Lao Jiu: The Musical

SriGanesh, Bhargav and Selva, G and William, and Vijayan, Devi and Selva, G (2012) Lao Jiu: The Musical. [Production]

Item Type: Production
Title: Lao Jiu: The Musical
Synopsis:

Production information
Lao Jiu (premiered in 1990) is one of Kuo Pao Kun’s most popular and accessible works. In 2005 Liu Xiaoyi adapted the play into a musical for the first time, with Eric Ng’s music and Xiaohan’s lyrics. In 2012, as part of the Kuo Pao Kun Festival, marking the tenth anniversary of his death, the musical version of Lao Jiu was restaged as an entirely new creative production under Kuo Jian Hong’s direction, featuring an exciting new lineup of performers and creative collaborators under the musical direction of Julian Wong.

(Synopsis and Theme) As the only son in the family, Lao Jiu (the ‘ninth born’) realises that he should grasp the prestigious scholarship opportunity that has opened up for him; yet, at the critical junction of attaining the academic prize, he hesitates. He realizes that his true passion lies in mastering the traditional art of pupperty. Will Lao Jiu persist in pursuing his dream, or will he continue upon the well-trodden scholarly path? Caught between what his heart dictates and what his family desires, what decision will he make?

CAST
Lao Jiu ............ Sugie Pua
Father ............. Marcus Chin
Mother ............. Goh Guat Kian
Shi Fu ............. Lim Kay Siu
Senior Horse ....... Jeffrey Low
Junior Horse ....... Inch Chua
First Sister ....... Candice de Roz
First Brother-in-law .. Hang Qian Chou
Second Sister ......... Jo Tan
Second Brother-in-law ... Zachary Ho
Third Sister ............ Hung Chit Wah
Third Brother-in-law .... Lv Lin Xuan
Fourth Sister ............ Joanna Dong
Fourth Brother-in-law .... Ric Liu
Fifth Sister ............. Catherine Wong
Fifth Brother-in-law ..... Edric Hsu
Sixth Sister ............. Shi Xin Hui
Sixth Sister’s Fiance .... Edward Choy
Seventh Sister ........... Lee Qian yu
Seventh Sister’s Boyfriend ..Tay Wei Liang
Eighth Sister ............... Liang Gloria Ang Xiao Teng
Eighth Sister’s Boyfriend ... Trev Neo
Grandfather (voice) ......... Tan Peng Boon
Children .................... Olivia Yi-Le Hatton, Lin Yurong Sophie,Victoria Sung Yushin, Toh Keow Woon, Toh Yun Woon, Lara Wong Ren Ling.

MUSICIANS (The Band)
Conductor & Rehearsal Pianist ....... Julian Wong
Keyboardist ................................... Tan Kian Wee
Accoustic & Electric Guitarist Bassist.. Feri Susanto
Bassist .............................................. Din Safari
Violinist ........................................... Lim Hui
Percussionist ................................... Patrick Ang
Music Assistant ............................... Joel Sim

PRODUCTION

Original Scriptwriter .................................. Kuo Pao Kun
Script Adaptation ....................................... Liu Xiaoyi
Composer .................................................. Eric Ng
Lyricist ....................................................... Xiaohan
Director ..................................................... Kuo Jian Hong
Associate Director & Choreographer........... George Chan
Arranger .................................................... Bang Wenfu
Music Director ........................................... Julian Wong
Vocal Coach .............................................. Lim Shieh Yih
Percussion Advisor (Puppet) ...................... Cheryl Ong
Set & Costume Designer ........................... Chen Szu-Feng
Puppet Designer & Trainer ........................ Benjamin Ho (Paper Monkey Theatre)
Lighting Designer ..................................... Dorothy Png
Sound Designer ....................................... Shah Tahir
Hair Designer .......................................... Ashley Lim
M.A.C Creative Artist ............................... Beno Lim
Production Manager ................................ Lee Bee Bee
Stage Manager ........................................ Cecilia Chow
Assistant Stage Managers ....................... Fu Kailing, Low Chin Yang
Lighting Programmer ............................. Ismahadi Putra
Followspot Operators ............................. Tey Yi Shun, Wan Zhi Yi
Sound Engineer ...................................... Guo Ningru
Radio Mic Operators ............................... Lew Elim, Lim Kai Hong
Surtitles Translator & Operator ............... Shang Dianjun
Props Master .......................................... Chan Lee Lee
Set & Props Assistant ............................. Woo E-Hui
Wardrobe Mistress ................................ Theresa Chan
Assistant Wardrobe Mistress ................. Siti Hamizah bte Othman
Head Wardrobe Assistant ...................... Asha Ong
Wardrobe Assistants ............................. Eclaire Lim & Nicola Ng
Stage Assistants ................................... Ho Xin Qian, Sing Ee Shawn
Puppet-making Team .......................... Dean Huang, Sing Ee Shawn
Karene Teo Wei Fang,
Woo E-hui, Woo Pan-e

Subjects: Performing Arts - Theatre
Divisions: Work in process
Depositing User: Ms Ashalatha Krishnan
Date Deposited: 25 Oct 2013 04:23
Last Modified: 26 Feb 2015 06:03
URI: http://drlib.lasalle.edu.sg/id/eprint/198