M! The Opera

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

M rocks to Hot Magazine: Justin n Nicole!

Posted by Janet Lee, ensemble

Rocking it, Justin accompanied Nicole to the Rockstar audition before M closed on April 2nd and boy, they got us some publicity there...The Star and now in HOT mag, boy, we are HOT!

Justin rockin' on guitar for Nicole (U live u learn, Alanis). Justin ended up auditioning too. Nicole was close to a call back according to An inside source, while Justin managed to made his impression on Channel V, we'll see where this takes both of them...

WOOOOOWWWOOOHOOOOOOOO (operatic howls to electric guitars)

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

The way we were...Jan 2005 till April 2006

Saturday, April 01, 2006

Media Watch

Refreshingly unconventional

New Straits Times
April 1, 2006

M! The Opera is disarmingly big, bold and beautiful. FARIDUL ANWAR FARINORDIN writes. IT’S the Madonna of musicals. In a world of linear narrative storytelling and identifiable song formats, M! The Opera stands out gloriously as a non-conformist — and is proud of it.

........some of my favourite meoments on camera..

Sunday, March 26, 2006

EXTRA SHOW - March 28, Tuesday


Wea re playing one extra show on Tuesday the March 28th (a no-show night previously) due to the overwhelming response in the box office :)

Show details

M! The Opera

Date: March 23 - April 2, 2006

No show on March 27th -- EXTRA SHOW ON MARCH 28

For tickets..

Purchase at Istana Budaya, Jalan Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur


Buy tickets over the phone: 603 7726 2002

Online information - http://www.ticket2u.biz/

Istana Budaya Box Office: 603 4026 5558

For more information: 603 2166 5946

Media Watch - an update

Saidah! The Phenomenon

Presenting the feisty composer for "M! the Opera": Will Malaysia notice this talented lady before the world does?
by Jenny Daneels
March 18, 2006

Never Too Young

They are young and so very talented. SUBHADRA DEVAN talks to the child stars of M! The Opera.
News Straits Times
March 19, 2006

Dramatic Style

Rubin Khoo talks to our costume designer Dominique Devorsine on designing the looks of M! The Opera
The Star
March 21, 2006

Rising to the challenge
Paula Malai Ali on how she landed the style maven role one month to the opening...
The Star
March 22, 2006

Staging a return

Paula Malai Ali makes a comeback as a thespian after seven-year hiatus in M! The Opera
The Sun
March 23, 2006

A work to call our own

Jason Cheah get the low down from producer Chacko Vadaketh, director & dramaturg Jo Kukathas and choreographer Judimar Hernandez.
The Star
March 24, 2006

M is for mish-mash

JASON CHEAH, who was at the opening night of M! The Opera, sifts through the plot and musical composition of this made-in-Malaysia offering.
The Star
March 26, 2006

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Love is all around you

Posted by Janet Lee, ensemble

What is a life without love?

I joined M! not expecting to see love but love is everywhere....

Underneath my loudness I'm but a sentimental fool (like many in the cast), last night we had an incredible preview and after the show out in the theatre lobby of Istana Budaya, I met many friends and families of the cast who reminded me that there are people out here in this rat race metropolitan who really do love, and they love deep.

During the final month of rehearsals we stretched evening rehearsals to the maximum, so by 11pm every night we house a pack of patient husbands, boyfriends & girlfriends of the cast at the back of the rehearsal room...waiting to go home with their loved ones. During the technical runs of the opera I met family members of very fortunate cast members, who clearly are also in love with what their loved one's passions.

It's heartwarming to see that people in their active earning phase in life spending time with families, Elyssa's parents, Sushee's husband, Taufik's dad, Michelle's and Doreen's husbands, Peter's partner...these people are really sharing their lives together by showering support and encouragement.

Reminds me of the days when my sweetheart used to wait for my singing class to finish to give me a lift home...who then later encouraged me to buy a car (and get a driving license) for all my singing engagements.

Let our love for the music and life shine through on stage tonight, and right through our run till next Sunday...

...some flash backs in pictures....then and now, people came and gone, moments that will live for a long time, people we love and hate, things that stayed, things that did not, I cherish them all the same..

by Mia Palencia
by Mia Palencia

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Media Watch: The Star, NST, The Edge

March 20, 2006
Dramatic Style
Life Style, The Star

Rubin Khoo on our epic fashion sense...

March 19, 2006
Never Too Young
Sunday Times

Suhdra speaks to little Tuafik and little Elyssa at rehearsal space just before we moved into the theatre...

March 18, 2006
Elyssa the rising star in local opera
Malay Mail

Dawn 's story on Elyssa and M!

Saturday, March 11, 2006

M! on TV3's MELODI

We're on today's Melodi, 1230 noon on TV3!!!