Friday, March 09, 2012

And the nominees are...

Last year was a year of breakthrough, as far my stage work is concerned.

I did my first theatre piece(sort of auditioned for it by mistake) which gave me more confidence in myself as a stage performer.

I also stuck my head into stage managing for the first time, and it allowed me to see & learn how a show is put up from the director's point of view. Thanks to that experience, it also helped me to land a role in Malaysian Girls.

Today, I just found out that the show I stage managed has garnered a couple of nominations in the BOH Cameronian Arts Awards 2011. BCA Awards is like our very own Tony Awards, so it's sort of a big thing.

We have been nominated in the following categories:

* Best Group Performance

* Best Sound & Music Design

* Best Lighting Design

* Best Costume Design

I reckon there should be a category for best props, coz our guy Kenneth did a fantastic job making our props.Those of you who watched the show should know what I'm talking about.

Not sure if we will be winning any of the awards as we do have a lot of excellent people nominated as well. But I'm exceedingly overjoyed with this great news today:)

Saturday, March 03, 2012

I am a dead man...

This week has been a rather normal week, right until Thursday evening.

After last Sunday's callback for "Paper Crane", I have 6 days to decide and let Joe & Faridah know if I am accepting the offer as part of the ensemble - at the callbacks, we were informed that we would given the rehearsal schedule and to think it through before accepting the offer.

For me, as mentioned before, it was time for me to challenge myself with more things. I don't want to be stuck as someone who only does musicals. So I have decided that I would decline the offer & book an audition spot with Kelvin Wong for his IndicineLive! comedy show in June. To certain extent, I was wondering if I would be doing any production this year. While I am confident doing musicals, doing "SNL-style" comedy may be a little too much for me.

Then Thursday night, something happened. I left my phone in silent mode. When I checked it later, I discovered that I had a missed call from Christopher Ling. He also send me an SMS asking me to call him back. Sensing something is not right, I called him and he went straight to the point; one of his performers in "Dead Man's Cell Phone" had to pull out due to family emergency and he needed to get someone in ASAP. 

To cut the 1-2 hour story short, I spoke to wifey to get her blessings and I went to klpac to start my rehearsals with Christopher & the cast that night itself.

So now, I have about 10 days to be ready for the show. What a way to get into my first production of 2012, right?