Saturday, December 13, 2008

A Christmas Carol

Hubby and I had such a wonderful time last night! We caught the opening show of the loved and revered Charles Dickens classic tale, A Christmas Carol, at the Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (KLPac). It was the FIRST ever staging of this tale in Malaysia.

The KLPac promotional poster, taken from

Overall I was totally impressed by the whole presentation, super applause goes to Darius Taraporvala who totally personified the role of Ebenezer Scrooge. The children cast were fabulously talented as well. Throughout the play, I thought to myself that this presentation is worth more than the RM60 ticket I paid, I've paid more for less exciting shows. But this is totally worth it.

Well, being the first night and all, there were slight minor technical hiccups, forgiveable and nevertheless enjoyable. So big thanks to KLPac and Christopher Ling for bringing such a beautiful Christmas classic to Malaysians at such a timely season, we need to be reminded at these times, more than ever that generosity of heart and kindness goes a long way. As for me, it was sweetly nostalgic as it was my favorite ever Christmas tale, the Disney version is forever imprinted in my head.

For those who are keen, you can get the rest of the synopsis here: This is great for the whole family; a wonderful December event. Here are the brief details:
  • Director: Christopher Ling
  • Venue : Pentas 1
  • Duration : 12 - 28 December 2008
  • Price : RM60 / RM40 / RM20 (students, sr. citizens & the disabled)
  • FAMILY PACKAGE @ RM100 only for family of four
  • CHEAP WEEKDAY TIX @ RM20 flat (Tues - Thurs only)
  • KLPac Box Office: (03) 4047 9000 / The Actors Studio @ BSC: (03) 2094 9400
A walk in memory lane with the Ghosts of Chrismas Carol past ....

The original work first published on December 19, 1843

Growing up with Disney, how can anyone NOT ever seen Mickey's Christmas Carol? (1983)

(Pic taken from

A nostalgic Mickey in sepia tone. (Poster from Wikipedia)

But I don't remember watching the Muppet's version. (Poster from Wikipedia)

The Ghost of Christmas Carol yet to come? Apparently Jim Carrey will star in the coming Walt Disney 3D movie adaptation, scheduled to be released by November 6, 2009. Also stars Gary Oldman and Colin Firth. Me no likes the Jim Carrey but me lurves the Colin Firth :P

These are all I managed to get online, from and latter from

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