Thursday, February 05, 2009

Apa Kata Blogger Yang Menonton Puteri Gunung Ledang The Musical Season 3

1. sultanmuzaffar.blogspot.com
Namun perubahan yang paling saya suka ialah Konfrontasi Puteri Dan Sultan. Ia merupakan kemuncak teater tersebut. Sultan Melaka dan Puteri Gunung Ledang berada pada tahap terbaik. Jika pementasan dulu saya melihat kesombongan Puteri masih tebal dalam diri Tiara yang mana beliau hanya berdiri sambil Sultan Melaka melafazkan sumpahnya. Kali ini Puteri lebih tunduk kepada Sultan. Konfrontasi antara mereka benar-benar menjadi. Lakonan mereka hebat. Lebih-lebih lagi lakonan Tiara apabila beliau sanggup dimalukan semata-mata kerana cinta.

Selepas dua tahun tidak menyentuh skrip tersebut, mereka memberikan terjemahan baru kepada skrip tersebut. Saya anggap lakonan Tiara berada di tahap terbaik dalam musim ini apabila adegan ini diwujudkan. Cinta membuatkannya sanggup untuk diperlakukan sedemikian. Apakah sedemikian yang saya maksudkan, anda patut tonton sendiri.

Adegan tersebut membuatkan penonton terdiam menyaksikan sendiri lakonan terbaik oleh dua pelakon itu. Tiara membenarkan dirinya diserap watak Puteri dalam pementasan musim ini. Seorang Puteri yang mencari cinta sejati seorang bernama Hang Tuah. Dan kerana cinta beliau sanggup melakukan apa saja termasuk menjunjung daulat seorang Sultan.

Saya geleng kepala tonton adegan tersebut. Amat berpuas hati dan berkata kalaulah adegan itu wujud dalam pementasan musim pertama sudah pasti Tiara membawa pulang anugerah Pelakon Terbaik di BOH Cameronian Arts Awards. Memang jauh bezanya aura Puteri yang dibawa oleh Tiara di musim ini. Lebih puas menontonnya lebih-lebih lagi bila Stephen Rahman-Hughes sudah semakin sebati dengan bahasa Melayu dan geraknya lahir semulajadi. Gabungan Tiara dan Stephen amat menjadi musim ini. Lakonan kedua-duanya lebih natural. Dan yang paling penting Tiara menamatkan lakonan berhantunya dengan watak Puteri Gunung Ledang dengan cemerlang ! Syabas Dato’ Zahim !

Kepada penganjur BOH Cameronian Arts Awards, please consider Tiara for BOH CAA Lifetime Achievement Award and reconsider to include Puteri Gunung Ledang The Musical Season 3 for nomination in 2009 shortlisted performance for another year.

Saya kagum dengan produksi pementasan ini yang bekerja keras mahu mengangkat martabat teater Malaysia dan hasilnya amat di luar dugaan. Sebagai anak Malaysia saya bangga kerana masa depan teater Malaysia semakin bersinar dan produksi ini telah meletakkan tanda aras yang baru untuk teater Malaysia. Perjuangan untuk penggiat teater Malaysia belum selesai kerana mereka harus mencapai standard yang telah ditetapkan oleh Puteri Gunung Ledang The Musical.

Saya akan menonton lagi malam ini, malam esok (malam media), malam gala (bersama YDP Agong & Permaisuri Agong) dan satu malam lagi bersama keluarga. Jika anda masih belum mendapatkan tiket untuk menyaksikan pementasan Puteri Gunung Ledang The Musical, pastikan anda mendapatkannya segera.

Pilihan sultanmuzaffar
1. Arahan Dato’ Zahim Albakri
2. Lakonan Tiara Jacquelina sebagai Gusti Puteri Raden Adjeng Retno Dumilah
3. Lakonan Stephen Rahman-Hughes sebagai Hang Tuah
4. Babak Konfrontasi Puteri Dan Sultan
5. Melaka, Arahan Muzik dan Susunan Muzik oleh Roslan Aziz
6. Rekaan Set Pelayaran Menuju ke Melaka, Istana Melaka & Gunung Ledang oleh Raja Malek
7. Elemen Ilusi Transformasi Nenek Kebayan kepada Puteri
8. Tarian ala Broadway Sultan Mahmud dalam Titah Sultan
9. Koreografi Perjalanan Ke Gunung Ledang
10. Adegan Tujuh Syarat Agung
2. zsazsarin.blogspot.com
Cerita ni banyak menerapkan unsur romantis, jenaka & magis! Diakhir persembahan, penonton memberi standing ovation.. PGL III memang SUPERB! Memang BEST.. Props yang digunakan memang mengagumkan. Tak terluah dengan kata-kata. Aku memang berpuas hati. Kalau ada peluang untuk tonton lagi aku takkan lepaskan. Crew2 pun memang hebat. Musician pun memang Hebat! Lagu2 runut bunyi pun best! Masing terngiang2 lagi lagu Melaka yang dierang nyanyi. Ape2 pun PGL The Musical III = SUPERB!
3. fatihatulzuriati.blogspot.com
Today was the first time in my life given chance to watch musical theater.. Puteri Gunung Ledang......It was superb.. wif all the magical touch like they mentioned in the paper.. I love to see the dance.. OMG is really fantastic.. i wish i could dance like that. Eventhough got a few error.. but it was ran smoothly.
4. Stella Wong
2009年2月7日 星期六
看戏

什么叫帅?在我的解释中,帅并不仅仅表现的是它的英俊潇洒,玉树临风,更需要表现出他的能歌善舞及出人意表的才能。这种男生并不是只是天上有,至少昨天我就见到了一位。


昨天就跟着学校剧团的掌门人和他的众弟子们到吉隆坡的Istana Budaya看了‘Puteri Gunung Ledang Musical Season 3’。之前因为没有看过舞台剧,就算电视机有转播,我也是不肖一瞥,因为我对它的成见是演员的脸作后面的人怎么看呢?也许我太肤浅了,因为昨天的经验已经对我说了,不需要对着他们的脸孔看,只要感受他们的动作与语调就可以令人振奋人心,热血沸腾!再加上极佳的灯光效果,乱得逼真道具,演员们的合作,紧凑的故事情节,意气风发的主角们,把观众带入高潮的In苏丹(跳舞很有魅力哟!),然后还有不可多得让人眼前一亮的瞬间移动简直把内心藏着的那份感动推出台面,只差没有哭出来!


