Short+Sweet Musical 2011 – Licky Licky !
Short and sweet, no no dear friends, Serge is not talking about the length of his solidus snake nor is he referring to the saccharine taste of it. He is talking about THE BIGGEST LITTLE FESTIVAL IN THE WORLD !! Yes folks, Short+Sweet is back for the third year running and starting from yesterday until October 30th, 2011, the Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre will play host to this event.
And event where in just ten minutes anything can and will happen. From musical theatre, dance piece and even just plain theatre, Short+Sweet takes center stage in quick ten minute skits. Beginning September 28th till October 1st, Short+Sweet Musical begins and did you know that Malaysia made history by being the first country to feature a musical category in SHORT + SWEET in 2010. What an achievement in the performing arts world.
Well, Serge went for the opening last night to watch and to support one of his acquaintance who has a piece in tonight’s musical sprint. There were ten musical skits and each skit like what was mentioned earlier, each was done in ten minutes. As a person who loves musical, Serge was entertained by each session and each piece brought out a meaning that is deep and meaningful. Following this sentence, we will talk about each skit in a nutshell.
In the piece, we see a young maiden waiting for her savior to come. A savior close to home and for those who ever had been abandon will feel the cries that echoes through out the maiden’s voice as she cries out for help.
One man’s meat is poison to another or so they say, yet for widowed mother and daughter; the flesh is such a tasty piece that you just want to licky-licky. Mother wants to cannibalize a guest who wants a place to stay, the daughter however, wants the man’s meat to fill her like a lovely brinjal.
Citing and giving ample sarcasm in this piece, they sing about what we Malaysian’s are famous for; Being late for nearly everything !
Stuck in a castle, a captured Princess waits for her Prince Charming to rescue her. However due to some personal matters, Prince Charming could not come and so his brother came to rescue the Princess. The skit portrays the shallow mind set of humanity that does not see what is beyond the wall and only sees the face value and not the value of the soul.
Marriage is such a wonderful occasion but is the “I Do” true from the heart? Well of course it is! Unless you discover that the best man is the worst man who loves the bride and the groom wants to be a TV Star on TV3 !
The unsung heroes and heroines of performing arts, the stage hands! Always making sure that the props are there, the mics are proper and making sure that everything in front of the stage is proper from the back. Wait a minute, proper from the back? Innuendos from that sentence !
Of all the musical skit for tonight, The Moment After is dark and emotional in a depressive kind of way. Lovers lost, lovers found with passion, jealousy and hatred all rolled into one. This is the piece which Serge loves the most.
Good Whovian friend, Nick Dorian plays the roll of a geek who can level up in everything except getting laid. So with a whole lot of money, he gets a girl; an oriental escort to ding dong him. Was there a pun with his dropped pants that reveal a South Park boxers? Serge believes there was it is; South Park, it’s just parked south and can never go north. Again! Innuendos for those who knows.
Natasha Ejaz directed, wrote and compose this piece and Serge has been supporting her works. She’s also a damn good singer. Anyway, this piece talks about a girlfriend who goes in an all out war to find out who this particular girl that has been commenting questionable stuffles on her boyfriend’s Facebook wall. Will she tweet about it? Definitely in 140 characters and less.
Girls, Ladies, Maidens! What ever you want to call them it is an undeniable fact that unless they are carpet munchers, they love boys who sing and dance. So here’s the story about a boy band who is on a verge of a breakup when one of their members goes for change. A change that bring HEE HEE to a TEE HEE <3 <3. Of course with much bromance involved with the original cast, Duncana moves on to a solo career!
Fantastic job to all who played a roll for tonight and details of Short+Sweet right here *points at the bottom*
[Time & Venue] All shows @ 8:30pm | Pentas 2, klpac
RM28 per ticket
Gala Night: RM43*
Festival Package: RM70 for Week 1 + Week 2 + Gala Night* (for Dance and Theatre Categories)
TAS Card Members: RM23 (week 1 & 2) | RM38 (gala night) * (*Not applicable to SHORT+SWEET Musical)
DiGi Promotion – DiGi subscribers only: RM23 (for the first 30 DiGi Subscribers, not applicable for Gala Nights)
Call / Walk-in to: klpac @ Sentul Park (03-4047 9000) | The Actors Studio @ Lot 10 (03-2142 2009 / 2143 2009) or
Walk-in to: ILasso Tickets @ A606, Block A, Phileo Damansara II, Petaling Jaya (03-7957 6088 – enquiry line only)
Glad to see this lil vocalist=D