Friday, January 04, 2008

Beauty World! Cha! Cha! Cha!

Beauty World! Cha! Cha! Cha!

This is the 20th anniversary version. Beauty world first came out in 1988. The storyline of the play is till pretty much current now, still manage to reflects the current situation now. With new actors, new songs, new sets and some new updates to the story line, this show is really one of the better local musicals other than Forbidden City.

The actors and actresses are really good as well. Especially the ones acting in the leads like ELENA WANG (Ivy Chan Poh Choo), DENISE TAN (Lulu), ALEMAY FERNANDEZ (Rosemary Joseph), DAREN TAN (Ah Hock), IRENE ANG (Wan Choo), DWAYNE TAN (Frankie Wong) and NEO SWEE LIN (Mummy).

Wan Choo and Frankie provided some of the best one liners of the play. Lulu being best at being slutty and she really sings very well! Ivy Chan and Rosemary did really good jobs in their roles as well, strong powerful voices as well. The only weak link is Ah Hock, a good effort by him, he looks and really acts well as Ah Hock but then I think his voice is much more suitable for pop songs rather than musicals, can hear the difference especially in the duets.

Have to also give kudos to the creative team as well for the new songs and tighter story, with a lot of current references as well like forgrin talent. Haa...

Overall I enjoyed the show, giving it 4 stars out of 5.

A "ready to cha cha cha" Polarbear

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