不必多说,在马来西亚的历史中就属马六甲的最为吸引人。在精彩辉煌的同时尽藏着这么凄美的爱情故事。在忠诚及爱情,世人会选什么?在艰难,考验,挣扎,无奈之中,Hang Tuah 依然选择效忠于上司,远见着苏丹却命他到上上提情。若是一些无法承受压力或是经不起考验的人,我想大概不是私奔就是逃避吧!


我热爱故事的情节,更加歌颂两位男女主角的配合。男生唱起歌来歌声激昂,独特的嗓子随着肺中无限的力量在涌现他的真实情感。就好像有一架手风琴藏在他的胸中,动人的的歌声却也触动了我久求甘露的心弦,令我重新思考,有了新的领悟。女生的天籁也同时博取了我对她的敬佩!在赞颂他们的爱情之时,虽然遇到了种种的不顺,他人就一心只向Hang Tuah, 虽然我很不满意他开出来7个不对劲的条件。


我深信演舞台剧一定不是件容易的事,在还没在观众面前上映时,这群认真的班底肯定已经练习了千百遍,把台赤背得滚瓜烂熟,濯足了最充分的准备然后把最好的呈献给花钱买票的每位观众。


同样的,对于我自己,关心你的人都会有好的成绩,不管在品格上,或是功课上,或许只有小部分的人看见了努力的过程,然而大多数的人却在终点负责拍手庆贺。但是那时候就诉案没有任何一个人感受你过程中挣扎,无需担心!因为你的表现已足以让另外一位个体对他的人生作出了深思。
5. Chrisoro
What does lemak sound like? Stephen Rahman Hughes. What's a curry without the santan? What's a voice without resonance? When he sings, it's like buttah. Milk, honey and buttah. The girl next to me kinda squirmed and threw her head back and sighed "God, he's hot."

Tiara as Puteri. This one's interesting. Parts of the show have been changed a little. Numbers that used to be extremely upbeat have been toned down a little, giving interesting tones to the overall story. Bits that were left out in the last run (and I described my peevishness here) were put back in, to my utter excitement! When it comes to Puteri this time around, it seems that not only have the producers given her space to perform, but also more space to act - and this is great because 1) it shows more of Tiara's talent and 2) it gives the character of Puteri so much more depth that I didn't realise was actually missing in the last runs.

The final confrontation between Puteri and Mahmood was so much more moving this time, because of two things. One, Mahmood's reasons for almost sacrificing his son were articulated, making it more obvious that he was not only angered by Puteri, but evil enough to risk his son's life just to spite her. Ooooo, kejamnyeeeeee. Two, Puteri's final plea to Mahmood is so much more urgent than before, making her sacrifice of her pride even more meaningful - she does it because of her love for Hang Tuah.

Before, the scene pretty much played out as, Superficial Sultan Mahmood is about to stab his own son, and Puteri descends from the heavens to stop him. With total dignity she "Requests" that he forgets everything and lets her and Hang Tuah go. I simply took it as a given and never really gave that much thought.

But now, Mahmood says why he will go through with it as he prepares to make the sacrifice, thus making him cruel, psychotic, and you really realise the rage that must be coursing through him. Then she rushes forward and a tussle ensues, which I totally loved!! After the relative high dramatic performance all the way through the second act, this part of the scene still manages to top it with the drama. After this, she realises what a monster she is dealing with, and begs for Hang Tuah to be spared. I thought Hang Tuah was the hero, but no, she truly is.
6. Asrul Muzaffar
Segala rasa skeptikal dan kekecewaan terhadap versi filem hilang lenyap lesap ketika Adegan Ketiga (Khabar Hanyalah Khabar) di pentaskan. Menjelang Adegan Ketujuh (Malam Saksi Cinta), alunan lagu 'Di Puncak Tertinggi' nyanyian Puteri dan Tuah membawa saya ke alam mistikal indah. Ketika kapal layar muncul di pentas (Pelayaran Menuju Gunung Ledang) pada penghujung Babak 1, saya memaklumi diri bahawa suatu 'masterpiece' tempatan sedang berada di hadapan mata!

PGLM Musim III sesungguhnya telah meletakkan suatu 'benchmark' tinggi terhadap pementasan teater di Malaysia, terutamanya yang ingin dipentaskan di lokasi eksklusif seperti Istana Budaya. Ianya juga menyedarkan bahawa penggiat dan produser teater harus diberi pendedahan terhadap teater-teater muzikal Broadway dan WestEnd andai ingin berdiri sama tinggi dan duduk sama rendah dengan produksi-produksi Andrew Lloyd Webber, Jim Jacobs atau Jonathan Larson - terutamanya dari segi teknik, susunan muzik dan logistik pementasan.

