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“It’s All Over”

10 Aug

Yes, it’s all over, for now at least.

Dreamgirls ended with a celebration – fireworks, confetti, and loud cheers from all the cast, crew, and people in the audience. It was a production that many will remember, simply because of the excellent and moving storyline and songs that made this musical so touching and meaningful to many people.

We received great reviews from the media, and we would like to thank the members of the press for being so supportive and encouraging, especially for sharing Broadway Academy’s goals and visions¬†with the entire nation.

The production was well received, and we are happy that until today, many people still talk about their experience while watching Dreamgirls at Istana Budaya. All our special guests and VIPs enjoyed the show and had nothing but praises for the amazing talents that were on stage. The performers did an amazing job, keeping their spirits high for every single show, regardless of their fatigue and nerves. The cast and musicians, together with the entire production team, made the show extremely special, just by sharing their passion on stage with everyone.

The audience certainly enjoyed themselves too, especially since we also had Nescafe Gold serving everyone free cups of coffee at Istana Budaya. The aroma welcomed our guests, and it made the mingling easier for everyone before entering the concert hall. We would like to thank everyone who came to watch Dreamgirls. We had a standing ovation during every show, and that was great motivation for everyone.

Always remember, that Dreams do come true.


Press Conference Number Two

4 Jul

21 June 2011, Broadway Academy had it’s second press conference – to share with everyone great news.

1. Kris Coleman, from Broadway in New York, flew all the way, specially brought in by Broadway Academy, will be playing the role of Jimmy Early.

2. The production will be supporting some charities, to help make dreams come true for many other people in the country. Broadway Academy will be supporting the National Cancer Society of Malaysia, PT Foundation, Safe Clinic, and Make A Wish Malaysia.

3. Dina (Malaysian Idol), who was previously the understudy for Effie White, is now promoted to co-lead, and will share the role with the amazing Elvira Arul.


More updates on these latest annoouncements will be posted up here soon. Stay tunes!

Shahila Johan and her Dreams!

22 Jun

Shahila feels honoured to be in Dreamgirls. Who wouldn’t?! It’s “the most famous musical of all time” according to Shahila, who also said that she knows people from around Asia who wanted to be part of this production but could not! Shahila, you are lucky and blssed, aren’t you?

Shahila will be part of the ensemble, and in fact, you should watch out for when the Stepp Sisters come out – that’s where you’ll see Shahila grooving and singing with attitude! Shahila told us that she is trying to find the ‘inner black-ness’ in her, and she wants to do it as best as she can.

We are lucky to have Shahila with us in this production. She started singing at a very young age, and has been with the Young KL Singers and studied at ASK from 2004-2007 with Syafinaz Selamat. Many of you have probably even seen her in productions like ‘Broadway Parodies Lagi Lah’, ‘DanSing thru Broadway’, ‘Kaki Blue the Musical’, and ‘Mamak Mee-ah!’.

When we asked Shahila what her favourite scene in Dreamgirls is, she explained that she loves it when C.C. sings ‘Family’ to Effie White. Truly that scene is a heart-warming scene that every one in the audience should look out for. It’s the best part of the first act!

Shahila, generally a shy person, has learned to be more open and easy going after joining Broadway Academy’s production of Dreamgirls. Amazingly, the people in this production are one crazy bunch, and it’s inspiring to see them bond so well.

What does this young lady want to do after Dreamgirls? With a smile, she answers: “BE IN MORE MUSICALS WITH BROADWAY ACADEMY¬†SO I DON’T STOP SINGING!”. Then she adds cheekily…. “and perform on Broadway maybe?”

Well, Shahila, we do hope to see you on broadway one day!

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