The audience turnout was pretty good; I'd go so far as to say very good, considering this was our first children's theatre show at KLPAC. Meanwhile, I'd also discovered that the deadline for local theatre grant was due on the same Sunday when Zak closed, meaning that on top of everything else I had to hurry to get all the documentation and submit it (which I did, whew!). Sheer madness! Anyhoo.
We had near full-houses for most shows, including attendance by several schools and music institutions. In fact, somewhat to my surprise, the best audience of the entire run was a bunch of teenage school kids from Pahang, many of them dressed in hijabs. Serves me right for being presumptuous: they were the most raucous, enthusiastic, supportive, excited, game to chime in when the story required (which it does frequently). What a blast! Here's a pic:
|The Pahang kids laughing their hearts out during a workshop after the show|
Naturally the moment the show was over, my body kinda gave way and now I'm feeling under the weather... but work is ongoing on the next project, The Dollmaker's Daughter. As of now I've completed 98% of the songs for Act I (just one more small section to go!), and have begun work on Act II. A whole 2-hour-plus-long musical in about six weeks. If and when I get this done, it will be quite an accomplishment indeed! Here's an instrumental preview I just cobbled together:
Awright, boys and girls... stay tuned, for I'll be back soon with more pics and stuff from Zak! Til then!