Nope! This is not going to be about the movie that has taken the world by storm. A lot of people have seen it and I have heard a lot of fave reviews…and many bloggers have posted something on it already. This is about the musical that was supposed to be staged in Malaysia way back in 2004. I remember seeing the advertisement in Going Places, the MAS inflight magazine, and then, nothing more was heard of it. The next thing I knew it was being performed at The Esplanade in Singapore. It seems that at the time, some people thought it was not morally-acceptable that a girl should have three possible fathers…so the musical was banned here.
I was lucky then as my family and I happened to be on holiday in the island republic that year and we managed to catch the show in its final week there, on 20th November,2004 to be exact…
There were others, I heard, who drove all the way south to watch! Well, if you have not seen it, it appears that some people have had a change of heart, probably after seeing how successful the movie is worldwide, and have consented to the musical being shown here. You can catch it at the Istana Budaya, Kuala Lumpur from the 16th of December, 2008 to the 1st of January, 2009. Tickets are priced at RM500, RM400, RM300 and RM200 on weekends and public holidays and RM50 cheaper on weekdays. When I saw it in Singapore, I paid S$112.00 per ticket…
After conversion, that would come to around RM250, so I guess it was very much cheaper considering that our seats were quite near the stage. But then at that time, everything was much cheaper. Incidentally, you can get a 20% discount on the tickets if you book before the end of October, I think. Mind you, people in the UK book their tickets years ahead should they feel like going to see a hit musical. Or perhaps you can try your luck in the competition that they’re having in conjunction with this and who knows, if you’re lucky, you may win some tickets absolutely free!
I read somewhere that the one coming to KL is the London cast;if I’m not mistaken, what we saw in Singapore was the Australian one.
An aspiring Broadway star? LOL!!!
I have posted something on the show a long time ago, and you can click this link to read it, if you’re interested. Well, I have not seen the movie, so I cannot make any comparison but if you have never been to a musical before in your life, you should grab this opportunity as I am sure it will be an experience that you will not forget for a long, long time!!!