Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Lend Me A Tenor

Smlm pegi tgk teater dkt The*atre Ro*yal Plymouth, tgk cerita, 'Lend Me A Tenor', a musical. Dpt 2 complimentary tickets, harga asal satu seat itu adalah lebih GBP30 okeh (which made it GBP60++ la utk 2 seats kitaorg tu). Asalnya nak tgk The Sound of Music (previously performed before Lend Me A Tenor), tp sebab masa tu Ramadhan, adalah sgt x seswai utk an evening show. So bila ada peluang ni, I amik je la.

All I could say was - Wallah! Best giler.

Sbb setting cerita ni adalah sekitar tahun 1930s, maka ada feeling2 mcm tgk Annie the musical gitu (I really loved that film to begin with anyway). You know that feeling you get after you watched a really good movie at the cinema? The general good feeling all over? Well, multiply that feeling by a hundred. Mmg grand betul la, especially masa curtain up, fuhh... berdebau2. Mmg cukup mesmerized tgk baju liplap2 diorg, or time diorg elegantly menari across the floor, bulu2 tgn semua mencacak naik bila diorg tarik nyanyi high notes, and mmg melopong la tgk when they started tap-dancing effortlessly. Begitu la best skali nya. Tp x le puji lebih2, nnt kuciwa Hubs x pegi sbb sanggup menjaga Aisyah to let me have a night out hihihi. Apapon, terima kasih suami ku, pengorbanan mu ku kenang selalu!

Let's look at the pics, tp x byk pon, sbb masa show kan x leh on kan brg elektronik. So gmbr before the curtain went up je la, and a few of myself :P

[1] The Program Book

[2] View from our seats, in the Dress Circle (Mezzanine). It was a very good spot, I must agree

[3] Full house

[4] This is a 3-tier auditorium, accommodating nearly 1400 seats at any one showing

[5] X dpt gmbr actress, tepek gmbr kami posing dlm auditorium ajo bole?

[6] Dpn sweet shop masa interval (approx. show 80 minit, rehat 20 minit, sambung lg 50 minit)

[7] Dpn Box Office plak

[8] Entrance

[9] Hei sudah2 la bergambar, kat luar teater dlm sejuk beku hujan pon masih poyo kah?

Ni dia synopsis cerita 'Lend Me A Tenor'.
In 1934, the renowned tenor Tito Merelli, known to his fans as "Il Stupendo," is scheduled to sing the lead in Otello. The opera is being produced as a gala fundraiser for the Cleveland Opera Company. Unfortunately, even before the star leaves his hotel room, everything begins to unravel. Chaos ensues when Merelli's wife, who has mistaken an autograph-seeker hidden in his closet for a secret lover, leaves him a "Dear John" letter. The distraught Merelli accidentally is given a double dose of tranquilizers to calm him and passes out. Saunders, the company's General Manager, is determined that the show will go on (for his own financial sake), so he asks his assistant Max to impersonate the opera star. Max puts on the blackface makeup required for the role of Otello, and his disguise succeeds admirably – until Merelli, also in blackface, wakes up and heads for the stage. What follows is a chain-reaction of mistaken identity, farcical plot twists, double entendres, innuendoes, and constant entrances and exits through many doors.
(source: Wikipedia)

Paling membanggakan, cerita ni adalah revival of the original one, after being first performed in the West End in 1986. Tempat pertama (premier) of the showing adalah di Plymouth, of all places. After this, it will be performed kat West End, London, again.
The new musical version, with book and lyrics by Peter Sham and Music by Brad Carroll will open at the Theatre Royal, Plymouth, running from 24 September to 6 October 2010, after which a West End transfer is intended. It will star Matthew Kelly as Saunders, Michael Matus as Tito, Sally Ann Triplett as Maria and Damian Humbley as Max.
(source: Wikipedia).


mama zharfan said...

best sbb free tix heheh

b.r.u.t.a.l.s.o.l.o said...

nice an cool n3

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