals receive the education and opportunities they rightfully deserve. By joining us at Gift of Wonders, you're not just attending a talent showcase; you're becoming part of a community committed to making a tangible difference.


Be part of the magic today!

To secure your sponsorship and join us in making a meaningful impact, please complete the registration form for your preferred tier. If you have any inquiries or would like to discuss customised sponsorship opportunities, please contact DAS Assistant Director of Fundraising, Alumni, Volunteer Management & Outreach, Ms Surjati at surjati@das.org.sg.


What's happening

 Time Activity
6 pm Registration opens
6 pm to 7 pm Live art painting by DAS student
7 pm Doors open
Guests are to be seated by 7.20 pm
7.20 pm to 7.25 pm Arrival of Guest-of-Honour, Ms Denise Phua, Mayor of Central Singapore CDC
7.25 pm to 7.30 pm Welcome Speech by DAS Chairman, Eric Lee
7.30 pm to 7.50 pm

Speech by Guest-of-Honour, Ms Denise Phua

Token of Appreciation and Prize Presentation

7.55 pm to 8 pm Supporting Performance 1
8 pm to 8.05 pm Supporting Performance 2
8.05 pm to 8.20 pm School of Hard Knocks - Play 1
Inspired by Elan Teo’s original script "The Gift of Selflessness"
8.20 pm to 8.25 pm Supporting Performance 3
8.25 pm to 8.30 pm Supporting Performance 4
8.30 pm to 8.45 pm Gizmo's Christmas - Play 2
Inspired by Edrin’s original script "The Christmas Machine"
8.45 pm to 8.50 pm Dance Performance Finale by DAS Speech and Drama Arts Students
8.50 pm to 9 pm Closing & Announcements

School of Hard Knocks

An original script from the SDA Team that was inspired by Elan Teo’s original script The Gift of Selflessness.

School of Hard Knocks is a story about a group of students who are chosen to attend an orientation camp where they will discover their true strengths and learn more from each other. Sometimes our circumstances, limitations and fears can make friendships, learning and expressing difficult for us. Through the story, you’ll learn, when life gives you lemons, don’t settle for simply making lemonade. All it takes is some compassion, teamwork, creativity and an abundance of affection and care to make a difference in others’ lives.

School of Hard Knocks Cast


Muhammad Ziqry Bin Muhd Irfan, 14

“I can. I will. I must!”

Ziqry loves to be in the limelight! Be it acting, dancing, or in sports, he wants to be the best. He wants to be the greatest soccer player in Singapore!


Taniecia Lau, 15

“You only live once!”



Justin Kwan, 13

“Sometimes, there is no harm in putting off a piece of work until another day.” - Antoine de Saint-Exupery (The Little Prince)

Justin wants to create video games when he grows up. His favorite game is Nintendo Switch Kirby and the Forgotten Land.


Charlotte Kwan, 16

“The minute you think of giving up, think of the reason why you held on so long.” - unknown

Charlotte's favourite food is steamed eggs. She sings in the shower for the acoustic effect.


Siti Zaharah Bte Jonathan, 13

“If you can dream it, you can do it.” - Walt Disney

Siti loves to edit videos by adding her voice. To Siti, her family means everything to her.


Hazel Low, 12

“You can't cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water.” - Rabindranath Tagore

Hazel likes to watch TikTok and play Roblox during her free time. She dreams of becoming an award-winning mixologist. The idea of experimenting and creating new cocktail recipes excites her.


Lee Guo Hong, 16

“Wake up determined, go to bed satisfied.” - Dwayne Johnson

Guo Hong has chickens as pets and he dotes on them very much. Guo Hong wants to be a professional gamer when he grows up.


Kane Chia, 13

“Think big, trust yourself and make it happen.”

Kane likes to play basketball and watch anime and reality shows. He looks forward to school days as he enjoys the interactions with his friends and teachers.


Chantalle Lim, 14

“A dream without a plan is a wish.”

Chantalle loves to draw during her free time. She wants to be a famous fashion designer when she grows up.


Gizmo's Christmas

An original script from the SDA Team that was inspired by Wan Nur Endriana Bte Wan Hisham’s original script The Christmas Machine.

In the magic and wonder of Santa’s workshop, a group of cheerful and industrious elves are responsible for making toys, wrapping gifts, and helping Santa prepare for his annual Christmas Eve journey. In the Gift Wrapping Department, elves are working tirelessly to have toys wrapped as fast and as many as possible. But one elf, Gizmo, seems to be distracted by the idea of building a machine that would help the department to speed things up. But without him realising, he causes delays and bottle-necks. These stir tensions among Gizmo and his elves' buddies. Will Gizmo give up on his dream machine?

Gizmo Christmas Cast


Jayden Chan, 9

 Jayden loves spicy tom yum noodles. He spends his free time playing his iPad and Nintendo games. In SDA class, Jayden is great at making character voices. He aspires to be a famous YouTuber.


Isaac Han, 11

Isaac was working on drawing cartoons before the PSLE exams. He hopes to complete it and share it with his friends one day. He aspires to be a cartoonist.


Yong Seow Zhen, 11

Seow Zhen enjoys eating honeydew and mangoes. She creates her own comics and draws the characters in her sketchbook.


Tieara d/o Thevasagayam, 12

Tieara loves to play badminton with her friends in school. She enjoys eating cupcakes. She dreams of being a great pastry chef one day!


