Showing posts with label Musical. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Musical. Show all posts

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Watch Explosive Drum Tao - Art of Drum 2012 comes to life for the first time in Malaysia!

World-renowned Japan martial arts and drum-playing extraordinaires, Drum Tao, will finally be showcasing their internationally applauded performance in KL for the very first time in August. After playing to audiences of more than 5 million, in 400 cities in 17 countries that include Switzerland, Denmark, Israel, USA, Australia, Spain, Belgium, UK and Germany, critically-acclaimed Drum Tao, will explode onto the KL stage with its eclectic mix of dance and martial arts as the dynamic and innovative Japanese performers beat their Wadaiko Drums

Drum Tao is world class entertainment at the highest level. It is an innovative contemporary Japanese production that has thrilled audiences with this ground-breaking presentation and one-of-a-kind show. The two-hour extravaganza features super human efforts by the 16-strong highly disciplined crew of Japanese Taiko drummers, who spend eight months of the year touring the world, giving it their all in the 500 shows they perform a year.

Each Wadaiko Drum used in the performance weighs a massive 400kg with a 1.7metre circumference. The performers then switch to creating complex rhythms on smaller drums, complemented by the delicacy of bamboo flutes and a horizontal harp. Drum Tao will transport its audience to an unforgettable artistic universe with their breath-taking and stunning performances.

While their skilful drumming is exhilarating, Drum Tao also leap around the stage performing intricate choreography with their split-second timing, dressed in flowing red and black robes.
The end result is mind-blowing martial arts married with mesmerising music, coupled with the musicians’ physical fitness, dynamism and extraordinary synchronicity, make them human rarities.

The incomparable quality and pure unadulterated power and spectacle of their performance perfectly blends the ancient traditions of the Taiko Drumming and martial arts mastery with the innovative and flawlessly choreographed production values of contemporary Japanese excellence.Drum Tao is adored across the world with their unprecedented and timeless drumming performance and bringing a brand new genre to the stage. Audiences will be captivated by an evening of rhythm, beats, melody and extraordinary precision which is inspiring, uplifting and theatrical.

Damn awesome right ? I so wanted to watch this!

About Drum Tao

Established in 1993, Drum Tao continues to create an entirely new art form that is modern yet retains a sense of nostalgia. Enthralling and mesmerising their audiences world-wide, the Japanese drum’s intense and powerful beat underpins a musical message that penetrates deep into the hearts of audiences.

Drum Tao’s Art of Drum 2012 will be performing :-

Date : 24 - 25 August 2012

Venue : KLCC Plenary Hall

Tickets will be available through or 03-7880 7999 or

Good news is that there's a 15% early bird promotion if you purchase before 20 July 2o12!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Phantom of Opera by Ramin Karimloo hits KL!

Phantom fever is set to take over KL today!! Are you a big fan of them?

Datuk Seri Tiara Jacquelina, Executive Producer of Enfiniti Vision Media Sdn Bhd brought in West End sensation Ramin Karimloo as the main star of highly anticipated concert dinner gala An Evening with the Phantom happening tonight!

There will be 2 unforgettable nights of "music, drama and unparalleled opulence" on 21 and 22 June at the JW Marriott KL. In Datuk Seri Tiara Jacquelina's word it would be an unforgetable fun fun fun concert with the original Phantom himself here in Kuala Lumpur!

Ramin Karimloo is an Iranian-born Canadian actor & singer who remarably turn as the Phantom has made him one of the West End's most saught after talents! Ramin has been widely aclaimed for his award-winning portrayal of the sinister masked character in Andrew Llord Webber's "The Phantom of the Opera" during the 2007/2009 London season and its sequel "Love Never Dies", the Iranian born Ramin Karimloo arrived on last Monday, a few days ahead the concert, to participate in a few last minute round of media interviews and rehearsals for the show. Although he has 24 hours of rehersal just before the show and he said that this is considered a luxury as back in London he only has 3 hours rehersal before the actual show! I was taken by suprised when he said this!

Ramin Karimloo said Malaysian would be the lucky one to catch him performing as Phantom for the final time!

Annalisa Kerrigan would be a guest artists for the show. She is one of Australia's best selling classical artists with two best selling releases! She has an interesting background.. She is an Australia having half Malaysian blood lives in Russia is looking forward to perform for the first time in Malaysia infront of her family members!

Enfiniti Vision Media are down to the wire with final preparations for the gala dinner concert tonight. The black tie and evening gown only affair which has been referred to by some as the most exclusive social event of the year is the latest production in a series of high profile events presented by Enfiniti. Luminaries from KL's high society are expected to turn up in their most glamorous tuxes and gowns to enjoy a night of fine dining and rapturous music, all set to a visual theme that evokes the art nouveau charms of Paris in the 1890s, from the production set itself, right up to the hairstyling for the artists, whch will be undertaken by a team of experts from A Cut Above.

Besides singing Phantom of Opera theme, Ramin will be singing favourites from many other musicals as well as some songs from his own albums as well !

Sharing a light moment!

Q&A session with members of the media.

Datuk Seri Tiara Jacquelina looking really gorgeous and she looked very elegant with her short hair! I think the more she aged, the more graceful and elegant she is !

