Wednesday, August 26, 2009

I Have A Date With Spring / dama orchestra

Possibly the best Canto musical we have. The musical was based on a play by Raymond To Kwok Wai and was adapted into a film of the same name in 1994, directed by the under-rated Clifton Ko Chi Sum. The film had some of the better actresses (most of them grads from HK's Rep Theatre school) such as Law Koon Lan, Lau Ngar Lai and So Yuk Wah.

In the 14th Annual Hong Kong Film Awards, the film was heavily nominated and ended with 3 trophies:

  • Winner - Best Supporting Actress (Law Koon-Lan)
  • Winner - Best New Artist (Alice Lau Ar-Lai)
  • Winner - Best Screenplay (Raymond To Kwok-Wai
They missed out on the following but being nominated for a musical is a pretty big thing already:
  • Nomination - Best Picture
  • Nomination - Best Actress (Alice Lau Ar-Lai)
  • Nomination - Best Supporting Actress (Fung Wai-Hung)
  • Nomination - Best New Artist (Hui Fan)
  • Nomination - Best Original Score (Lee Hong-Gum, Wan Hol-Geen)

I thought I will be among the first few to book the tickets, but guess what, the better seats for the firat wekend are all gone. Had to book for Wednesday 14 October. Will be looking forward to watch and hear Tan Soo Suan, and my good friend Fang Chyi perform. See you there, book early! You have been warned.


Don’t miss this heart warming musical from an award-winning play.
Purchase ticket early and enjoy our special EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT.

For ticket purchase, kindly call 03 4047 9000 (KLPac) or 03 7711 5000 (Axcess).

A Malaysian premier not to be missed

Winner of the Best Screenplay Award at the Hong Kong Film Awards

Won critical acclaims for its stage productions in Hong Kong, Singapore and Shanghai

Come for a celebration of endearing friendship in Dama’s heart warming musical adaption of an award winning play, set against the night club scenes in the 60s to 80s. This high drama tapestry, weaved exquisitely with beautiful Chinese Oldies music and songs from the 60s to 80s, is brought to life by a very strong cast of 30 very talented Malaysian actors and actresses - led by TAN SOO SUAN in the role of Butterfly Liu - and Dama Orchestra. Come for a memorable encounter with terms of endearment in this latest Dama’s musical offering.

Musical adaptation of play by TO KWOK WAI

PUN KAI LOON producer / director
KHOR SENG CHEW producer / music director
GAN BOON WE concert master / asst. music director
MELISSA TEOH production stage manager / asst. director
WONG KIT YAW choreographer
DOMINIQUE DEVORSINE costume designer
LIM ANG SWEE lighting designer
LIM WAN YEE sound engineer
LEE JIN WEN dialect coach
TAN SOO SUAN vocal coach

Tan Soo Suan Janet Lee Chris Tong Chang Fang Chyi Steve Yap Nell Ng
Samuel Tseu Ling Tang Ho Soon Yoon Terry Siau Song-Fan Seah Jojo Wong
Teoh Sheew Yong Beauty Teoh Liow Swee Keong Rachel Tan
Tan Soo Sze Anrie Too Ng Pei Pei Keith Yew Chong Wey Yin
Tam Yee Swee Cassie Wong Leslie Cheng Roax Tan

DAMA ORCHESTRA: Gan Boon We Khor Seng Chew Loo Fung Chiat Loo Fung Ying
See Keh Fong Tee Hsien Onn Lai Foo Yuen Foo Chie Haur

Wo he chun tian you ge yue hui

Cantonese with English and Chinese surtitles

Date & Time OCTOBER
Evening (8.30pm): 10 (Sat) / 11 (Sun) / 14 (Wed) / 15 (Thu) / 16 (Fri) / 17 (Sat) / 18 (Sun) / 21 (Wed) / 22 (Thu) / 23 (Fri) / 24 (Sat) / 25 (Sun) Oct 2009
Matinee (3.00pm): 11 (Sun), 18 (Sun), 25 (Sun) Oct 2009

10 Oct 8.30pm
Fund Raising Musical for Nalanda Institute Building,
Education & Development Fund

Sponsored by John Master / Schwarzenbach / Kiko Amazing Kids
Ticket RM88 / RM128 / RM198 / RM298 / RM500
Enquiry GG Tan 016 209 0834 / Reena Tan 012 332 3787
Ee Kim Swee 012 345 4448 / Wai Chin 03 8948 8055

17 Oct 8.30pm
SP Setia Bhd Group Corporate Night

18 Oct 8.30pm
Charity Fund Raising Musical for Rotary Club of Petaling Jaya
Ticket Invitation by donation minimum RM300 Shireen Lim 016 227 0423
RM75 / RM115 / RM155 KLPac 03 4047 9000

24/25 Oct 8.30pm
Fund Raising Musical for Tzu-Chi Buddhist Merits Society
Sponsored by Live to Love / Yin Ngai Musical Arts & Association

Ticket Prices
Weekday Shows (Wed-Thu)
RM60 / RM95 / RM130 / RM165 / RM200 / RM235
Weekend Shows (Fri-Sun)
RM75 / RM115 / RM155 / RM195 / RM235 / RM275

Early Bird Discount:
20% off (Wed-Thu) and 15% off (Fri-Sun)
Discount Applicable from 23 Aug 2009 - 15 Sept 2009
10% off (Wed-Thu) and 5% off (Fri-Sun)
Discount Applicable from 16 Sept 2009 - 30 Sept 2009

Box Office
Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (Telesales and Walk-in Only)
Sentul Park, Jalan Strachan, Off Jalan Ipoh
51100 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03 4047 9000

Axcess Hotline
Tel: 03 7711 5000

Axcess Office (Walk-in Only)
1st Floor, Block A, Lot 116, Jalan Semangat
46200 Petaling Jaya, Selangor DE
Tel: 03 7711 5050

Axcess @ 1-Utama Shopping Complex (Walk-in Only)
Lot B16, Basement Floor (B1), New Wing
47800 Petaling Jaya, Selangor DE

Pentas 1, Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre, Sentul Park, Jalan Strachan,
Off Jalan Ipoh, KL

Dama Orchestra, M-2-10 Plaza Damas, 60 Jalan Sri Hartamas 1,
Sri Hartamas, 50480 KL

Tel: 03-6201 9108 / 9107 Fax: 03-6201 9109

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