Produser teater tempatan harus memperkembangkan skop melewati pentas Panggung Bandaraya atau MaTiC dan menumpukan hasil akhir terhadap produksi-produksi seperti yang diiltizamkan Tiara Jacquelina terhadap PGLM Musim III. Setinggi-tinggi ucapan tahniah harus diberikan terhadap beliau dan keseluruhan pelakon serta tenaga produksinya kerana berjaya menghasilkan sesuatu yang mampu membuat kita bangga digelar 'Bangsa Malaysia'.

Tahniah khusus harus diberi kepada AC Mizal yang memberikan lakonan berkesan hingga membuat saya lupa bahawa AC Mizal yang dipentas ialah AC Mizal. Juga kepada Stephen Rahman-Hughes dan Tiara kerana penjiwaan watak dan suara mereka yang memukau. Perihal props, efek khas, penataan muzik, kostum, koreografi - tak payah cakaplah. Tak berkelip mata menontonnya! Dan tentunya, tahniah teristimewa terhadap yang 'terutama', Tiara sendiri.

Sebab itulah, pertama kali sejak menonton produksi teater tanah air, saya bangun memberikan 'standing ovation' di akhir pementasan!
7. Amirah Afiqah
Puteri Gunung Ledang The Musical (S3)
Today was the bomb.Finally i got the chance to watch PGL The Musical Season 3 this year.& based on what i saw at 3.00pm just now, im certain that next year, i'll make sure i got the ticket to watch PGL The Musical Season 4.Oh wow, their performance was Brilliant.Amazing.Wonderful. There's actually not enough word to described the performance.

At the beginning of the musical, i was stunned by AC Mizal's voice.I do not know that he could sing that well.I know that he's former member of a very famous local band named, 4U2C.But to be that good, was undescribable(spelling??).Im amazed by the songs.Its still ringing in my ear for the sound was It!Ther's no doubt why PGL The Musical can come this far.Stephen Rahman Hughes played the role Hang Tuah.He have a ver wonderful voice.I wonder how all of the cast & brew could make such a magnificent work.& To be singing, dancing & acting LIVE, wow, they are brave.

I want to watch it again.Hope mummy got any more tickets.This time, its going to be me & my friends so we can go woo0-hoo all the way from the start till the end.
Congrats team PGL!!
8. MytimeMachine

Perfect.Gorgeous.Luscious.Tempting.Magical (PGLTM)

14th February 2009, I miss you.
Can't wait.

9. SimplylifeSarah

PUTERI GUNUNG LEDANG THE MUSICAL

Malam PGLTM musim 3 memberi impak yg berbeza pd saya. Sbg seorg yg juga suka pd sejarah,kerajaan Majapahit dilihat penuh penuh pengaruh jawa dan sedikit agama hindu dipaparkan. Juga tarian serta bahasanya yg menawan.

Cukup sy katakan dr segi aspek culture ia memenuhi syarat2 masyarakat Jawa Majapahit.

Oh ya,ttg Sultan Mahmud yg dilakonkan AdlinAman Ramli. Bersahaja dan menghiburkan. Dgn lagak yg very da ’I’m a king so I want what I want’ menampakkan bagaimana Sultan Mahmud dlm catatan sastera sgt menghendaki Gusti Putri.

Dan 7 syarat yg dikenakan dari 2 jambatan emas dan perak,7 dulang hati kuman and yg terakhir sekali, semangkuk darah Putera Ahmad(of course anda semua pernah baca sastera kan?) sebenar nya menyembunyikan hajat sebenar sang Puteri.

Iaitu Puteri tidak mahukan Sultan. Dia nak Hang Tuah juga... (Dh org tak nak,paham-paham le...).

There are things are best to let go. If things are not meant together why bother forcing? Kan dah Sultan Mahmud marah lalu sumpah Puteri,Then Puteri and Tuah keciwa.(kecewa ejaan sebenar. Saja exaggerated…)

Tgk? Tak ramai yg terluka?

MESEJ DLM INTERPRETASI

Melalui interpretasi seni teater,kita dpt melihat gambaran jelas sebuah penulisan sastera. Ketika dlm perjalanan pulang sy mendengar komen mama sendiri ttg sejarah sebenar Hang Tuah. Bg sy (please, ini pandangan seorg student saja,bukan pakar) Hang Tuah itu lambang kesetiaan.
Tp pd Raja Mahmud yg otaknya perempuan. Nak berbakti mesti ada tujuan pasti. Taksub dgn kesetiaan bukan-bukan amat payah. Kerana Tuan sebenar setiap manusia ialah Allah. Sastera zaman dahulu mmg disulami fahaman yg bukan berpaksi agama.

Macam dlm hidup,kita mesti ada tujuan pasti. Mesti sedar diri sentiasa.Mesti tahu tempat kita sbg hamba pada Tuan segala tuan di dunia iaitu Rabb.

(pic: Hang Tuah? )


Dgn bersikap realistik dan rasional selalunya kita takkan mudah buat keputusan melulu. Usaha dan tawakal. InsyaAllah bakal mengelakkan dr ketentuan yg tidak baik.

Bila nafsu merajai hati, adakah anda mahu bertindak bagai Sultan Mahmud yg hampir membunuh anak sendiri?

Think. YOU MUST THINK before you act.

