Friday, December 21, 2007

We'll Be Back !!

Hi everyone

The Broadway Parodies Lah! gang will be back pretty soon next year.
So.....tunggu !!

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Signing Off

Thanks for those who are still reading this blog.
By the way, just to let you know that I have my own blog now


Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Good Luck

Hi guys,
Hope you are all fine and doing well.
Just wanna wish you guys good luck for your performance on the 12th of June for Unilever.
Sorry I can't be with you all as I have to accompany my dad at the hospital's clinic for his regular check-up.

Hope to perform again with you all soon for a much later event

Miss you all.


Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Signing off....

If anyone is still reading this, thanks so much for everything. Team efforts, so on and so forth. Apparently we're performing again at a launch thing at TASB on the 12th. Good luck to us!

In the mean time, double thanks again and to anyone else interested in seeing what I'm doing, come hang out with me at



Saturday, June 2, 2007

Sell off your seats if you're not coming :D

Hi everyone! First of all, thanks to everyone who has come to watch us. We've been having a wildly successful run, thanks to all of you! Once again, we're approaching the end of the run and like at the end of every run there is a feeling that it is strange to think that you won't be seeing these people again for a long time after spending night after night with them, eating, stretching, laughing.

But that's not the point. I just thought I would posit something to anyone who might feel relevant. Every night since the opening has been sold out. Extra chairs, floor seating, everything. However, there has not been a single night where there were no empty seats at all. I guess that what happened was that people bought their tickets and didn't turn up. If the tickets were merely booked they could have been sold off at the box office, but because they were paid for they could not be released.

Therefore, dear customers and patrons, perhaps if you have already bought tickets but cannot make it to watch, you could give your tickets to the box office to sell off. Then not only will the seat not be wasted (because evidently lots of people want to buy tickets but cannot), you will also be able to get your money back! You'll not have wasted your RM20 or 30 or 40 or whatever.

Win-win situation! There are two shows left.

Looking forward to meeting you there!



My God
I just can't believe it
our show sold out completely

On behalf of the BPL casts, I wanna say a million thanks to all who came to see our show
You made it great for all of us
Not only you enjoyed the show, but we also enjoyed entertaining all of you

God bless and peace y'all


Friday, June 1, 2007


First of all, I wanna thank God for making all things possible.

I also wanna thank all my fellow casts, my comrades whom I'm working with in order to make this musical comedy show a major success....Soon Yoon, Ivan, Douglas, Doreen, Cheryl, Joanne, Sabrina and Kyra. It's been a wonderful show and great experience.

I wanna thank Brian and Edna, who trusted me and gave me the chance to be part of this production.
To Farah, what can I say, it's always wonderful to work with you. I can never thank you enough and I always remember all the things you have taught me over the years.
Not forgetting, Dato'Faridah Merican and Joe Hasham.

To all the crew, there's no musical show without your tireless effort and cooperation.

Last, to all those who came to see the show, thank you for all your support. Without an audience, no show is a success.
It's wonderful to see your big fat smile on your faces when you leave the show. It truly shows that, we, as performers have done our jobs well.


Wednesday, May 16, 2007

NTV7 Morning Breakfast Show

Hi guys,
Don't forget to tune in tomorrow Thursday at 9am on NTV7
as some of the BPL casts will be on live for the early morning breakfast show

shame i can't wear my rainbow sweater as they said, no orange, yellow or white for your outfit

see u


7 Days encounting

oh my God
7 days encounting to the time flies
i'm having mixed emotions though..nervous, happy, scared, excited
i can't believe we are going to perform all out so soon
it seems just like yesterday we all came for the audition ...and here we are
and after all the hard work during rehearsal, i can see the results and the amount improvement from each of us

i'm so glad Dato' Faridah Merican, our Executive Producer, came during our rehearsal yesterday
and it seems like she's having a good time and enjoying watching our "crazy" performance

do come and watch us from 24 May to 3 June
it's gonna be a wonderful evening of laughter, song and dance

see u all there


Tuesday, May 15, 2007


less than ten days to show! OH MY GOD!!!!

you know, time really seems to fly whenever you get involved in these things. seems like such a short time already although rehearsals are long and intense and long. then suddenly it's all over and like you have to part ways with the new buddies you make etc etc. oh well. someone once told me it's called post show blues.

it's been fascinating!! haha talking as if we don't have more long days of tech, bumping in etc. but yeah. it's always something new especially working with new people and new director and seeing how different people function, their methods etc etc.

WELL, actually i'm glad the run is starting. been a bit long since i was on stage already. haha. you know that itch? yeah.

BUY TICKETS! BUY BUY BUY BUY! apparently ticket sales are going pretty well, so get them quiiiiick!

Thursday, May 10, 2007

the attic

just finished. okay la not bad. first time meeting melvin. and edna was dancing.

its about....fifteen days to showtime, isn't it?


