Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Over the Red FM Airwaves

SOS: I am having difficulty in selling all the tickets allocated to me where I had made the payment. To you, all the kind and good people out there, I would appreciate it if you could help me to purchase one or two tickets to this play – Flagrante Delicto comedy drama.

Come and enjoy yourselves in an evening of light-hearted entertainment. I assure you that there will be lots of laughter. The proceeds will go to Speakers’ Dream Toastmasters Club. Please scroll down for details.

For RM 45 ticket, you only have to pay RM 33 each. My handphone: 012-266 8166, email:
kcle3@streamyx.com

The Interview

Oh! What a feeling. If only someone were beside me to share my joy: I was so excited to hear the interview of my fellow cast members over the radio in Red FM 104.9 at 8.30 a.m. on Monday, 17 July.

Loghan, Celine and Saba were there in the interview for the promotion of Flagrante Delicto comedy show. Yes, it is not about fragrance, neither it is about delicious cuisine, interjected the DJ – this show is about being caught in the act for committing …

I believe that interview spurred the cast members on to try even harder in performing at the show which starts from Wednesday 26 July to 30 July. And that is exactly one week from now.

Celine, a trainer and consultant by profession, did a fantastic job in introducing Speakers' Dream Toastmasters Club (SD TMC). Her voice can rival other lady DJs in term of crispness, clarity and fluency. Being an experience and distinguished speaker, she was able to speak on the following topics within a short span of two minutes: the origin of the Club from IBBM (Institute Bank-Bank Malaysia) TMC and the dream or aim of every speaker.

Saba's voice, to my big surprise, sounds like Rod Steward, but not too coarse (rough). He mentioned about making one million Ringgit and the lady DJ, Ms Nell Ng, immediately asked for the ways to become rich. Much to my amusement, the guy DJ, David, promptly replied: in play, everything is possible.

Loghan, our Director for this show, as usual, took control of the airwaves with his lively and interesting contents. You need The Master to be able to craft the funny side of a serious subject, and the distinguished speaker, Loghan, is good at it. After all, having done ten standing comedy previously, he is talented in thinking and acting humorously.

The last three weeks have been hectic schedule where the rehearsal has been intensified to three times a week. Acting in front of paid audience for 1.5 hours is a different ballgame that demands synchronization in movement, facial expression and vocal variety with other cast members.

In all outdoor quests, the foundation to become fit is the simple and humble running. Nevertheless, in acting, the foundation is established from giving solo speeches in Toastmasters Club meetings.

The Anxious Wait

I was informed by Siew Chien, the Producer of the play, about the interview over the airwaves. I waited in my car (parked at the covered car park of the Bank) from 8.10am till 8.30am. At 8.20am, they introduced the KL Arts Festival and the happenings in July. Then the DJ, David, gave a lead: there will be an interview with a group that will be performing in the Actors Studious. And just before that, they played the song: Flashdance, What a Feeling by Irene Cara. Oh! What a feeling.

David asked what would be the reasons that the Government stages the KL Arts Festival in July. The spokesman replied: according to statistics, July is the month with the highest number of tourists visiting Malaysia. We were glad to be part of the happenings supporting the Government's initiative. And that put even more pressure on the cast to perform the show even better.

According to Loghan, the judges from Kaki Seni, an authoritative body on performing arts, would be there to review the show. Since we are used to Toastmasters environment, the project would not have been completed without the evaluation. It is indeed an honour to have them to give their feedbacks so that we can strengthen the strong points and improve on the weakness.

Show Time:

Dates: 26 - 30 July 2006 (Wednesday to Sunday)
Time: 8.30 pm
Venue: Actors Studio, Level 3, Bangsar Shopping Complex, Kuala Lumpur.

Tickets: RM 33 and RM 45
Telephone: 03-2094 0400 or 03-2094 1400

Note: Only Sunday show starts at 3pm.

Speakers' Dream Toastmasters Club Web site: Click Here.


By KC

1 comment:

Ngae said...

Hi KC: You are multi-talented. I have not attended a theatre/stage performance for a while. But sure, I will catch your show on Friday night. I was actually thinking of "Wangi jadi Saksi" at Dewan Bahasa at first. Rave review by Jeff Ooi.