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    Described by many as one of the most moving works ever produced for the stage, Giacomo Puccini’s Madama Butterfly is an opera of love and heartbreak. Since premiering at Milan’s Teatro alla Scala in 1904, it has become one of the most popular and most performed operas of the 20th…

    In becoming one of KL’s most conspicuous regular comedy showcases, LOL Fest doesn’t hide its entertainment light under a bushel – but when you have some truly funny individuals on your roster, it would surely be an offence to do otherwise!Various And HilariousA show that is fuelled by pure girl…

    There isn’t a short supply of UK stand-up comics, and among the more successful ones are none other than James Anthony Patrick Carr – or Jimmy Carr if you read his name off a poster instead of his passport.Once a marketer, he broke free from the shackles of office tedium…

    Packing in 40 shows at 10 of KL’s finest venues all across September, DiverseCity is set to turn the capital into a global stage once again. Bridging the gap between traditional and contemporary performances, Malaysia’s biggest international performing arts festival will feature everything from heartwarming theatre to animated dance shows.Joining…

    In February this year, a wide-ranging initiative kicked off as the Yayasan Sime Darby Arts Festival (YSDAF) launched into action with the all-inclusive theme ‘You, Me + The Arts’. It’s a theme that encapsulates the harmonious nature of the Festival and its righteous mission this year. This August, that comes…

    It’s a story that’s full of impassioned love, unintentional deceit, detrimental jealousy, painful heartbreak and ghastly revenge. Ever since it was first performed in Paris some 177 years ago, Giselle has been engaging crowds the world over with its stirring scenes. This classic romantic ballet consists of two acts, set…

    Taking centre stage this month is a key event on the KL performing arts calendar. Now in its fifth year, the Damansara International Arts Festival 2018 (DIAF2018) has grown from humble beginnings to include a diverse range of music, dance, theatre, visual arts and performance workshops scattered across a two…

    As far as musical instruments go, the drum is pretty ubiquitous, and for good reason. In a song, its beats help to anchor the rhythm. On its own, a well-executed drum solo or drumline make for great listening. A steady peal is also often used to dictate the flow of…

    Understanding the intricacies of war, the toll it takes on an individual or nation, and the unjustifiable consequences it leaves in its wake are topics that have plagued mankind since conflicts began. How do the experiences of war affect those involved in the fighting and those left behind? How does…

    Enter into a casual conversation with the KL Shakespeare Players off the stage, and you’re sure to hear a sentence inserted pointedly into the discourse: “Shakespeare was originally written not to be studied by geeks or seen by snobs, but to be performed for the general masses.” It’s a line…