Wednesday, May 2, 2007


...after much prodding from Elaine, am feeling a little guilty so thought I'd better write something pronto!

Glam! I echo SY's comments...that was very kind of you. I must also add to Glam's posting that personally I've got to thank everyone's patience when I 'collapse' either in laughter or from forgetting if I should move my right/left leg/not at all! - and I still have not worked out how to 'move the bottom half of my body without moving the top half!!'.... hmm 3 weeks...hmmm nerves

Yes come by the Attic on 9th May... it'll be a chance to get pre-show feedback!!

Monday, April 30, 2007

Thank you, Terima kasih

On behalf of the casts of Broadway Parodies Lah!,I would like to thank Grace Chen Dawson of The Star for publishing our showcase preview on April 21st at the Bangsar Shopping Centre for last Saturday's Metro section. 1 and a 3/4 pages of publicity!!

Well done girlfriend!!
Good job
Keep up the good work

love & peace


3 weeks!!!

3 weeks more to the premiere? ....AAArrrggghh!!

my God, i felt as if it was just yesterday when i auditioned for this show
and now....we are almost done with all the songs
how time truly flies
what's left is to polish & brush up our singing and dancing,and to bring it to perfection

by the way,
don't forget to catch us in action again for our showcase preview and solos at The Attic, Bangsar on May 9
it's also our press conference
be there, if you wanna see more of us


Three weeks to showtime?


Okay, so Elaine asked us all to contribute to the bloggie thing but I don't really know what to say. I recently stopped my day job so I don't do much with my time (yet) and my brain isn't functioning normally because I just stone all day long (and look at my lyrics, heh heh, that's for Brian).

Well, I have this sort of strange sense of humour, and I just got this good joke from my sister, so I'll share it with you.

"Hit me," said the masochist.
"No," said the sadist.

Yeah..I sort of need to get a life.

The Gig at The Attic is in about 9 days. Hope to see you all there!

Saturday, April 28, 2007

There's more coming at'cha

Hello Everyone,

Thank you very much for taking your time to log onto our show's website.
There are gonna be more updates from time to time, do check it out.

So far, my experience with our rehearsals has been really good. It is also a great learning and exchange experience.

It's wonderful to work with a group of talented casts such as Soon Yoon, Doreen, Cheryl and Ivan (wow! when u guys sing...u SING!!) and not forgetting Joanne, Sabrina, Kyra & Douglas.

What's great is, i get to work and reunite with my dance teacher and mentor, Farah Dato'Sulaiman, our choreographer. (Girl, when you got it,...U got IT!)

As for our director, Brian McIntyre, whom I've worked with years ago, it's such a blessing to be under his direction. He's always open to new creative ideas.

Overall, I must say, I have the least amount of pressure doing this show.

Do come and watch us in action and we promise you a great evening of comedy, song and dance.
Guarantee best!!


Thursday, April 26, 2007

An Interview With The BPL's Director Brian McIntyre.

Hello everyone,
I had a chance to interview the Director of "Broadway Parodies Lah!" Brian McIntyre about the musical.

Check out the interview below:

Me: What inspired you to write this musical?

Brian: Actually it all started with a trip to the dentist in late 2002. Long time dentist friend Jason Cheong, who has appeared in numerous stage productions, knew of my writing song spoofs from shows we had done with accapella group Six2Eight. In the USA, a group going out under the name "Forbidden Broadway" would spoof songs from the musicals. During a visit for a check up and filling by my long time musical collaborator Edna Tan, he wondered to her why someone couldn't do a similar thing in a Malaysian context. That sparked in me a list of possible spoof titles, and before I knew it a handful of songs had been written. About ninety percent of the songs were written across an eight week period whilst others came at various points over the subsequent four years. That was a real burn time for writing!

The show itself is a revue, so it's all songs with no story (unlike a musical which will have a plot and characters who develop throughout the show). Each of the songs looks to tell a story about some aspect or character that is quintessentially Malaysian. There's the Karaoke Datin Datin keeping surgically young, there's the Tai Tai wannabee looking to avoid the NS camp, there's a Manglish language teacher, there's the businessman wondering why the share price won't go up and what to do about it. There's songs about the uniquely Malaysian love of food, and the hazards (and delights) of business life. And naturally, the neighbours down south come in for some hantam. But it's all sought to be done in a spirit of good natured ribbing and fun. Don't take so serious one!

Me: What would you like to see being achieved though this musical?

