Musical Theatre in Johor Bahru! – Words you don’t see very often

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And that’s exactly why StageCraft Theatre Productions is having to crowd-fund Lost/Found, a musical which debuted in Australia even before it got to play in Malaysia

StageCraft Theatre Productions is an arm of StageCraft PLT, the largest Drama & Speaking Skills training centre in southern Peninsular Malaysia is having to crowd-fund ‘Lost/Found’, a musical which debuted in Australia even before it got to play in Malaysia.

Lost/Found (PG13) is a work by the acclaimed Malaysian composer Nick Choo. Award-winning director Christopher Ling of theatrethreesixty takes it to the next level here with a whole new treatment, weaving 4 mini-musicals into one retelling and a brand-new take on life, love and loss.

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This is stylish musical theatre which sings to many people! And it’s in JB for the first time ever! Made possible through crowd-funding in a first-ever of its kind in Johor — So the rallying cry is out for JB denizens to throw their support behind this and prove that JB needs this, and JB deserves this!

Lost/Found is a rollercoaster of emotions – side-splitting, tragic, yet energetic and it features people known in the industry as Triple Threats: They sing, they dance AND they act! Tria Aziz, Alia Kearney, Gabriel Tham and Natalie Makulin round off this personality-filled stage.

Here’s the dates:

DATES: Fri Dec 6 – Sun Dec 8 @ 8pm; additional matinee at 3pm on Sunday

VENUE: Sunway Iskandar Events Gallery (beside Sunway Citrine Hub)

TICKETS:

🎫 Standard Price – RM75

🎫 Student Price – RM60 (1 complimentary Adult Chaperone ticket for every 10 Student tickets purchased in 1 school booking)

🎫 Senior Citizen – RM60

🎫 Ticket + Musical Theatre 101 Workshop – RM160

Please Call/ WhatsApp  STAGECRAFT  on  017 – 783 5700 for Student Groups of 10pax or more.

All other bookings online at https://www.cognitoforms.com/StageCraftTheatreProductions/LostFoundAMusicalByTheatrethreesixtyPG13

StageCraft Theatre Productions is also making a corporate appeal to Johor Businesss and Corporations who are looking for a TAX-DEDUCTIBLE cause to support as they close the year:

🎁 Your ticket purchases can qualify for a tax deduction under Subsection 34[6][k] of the Income Tax Act 1967 – Tax Deduction for Sponsorship of Arts, Cultural and Heritage Activities.

The Corporate VIP Ticket packages afford multiple benefits:

🎁 Invest in Performing Arts enrichment in Johor

🎁 Reward employees with a night out to the theatre, AND

🎁 GET REWARDED with a Tax Deduction.

Corporate VIP Tix:

🎫 Category 1 – 10 tix @ RM1100

🎫 Category 2 – 20 tix @ RM1800

LOST/FOUND: The Story

Four young people await their commencement ceremony. With them, their hopes, their struggles and their fears.

A relationship mapped, turn by turn, by a lone voice.

A mother is desperately looking for her lost daughter. Yet, more revelations are to be found in the mall they’re lost in.

Two souls, trapped, far from each other, yearn for freedom. But deliverance is in days gone by, and they’re among the left behind.

The People Behind The Scenes

CHRISTOPHER LING trained in Drama and Theatre Arts at Middlesex University, UK and with the National Youth Theatre of Great Britain. He is the co-founder and artistic director of Malaysian theatre collective theatrethreesixty, and his productions have also toured Singapore and London.

He was awarded the BOH Cameronian Arts Award for Best Direction (Musical Theatre) in 2012. He also received the Anugerah Seni Negara Young Talent Award for Theatre Directing in 2009.

Chris’ directing credits include the Malaysian premieres of Tony Kushner’s ANGELS IN AMERICA, Duncan Macmillan’s EVERY BRILLIANT THING, the 10th-anniversary staging of Nick Choo’s musical THE EDGE, and most recently, the 16th BOH CAMERONIAN ARTS AWARDS ceremony.

NICK CHOO is a Malaysian composer, musician and playwright whose original works of musical theatre have been produced in Kuala Lumpur, Australia, South Korea and Singapore. They include the Boh Cameronian Arts Awards-nominated 2015 children’s musical ZAK ZEBRA’S AFRICAN SAFARI, which toured to South Korea for the launch of the Asian Cultural Complex in September that year.

Nick graduated in 20016 with a Masters of Arts in Journalism, Public Relations and Creative Industries from Murdoch University in Western Australia, where he continues to collaborate with his colleagues at Murdoch and in the wider Perth theatre scene, with projects such as 2017’s 4 IN 50: A MINI MUSICAL MARATHON. The work featured in the Perth Fringe World Festival and was nominated for a Theatre award.

Nick is the composer and lyricist of ALICE’S WONDERLAND, produced and presented by Cempaka Performing Arts Company in May 2017 – which led to Cempaka Schools being recognised by the Malaysia Book of Records for being the first school to produce an original musical at the professional level.

In 2013, his original piece DREAMING OUTSIDE THE BOX swept 8 out of 14 awards at the Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre’s Short+Sweet Musical festival — including Best Musical Director, Best Libretto, Best Composition, Best Overall Production and Audience’s Choice award.

He was the recipient of the inaugural Mercedes-Benz Malaysia Creative Excellence Award in 2014 for his work in Short+Sweet Musical over the years.

Nick is the also the composer, writer and lyricist of THE EDGE, which won several Boh Cameronian Arts Awards in 2014, including for Best Original Script/Lyrics and Best Musical Direction. The Edge made its Western Australian premiere in May 2018, with an all-Australian cast at The Blue Room Theatre in Perth.

Nick Choo will perform on keyboards at the musical in Johor Bahru, providing ‘live’ accompaniment at the show.

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