As for the performance,I would say PGLTM 3 captured my interest again in theater. This time, with deeper meaning.
10. Hafizzuan

Puteri Gunung Ledang The Musical

This is an absolute amazin experience for me..for a very first time ever i watched Puteri Gunung Ledang The Musical..Who has never been to this amazing theatre or who has never been to Istana Budaya, u shud come and watch dis production..Puteri Gunung Ledang is the legendary story that every Malaysian knows by heart,between the beautiful mystic Gusti Puteri and the greatest malay warrior Hang Tuah..Puteri Gunung Ledang is all about Malaysian musical and has a world class production values..What i'd like the most about this theatre are:
-Set,a different staging based on the scene
-music,a traditional malay music blended with an international values arrangements
-costume,a fully utilization of malaysian songket which is an absolute beautiful
-lighting,colourful lighting which added an extra feeling
-and for sure the casts,they put so much heart into dis production to ensure that the characters come alive to the stage
I wish that this beautiful story will be air live in Royal Albert Hall,Sydney Opera House and any other place in the whole entire world.THIS IS SOMETHING THAT MALAYSIAN SHOULD BE PROUD OF...
11. Only Sharm

masih di Minggu pertama Februari 09


" Kuhinakan diriku untuk merengkuh cinta sejati,
Cintamu bagai cahaya mentari yang membakar wajahku,
meski sekilas kurasa namun akan menjadi bekal hingga akhir zaman..."




Malam jemat ya tek aku g nanggar show Premier Puteri Gunung Ledang The Musical Session III. Banyak juak perubahan dalam session kali tok, antaranya ada magic hilang hilang (tabik la kat illusion director nya) kak ya custome kacak2, backdrop pun lagik canggih walaupun ada set2 yang aku masih ingat session II pun lagik kacak dan yang paling bes sebab kali tok aku boleh amik gambar heheh ;) yang kurangnya kali tok adalah, sik brapa menusuk ke kalbu..sik brapa feel compare to last two session. Berair juak la mata ku time sedih2, tapi kali tok sedih jak tapi feel kata urang tak mari. Cuma yang aku tabik, Stephen Rahman Hughes pun feel semakin bagus sebagai Laksamana Hang Tuah sebab nya sik menghafal lagik hehe :) tapi mmg tabik lah dengan mat salleh celup tok bahasa melayunya memang sik pelat.



Puteri Gunung Ledang is a Malaysian musical directed by Zahim Albakri, co-directed by Adlin Aman Ramlie, book by Saw Teong Hin and music composed by Dick Lee. The musical is based on the 2004 Puteri Gunung Ledang film. The original production was staged at the Istana Budaya in February 2006, this was followed by two more productions and an now showing again at Istana Budaya from 6th to 21st February. Tiara Jacquelina and Stephen Rahman-Hughes starred as Gusti Putri and Hang Tuah in all the productions to date. Other members of the production team are music director Roslan Aziz, choreographer Pat Ibrahim and production designer Raja Malek. The musical was staged in poetic Malay and Javanese-accented Malay, but English subtitles were provided.


Katakan hadirmu kerna cinta


Tari seindah ini di Melaka letaknya " Sultan Mahmud





Setapak langkah meninggalkan mu, 2 tapak bertambah kasih ku padamu


Apa korban percintaan, apa korbankah pengorbanan

Cinta atau setia
time tok.. laksamana Hang Tuah berjumpa dengan PGL di Gunung Ledang kononnya, serba salah jadinya sebab Hang Tuah tek di titah oleh Sultan tok minang mpuan nok di suk nya...



11. graha Residenku


Apa-apa pun, PGL III masih lagi satu produksi tempatan yang boleh dibanggakan. Biarpun boleh dipertingkat mutunya, terutama aspek lakonan Hang Tuah, nyanyian Putri Gusti dan susunan muzik lagu-lagunya.

Satu lagi, penceritaannya boleh diperketatkan agar para penonton boleh menangkap keagungan cinta lagenda ini. Semestinya adalah satu pengorbanan yang besar untuk seorang Puteri Hindu, meninggalkan segala-galanya untuk mendamba cinta seorang hulubalang terbilang yang menang mencintainya setulus hati, tetapi cintanya itu kalah kepada kesetiaannya kepada Sultannya.


Rating: B
12. it's all about me

PUTERI GUNUNG LEDANG THE MUSICAL
title kat atas ni je mesti dah membuatkan ramai yang teruja... mana taknyer, pementasan teater yang dinanti2kan oleh peminat teater dah pun bermula... ntuk musim yang ketiga bagi satu nama pementasan yang sama... apa yang aku leh ungkapkan kat sini... satu persembahan yang SPECTACULAR !!!... nasib baik lah ntuk musim ketiga nih aku dapat menyaksikan sendiri dengan dua biji bola mata aku... selama ni aku hanya dengar cakap2 orang, baca review dari reporter2... perasaan teruja tu mmg tak dapat dinafikan walaupun dalam diri tu tak nak melonjak sangat keriangan... ibarat kanak2 yang disogok dengan gula2...

secara keseluruhannya... pementasan kali nih aku boleh cakap sangat baik... almost perfect... sape yang bersifat perfectionist pasti berpuas hati ngan buah tangan tiara ntuk musim kali nih... sentuhan muzik dalam pementasan PGL betul2 membuatkan mata aku tertuncap pada pentas persembahan... walaupun pada first session agak sukar ntuk aku faham apa yang diungkapkan... mana taknya bahasa yang dipakai adalah bahasa jawa dari kerajaan majapahit... tapi nasib baiklah ada translation... sesekali mata aku tertoleh pada skrin ntuk memahami ape yang cube diperkatakan... hehehehe... sori aku mmg tak paham pada sessi pertama...

elemen magis yang ditonjolkan betul2 buat aku terpukau dan teruja... kadang tu terpikir sbb ianya sesuatu yang menarik ntuk di pamerkan... sbb sblm nih ader juga aku terbaca review pasal magis yang diterapkan... mmg memuaskan.. dgn adanya bunga api membuatkan seolah2 kiter berada sekali dalam dunia PGL... adegan komedi tak perlu la aku cakap... mmg citer ni full of emotion... ade sedih, romantik, patriotik, suke, komedi and lain-lain lagi... mmg cukup garam dan gule ibarat masak2... hehehehe...