Lim Enru, 12

Enru’s favourite food depends on her mood but she will not refuse chocolates. She reads during her free time.


Reanne Gan, 12

She loves dorayaki, sushi, and potato chips. At home, she takes care of her plants by watering them and talking to them. Watching them grow well makes her happy. Reanne wants to be an artist when she grows up.


Bayli Pandora Paris Gabriel, 10

Bayli likes to read and play the piano during her free time. Bayli would not say no to pasta! She wishes to be a piano teacher when she grows up.


Livia Sim
Student Crew

This time, Livia will not be performing with her peers because she will be traveling with her family.

That did not stop her from being involved in the play. During rehearsals, she assists her classmates with their lines and costumes or fills in for a cast member who isn't present. Her commitment is truly praiseworthy!



Charlotte Chew, 7
Choral Reader

Charlotte enjoys dancing and singing. She would like to be a hip-hop dancer when she grows up.


Lam Zhi Shan, 9
Choral Reader

Zhi Shan is good at drawing and dancing. She wants to be a doctor when she grows up.


Kayleen Keong, 10
Choral Reader

She wants to be a makeup artist when she grows up. She enjoys setting up other people’s hair and face. She is good at tying people’s hair.


Ashley Buratner Darika, 11
Choral Reader

Ashley enjoys drawing Pokémon characters. She usually shows her appreciation and love for the people around her through her drawings. Fun fact: Her favorite food is chicken rice.


Chloe Cheng Nisita, 11
Choral Reader

Chloe enjoys singing pop songs. She usually sings to her family members at home. Fun fact: Her favourite colour is pink.


Yeo Jun Kai, 13
Choral Reader

Jun Kai is an avid gamer. He aspires to join the Singapore Armed Forces when he grows up.


Jeston Tay, 12
Choral Reader

Jeston enjoys watching action movies. He hopes to work in the finance industry when he grows up.


Benson Tan, 12
Choral Reader

Benson enjoys drawing during his free time. He also loves taking care of his pet hamsters at home.

His favourite food is roti prata with cheese and egg.



Raphael Lim, 11

Raphael loves to play PS4 games and spend time with his brother and his cats. He enjoys eating duck rice and chicken nuggets. He aspires to be a veterinarian when he grows up.


Supporting Performers



Name: Sofia Nurkeisha Sudirman Naweekamsoh

Age: 11 years old

School: Fengshan Primary School

"My ability is stronger than my disability"

I used to cry whenever Mama asked me to read. She knew I needed help and loved singing, hence I was enrolled at DAS and Aureus Academy. Singing not only boosts my confidence, it gives me joy and a reminder that I am unique. Besides singing, I am learning to play the piano too. My passion is to be a music teacher. I want to help Dyslexic children find music as their therapy and hope.


Name: Tara Adele Fernandez

Age: 11 years old

School: Rulang Primary School

I enjoy being active and have many hobbies! And I love singing – I have been singing all my life as a way to express my feelings! I am normally a shy girl but when I sing, I feel amazing and great, like I am on top of the world and the world listens!


Name: Rainie

Age: 10 years old

School: Yang Zheng Primary School

Hello everyone! I’m Rainie, and I’m a 10-year-old girl who adores singing and dancing. Music is like magic to me, and when I dance, it feels like I'm flying. My heart sings when I sing, and my feet dance to the beat of happiness. I can't wait to share my love for music and dance with all of you!


Name: Renise Wong

Age: 14 years old

School: Tanjong Katong Girls’ School

I first started dancing when I was 4 years old, as I was inspired by my older sister, and hence led me to become the dancer that I am. I have been dancing for about 10 years and have competed in numerous dance competitions. In 2022, I was part of the Singapore Ballet company production - Nutcracker. Besides dancing, I am also trained in Aesthetic Group Gymnastics (AGG) and have represented Singapore in AGG competitions in DuCup, Dubai 2019 and Shine Cup, Korea 2023.


Name: Kate Loh Xin Ci

Age: 12 Years old

School: Nanyang Primary School

Hi, I’m Kate, I love to play the violin and draw, especially dragons! I like to watch TV during my free time, and swim! I like to explore different places and their cultures.

Deanne and Angie

Left: Angie, Right: Deanna

Name: Nur Deanna Binte Mohammad Ismael, (DAS Alumni) & Angie Goh Jing Ting

Age: 20 Years old

"We have known each other for 7 years and share a love for dance”


All funds received will go towards children with dyslexia from low-income families.
Donations are entitled to 2.5 times tax deduction.


2 front-row seats
5 additional seats

Token of Appreciation presentation
Large advertising space on screen*

*Tax deductible amount will be reduced by theadvertisement value of $500, where applicable

2 front-row seats
3 additional seats

Token of Appreciation presentation
Advertising space on screen*

*Tax deductible amount will be reduced by theadvertisement value of $500, where applicable

2 front-row seats Logo / Name acknowledgement
2 standard seats Logo / Name acknowledgement

$100 for 1 standard seat OR
$450 for 5 standard seats


Logo / Name acknowledgement
Large advertising space on screen*

*Tax deductible amount will be reduced by theadvertisement value of $500, where applicable


If you choose not to utilise the offered benefits, please kindly inform us. We sincerely appreciate your generosity in sponsoring our student talent showcase. Thank you!