Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Aladdin - Is Back Again

Its the holiday season again. Wondering what to do with the little ones ? These day and age, we tend to give our gadgets to our kids. These tech gadgets would keep them occupied while we can carry out our daily task without them getting into our ways. But seriously, it may not be any advantage for early childhood development. Long exposure of these may only decrease their attention span.  

Well, I have a great suggestion for you parents out there !! Why not bring them for a musical play instead. The kids and I had the chance to watch Aladdin - A musical comedy reloaded last weekend. They are back for their 2nd year. Its not only entertaining for the kids but us parents too. 

Aladdin - A musical comedy reloaded

This musical is based on the legendary stories of Aladdin. Through the centuries, countless versions of the story of Aladdin have been told or staged. Many of its exciting themes of magic, romance, adventure and overcoming poverty have made it one of the most familiar and classic stories from the Arabian Nights collection. 

This musical is very interactive, just like their first show last year. The kids can make as much noise as they like, voice out their opinions or even Booooo some actors on stage (well that will be the evil wizard, of course !!! ) 

Widow Twanky and the evil wizard Abanaza
Pic Source : Enfiniti Academy 

The evil wizard Abanaza, is trying to retrieve the magic lamp, but little does he realize that only a young pure soul can retrieve it. Abanaza tricks and charms his way into getting the help of a lazy, young washer boy called Aladdin. 

Be prepared to laugh your socks off and watch the hilariousness ensues as Widow Twanky, Abanaza, Wishee Washee, Won Ton, Aladdin and Princess Kim K show you a whole new world of adventures. 
This is definitely a show for the whole family to enjoy.

The production, directed by Joanna Besssey, musical direction by Liew Marsh and choreography by J. Redza, the lead cast of 'Aladdin - Reloaded' comprise of professional actors like Rashid Salleh, Tria Aziz, Peter Davis. Joining them on stage are a cast of extremely talented children and young adults who will warm the hearts of our audiences, both young and old. 

Peter Davis acts as - The evil Wizard Abanaza
He is an actor, model and mixed martial artist that enjoys all sorts of adrenaline pumping sports. 

Rashid Salleh as - Widow Twanky
He is best known as an actor where he dedicated over 20 years in local theater. He was part of a successful cast of a local sitcom 'Kopitiam' that received recognition at the 1998 Asian Television Awards for best comedy programme. 

Tria Aziz - The Genie of the Ring 

Tria Aziz as - The Genie of the Ring
She is an award winning Musical performer who started her singing career after winning the Hitz.fm KRU Star Search in 2002. With more than 20 theatrical performances under her belt, some of her memorable performances on stage are Broadway Parody Lagi Lah 2008 and Instant Cafe Theater's Kurang manis 2008. 

Jason Phuah as - Aladdin
He is one of the pioneer students of KDU's diploma in entertainment arts program and graduated in 2014. His debut musical performance was in Paper Crane and landed his first lead role in MUD.

Alesia Dhana as - Princess Kim K
She graduated from The Urdang Academy in London with a National Diploma in Professional Musical Theater in 2014 and recently graduated with a degree in Musical Theater from Guildford school of acting. 

Brian Chan as - Wishee Washee
He is a new kid in town. Actor by profession and geek at heart, when he isnt acting, he's busy saving the world of warcraft.

Princess Kim K and Aladdin

Front row : Abanaza, Widow Twanky, Won Ton and Wishee Washee

Tiara Jacquelina

She is the Executive Producer for the show. A multi award- winning producer, director and actor. She is the Group President and CEO of Enfiniti Vision Media, Malaysia's leading producers of Musical Theater ( Puteri Gunung Ledang and P.Ramlee The Musical).

The whole cast & crew of the Aladdin - The Musical Comedy Reloaded
Pic Source : Enfiniti Academy

Quote by the Executive Producer ( Tiara Jacquelina )
"The holiday season is coming up again, yayyyy! This is my favorite time of the year, productions wise, because we end our annual season of shows on a light and happy note. The idea is to for audiences of ALL ages o be able to enjoy a show, dressed in any way that they're comfortable, be as noisy and rowdy as they please, and really just have a good time at the theater. 

So what are you waiting for ?!! Go get your tickets now...... :)
The show is on till 11th of December