kalo nak dicakapkan slot yang paling meninggalkan kesan atau yang paling aku suke... aku akan jawab masa sultan mahmud (adlin aman ramlie) menyanyi dan menari bersama rakyat jelata... memang menghiburkan... kalo boleh aku nakkan ianya berulang lagi... sbb lagu dan muzik ntuk slot tuh mmg menarik... dengan gerak tari yang penuh dengan sense of humor... props yang diguna pakai mmg tak dapat dinafikan sangat2 besar dan menarik sekali... mmg tak dapat dinafikan produksi PGL mmg memuaskan hati bagi yang pergi menonton...

hmmm... dah banyak aku mengulas pasal PGL ni... so, korang yang tak pergi lagi better pergi dapatkan ticket... oooopsss lupe ticket dah abis... so bagi yang tak dapat pergi menonton tuh sori la ek... bagi yang dah beli ticket tuh... make sure korang menikmati setiap saat dan detik dalam pementasan... sbb bagi aku semua slot dalam PGL... mmg menarik... tengok skali macam tak puas... aku macam nak tgk sekali lagi... kalo lah ticket ader lagi... mmg hajat hati nih, nak menonton sekali lagi... sbb aku tak puas... macam nak tonton berulangkali baru akan rasa puas... tapi two thumbs up should be given to the team... mmg satu persembahan yang amat berbaloi... mmg tak rugi... k la, signing off here... take care and enjoy life to the fullest... daaaaaaaaaaaaa.....
13. Fotowarung Bazuki

Teater Musikal Puteri Gunung Ledang by Osman Adnan

Kuala Lumpur 6/2/2009 Tayangan perdana Teater Musikal Puteri Gunung Ledang musim ke-3 telah mula dipertontonkan kepada umum bermula 6 hingga 21 febuari di Istana Budaya. Teater Musikal PGL ini masih mengekalkan barisan pelakon utama yang terdiri daripada Stephen Rahman Hughes (Hang Tuah), Tiara Jacquelina ( Gusti Puteri Raden Adjeng), AC Mizal (Gusti Adipati Handaya Ningrat ), Adlin Aman Ramli (Sultan Mahmud) dan ramai lagi. Gambar oleh Osman Adnan / NSTP

FotoWarung | OsmanAdnan

14. Adli Syahril

What can I say?

This season's production is bigger and better. I could not believe my eyes when I watched it. It's like a magical performance on stage.

They brought in the ship! That part looks better compared to the previous season. I love the "7 Syarat" part. The music, the scene and the act = Awesome.

Ida Mariana (as Bayan) and Tiara Jaquelina (as Gusti Puteri) in the first act.
My favorite Bayan (Ida Mariana) did a very splendid performance. I was wow-ed by her voice and her acting.

The ghost (nenek kebayan) of Gunung Ledang (This image looks like the one from Season 2)

The nenek kebayan part was really really good. It's been my favorite scene since the last season. Kudos to the production for improving the scene and I'm still loving it.

Anyway, Puteri Gunung Ledang 3 is a MUST-SEE performance of 2009. It is great. You'll see the magic!
15. poetically me
The musical really stood up to every praise and ovation it was given for the past couple of seasons. It definitely exceeded my expectations of a local production, and I am one person who does not look that lowly upon my own country, mind you.

I thought the costumes and wardrobe were all very befitting and authentic. The Puteri, Tiara Jaquelina, looked amazing despite being about 40 years of age. Every one of the cast sang beautifully especially the Bayan, Ida Mariana, who was the Puteri's caretaker. And even the half kwai loh Hang Tuah, Stephen Hughes-Rahman, had the most mesmerizing voice (and look) despite not being fluent in Malay.

But what I loved most about the play was the dance choreography which really looked extremely professional. I found that the dance was flawless in every aspect. It was playful and coy, very precise, quick paced and the whole thing just amalgamated so well. I dare say this production is up there with any west end musical.
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Bravo!

Clap, clap, clap. Bravo!! Awesome!!Fantastic!!

17. Hidup Punya Banyak Pilihan
“Kisah dua jiwa
Di kemuncak yang teragung
Cinta dan setia
Pengorbanan yang tak ternilai”


Uniknya kisah percintaan dua insan. Di kisahkan melalui musical yang sangat mengagumkan. Tayang untuk musim ke-3 membangkitkan keterujaan untuk menyaksikannya buat kali kedua. Sehebat penceritaan yang di dengar pada zaman dahulu tentang kepahlawanan Laksamana Hang Tuah. Begitulah juga ketrampilan Hang Tuah di samping kehebatan tunggak utama Gusti Puteri Raden Ajeng Retno Dumilah iaitu Puteri Gunung Ledangnya mencuri hati penonton. Teater musical yang cukup hebat dan patut diberi pengiktirafan dan penghargaan.
Syabas buat PUTERI GUNUNG LEDANG THE MUSICAL..


18. Puteri Gunung Lednang - The Musical Season 3

I received the following sms during CNY:-

Adrian : Do you have tickets to Puteri Gunung Ledang?

My : No, I don't but why are you interested in a local Malay musical?

Adrian : I have watched it 2 times and it is as good as Mamma Mia!

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Well, Adrian was SUPER wrong! Puteri Gunung Ledang - The Musical ( Season 3) (PGL) is much better than Mamma Mia!.

