Short and Sweet Musical: a Play Critique

Topics: Theatre, Acting, Performance Pages: 3 (1210 words) Published: November 7, 2010
The Short and Sweet Musical was premiered at The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (KLPAC) on Friday, 1st of October 2010 at 8.30 p.m. was an excellent play. The Short and Sweet Musical is divided into four different acts namely A Grave Matter, Ghosts, Cupidity and Little Girl Lost. B.ACTING

The character that I like the most is the mad scientist portrayed by Iedil Putra in A Grave Matter. The actor’s voice projection is also loud and clear which pleased me because if not I won’t be able to understand the play as well. When the actor sang the songs, it really sets the mood in this play because I get to listen and understand the meaning of their song lyrics due to their loud and clear voice. The body gesture among the actors in each play is acceptable and its relates them as if they responded naturally among each other. The only thing that bothers me is in the scenes of Cupidity where if it’s not for the narrators explanation I wouldn’t be able to understand what are they doing such as teaching in the class, making presents etc. The part i love most in this play is when the mad scientist tries to resurrect his dead wife. The music and his singing brings out the mood. I will discuss the music in another section. C.DIRECTING

The directing for the all the four acts are just marvelous. The entrance and exits of the actors are appropriate enough, the transitions between acts are smooth enough and sometimes it is unnoticeable. Their hours of hard work and nonstop practicing are well paid off because their acting really touched the audience. Thumbs up for the director especially the director of “Little Girl Lost” because he directed the play very well, the actors synchronize among each other and he really made me cry a bit because I get to feel how worried the mother is when she lost her child in the supermarket but it would be nice if they add another actor for the child role so that the ending would be more realistic. I must say it looked...
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