One of my favourite Malaysian celebrity!

A pic with the handome & talented Ramin Karimloo!

How I wish I could watch him play as Phantom tonight but tickets are really expensive and I cant't afford it!

Group pics with Winx, Liza and Rane :)

There are limited tickets available, priced at RM 1,000 each inclusive of 4 course fine cuisine, cocktails and the concert. Tickets be securely purchased online by logging on to or or by calling +6-03-7725 1177. Corporate bookings for tables at RM 10000 per table can be done through Enfiniti's office at +6-03-6142 9877.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Aladdin the Musical - Behind the Scene and Meet the Casts

Can you guess which Disney story has a man with a lamp on his hands

Rub rub rub the lamp~and you will find the answer!

It must be my favourite Disney story, Aladdin & the Lamp!!

This is Aladdin & Princess Jasmine from the West End Production who will be performing in Amphitheatre, Sunway Lagoon in the latest production; Aladdin The Musical.

If you have a childhood definitely you will remember about the Aladdin's story. Well it is a favourite tale of a boy’s magical adventure from street rat to Prince, when he is discovered to be ‘a diamond in the rough’ by Jafar, the evil aide to the bubbly and lovable Sultan. With the help of a magic lamp and a jovial ‘rapping’ Genie, Aladdin wrestles against the odds to win the heart of Princess Jasmine while he ingeniously uses good to triumph over evil.

However here, this extravagant West End production will add a modern, musical twist to its stage play. Integrating contemporary pop music with the classic storyline, Aladdin The Musical is a production that all walks of life will enjoy.

Director Chris Colby giving briefing to the members of medias

I was lucky to be selected as one of the bloggers to have the opportunity to meet the casts of Aladdin The Musical last weekends! I have neever been to backstage and this is my first time and I'm excited to share what I see there !

Princess Jasmine

She has beautiful feature, tan skin and beautiful voice like Princess Jasmine !! I fall in love with her voice....

Aladdin & Slave of the Ring

Love her dress~

Who is Aladdin best friend ?

It must be the Genie in the lamp!

The thing about this Genie which I like very much that even that he is not round&cute BUT this notty Genie is really a good dancer and he can even rap ....serious!

I had such a good laugh during their rehersal!!

Highlight of the rehersal is that Aladdin & Princess sitting on a "flying carpet" and singing the song "A Whole New World"

Click and play (turn your speaker to louder volume as the video sound is very soft)

They sing so well!!!! My heart literallly melt (awwwww.....) when Aladdin & Princess Jasmine started singing! Bear in mind, they sing LIVE and no whatsoever of adjustment of tune is made here !

Not forgetting this is a musical hence a lot of singing and dancing by International ensemble cast of dancers, fire eaters and stilt-walkers.

Apart from the talented casts that hail from London’s famous West End, Sunway Lagoon Amphitheatre has turned into The magical land of Askabar which is ready for public vieweing starting this November 25th in a Gala Premiere, which will include special 3D stage effects!

Yes 3D..... and this is the first time they are going to do 3D in a musical!

The magnificient cave where Aladdin was trapped and found the lamp situated on he right hand side of the stage!

Aaron Soo, Chief Executive Officer of Sunway Lagoon said that from flying carpets, pyrotechnics, snow to other aerial performances, their production team will be bringing the magic of Aladdin to life! He said that real livestock such as chicken, goat, ducks and etc will be used at the show during the Market Place scene

Apart from that, the Director shared more than 12o costumes are used in this 2 hours show!

These beautiful costumes are made locally, while some are made in Thailand too!

Very nice props that they are using there!

Joining Chris Colby in this production is David Kort, Choreographer of Aladdin The Musical.

David said Choreographing for Aladdin The Musical is such a different experience from the previous musicals here at Sunway Lagoon as this time around, they will have a moving set, which evolves with the storyline. And this makes for an intense experience not only for the audience but the performers themselves. This production is going to be unlike anything that you have seen in Malaysia and even, at Sunway Lagoon.

Left to right : Jaffar, Me, Sultan and Director

Me & Beautiful Jasmine

Me & Goodlooking Aladdin !

Me & Slave of Ring who looked like Tinkerbell!

My favourite character in this Aladdin Musical must be the Genie!

Me & JQ

JQ, Me and Caroline

Group picture

Altough this is my first time going for a musical, but I am really looking forward this Aladdin Musical espeially I have seen their rehersal.

Price for the seating

Aladdin The Musical will be playing at the Amphitheatre @ Sunway Lagoon from November 25th, 2011 until January 2nd 2012. The musical will show once a day, from Sunday to Friday at 8:00pm (no show on Tuesdays), and twice on Saturdays at 7:15pm and 9:15pm with extra shows on 25th December 2011 (Sunday) and 1st January 2012 (Sunday) at 7:15pm and 9:15pm. Ticket prices range from RM300, RM250, RM200 and RM100 for adults and RM150, RM120, RM100, and RM50 for children up to 12 years old.

For information about Aladdin Musical at Amphitheatre Sunway Lagoon:-
Hotline : 03-5639 0000
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