The reason Adrian asked me for tickets was that my company is sponsoring the show. He thought that I am so high-ranking that I will be given free tickets! I am just a small-fry. Well, judging at the quality of our Malay movies, I thought that I could safely give PGL a miss. Moreover, the ticket is not cheap.

And out of a sudden, my customer called and said that one of his companies is co-sponsoring the show and asked me if I was interested. Ahem...Adrian is a man that enjoys the finest things in life, so if he says that it is good - it must be good. I got 4 tickets for a Saturday show. I literally had to convince Elaine to attend. Initially, she was just as hesitant ( as I was). The reason : Malay show, must be boring with those traditional music and dances. I told her that she could experience a real musical and Istana Budaya is the best place with the best sound system. Since, she was free, she said, why not.

From Wikipedia :-

Set late in the 15th Century, the musical tells the tale of Gusti Putri, a princess of Majapahit who falls in love with the Malaccan warrior Hang Tuah. The pair first meet when a Malaccan entourage arrives in Majapahit, and both are immediately intrigued with the other's charm and intelligence.

When Majapahit is threatened by a coup, the king Gusti Adipati asks Sultan Mahmud of Malacca for help. Sultan Mahmud promises his aid on the condition that he be allowed to marry Gusti Putri. Gusti Adipati agrees to the condition, not realising that his sister has fallen for another. Sultan Mahmud then sends Tuah to lead a delegation to warn Majapahit's enemy. Gusti Putri, overcome with longing for her beloved, decides to leave Majapahit for Mount Ledang, where she will wait for Tuah.

Gusti Adipati learns that his sister has fled, and chases her to Malacca. When Sultan Mahmud learns that Gusti Putri is on Gunung Ledang, he sends Tuah as his delegate to formally present his proposal of marriage to her. The lovers are reunited on Gunung Ledang, but Gusti Putri is disappointed to learn that Hang Tuah has sought her out on behalf of his king.

Gusti Putri then sets seven conditions for Sultan Mahmud to fulfil before she will accept his proposal, the seventh condition being a bowl of his young son's blood. Before Sultan Mahmud can kill his own son, Gusti Putri stops him, declaring that the conditions were a rejection and all she wants is to live on Gunung Ledang in peace. Enraged, Sultan Mahmud condemns her to live forever alone on Gunung Ledang.

Even when 4 of us were seated in the theatre ( me, Elaine, Adrian and his friend) before the show, I was still very skeptical. Adrian bought the programme for RM15 and I remarked that I would never waste my money like that. Guess who is having the last laugh.

It was not what we have expected - dull, slowing moving dance moves and traditional music that can put us to sleep. On the contrary, the music was so enjoyable ( the music has some very strong pop-rock influence), the dance move at times were intricate and at times entertaining (especially the part where Sultan Mahmud did a Britney Spears). Everyone was laughing. The singing was flawless. They spent a lot of money in the props - it was so grand. And there was this part where Hang Tuah and Puteri Gunung Ledang meet up under the moon and stars and they were exchanging lovey dovey. I wish that I were the Princess. Bahasa Melayu/Malaysia has never been so beautifully spoken! The show ended with a standing ovation from the audience.

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I could not help to take a picture with the promo board after the show. A bit malu because a lot of people were looking as they were waiting for their turns!

And yes, I bought the RM15 programme!

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19. Worsworth

Puteri Gunung Ledang Musical Theatre!


Wow, free VIP tickets to watch a musical theatre of internationally-recognised grandeur! A few sprung up in mind to share an epic euphoria together, such a craze forgetting my sister herself wouldn't sacrifice her golden opportunity for any of favourites.

Istana Budaya
Taken from my seat's angle


Istana Budaya's theatre lobby extends the influence of Malay culture, taking the shape of rebana ubi design. I'd rather say it was more or less similar to a cinema's interior with better lightning and audio system plus orchestra's pit, large enough to accommodate 98 musicians at once. For a satisfying experience, it's suggested that you fork out extra money for better placing be it grand circle on the second floor, or the upper one for those having higher sense of artistic appreciation.

Tiara, AC Mizal, Stephen and of course Adlin himself as a director-cum-Sultan Mahmud were exceptional, glorifying enough..and I wouldn't hesitate to splash a large chunk for a second time if there is. Damn, I envy Adlin for his majestic transcript that would melt anybody's heart even after being translated to English. How powerful words could be, bamboozled a flabbergasted me to fix my eyes on its English translation instead of the wonderfully choreographed dances.

Thumbs up Tiara, your melodious voice is even better than Sheila Majid's, sorry to say! On top of that, she isn't a Malay to pronounce Java-nised scripts with nearly-exact imitation! This, was very contrary to some of my brightest non-Malays who embarrassingly couldn't get away with native accent. In her case, I wanna compare her to Michelle Yeoh who'd never been heard speaking in Malay and though of such talent, Hong Kong and Hollywood seem to suit her life better than providing us with home-groomed world class entertainment. Shame on you, shame on you.
"Ke Mana Tumpahnya Kuah Kalau Bukan Ke Nasi"

In short, PGL is a masterpiece and should be on your weekend's list as a finale it is before curtaining yet another successful season this February end. Take your soul mates with, you've my words that a disappointment is far from fetch.
20. dxoul
Ternyata sekali, PGLM sememangnya tidak mengecewakan. Lakonan, kostum, rekaan pentas, penataan cahaya, tarian, muzik. .segalanya SPEKTAKULAR! Tatkala menonton teater yang berdurasi selama hampir 3 jam setengah ini, hadirin yang berada di dalam sidang dewan seolah-olah terpaku,terpana,terpukau dengan permainan cahaya dan ilusi yang ditampilkan. jikalau boleh, aku tidak akan benarkan diriku mengerdipkan mata walaupun sesaat. Takut terasa rugi. Ianya sebuah naskhah pengembaraan yang sungguh menakjubkan!



