Monday, December 29, 2008

MAMMA MIA the musical

"I've been cheated by you since I don't know when. So I made up my mind, it must come to an end" ....

... was what my sister belted out to me after I have collected my tickets at the Istana Budaya yesterday at 1.30pm. I just made a blunder, a fool out of myself. From 12noon, I was pratically chasing my sisters and my mom out of the house because I wanted to collect the Mamma Mia tickets early before the 3pm show so that we can have lunch and then watch the musical. As I arrived at the ticket counter by presenting my booking reference number, they told me that my name was not on the list! How could it be not on the list?!! I already paid for the tickets through telephone booking months ahead! Then they sent me to another counter and did a search on my booking reference and found out that I booked tickets for the 8.30pm show and not 3.00pm! My heart almost stopped.

Well, it's better to be early than never. Imagine I would have booked the show at 3pm and came at 8.30pm, wouldn't it be the funniest joke ever?!! My mom called me a blur. My sisters were too amused at my blurness. We ended up spending the whole day at Pavilion until 7.30pm. I broke a record that day by not buying a single thing even when I spent almost 6 hours there! Impressive isn't it? But... I do spot 2 jackets which I loved at ZARA costing RM399 each. Anyone want to contribute to Eiling's Jacket Foundation in the spirits of Xmas & New Year?!! I think just RM1 per reader for 2 days will allow me to get those two jackets by new year's eve. Brilliant eh?!!

But since I'm driving, paying for all the tickets and also the lunch treat at Emperor Q in Pavilion, they cannot complain! We entered the hall at 8.00pm and waited for quite a while before they dimmed the lights and the music started playing. The sound system was good and I think it was loud. Probably has to do with old age and I cannot accept head-banging level music now. The actors and actresses were all good. Not only the acting was well polished, their singing was so mesmerising. The changing of scenes were fast and swift and the music was all perfect. Everyone had a good laugh at the musical because some scenes were really funny.

It's a story of:
A mother. A daughter. 3 possible dads.
And a trip down the aisle you'll never forget!



The Lim sisters with Mamma


There were....

"People everywhere, A sense of expectation hanging in the air, Giving out a spark
Across the room your eyes a
re glowing in the dark
And here we go again, we know the start, we know the end
Masters of the scene
We've done it all before and now we're back to get some more
You know what I mean"


For a start, I really like this musical. There wasn't a tinge of regret splurging on those tickets. Although the seats that I bought wasn't close to the stage but the sense of being there to watch it live was worth every penny. Even if the ticket is RM400, it's still better than buying an air ticket all the way to watch the musical at West End London. This is truly a must-watch because this troop is from the London and not the one from Australia.


"So I say

Thank you for the music, the songs I'm singing
Thanks for all the joy they're bringing
Who can live without it, I ask in all honesty
What would life be?

Without a song or a dance what are we?
So I say thank you for the music
For giving it to me"


Note: Due to overwhelming response, the extra shows will be held at Istana Budaya on Jan 2 (8.30pm), Jan 3 (3pm and 8.30pm) and Jan 4 (3pm). Tickets for the extra shows are priced at RM500, RM400, RM300 and RM200 for the different seating tiers.


Watch this video. This is exactly what goes on in one of the scenes of "I do, I do, I do". Enjoy.


19 comments:

renaye said...

u r also lucky! i didn't get to watch this musical.

Edi神 said...

One good show...
I wish i could be there...

Cath J said...

Very nice of you to let us see it online..;-p thank u..

-eiling- said...

Renaye: It's good. Go watch it if you have a chance.

Edi: Yup it is.

Cath J: You're welcome. i was searching for it online and managed to find the exact scene.

foongpc said...

Wow! You are lucky you didn't buy the 3pm show and watch the 8.30pm show!! This is something I really scared - getting the tickets for the wrong time or wrong dates! Glad you enjoy the show! : )

KY said...

why did you not bring meeeeeeee?

kampungboycitygal said...

you managed to secure those tics??!! it sold off in a jiffy lar..:(

-eiling- said...

Foongpc: Yeah. Lucky me!

KY: Cos the tickets are not free?

Kampongboycitygal: I managed to get them because I called the ticketing office the 2nd day it was launched.

YilingL said...

"so i say thank you for the tickets, the songs i'm singing,
thanks for all the lunch and driving,
who can deny it,
i asking honesty,
what would life be,
without mamma mia or broadway what are we,
so i say thank you for the tickets,
for buying it for me!"

:D

it was damn bloody hell good.

KY said...

ohhh you only bring me when it's free hmph!

suituapui said...

Told you it's nice...and worth every cent. Saw it in Singapore and too bad I couldn;t go over to watch it again in KL! Another fun musical you should catch is GREASE!!!

Philip said...

I watched the DVD twice, some kids have watched it 10 times.I think the musical is as good as the film.

suituapui said...

Philip!!! The film comes nowhere near the musical!!!! It's a totally awesome experience! Rite, eiling?

-eiling- said...

Yiling: Wah can turn your lyrics into a musical also!

Ky: For musical stuff yes. Haha..

STP: Yeah. It's so nice. Never regret it at all. I've watched Saturday Night Fever but not Grease.

Philip: But the movie not as nice as the musical... it's a bit different in enjoyment.

Myhorng said...

how i wish to go ~

Jeremy C said...

looks like fun!

i've always enjoyed music from ABBA.

-eiling- said...

Horng: You can still go but expensive la.

Jeremy: Me too!

Johnny Ong said...

who sits in the jacket foundation board of trustees???

-eiling- said...

Johnny: Me, myself and I. Couldn't trust anyone to do it!

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