It’s About One Moment
Writer: Dominic Luk
Published: Fri, 08 Jun 2012
From June 21 to 24 be sure to catch the amazing voices of Caipifruta as they perform songs from the abstract musical, Songs For A New World.
Songs For A New World will run for only four days at The Actors Studio (Lot 10). Directed by Boh Cameronian award winner Christopher Ling, the show is a collection of scene-songs which are linked through common themes and threads: anger, betrayal, fear of commitment, and regret. The characters in each song are forced to confront a change in their circumstances and enter a ‘new world’, for better or for worse.
The musical was written by Tony award-winning composer Jason Robert Brown (who also wrote The Last Five Years which was staged at KLPAC last year).
Caipifruta was originally started by Susanna Saw and Tay Cher Siang as a quartet for the Young KL Singers’ jazz production, Breakin’ It Down. Ever since then, the vocal quartet has evolved into a predominantly a cappella ensemble consisting of Tracy Wong (soprano), Lai Suk Yin (mezzo-soprano/alto), Aaron Teoh (tenor, and Joel Wong (baritone).
Their first major project in July 2010, competing in the 6th World Choir Games in China, resulted in a Gold diploma for the Pop and Jazz categories. At the World Youth Choir Championships 2011 in Austria, they obtained two silver medals. They were also nominated for an Anugerah Industri Muzik award in 2011 for Best Vocal Group Performance.
It is definitely a show worth watching; a beautiful and heart-warming musical like this with the voices of an amazing Malaysian vocal ensemble is something absolutely worth your time and money. It’s also a great way to show support to our local performers who have worked hard to make themselves achieve international awards.
Tickets are sold at RM43, or RM23 for students and for the disabled. There is also a promotion to receive one complimentary ticket if you purchase 10 tickets under a single receipt. Tickets can be bought through the Actors Studio’s website at www.theactorsstudio.com.my or you can call 03-4047 9000.