Lakonan Tiara, Stephen, Ida Mariana, Adlin dan AC adalah gred A.Terutama sekali AC sebagai Gusti Adipati Handaya Ningrat dan Ida Mariana yang membawa watak Bayan. You captured my attention Ida. Class! Konfrontasi Gusti Putri dan Sultan sangat meninggalkan kesan. Masih terbayang lagi, keris yang dihunuskan oleh Sultan Mahmud tepat diatas kepala Gusti Putri. Seolah-olah sumpah, tulah dan daulatnya ditujukan dan sampai kepada aku yang duduk betul-betul dihadapan pentas.* kannn.[ merasa silver chair seater ]. Kemampuan Stephen menyanyi dalam bahasa Melayu juga boleh dibanggakan.Dengan slanga yang hampir tiada sedikit pun bunyi ke “ Mat Salehhan”nya, sesetengah orang Malaysia seharusnya berasa malu dengan diri sendiri. [sherasi bershamaaa lagu tema]



Aku secara peribadinya, amat terpegun dengan rekaan 20 setnya yang berubah-ubah mengikut keperluan babak. Gigantik. Aksi kapal layar merentas gelombang samudera membawa seorang putri raja Majapahit yang sedang melarikan diri ke Melaka itu sangat memukaukan.Set untuk babak di istana juga begitu gah. Aku seolah-olah merelakan diri ini dibawa untuk berada di zaman kemasyhuran Kesultanan Melayu Melaka. Babak Gusti Putri berlari dicelah-celah batuan semasa di kejar Hang Tuah lalu naik ke props puncak bukit yang disinari bulan mengambang adalah sangat indah dan romantis! Aku suka dan fenfeeling nak bercinta balik.

[ bayangkan babak hero dan heroin Hindustan berlari dari satu pokok getah ke pokok getah yang lain]


merentas samudera selat melaka


Koreografi tarian dan penari juga sangat menghiburkan, pantas dan cergas. Aku terpaku melihat liuk lintuk tarian Jawa yang ditarikan oleh Gusti Putri semasa membuat persembahan untuk menghiburkan Sultan Mahmud yang berkunjung ke Tanah Jawa. Memang ada roh dan jiwa! Percubaan Adlin Aman Ramlie untuk menari juga tidak boleh dipandang enteng. Adlin membuktikan bahawa semua orang boleh menari kalau berlatih. [Walaupun dipenghujung lagu, Adlin nampak hampir hilang stabilitinya. Sikit lagi mahu jatuh. Haha. Patik nampak ye Tuanku] Namun aku berpendapat, Adlin tidak perlu untuk nampak ‘sangat lembut’ semasa menari. Kau tu kan Sultan! Harus lah nampak tegap walaupun sedang menari.*pitammm

Penerapan unsur ilusi [bukan magis], juga sangat membantu menghidupkan lagi teater ini. Babak bunga terapung semasa jampi serapah yang di alunkan oleh Bayan dalam bahasa Jawa itu tidaklah kelihatan hebat sangat tapi meremanglah juga bulu roma. Tetapi untuk babak Gusti Putri hilang ketika berselindung di balik kain Bayan dan kemunculannya berubah dari seorang nenek kebayan kepada Gusti Putri memang memberi impak. Penonton begitu teruja dan bertepuk tangan seperti dapat melihat gajah angkat kedua-dua belah kaki di sirkis. Begitu juga babak nenek kebayan hilang dan muncul semasa menghalang rombongan meminang Hang Tuah di dalam hutan Gunung Ledang, api keluar dari keris Sultan dan jari jemari Bayan. Percikan api yang sangat berkilau itu adalah ilusinya.



Namun begitu, tak semua itu adalah sempurna. Ada juga sedikit kecacatan berlaku semalam. Bilamana, kain yang sepatutnya jatuh untuk menjadi air terjun itu tersangkut, tayangan terpaksa diberhentikan seketika. Ah sedikit sebanyak, mood terganggu.Tetapi selepas 5 minit, segalanya kembali seperti biasa. Tidak begitu menjejaskan bagi aku. Tidak tahulah orang lain. Selain daripada itu, aku rasa muziknya juga agak kuat sehinggakan tidak kedengaran bait-bait lirik yang dilontarkan oleh pemangku watak utama. Terutama sekali sessi pembukaan babak kedua [ Melaka Terbilang ]. Suara Stephen agak tenggelam.


Wah.Panjangnya aku mengulas. Cukup-cukup la. Kang makan hati pula wartawan bertauliah. Tak apalah. Pengalaman ini aku rasa wajar dan aku rasa seronok untuk dikongsikan bersama pada mereka yang tidak dapat/tidak mahu/tidak pernah/tak cukup budget menontonnya. Buat si Etong yang pertama kali dalam sejarahnya menonton teater, merasaaa nak pegi tengok lagi selepas ini. Bestkan Tong! I’ve told you. Untuk mereka yang tidak pernah menonton, pergilah. Sekurang-kurangnya sekali seumur hidup. Seperti yang pernah aku cakap dulu, menonton teater sangat berlainan daripada menonton dipanggung wayang, mahupun TV 14 inci di rumah/apartment/kondo/rumah kerajaan JKR Seksyen 17/Vista Angkasa/Kajang dsb. terasa lebih dekat dengan diri anda.

