Follow The Light_Concert_Dec 2015

Note from Founder :

Looking for something to do on 28 to 30 Dec 2015? Check this event out! The following is lifted from the FB Event Page.

Sincerely, Michael Chen

25 Dec 2015

It all began with a light – 2,000 years ago, and 10 years ago.

Nick Choo’s FOLLOW THE LIGHT was first performed in Western Australia in 2005 and subsequently in Kuala Lumpur in 2010.

Let’s celebrate the 10th and 5th anniversaries respectively of this original Malaysian-made musical that’s MOSTLY based on the Christmas story (baby in the manger, star in the sky, sheep and all!)

This concert version will highlight selections from the musical, and features the talents of

Peter Ong, Stephanie Van Driesen, Alia Kearney, Joshua Gui, IZ, Ping, James Lim, Siow Chee, Nabilah Hamid, Darius Khaw, Phraveen Arikiah,  Badrika Bahadur

Directed by Cheryl Tan
Music directed by Joanne Ho (from Singapore)
Choreographed by Hui Xuan (from Singapore)

TICKETS: RM70
Book now by emailing: FollowTheLightTickets@gmail.com

ABOUT THE SHOW

A young woman is unexpectedly told that she is about to have a baby; a frazzled carpenter frets over the prospect of impending fatherhood; a company of shepherd siblings yearn for something to rid them of the drudgery of watching sheep; and a trio of friends, wise or otherwise, salivate at the prospect of glory and riches they believe they deserve – all of them on a journey towards a distant destination, guided by a suave, smooth-talking Angel and the burning light of a supernova!

“Follow the Light” is a musical about friendships, relationships, babies, sheep, and finding out that there just might be more to life than this. Told almost entirely through songs that range from pop and rock to R&B, funk and belt-out-loud ballad, it’s a show for the whole family that’s mostly based on the Christmas story!

HISTORY
Malaysian premiere performances 2-10 Dec 2010
PJ Live Arts @ Jaya One, Petaling Jaya
Musical arrangement & direction by Nick Choo
Directed by Colin Kirton

Western Australian premiere performances 23-26 Nov 2005
Nexus Theatre, Murdoch, Western Australia
Musical arrangement & direction by Nick Choo
Directed by Catherine Martinez & Nick Choo

AWARDS
Special Adjudicators’ Certificate for Overall Achievement (for Construction, Music and Writing), Finley Awards for Independent Theatre, Western Australia (2005)

Second Place for Best Musical, Finley Awards for Independent Theatre, Western Australia (2005)

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ABOUT NICK CHOO

NICK CHOO’s works have been performed in Malaysia, Singapore and Australia. He is the composer/writer of THE EDGE (2013), produced by Monday Show Entertainment, which won Best Original Book/Lyrics and Best Music/Musical Direction in the Musical Theatre category at the 11th Boh Cameronian Arts Awards.

Nick is the recipient of the inaugural Mercedes-Benz Malaysia Creative Excellence Award for his work in Short+Sweet Musical Malaysia at KLPAC over the years. His 10-minute musical DREAMING OUTSIDE THE BOX won eight of 14 awards in S+S Musical Malaysia 2013 including Best Libretto, Best Composition, Best Overall Production and Audience’s Choice. He is also the composer of the children’s musical ZAK ZEBRA’S AFRICAN SAFARI, which performed at KLPAC in February and toured to South Korea in September.

Last month Nick worked with the Level-2 Musical Theatre students of LASALLE College of the Arts in Singapore to produce a showcase of his songs, JOURNEYS: THE MUSIC OF NICK CHOO. He is also the composer of ESYA THE MUSICAL, produced by SIBKL, which performs in December.

Visit Nick’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/nickchoomusic and his website www.nickchoomusic.com.