Brian: Not really sure how to answer this one.... I got inspired to write the songs, they got written, friends who heard them said they liked them, and Joe and Faridah said let's get it on the stage because it's entertaining and should appeal to Malaysian audiences! So I guess the simple answer is that I'd like to see large audiences to reward the faith that everyone has shown for the show! We have been hugely blessed to have attracted the high calibre of talent that will be performing. To date, Douglas Lim (actor, comedian of Kopitiam and Broken Bridges fame), Joanne Kam Poh Poh (also Broken Bridges and veteran performer and comedienne), Doreen Tang (delightful voice! M! The Opera, In The Mood, many corporate shows), Ho Soon Yoon (actor, singer in Broken Bridges, conductor In The Mood), Sabrina Hassan (Anjung Budi, PGL), Kyra Dani (Each Other, Forum), Cheryl Tan (Six Characters), Glamorique Arshad (Mikado, Stand and Deliver, Jalan Impian) have signed on, along with a tremendous new stage and vocal talent Ivan Choong. We'll also have piano accompaniment from musician and vocal/choral coach Melvin Ho and additional music sequenced on the computer by me. It's pretty humbling when you have the confidence of Joe and Faridah of Actors Studio along with talent of such a tremendous standard coming forward and so keen to do the show. What I hope is that the audiences will feel entertained and the cast and crew enjoy their involvement in the show. That's achievement enough.

Me: To feed the curiosity of Malaysians, how would you describe Broadway Parodies Lah! in one sentence?

Brian: Reggie Lee and C W Kee's world cartoons set to Broadway tunes lah!

Hope you guys enjoy reading it! See you guys at The Actors Studio for "Broadway Parodies Lah!".
Thank you for supporting Malaysian Theatre!

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

A Special Sneak Preview!

Hear Ye!Hear Ye!

To All Broadway Parodies Lah! fans...

There will be an exclusive preview for Broadway Parodies Lah! at this cozy pub called - The Attic. The details are:

Venue: The Attic
Address: 61-2, Jalan Bangkung, Bukit Bandaraya, Bangsar
Date: 9th May 2007, Wednesday
Time: 9pm onwards

Come and see your stars in action and also get a little sneak of what this musical is all about!

For more information please call 03-20930400

Monday, April 23, 2007


Hi All!


Apologies for the bad video and sound quality. It'll be better if you come for the actual show. ;P


I've actually been on a diet for almost 2 years already and have been getting smaller since but alot of the public haven't seen me in this new body yet. Hhhm if i get a RM1.oo for every time someone says how small I look now, I dont have to work anymore but then again who else is going to be dishing out dirt...:)

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Preview of Broadway Parodies Lah!

Exclusive preview!!!
Come and see your favourite stars in Broadway Parodies Lah! perform life on stage at:

Venue: Bangsar Shopping Center, East Wing Concourse (Infront of Cold Storage).
Time: 4-5pm
Date: 21st April 2007

If you like what you see, you can even buy the tickets on the spot! Don't miss this once in a life time chance and dash to Bangsar Shoping Center to meet them now!

Thursday, April 19, 2007

FREE Singing workshop!!!

FREE Singing Workshop by Brian McIntyre & Melvin Ho!!!Wanting to be a Malaysian idol but you just cannot hit the right note?Dreaming of becoming a superstar but the only fan you have is your mom?Come and join Brian and Melvin as they will guide you on how to improve your singing skills. This one hour free workshop is one in a chance lifetime brought to you by The Actors Studio @ BSC.
Date: 21st April 2007
Time: 1pm - 2pm
Venue: East Wing Concourse, Bangsar Shopping Center
Age: 10 - 16 year old

For more information, please do not hesitate to call us at 03-20930400 email us at

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

The Spoofs Of The Year!

The Actors Studio proudly presents BROADWAY PARODIES LAH!

Director & Writer: Brian McIntyre
Executive Producer: Dato' Faridah Merican
Artistic Director: Joe Hasham
Chereographer: Farah Sulaiman
Casts: Douglas Lim, Joanne Kam Poh Poh, Ho Soon Yoon, Doreen Tang, Kyra Dani, Cheryl Tan, Sabrina Hassan, Glamorique Arshad, & Ivan Choong

With sikit pinjam konsep from the Western "Forbidden Broadway" spoof show, The Actors Studio proudly presents "Broadway Parodies Lah!", a rich rojak of slices of Malaysian life garnished with a big splash of humour and served up on a platter of great songs. A Malaysian feast of spoofs that is sure to fill your stomachs with laughter!

Songs Include:

Chicken With The Chili On Top (
“Surrey With The Fringe On Top”)
The Bomoh Of The Bursa ("The Phantom Of The Opera")
We Must Play Golf All Day ("I Could Have Danced All Day")
Hello Datin ("Hello Dolly")
Damansara ("Oklahoma")
Bo Doh Lah ("Do Re Mi")

The Actors Studio @ Bangsar Shopping Centre

Dates & Times:
24th – 26th, 29th-31st May, 1st &
2nd June 2007 @ 8.30pm
27th May &
3rd June 2007 @ 3.00pm

Box Office Contact:
TAS Bangsar @

Ticket Prices: (includes handling fees)
RM40 & RM30 (Adults)

RM20 (Students, senior citizens & the disabled)

Special promotion for Tuesday & Wednesday 20% discount for all tickets