It's the first Monday of the month. You've had a horrid day at work, and the jam will take hours to clear. What do you do? Support new talents in the performing arts, of course!
Come to klpac’s FREE monthly open-mic session for theatre, The Platform, where a whole bunch of fresh talents will be showcased to the public.
Date: June 6th 2011
Venue: Indicine klpac (Level 2)
The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (klpac), Sentul Park, Jalan Strachan off Jalan Ipoh, 51100 Kuala Lumpur
Price: FREE! No tickets or reservations necessary, just show up.
FB event page here.
Do you wish you could act but never got called for auditions? Wrote a script but never knew how to get it staged? Wondered how to prove yourself as a director and enrich your theater experience? Or are you dying for a stage to show the world your bright shining star? The Platform was made for you!
Anyone and everyone is welcomed to make a submission and book a slot to perform at The Platform. There is no fee involved to book a slot and there is no entrance fee for the performance as well.
The full guidelines are available on www.klpac.org. For further enquiries or to book a slot, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Read our rules and regulations below.
EMP invites you to join LiveShocks, a friendly, laid back reading session where writers can have their work read, actors can have a chance to read some brand new material and directors can listen (for a change).
It's simple, really...
Do you watch Saturday Night Live and wish someone would do an SNL that spoke to you as a Malaysian? Or do you feel like if you've seen one sketch comedy you've seen'em all, that they all say the same things and poke fun at all the easy stereotypes?
Why don't you try these guys on for size!
Projek Disco Baldi
Dates: May 28th (Sat) and 29th (Sun) 2011
Times: 5pm and 9:15pm
28th May 2011, Saturday
Preview Show @ 5pm, min donation of RM 10.
Normal Show @ 9.15 pm, Ticket price : RM 35
29th May 2011, Sunday
Tickets at RM 35
Tickets available for sale now at www.pjla.com.my
Original sketch comedy written by Malaysians, for Malaysians. For now at least. Written amid a maelstrom of club beats and hazy substance-filled caverns, this is comedy in which you worry for the performer's sanity and yours after watching. In a good way of course.
Projek Disko Baldi, or as they are affectionately referred to as, PDB, have been around in one incarnation or another for quite sometime but truly came together as PDB in August 2010. You might have seen their antics at klpac Open Day 2011 and at various open mic events around town. You might remember listening to strains of their wildly infectious tune "I Wanna Yuna".....
But here's them in their own words, taken from their FB event page.....
Projek Disko Baldi invites you to join them on a journey of random, “what the what ?”, “gila dowh” sketches. Parodies, satires, original songs and 100% zaniness - you'll never know what hit you. Ada berani?
Yes, THAT Nigel Barker. Nigel's heading to these here parts and will be leading not one, but TWO WORKSHOPS! The first will the a 2-Day 3-Night Masterclass at the Tanjung Rhu in Langkawi between July 20-22nd and the other a One-Day Workshop at the Ritz-Carlton in Kuala Lumpur on July 24th.
And for those who aren't workshop inclined, Nigel will be having a public book signing for his new book, Beauty Equation, at Kinokuniya KLCC July 23 from 5pm-7pm.
The 2-Day 3-Night Langkawi Masterclass is priced at RM9,775 (early bird promotion) or a full price of RM11,500. Price includes three nights accommodation at Tanjung Rhu, meals, Langkawi airport transfers, a signed copy of Nigel Barker's new book -Beauty Equation and the Resort's Beach BBQ dinner. Limited to 30 participants only.
The One-Day Workshop is priced at RM855 (early bird promotion) or a full price of RM950.
Price includes lunch at Feast Village, Starhill Gallery, two coffee breaks and an autographed copy of Nigel Barker's new book, Beauty Equation. Limited to 250 participants.
For a look at the itinerary and to book your place at one of these amazing workshops, visit the organizers website: Epic Voyage
Date & Time: 26 – 28 May 2011 @ 8.30pm
Venue: Pentas 2, klpac
Tickets: Absolutely Free
Duration approximate: 2 hours with 15 minute intermission.
Singer songwriters are musicians who compose it how they like it, original poetry in music.
An Actors Studio initiative to encourage creative talent.
Food and drinks are allowed in the theatre. Come as you are.
26 May 2011 (Thu) @ 8.30pm
Set 1: Azmyl Yunor | Min’z | Wong Siew Jye
Set 2: Izuan Shah | Jasemaine Gan | S.C.A.M.
27 May 2011 (Fri) @ 8.30pm
Set 1: Ida Lisa | Nightlights | Rashdan Harith
Set 2: Priscillia Xavier | Joshua Foong | Ariff Akhir
28 May 2011 (Sat) @ 8.30pm
Set 1: Ian Chow | Wani Ardy | Tony Leo
Set 2: Markiza & Peter Hassan | Khairil M. Bahar | Devon Chew
Photo courtesy of Kakiseni.com
As a self-confessed fan of musicals, I did not hesitate to book a ticket and spread the word when I found out local production company Pan Productions was putting on, in their own words, ‘one of the icons of musical theatre’, Kander & Ebb’s multi-award wining Cabaret at KLPAC’s Pentas 2. It's not often that Malaysians get to watch Broadway musicals and a local production is, to my limited knowledge, unprecedented. My hope, excitement and expectations were sky-high.
Bedroom Sanctuary is a moniker of Bo Amir Iqram and it's got really chilled out, happy grooves that I really dig. Genre: happy, psychedelic pop mixed with some great acoustics and happy la-di-da's (if there was ever such a genre).
I would say its a nice blend of feel-good, whee-happy electronica, Jack Johnson and lots of John Mayer. His vocal styles and some of the grooves is quite reminiscent of the Mayer dude. The cool thing is that this guy recorded everything and mixed it himself so it's something quite inspiring.
You can check out samples from the album here: http://www.soundcloud.com/boamiriqramofficial.
I picked up the album from one of his gigs--so watch out for Bo Amir Iqram! A really fun entertainer with awesome arrangements and stage vibes.
If you happen to be at One Utama tomorrow, head on down to MPH from 4pm - 5pm for a slice of readings taken from Sharon Bakar's collection of writings curated from "Readings", a live literature event held monthly at Seksans.
Grab the book and get the authors to sign it :)
I've just made my way to the one at Midvalley MPH this afternoon and conveniently forgot my copy. Great! So don't make the same mistake hey!