KDU Students Stage First Ever Broadway Musical And Donate To Charity


First ever performance: Fazry Santaroena, who played the lead role, William (second from right) and Aloysius Lim Tze Xiang, who played the role of Roy (right) mesmerizes the audience with their electrifying performance.   For a good cause: Professor Khong Yoon Loong, Vice Chancellor of KDU University College (right) presents a mock cheque for RM 10,000 to Belinda Chew, Administrator of the Home, Rumah Kanak-Kanak Angels, KL in support of their ongoing efforts.   Talented students: The Diploma in Entertainment Arts students gave the audience a show of a life time and received applauds from many.

Kuala Lumpur, 3 April 2014: KDU University College’s Diploma in Entertainment Arts students staged their first ever musical performance called ‘My Life is Like a Broadway Musicals’ at the Damansara Performing Arts Centre recently. The proceeds from the musical’s ticket sales amounting to RM10,000 were donated to Rumah Kanak-Kanak Angels Kuala Lumpur.

Professor Khong, Vice Chancellor of KDU University College was full of praise after the event, he said, “Congratulations to the students and lecturers who contributed to this electrifying performance, especially to the director of this musical performance, our very own talented lecturer Gabbie Ngoh.”

“I believe this event has helped our students understand and learn various ways to market, brand and position themselves in this competitive industry, following the footsteps of our current successful students Elfira Loy and Neeta Manisha.”

This musical performance features original parodies and remakes of the songs from Grease, High School Musical, Mamma Mia, Wicked and Hairspray.

Belinda Chew, Administrator of the Home, Rumah Kanak-Kanak Angels said, “We are grateful that KDU University College recognises and understands the needs of the community. As a higher learning institution, it is admirable to teach and be role models to its students, highlighting the importance of charity with a sincere heart in helping those in need.

Looking at the synopsis of this musical performance, it is about a little girl's love life in high school with a seemingly playboy-ish boy. Catherine, a 19 year old girl, has a crush on William Hang, the coolest guy in school. Although William, the leader of THE FOX BOYS group and one of the actors from the performing arts club is “attached” to a popular cheerleading girl, Gina, nothing stops Catherine from admiring him. With the encouragement from her friends, she confesses her feelings for him.

Fazry Santaroena, the lead actor who played the role of William said, “I felt honoured and proud to be given the lead role, andI embraced the responsibility that came along with it. I was given the privilege to explore and research my character extensively with the support and guidance from the lecturers.

“What helped me mould the character I was playing was by identifying interesting characters in movies which I then impersonated and mirrored. This gives me the opportunity to discover and practice different characters without limitations. Aloysius Lim Tze Xiang, who played the character of Roy said, “This musical production has given me the opportunity to gain knowledge about acting on stage and understand the skills of vocal production. It took a lot of hard work, perseverance, team work and practice to do our best in the performances.”

The Diploma in Entertainment Arts, introduced in April 2012, is a programme that prepares and trains students to be sustainable in the dynamic entertainment industry. The programme aims to produce all-rounded creative talents who can take on a variety of roles such as acting, singing, dancing, hosting and modelling, as well as managing their own careers with a good grasp of the entertainment scene.


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