This musical adaptation of a box office hit sees awardwinning producer, performing arts advocate and esteemed founder of Enfiniti, Puan Sri Tiara Jacquelina, putting on the director’s hat for the first time as she utilises her profound industry knowledge to bring the story to life. A Moving Story Ola Bola is a movie inspired by the glories of the Malaysian national football team that successfully qualified for the 1980 Summer Olympics. Dripping with overarching themes of loyalty, teamwork and togetherness, the film depicts the nation back in the day, in the midst of making its mark. The movie became a symbolof national pride as Malaysians embraced the warm friendships between the multiracial players. “Kudos to Chiu Keng Guan who brought this beautifully crafted story to life and thoughtfully re-enacted how the nation rallied and united behind the Harimau Malaya team. Having been so inspired by the film, I saw an opportunity to bring Ola Bola to a live stage setting for our nation to relive and re-experience this inspirational Malaysian story,” reveals Puan Sri Jacquelina.
To make the show an even more memorable one, Puan Sri Jacquelina hints that the production would incorporate non-traditional musical styles. “I wanted this musical to be presented in the voice and sounds of today, different from anything else we’ve produced in the past, which sparked the idea of a first-time collaboration by two award-winning talents in their fields – composer and lyricist Mia Palencia and rapper-lyricist Altimet.” With just over a month of daily performances, there are plenty of chances to catch this unique musical! OlaBola The Musical WHERE Panggung Sari, Istana Budaya, Kuala Lumpur WHEN 8pm and 2pm matinée on weekends (8 Feb-11 Mar) ADMISSION RM58.71-RM386.25 TEL 012 628 8683 galactix.asia