Saturday, August 06, 2011


Usually in the gym when we say someone is SS, it's not a compliment. Being call "syiok sendiri" is not that nice, but then again some people may not care that much.

Anyhow, in the performing arts scene, SS stands for something else.

Short+Sweet is the biggest short play festival in the world. First produced at the Newtown Theatre in Sydney, Australia in 2002. All performances must strictly stays within the 10 minute time limit. klpac started the Malaysian festival in 2008 with dance and theatre, and they added musical last year. This year wifey & I decided to give the auditions a try.

While wifey wanted to dance and me theatre, we both went for the musical audition together. She sang "Summer in Ohio" from The Last Five Years and I did "I Believe" from The Book of Mormon. It was a good experience and we both got an offer for the same musical. However, she was also offered a role in another musical. She decided to accept the 2nd offer.

As much as we wanted to do the same musical, we both felt strongly that she would benefit more in terms of growth & development as a performer. Besides, it allows us to be like Gong Li & Zhang Ziyi.

"Now we are rivals."

As for the other categories, wife is performing bollywood in the dance category and I am doing a dark play in theatre. Maybe next year we'll do a dance together, if BB is able to come up with something:)

Do come join us if you are free- it'll be a lot of fun!

The dates for the festival are:

S+S Musical
28 Sept - 1 Oct 2011

S+S Dance
Week 1: 5 -8 Oct 2011
Week 2: 12 -15 Oct 2011
Gala Night: 16 Oct 2011

S+S Theatre
Week 1: 19 -22 Oct 2011
Week 2: 26 -29 Oct 2011
Gala: 30 Oct 2011

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