Kuching (Sarawak), Thursday, 5 May 2016 – Tunku Putra School (TPS) will notch up another first when it joins the Sarawak State Symphony Orchestra (SSSO) to bring Broadway to Borneo with performances of Sondheim’s Award Winning Music, ‘Into the Woods’.
School Principal, Ms Susan Holmes and Artistic Director, Ms Donna Crick have extended an invitation to the public to share the unique opportunity of this live musical extravaganza, which will be held at the Old DUN Ballroom in Petra Jaya, Kuching for three nights from 20 May 2016.
“Our talented, ambitious secondary students will take to the stage with the renowned SSSO in this not-to-be-missed Broadway musical,” Ms Donna said. “And if the past two productions are anything to go by, audiences are sure to be delighted in the magical set and stunning costumes as they are drawn into the fantastical forest where curses are reversed and wishes can come true if you know how to manage them.”
With performances to be held in the august presence of His Excellency the Governor of Sarawak Tun Pehin Sri Haji Abdul Taib Mahmud on the occasion of Tun Pehin Sri’s birthday, the show will also mark the commencement of the school’s 20th Anniversary Celebrations.
“’Into the Woods’ is filled to the brim with a feast of fabled characters and uplifting songs and scores that will delight all in the family,” Ms Susan enthused. “This is a rare opportunity to experience a live orchestra and marvelously talented youngsters in an exceptional evening of enjoyment.”
The story begins as a humble Baker and his wife dream of a child when a flash of red captivates a tall, furry stranger and a girl with golden slippers is on the run. Each has a journey to make, a different path to take but are they certain it is the right direction?
This truly captivating musical explores universal themes of the relationship between parents and children, desire, greed and how a community reacts to catastrophe.
“Be ready for the journey!” concluded Ms Holmes.
Performances will take place at the Ballroom of the Old DUN Building, Kuching for three nights only: Friday, 20 May 2016 and Saturday, 21 May 2016 will be at 7.30 pm while on the final night, 22 May 2016 at 6.30 pm. Call the Ticket Hotline at 016-223 2108 or 082 313 900.