Monday, February 28, 2011

Thank You Love!

Salam and hello~

Last Saturday, me and my two friends went to watch a musical theater Terima Kasih Cinta at Istana Budaya. It’s been my fifth time and I must say that I love watching theater be it a musical or not. One of my favorite things in the world. I enjoy watching movies, but it’s nothing compares to seeing them act and dance and sing live in front of you! Not only that, I always found myself wondering how the set was created, how many hours they spend to get all the perfect timing, how the cast could deliver and share their emotion with the audience. So many works to do and I guessed all these element is what makes it's impossible to leave a theater without a smile on your face no matter how cheesy the plot was!

Terima Kasih Cinta is a musical version of Cinta, they keep the plot exactly how it is with of course, new people to play the role. We have (cstand in for the original cast in the film) Vince and Nadia Aqila as Pierre Andre and Sharifah Amani; Deja Moss and Anding as Nanu Baharuddin and Que Haidar; Tony Eusoff and Norish Karman as Rashidi Ishak and Rita Rudaini ; Shajiry Damery and Faradhiya as Eizlan Yusuf and Fasha Sandha; Latiff Ibrahim, Safura Yaacob and Diddy Hirdy as Datuk Rahim Razali, Fatimah Abu Bakar and Nasrizal Ngasri. And no I’m not going to write the synopsis here. Just what I think of this play.

If you haven’t watched the film, I think it'll be hard to understand the storyline since there were too many pairings, too many many things for one to absorb at the introduction. The constantly and rapidly changing scene did not help at all.  However, the entire cast was great. Norish Karman and Tony impressed me the most. Their scene was intense and dramatic and I almost cry when Tony had to part from his daughter played by Nik Nur Amalin. Gosh, this girl is really amazing with her dance and her acting is not bad too! Just that I constantly get jealous as she gets to hug with Tony all the time, totally not fair. Lol, kidding. That girl is so cute, I wish I can be like her when I grow up~  Anding impress me too with his vocal and acting skill but his bright yellow pants were hurting my eyes (Same goes to Tony's bright orange and Shajiry's shocking pink blazer). But one thing is good for sure that every love-pair are color-coded, it really helps people like me (yang rabun, pastu tak bawak glasses) to know who is who especially the girls because once they change their clothes and hair, I really can’t tell anymore.

The stage set up was awesome in some way. It’s really important because you only have two and a half hour to cramp all the 5 plots together and this is where the stage set plays an important role. They have this 6 moveable cubicle, arrange in a row of three so it’s really high.  If you gonna watch this play, better choose the seat that a bit far from the stage. And they can move the cubicle to front and back. I love it but to some people, you might get a headache. At some point the stage looks really crowded.

Three minutes before the show start~

The list of songs contains Permata Untuk Isteri (Kopratasa), Seribu Impian (Casey), Cinta (Misha Omar/Jaclyn Victor), Kau Ilhamku (Man Bai), Belaian Jiwa (Carefree), Sejati (Wings), Mata (Noorkumalasari), Janji Manismu (Aisyah), Berkorban Apa Saja (P. Ramlee), Itu Kamu (Estranged) and the rest, I’m not really sure.  I’m not entirely happy with the songs choice but my fave has to be Mata - it's a sexy song and the vibe is really groovy (no doubt, music arrangement is awesome). It makes me wanna stand up and dance on my seat! And I really love it when they sing Itu Kamu - happening giler. The backup singers were also great. Like really great!

The best theater for me so far is still P. Ramlee the Musical but really, I shouldn't compare them two or with any other theater because every each of them have different style, left me with different emotions. I love some parts in here, but hate the others, so I guess this is the appeal of theater? 

Anyway, me and Ju-are went to Istana Budaya quite early, and while waiting for Suzie and Yah, we took many pictures~ Turns out that Yah couldn’t make it. So it’s just the 3 of us.

Pic with poster is a must!

Me: Oh, gong!
Ju-are: Gendang ar weih~

Ju-are and Suzie shopping~

The play finished at 11.45pm. There was a fan signing event with the cast and I would be in line if I wasn’t so hungry. And there was many people too. I managed to snap a few shots of them but it went all blur, cause I didn’t bring flash (so it wasn’t Sam’s fault).

Norish Karman

Tony Eusuff

And then we head on to Pelita for some naan cheese and tandoori. It’s yummy! 

And finally, I will end this post with a pic taken by Ju-are on our way to KL :D

Title: Aku Sekotak Tisu :D


  1. tony!!probaby i should go and watch that play too

  2. gendang arh weih! kekekeke...

    anyway, nice hanging out if you guys... ;)