Sunday, November 10, 2013

Lightseeker Media Preview

I was honoured to be invited to a special preview of Lightseeker, an original musical produced by Resorts World Sentosa.  Despite an overwhelmingly large cast of ang-mohs from the West End, this is a largely local production, principally led by Andrea Teo, the TV producer with the Midas touch (Phua Chu Kang and Under One Roof among her credits), with music by Dick Lee (arranged and orchestrated by Jonathan Lim and Bang Wenfu) and featuring Lim Kay Siu in a supporting role. 

International glamour came from director-writer Michael La Fleur, whose previous works include Celine Dion's Vegas-tastic A New Day concert series and Sarah Brightman's tours, so one can expect an aesthetic that seeks to overwhelm the senses.

According to the oiffical press release, LightSeeker tells the story of a terrifying warrior known as The General who pursues a precious energy that will make his ominous Emperor more powerful. His quest leads him to Nova, an enigmatic girl, who seems to have the ability to create The Light. Her presence calls into question the only world he has ever known and for him to make an ultimate choice – be secure in the dark world he knows, or embrace a new world with The Light.

True enough, the short scene that was presented had no shortage of attention grabbers: an attractive cast even down to the supporting actors, a floor to ceiling video screen with Avatar-worthy 3D effects (no glasses needed), stunning flowing costumes that accentuates modern-dance style choreography, and complicated mid-air acrobatics.

Lightseeker opens at Resorts World Sentosa opens from 22 November 2013 all the way till 23 March 2014. Check out the Events Page for details.

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