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Puteri Gunung Ledang The Musical

So I finally watched Puteri Gunung Ledang The Musical in its third installment. Better late than never, right?

Kakak managed to get her hands on 4 front row seats and it was worth every Ringgit! We could watch the casts very closely, their every dance step, and appreciate the minute details of their clothing and props. The only downside was having to strain our necks during those few 6 metre-high scenes (they had this big prop used as a cliff, mostly used for scenes Putri dating dengan Tuah). But otherwise, the seat provided us a great view of show.

I was particularly impressed with Stephen Rahman-Hughes’ rippling biceps singing voice. That guy CAN REALLY SING and there was a time that he totally blew the audience away with a 1-minute long note. Crazy.

Butttt I still think he’s not BALAM (a term used by my Malay female coursemates to describe a typical Malay male – muka Melayu, kulit sawo matang, kuat hisap rokok, malas belajar, taknak cakap English etc. LOL what a generalization. Budak Lelaki Melayu, geddit?) enough to be Hang Tuah. Someone like M.Nasir would fit the bill. (or a certain BALAM doctor in Serdang. I can’t stop imagining him in baju Melayu, tanjak, and capal! Classmates, take a guess. :P)

All in all, the show was awesome! I was a wee bit distracted by the subtitles, but enjoyed myself immensely for the whole 3 hours. I am somehow proud that PGL showcased both my Javanese and Malaccan heritage. Cewah. Although the only familiar Jawa word I heard were “siji, loro, telu” and not forgetting the famous Malaccan word “lahabau”.

I also spotted a familiar face in the ensemble cast! He was a UPM senior, the one who taught us some dance moves for our first year annual medical dinner performance. And of all songs, we danced to “Asmaradana” okkk! Yeah, I danced. I kid you not. 😛

Anyhoots, I’m catching Mr. Wordplay live in KL with The Girls this Wednesday. I can assure you that I’m only a quasi-fan of his and I might end up being the only person in the whole stadium who does not know the words to the overplayed I’m Yours.

Crap.

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