Han Ying, playing the role of Elphaba – This 13-year old is nervous yet excited to be given this chance to play a lead role in this musical
By: Dinesh George Lourdes
KUALA LUMPUR – HELP International School (HIS) will be having a student musical: “Wicked, the Musical”, on 4 July 2015 at 1pm and 7pm. These two shows will be held at Ciaran Hinds Theatre, Level 5 of HIS. This musical revolves around Elphaba, a misunderstood, smart, and fiery girl of emerald-green skin who grows up to become a notorious Wicked Witch. The musical is a very clever telling of the origin of many of our favorite characters from “The Wizard of Oz” with a deeply moving twist.
HIS invites you to this musical to gain new cultural information and to share this experience with the children of HIS. Students ranging from Year 7 to A-levels have been working really hard to come up with this musical so that attendees may have a pleasant and relaxing experience, to escape from everyday reality and explore the one and only, Oz. These children are making it possible to give artwork a meaning.
From this musical, audience can expect to see a story of a young woman’s struggle against prejudice, bigotry and a totalitarian regime tightening its grip on the populous as they target specific groups and races for removal. It is also a fascinating insight into the origins of one of the most beloved musicals of all time, where we learn how the Tin Man and Scarecrow were born. Audience can expect an amazing story sung and danced with intensity, creativity and skill.
Musical Director, Ms. Deborah Bull, or better known as Ms. Debbie said in an interview, “The cast of “Wicked” are super talented and so hard-working. I find that at HIS, when I ask students to try a new approach, they listen and really try hard to improve. They are so eager to learn and I’m so proud of how they have developed vocally over the last few months.“
It is really important for you to support these HIS students as they have put their hearts and souls into training for this musical. If you wish to purchase these tickets, you may call HELP University at +603-2716 2000 and ask for George, (Ext: 2217). Tickets for this musical are sold at RM50. For further information on other programs and activities at HELP, please do refer to http://www.help.edu.my/ or call +603-2716 2000.