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The Sound Of Music musical theatre production is making its way to Malaysia all the way from Broadway. On their international tour, they’ve been doing shows in several countries around the world along with the local talents.
This December, they’re coming to put on a show at Istana Budaya with 17 of our talented Malaysian kids who went through deliberate auditions – they had to fight with over 400 applicants for their parts.
Within the particular musical, Captain Von Trap has 7 children but they only made 6 available parts for the kids. The 17 kids are going to play the components on a rotational basis for three weeks.
Luckily, we got an exclusive interview along with 3 associated with the children playing the particular parts of Friedrich, Kurt and the littlest one, Gretl.
Let’s get to know more about them.
How they got in, their favourite things & their hopes
Hearing the audition from their mothers, the three young actors tried their own best for that audition and successfully obtained the parts.
Noticing their fierce passion with regard to singing plus acting, their particular mothers thought that this would be a great platform for his or her kids to express their love for the particular arts. Kudos to their moms for keeping tabs!
With each and every one of these kids expressing their really like for musicals and theater, they all have different backgrounds and interests that keep them going.
Let’s get to know some of the stars and actresses personally.
Christian Duvan Garry Malo (Friedrich)
Age: 12 years old
Race/Religion: Kadazan / Christian
Currently Residing: Kuala Lumpur
When Orlando first saw the classic musical a long time ago, he realised that this particular musical is not like others that will he’d seen before at his particular age.
Although they are some underwhelming components, he feels that The particular Sound associated with Music has a very good arrangement within terms of music, storyline as well as the character’s feelings. It doesn’t usually have much of the “bursting into songs in the middle associated with nowhere” like other musicals do yet he quite enjoyed the particular story.
This is not the first time he’s in a musical. Christian has also participated in his school production before in a play called ‘ Joseph, The King of Dreams ‘ playing the brothers of Joseph.
As major fan associated with theatre plus the creative arts, Christian’s favourite musical is Hamilton, the recently put-out Broadway musical produced by Lin-Emanuel Miranda, telling the historical figure of Alexander Hamilton. He liked it the most because it was the particular first musical he watched. Because of that, he’s already been hooked on the world of singing and acting ever since.
Basing his love regarding musicals on his favourite 2015 musical, Christian’s favourite actor or singer is Lin Emanual-Miranda. Not only is he the talented acting professional, but he sings, writes and composes music pretty well too, and this particular made Christian want to follow in the footsteps associated with the multi-talented idol.
Playing the role of Friedrich in this upcoming music, he said that the character suits him well and he even prepared some jokes to tell on stage that will resonates with his character.
A few of my favourite things are my guitar and my cat.
Alfredia (Freidrich) in order to TRP
A few of Christian’s favourite things are their guitar (it explains the particular picture) plus fluffy cat while his favourite song among almost all in the musical will be The Hills Are Alive . Apart from being catchy, he’s fond of the opening song because we can see Maria expressing herself eloquently there, which adds depth to the story, in their opinion.
Later on, this individual hopes to get into more theatre production and become a professional actor that could share his skills with society. We hope we’ll be seeing his face on billboards one day.
Christiano-Lafayette Will. I’M Victor (Kurt)
Age group: 11 years old
Race/Religion: Indian / Orlando
Currently Living: Petaling Jaya
Lafayette, on the other hand, said that will he could sing first before even taking, which proves how much he or she likes musicals. His favourite musical of all time is High School Musical, the series because it tells a story associated with how the particular teens break free from all of their life drama by singing. No, not with Zac Efron & Vanessa Hudgens, it’s the one with Olivia Rodrigo.
When Lafayette first saw the Audio Of Music , he loved how a family can just come together suddenly through all odds and exactly how they adapted a family’s real-life struggle into a beautiful musical.
Being a boy with an enthusiastic gift of the gab, Lafayette expresses himself along with a love of music and acting. He used to think that whatever you noticed on the TV is really happening and those were actually the lives of someone living their own happiest life. So he started to act such as his life was really a sitcom, and learnt about acting together the way.
So his point of view was, if you live your own best life, you’ll obtain featured on TV. Wouldn’t life become easier that way?
Other than his two pet Border Collie dogs that he owns named Bear and Archie, a few of Lafayette’s favourite points are their Legos. From three-story buildings and intricate vehicles in order to miniature people, he collects Legos plus even films them within stop-motion videos.
A couple of the best things are usually my 2 pet naughty dogs and Legos.
Lafayette (Kurt) to TRP
Taking part in the part of Kurt in the play, Lafayette loves the Do Re Mi song due to the fact it’s simple and catchy. It’s also a very great song to teach musical beginners regarding Solfège (Do re mi fa so la ti do). If he were to teach anyone about performing and hearing notes effectively, he might just straight away perform this track.
Although Zendaya plus Joshua Bassette are a few of his favourite idols, he really doesn’t wanna be exactly like all of them. They have their skills, yes intended for sure, but he aspires to end up being well known since of their talents and name.
For the future, Lafayette hopes in order to walk away with various lessons plus experiences in theatre. This individual would furthermore love to master the particular skills of improv, as he believes that is the valuable skill, needed within every single second associated with theatre.
Kimaya Bernadette Peiris (Gretl)
Age: 8 years old
Race/Religion: Sinhalese / Christian
Currently Residing: Petaling Jaya
Kimaya, the youngest of them plays Gretl within the play. Being a budding child actor, she hasn’t had any theatrical experiences yet, but her passion to get singing shines the brightest among them all.
When the girl first saw the music, she found a lot of singing and songs in there, which is let’s face this, her forte. It’s a no-brainer just how she loved the musical.
But when asked about the girl ultimate preferred musical, the lady revealed that will it’s Mary Poppins. Especially the part where she swoops into the scene magically with the flying umbrella. Who doesn’t love just about all that magic, right?
With her favourite music being A Few Of My Favourite Things , her own favorite things are singing and animals, especially cats. It’s the fluffiness that gets her therefore obsessed.
A few associated with my favourite items are singing and animals, like cats.
Kimaya (Gretl) to TRP
Kimaya has an affinity to her idol, Ariana Grande but just like Lafayette, she wants to grow up and let the world know the girl for her personal voice plus name.
Kimaya’s wish for the future is to be involved more with music, singing and dancing as she aspires to be a singer. Let’s hope to hear her voice nominating our music charts in the particular future.
Although they’re quite various in a way, their own passion pertaining to music and the performing arts are things that unite all of them together.
We can’t wait to see these skilled kids onstage performing for us this Dec.
The particular limited-time show will just be available meant for three several weeks starting upon 27 December. You may book your tickets designed for this Dec show here .
Requirements Of Songs Malaysia
- Venue: Istana Budaya, Kuala Lumpur
- Date: 27 December 2022 – 15 January 2023 (3 Weeks)
- Tickets: Lowest around RM325 and highest RM605 per seat
- Duration: 155 minutes (20-minute intermission)
Tuesday – Friday: 8. 30 pm
Saturday: 3. 00 pm & 8. 30 evening
Sunday: 1. 00 pm & 5. 00 pm