Short + Sweet 2012

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Yes people! Short and Sweet 2012 was back. People who love to perform on the stage, may it be Musical Theatre,  Dance or Theatre, this is the thing for you! And yes, Alex Broun was here for the SHORT + SWEET workshop =D Alex Broun is a famous playwriter for Short + Sweet. Click here if you want to know more about Alex Broun. You can actually google his name, and yes, he won quite a few awards for his production.

I attended this workshop last week, only for one day as I'm not able to attend the Sunday session. Thanks Aple, for sharing such wonderful event =) And of course, I will not miss this event with my besties, Leanne =)

" LLEW MARSH – Director, Music Director, Music Arranger, Creative Director
Llew is a multi award-winning Creative Director, Producer, Music Director, Performer and Casting Director who has made a name for himself creating some of the best and most entertaining concerts, cabaret and revue shows. His knack for choosing the right songs pairing them with the best singers has ensured his shows are almost always standing room only.
Most recently he was on the audition panel and cast, arranged and vocally produced the opening cast of Universal Studios Singapore working with talents from Australia, Philippines and the United States.
He has worked with some of the best companies and productions from around the world including Universal Studios Singapore, The Marriage of Figaro with The London Touring Opera, Jesus Christ Superstar with His Majesty’s Theatre, Australia and Carmina Burana at our National Theatre.
Locally he has worked with ALL the major theatre companies in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia including The Actors Studio, dramaLab, Five Arts Centre, Gardner & Wife, Instant Café Theatre, Philharmonic Society & Choir of Selangor, Rep21, Straits Theatre Company and Toniq Creative Management.
Acting: Cosme McMoon in Souvenir!, AP in Cinderella, A Rockin’ Panto, Freddy Eynsford-Hill in Pygmalion: A New Musical, Tybalt & Benedick etc in Romi & JooLee Dll, Hysterium & Protean in A Funny Thing Happened On The Way to the Forum, Eddie in A Slice of Saturday Night.
Creative, Musical Direction & Arrangements: Sunetra Swish Sings Sondheim, Bed.Boys.Beyond, Two’s Company: Broadway Duets, Don’t Tell Mama: All Male Cabaret, I Enjoy Being a Girl, Leena & Llew: Living Out Loud. Aspects of Broadway: Love Songs.
Music Direction & Arrangements: Universal Studios Singapore: Kowabunga Kove. Cinderella: A Rockin’ Panto, Pygmalion: A New Musical, Romi & JooLee dll, J+J Show: Feat Joanne Kam & Jit Murad and Tiara Jaquelina's/Enfiniti Production's first Musical Theatre Bootcamp, Short & Sweet Musical Theatre Workshops 2011.
Vocal Director: Ops Ophelia: A Fashion Opera
Director: Little Girl Lost (Short & Sweet Musical 2010), Kam..Fully Loaded (PJLA Laugh Fest 2011), Laugh Syndicate 2011, Joanne Kam Cabaret Segment for Kings & Queen of Comedy Asia 2
Asst Director: Taming of the Shrew: A Bollywood Cabaret

Casting Panel/Director: Universal Studios Singapore (Monster Rock, Kowabunga Kove), Resorts World Sentosa (Maxim’s Dolls), Taming of the Shrew: A Bollywood Cabaret, I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change. Pygmalion: A New Musical
Teaching: Musical Theatre: ENACTS (Enfiniti Academy of Performing Arts), Fusion Academy of Performing Arts, The Actors Studio Academy, KLPAC Academy, & BluBricks Musical Theatre under the Trinity-Guildhall Syllabus (Llew set up the last 3)
Adjudicating: Boh Cameronian Arts Awards : Music Judge 2003 – 2004, Musical Theatre Judge 2006
Awards: Best Overall Production – Little Girl Lost for Short & Sweet Festival 2011 Musical theatre
Audience Choice Award – Little Girl Lost for Short & Sweet Festival 2011 Musical Theatre
Audience Choice Award for Best Music Concert – Aspects of Broadway: Love Songs
Audience Choice Award for Best Theatre Production & Best Soundscape: Ops Ophelia: A Fashion Opera
Audence Choice Award, Best Overall Production, Best Music & Libretto for Little Girl Lost (Short & Sweet Musical 2010) 
       " ONN SAN – Composer(Musicals, Films, Shorts)
A recipient of the Dean's Full Scholarship Award, Onn San (Born July 29,1984, in Kuala Lumpur) is the first composer from Malaysia to graduate with a Masters Degree in musical theatre writing at the New York University, Tisch School of The Arts, Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program. His first majorly produced work, “The Secret Life Of Nora” starring Tiara Jacquelina (Puteri Gunung Ledang)and Ryan Silverman (Broadway’s Phantom Of The Opera) was staged at Istana Budaya, Kuala Lumpur in October 2011. In collaboration with lyricist, Alfian Sa’at and book writer, Raymond Miranda, the musical was directed by West End’s Steven Dexter and musical directed by Roslan Aziz, one of Malaysia’s most iconic music producer. The musical received rave reviews from critics and audiences alike and soon became a hit musical. His other produced works include the musical, “Green Tea” (2002, 2003), “Storm in a Teacup” (2005) and “Drunk Before Dawn - Season I & II” (2004, 2006), which was produced and staged in Kuala Lumpur including a tour to Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. In NYU, Onnwrote 2 musicals - “The Meatball” and “Eau Blanche! - a new musical comedy”. “The Meatball” (With book and lyrics by Sean Patterson) was selected and staged at the Marilyn Monroe Theater, New York as part of a collection of new materials for emerging artists in 2009. In 2010, Onn finished composing “Eau Blanche! - a new musical comedy” (Lyrics by Diana Oh. Book by Becca Anderson) and received it’s first public reading at the NYU’s Black Box Theatre. Onn San also writes for film (“Jarum Halus”, 2008), featured documentaries (“Tiffany’s Inside The Blue Box”, 2009 & “Who Are The Chinese?”, 2011) and short films (“The Customer”, 2009 & “Maybe It’s You”, 2010). 
We were late for 45 minutes. We were lost and confuse. But thank goodness there was a taxi driver who actually knew where the hell is KLPac. Long story short.
What we learn from this workshop was the few basic things which is very important to an actor, you call it THE CRAFT OF ACTING.
Mr Alex Broun gave us a 2 minutes play, and the title was BLUE SUNSET. It was not as bad as what my group expected. And yes, we have the TRUTH, the truth that we made the audience felt it was real.

"BLUE SUNSET - A story about a blind sister who can't see. She's hoping to see the world again"
Well basically, I'm playing the older sister, and Jamie (Bernard's sister) is playing the blind one. She's not as cool as I thought, in fact she's an easy-going person. The more I look at Jamie, the more she looks pretty. She's one of a kind. Love the way she talks, and yes, her eyes! I love her eyes. Mystery. As for Aple( also Bernard's sister ), she's friendly, it feels like I can talk to her about anything. She makes me feel comfortable around her, and of course she's a very outgoing lady which makes her one of a kind too =)

Before I stop here, just want to let everyone know that there will be an audition going on for SHORT + SWEET 2012. For those of you who have a strong passion for Musical Theatre, why not give yourself a chance to play on the stage? Do sign up for the casting if you are interested. Any enquiries, just visit KLPac official website.

Peace out.

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