Ada baiknya sekiranya masih ada kudrat untuk meneruskan perjuangan ini ditambah dengan beberapa lagi babak Antaranya yang aku rasa boleh jadi tambah menarik, persediaan hantaran yang telah dipinta oleh Gusti Puteri. Aku menjangkakan babak itu ada dalam persembahan semalam. Terfikir juga bagaimana team produksi hendak mencetuskan idea mencari 7 dulang hati hama dan hati nyamuk.hehehe

Apapun, jikalau sebeginilah produksi anak tempatan mampu zahirkan, aku rasa bangga! PGLM kali ini, untuk bayaran tiket yang berjumlah suku ribuan itu, aku puas dan rasa sangat berbaloi. Tahniah tahniah tahniah Datin Seri Tiara, Datuk Zahim Albakri,Adlin,Pat Ibrahim, Roslan Aziz, Raja Maliq and the team. Anda sememangnya Magis!


sesi sign autograph

p/s : kalau ada lagi next season, merasa aku nak pegi audition jadi part of the production team! Jadi nenek kebayan pun sanggup. Tak pun tukang tolak-tolak props [transformer]

21. Eddy Banod

More Magic di Puteri Gunung Ledang The Musical III

Teruja dan amat teruja... Insan seperti aku yg sgt mencintai teater ni akan rasa bergocak2 dlm jiwa tatkala ada teater yg membuatkan aku sgt beria2 nak tgk... 1st seasons aku tgk sgt "wow".... Bila tgk 2nd seasons plak lagi wow..wow...wow...!!!.. Dan akhirnya utk 3rd seasons ni, fuh!!! Superbbb!!!!.. Standing ovation aku bagi utk kesemua watak terutama watak Bayan oleh Ida Mariana...

Apa magic yang terjadi??? Gusti Puteri tiba2 hilang dr pelukan kain Bayan...cnm ne tuh??? Nenek kebayan bertukar menjadi Gusti Puteri...Huh..yang ni nampak real... Setelah mati, Bayan hilang tetiber...aiyak...ni semua yg membuahkan pembaharuan dlm musim akhir ni... Syabas utk pengarahnya Zahim al Bakri dan juga Datin Seri Tiara... effect letupan yg haishh..dasyat....Kezutan...!!! Apa2 pun ada jua sedekit kelemahan dr segi tuturan dialog Hang Tuah oleh Stephen Rahman yang kdg2 x clear maybe coz lama x bcakap bahasa melayu... Nyanyianya tak sehebat musim lepas but still OK.. Props2 yang ada sedikit tambaham membuatkan ianya hidup!!!.... Opss..x leh cite byk, kene g tgk..rugi!!!!
22. Singgahan Rasa

PGLM III

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"Kuhinakan diriku untuk merengkuh cinta sejati, Cintamu bagai cahaya mentari yang membakar wajahku, meski sekilas kurasa namun akan menjadi bekal hingga akhir zaman..."
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We had the opportunity to watch Puteri Gunung Ledang The Musical III during the very first day of the show on 6th February, 2009. Thanks to the sponsor (thanks to my Dearest Hubby too!) for giving out free corporate tickets (worth about RM200 each) to us in conjunction with its 50th Anniversary.

I have to admit that the show went very well that night and there were no seats left unoccupied. The element of magic in certain scenes stood out very well and had amazed the audience who always threw their big claps throughout the show.

Even Adlin Aman Ramlie appeared only in a few scenes, he had a standing ovation by the audience at the end of the play who love his act as Sultan Mahmud.

My Husband and I although love this theater, we just could not help but to compare it with this which had won our hearts last year. Having said that the experience to watch the theater is the great one, we must to admit it though.

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"Tidak sahlah sesuatu kenangan itu jika tidak dipegunkan, kan?"

23. Pursuit of happy-ness

Puteri Gunung Ledang the Musical

Puteri Gunung Ledang the Musical has been restaged! I have watched it last Saturday with Sue (thanks ah sue for the fun and enjoyable nyte!) and i rellyy enjoyed it. At first mmg jual mahal, takmo pegi..But then, bila dah tgk sendiri.. It's amazing i tell you!! They have a very wonderful sets, pastu macam ada special kind of magic. Ada letop sana sini, pastu org leh disappear tiba-tiba. Stephen Rahman-Hughes as Hang Tuah has a very beautiful voice, plus he is handsome! Hang Tuah handsome yang muka mcm mat saleh :D As for both of the Kings.. i think they did a great job. AC was really into his character and Adlin’s 80’s showcase dance was cute.

Mmg satisfied habess la, with the live modern and traditional music, dancing, acting and the coordination of props.Jakun okke, first time tgk theater kat IB. hehe..go and get your ticket now! The whole lot.. i would give 8 outta 10!
24. Puteri Gunung Ledang The Musical by syeff

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Gusti Puteri Retno Dumilah wtih Bayan.

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Hang Tuah and Gusti Puteri Retno Dumilah in their first meeting sparks romance between them.

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Puteri Gunung Ledang the Musical.

FotoWarung | syeff

25. The Princess of the Mount from Afar

The media frenzy surrounding the epic was not just a vacant hype. The Musical undoubtedly deserves the accolades. With such quality of star performances by the casts, it was no surprise that 2009 is the third time that theater is being staged to the Malaysian public.

It was mind-boggling to come to realisation that the whole project is anchored by a Malaysian. Tiara Jacquelina definitely has succesfully reinforced Puteri Gunung Ledang to become another Malaysian's well-built household icon.

Sets and props of the show were splendid too. Technical glitch during the show seemed minor as soon as the stars bowed during the end of the Musical. Standing ovation.

It was definitely another Sunday well-spent.

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