Nov 21, 2010

Behind the Scene of Peter Pan the Musical

So, who is the boy that will come to you when you go to sleep in the night? Nope, not Ju-On, not the rabbit from Alice in Wonderland.....it's Peter Pan!!!

I'm glad to be given a chance to go to the behind the scene of Peter Pan the Musical which will be held in Amphitheatre at Sunway Lagoon and interview with the cast. (I shall say chit-chatting, they are real friendly.)

Aaron Soo, the CEO of Sunway Lagoon gave a briefing on the musical and this musical is not only about musical, but it shows us the passion of art, the efforts that they are putting in it to bring the Neverland to Malaysia and of course, to let us experience the magical of Peter Pan and the Neverland. (Show us the DUST!!! I mean the Pixie Dust!!!)

It's a great opportunity to expose the art of musical to Malaysian by having cast from West End London and also dancers from Brazil, Philippines, Europe and our very own Malaysia's dancers. It's really cool that they actually performed a short segment of Peter Pan musical for us! (Well, I never really watch a musical LIVE before, and it's AMAZING!!!)

Wendy and the puppy, Nana.



Peter Pan and his signature pose!


Of course, with the bad guy, Captain Hook himself and Mr. Smee.

I was able to "fly" to the Neverland in Sunway Lagoon and meet with Peter Pan, Wendy, Captain Hook and Mr.Smee. They are really professional and friendly! They fly all the way from UK (by plane...) and one thing that they kinda can't get used to it in Malaysia, the WEATHER (as we expected!!)!!!
Can you imagine that they have those fancy costumes on and need to perform in a HOT country like Malaysia? Most of us would be passed out ald BUT guess what?
"They never compain a single thing about that!" said Aaron Soo.

And Captain Hook whispered something~
"Back to UK, I'm the one that have the advantage as the weather there is cold and I'm wearing the Pirates suits where L.J(Wendy) and Mark (Peter Pan) are wearing pyjamas and short sleeve clothing while performing. But I'm the one that sweat a lot here in Malaysia."
Even Peter Pan himself sweat a lot too, he's kinda like nodding his head while Captain Hook talking about the hot weather in Malaysia! Can't believe there's something in Malaysia that can make Peter pan agree with captain Hook ya! Well, pity them!

Captain Hook must be talking about sth that is interesting!

Besides that, Peter Pan and the gang also talk about the food where Wendy like the Ondeh Ondeh the best!
When come to the stage setting, it cost about 1 million to get all this thing done!!! No kidding! And David Kort, the choreographer told that the stage took about one month to be done and the cast flew in and started to rehearse about 10 days ago (Thumbs up!! If for me, I need to rehearse like few months or years ago.....They are Professionals!). "We'll be rehearsing from 10 to 6 everyday!" David explained. It's kinda exhausting. "I will betaking off and go for the Go-Kart in Sunway!!!" Peter Pan told. Guess that Peter Pan not only love flying but racing too!

The Peter Pan gang is chit chatting with us on the stage!

My POV on the cast is that Peter Pan is PETER PAN! Mark has the personality of Peter Pan, young and energetic! L.J (Wendy) is very pretty and nice (Credit: She's very pretty and she just got married! Awww~)! Mr. Smee is very friendly and Captain Hook is not THAT evil! Just kidding! He's a really nice man! Gotta add on something on Nana, the puppy. Poor lil' thing need to get the whole costume on must be very exhausting! But gotta know that the puppy is the crocodile too~(Yikes! Crocodile in Peter Pan give me trauma on real crocodile....Hmm, sound weird. JUst not that into crocodile.)
Peter Pan sitting on the mushroom!!!



Nice groupie photo!

The musical is based on a Christmas setting which is one of the reason why Sunway choose to have the story of Peter Pan as the musical because Christmas is getting closer and Peter Pan is a well known animation for everyone.
They are using fiber optics and LED for the background setting and the musical start at night so it will give us a better visual effect. Pssss, they are having snow machine too~Wanna experience snowy winter time with Peter Pan? This is the chance! And, since most of the Malaysian never expose to Musical....for ex, like me!!!! Musical is actually a very interactive perfoming art. Where while the cast perfoming, they will interact with the audience. I don't know about THAT!!
Here's some of the stage setting picture :

Wendy's bed!!!


Nana's dog house!! Cute!

The magical tree!!! Can I have one in my house's garden?


Glowing MAGICAL stone and flower!


The coral and the sampan aka boat!


Clock tower where we used to heard the sound of "tick tock tick tock!" Out of sudden, someone will become Captain Hook because of the crocodile.

Peter Pan the musical start from 26 Nov 2010 till 2 Jan 2010. And the ticket pricing is range from rm 40 to rm 160. You can buy the ticket at Sunway Lagoon.
Most of the cast member start their performing art at very young age and there's one thing that make me wanna give a salute to them where musical is different from making a movie or drama! It is uncut, live and no-retake and the performers need to give a perfect performance to the audience! And the Peter Pan and gang told that once the show is on, they must perform no matter it is in a very cold or hot country or they fell sick! SALUTE!

Last but not least, post a potrait of me with Captain Hook!

"Peter, where are you!?"
Well, it is left with almost one week to the Gala premiere of Peter Pan the musical. The stage is still a lil' messy and undone when I "fly" there for the BTS interview. But, I bet it will be complete and well organised when it is done. I'm quite anticipate for that! And all the best to Peter Pan musical's cast! See ya in the Gala Premiere night!


Hehe, snap the picture of Peter Pan and Wendy's shoes! Can I get one's like Peter Pan's? I might fly with that magical shoe!
(PS : That's so many things to prepare and organise for a musical! Oh ya, for more details on ticketing, you can go to Sunway Lagoon website! Dress in green color to the musical so we can fight the pirates together with Peter Pan!!)

3 comments:

Merryn said...

Our next project, making that Peter Pan shoe :D See you Gala Nite :)

Urbanae said...

Haha!
Let's go and get the pixie dust at Gala Night!

Your Humble Servant said...

Wow very cool play! Glad that you have exclusive chance to get close to them! wow!