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    Showtune songs and all that jazz

    Life, Alongkorn Parivudhiphongs, Published on 17/08/2018

    » At first, it seemed like an unsuitable decision to stage a concert of Pia Douwes, a musical diva from Europe, at the Small Auditorium of Thailand Cultural Centre. But it turned out that the 300-pax space allowed the powerfully-lunged songstress to offer a cozy and intimate night, with a spice of musical variety.

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    Stars don't always shine

    Life, Alongkorn Parivudhiphongs, Published on 25/06/2015

    » When it comes to expressing ultimate passion, no one doubts the capability of superstar Mai Charoenpura. Her latest attempt to turn back the clock to perform her much beloved, yet much younger character from Malai Choopinit's classic novel Phaen Din Kong Rao (Our Land) — a story of a strong-willed young woman who defies her aristocratic family in the mid-20th century — sounds overly ambitious for her own good. The result is a star-studded musical full of passionate acting and sonorous music, lacking authenticity.

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    Beating a path to Broadway

    Life, Alongkorn Parivudhiphongs, Published on 02/07/2015

    » For TV mogul Takonkiet Viravan, musical theatre is the love of his life. Since 1997, he has spared time from lucrative TV production to direct a dozen contemporary Thai musicals. His latest ambition is to have a production on Broadway, though the path is not as simple as following the yellow brick road to the Emerald City.

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    Sound of nostalgia

    Life, Alongkorn Parivudhiphongs, Published on 23/04/2015

    » Hit movie Hom Rong (The Overture), which mixed drama with Thai classical music, proved popular among audiences when the film was released in 2004 and later adapted for television in 2012. The same result is expected with Hom Rong The Musical, which kicked off early this month and will run until early next month at the new K-Bank Siam Pic-Ganesha Theatre in Siam Square.

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    The sound of silence

    Life, Alongkorn Parivudhiphongs, Published on 30/04/2015

    » What can we expect when the trio of pantomime artists who make up the Babymime troupe decide to speak up in their new show, Baby (Not) Mime? A dramedy recounting their ups and downs in the past decade.

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    Biographical musicals take centre stage

    Life, Alongkorn Parivudhiphongs, Published on 05/06/2015

    » While many contemporary Thai musicals have taken their inspiration from romantic novels, pop music and hit movies, this year biographical musicals seem to be a trend. May witnessed three biographical musicals paying tribute to real-life characters in Thai and Chinese history.

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    The vocal empress

    Life, Alongkorn Parivudhiphongs, Published on 10/08/2018

    » 'Close your eyes. Hear the sound around you. Feel the environment in the room. Think of fear. How does it make you feel?"

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    Death becomes her

    Life, Alongkorn Parivudhiphongs, Published on 04/06/2015

    » The process of scripting a theatrical production can be filled with smart and crisp ideas, then potential actors show up at the audition, and promising gags pop up during the rehearsal. But when it comes to execution of those sound ingredients, sometimes sweet intentions turn sour. That is the case with The Death Of Miss America by Culture Collective Studio, which had its opening night last Saturday.

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    Too gay for its own good

    Life, Alongkorn Parivudhiphongs, Published on 12/02/2015

    » To celebrate the month of love, two actors — Wannasak Sirilar, aka Kuck, and impersonator/TV actor Paksupa Ponpattraputanan, aka Day Freeman — known for their solo performances will join forces in This Is My {Day} Light, featuring several shades of passion and despair from gay men's perspectives.

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    Cacophonies lives up to its name

    Life, Alongkorn Parivudhiphongs, Published on 15/05/2014

    » To adapt a play that was a flop usually entails the risk it may end up the same. Fortunately, the New Theatre Society’s latest adaptation of Tennessee Williams’ Vieux Carré managed to earn playgoers’ interest through word of mouth, which led to a full house and two additional shows in its final week.

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