Thursday, November 07, 2013
Thursday, October 10, 2013
Last Monday I just attended a meeting where the long term plan of the church's performing arts ministry was shared. Looks like one exciting year ahead!
If everything works out as planned, right after my performance in A Little Conviction, I will be jumping into it in January 2014, right before I start the rehearsals for klpac's Sinbad.
Looking back, everything sort of makes sense. If this was to happen 10 months ago, I think I won't have much confidence in contributing to this. So now, I eagerly wait for it to happen.
I remember in 2010, I had the idea of taking what I learned in performing arts and put it into church ministry. Somehow I didn't have the opportunity to do it then. But now I believe my "kairos" moment has come.
Saturday, October 05, 2013
As for the one I acted in, it was by the same creative group that did last year's "Disorder in the Court".
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
|How do you eat with triple patties??|
Friday, June 07, 2013
This year, wifey most probably will be sitting out, unless she can finish the script/music she wrote last year. I will be trying out a new collaboration this year with people I have not worked with before. In fact, I am also trying a genre of musical I am not familiar with. For a change, my script is not a comedy and it doesn't have any stereotype. I believe that to write a 10 min musical is harder than a theatre piece because short musicals do not have time to establish & develop the characters. Hence, over the last 2 years, I noticed that musicals that did well in S+S have stereotypes, eg. boy bands, chinese prostitute, vampires, lawyers, cannibals, etc. Also, they were all comedies.
I have already completed the second draft of the musical, even though I will be submitting the first draft. The musical will now depend on my new composer & director. They will have the difficult job of bringing the story to life.
So what is the musical about? The title is "Goodbye" and the clue is in the picture below.
I will also be auditioning as an actor for musical and probably director too. Only problem I have with directing is I have a November play and directing in Oct may be a problem for me.
Exciting time ahead again!
Saturday, May 25, 2013
|You make your order at the counter|
|Your order number is attached to a rat|
|Graffiti in the restaurant|
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
|Feels like I'm in a show for geriatric ward|
The theatre was a small one and we were seated quite close to the stage.
|Simple set with minimal movement|
|Don't think there's more than 10 people aged below 40|
|A bit far but still can see everything|
It was a fun-filled musical for the family with loads of funny moments. Songs were nice and quite memorable but there's one song I thought was not necessary. "The Moon & Me" by Fester sounded cute but doesn't progress the story. I like the opening song"When You're An Addam"- it was really a good number to set the mood of the show. I also like the overture, which is now my phone ringtone.
Wifey saw the play in May 2012 in New York & loved it. So she is basically accompanying me to see the show. Still, she said, it was very moving for her. Even though the performers spoke with Irish accent, every word was clear & crisp. Visually a very good show with the puppet horses & lightings.
|Entrance to the theatre|
|Me with the star of the play:)|
|The view of the city from Sydney Lyric|
We could've gone for show #4 which is the final of Short+Sweet Sydney on Saturday, but decided not to because tix prices for shows in Australia is rather expensive, and we need to take a breather from watching shows also:)
Sunday, March 24, 2013
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
|Traffic was already quite bad by then|
|Some Ani-Lynas Penangites, I presumed|
|Some stalls selling PSY, BN merchandise were set up along the small lane to Han Chiang|
|I'm quite sure they are not official merchandise|
|A die-hard BN supporter waiting the shit to start|
|Willie, Wann King & Terry, adhering to the CM's advice on dress code|
|Crowd watching the side shows from afar|
|I got a bee hoon box|
|I woke up early for this shit|
|One of the stations serving boxed food|
|the child in the pic is holding the paper box for food|
I couldn't believe that he asked it thrice, and the response of "NO!" got louder each time. The people beside me were quick to response to his questions. After his speech was over, the MC announced that before Psy was to perform, the PMs wife was going to sing us CNY songs. Again the crowd went "NO!!!!!"
Unfortunately, we had to bear with bad singing:
|Just one small exit for 50k ppl|
|suddenly so many empty seats.|