Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Cinderel-LAH! Reflection (by Pasakorn)

Based on the play that we saw, there are a few key points that I could gather from the show...


Everything worked so well together to create the perfect play. The music, cast, storyline, comedy acts... All were merged together in such an unforgettable way. I think that is something we should work for, co-ordinating everything to leave a good impression.

Never Boring

The various jokes they made that relate to Singapore's local context and even other things made this play unforgettable. If possible, we can work in the route that include a lot of good jokes.

"Yah lor, Treasure, I got to go to the gym leh!"

"Jang, jang, jang!"

"Diamonds and pearls, not the bubble tea kind."

"Guard this rope with all your life or I'll pull something until it drops off!"

"Oh, F... (Point, point...) Foreign workers!"

"MRT - Makcik Rock Train"

(Push Cheng & Heng, Long sound effect of falling)

Music & Lights

While watching the play, I observed the lights and realised that good lighting is very important for an appealing play. They combined several different colours at one go. What's more, certain patterns were used in the Grand Fish Ball.

After listening to the music complementing the play, I was so stuck to it that I wanted to listen to it again and again. (Thank goodness I bought the CD) The music was apparent in almost every part of the performance. Something that works well to the senses.

Combining So Many Things

The play even went out of Singapore context with so many things. Here are 2 examples:

1. Masquerade

Remember Poker Face's appearance in the play? If you had noticed, the cast actually dressed up as various princesses during the ball. Those were famous relations with popular things everyone knows about. Loved it! There were stuff like:

  • Queen of Hearts, Alice in Wonderland
  • The Little Mermaid, The Little Mermaid
  • Snow White, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
  • Princess Fiona, Shrek
2. Around the World

When searching for Cinderella, the prince took the cast around the world to China, Egypt and India. The sound effects made it seem so real, which brings me to another point.

Costume Changing Abilities

I think the fastest they did was when Cinderella's pitiful dress was changed to the ball dress. It happened in a matter of seconds, just like magic! I still don't know how they did it, but it was great!

That's it for my reflection!

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