Apa Kata Blogger Yang Menonton Puteri Gunung Ledang The Musical Season 3 (Bhg. 2)
12 Febuari - PGL Musical season 3 sangat hebat dan buat kami terpaku & terasa sungguh ‘Wow’. Hati berbunga-bunga apabila kami dapat seat barisan ke-5 dari Pentas. Masa sebelum start teater tu, aku dan Syah berdoa-doa agar Datin seriTiara sendiri melakonkan watak tu sbb ada time tu org lain berlakon. Aku rasa masa tayangan siang kot. Kami happy bila tengok Tiara muncul di pentas.
Berbanding dgn PGLM season 2, season 3 ini digarap dgn kemas & terperinci. Antara point2 yg aku ingin share:-
-PGLM 3 menggunakan backdrop yg baru seperti batu- batuan air terjun yg lebih nampak real berbanding season sebelumnya.
-Bahasa Melayu pelakon Stephan Rahman semakin jelas & terasa lebih melayu.
-PGLM 3 menggunakan teknik2 silap mata pada beberapa babak & telah medapat tepukan gemuruh.
-Cinta yg dipamerkan oleh Puteri lebih terasa dlm PGLM3 ini. Di sini kami dapat rasa feel yg lebih dalam beberapa babak antaranya semasa Puteri jatuh cinta dgn Hang Tuah, perasaan membara & pengorbanan Puteri sehingga sanggup berlayar di lautan utk bertemu Tuah & semasa Puteri itu kecewa apabila tahu Tuah datang utk meminangnya kepada Sultan. Hati kami turut tersentuh masa Puteri menagis tersedu-sedu menunggu Tuah yg tidak muncul2.
-Di dalam season kali ini dijelaskan bagaimana Puteri ini mendapat ilmu yg tinggi hingga mampu meredah lautan. Ini adalah ilmu yg di beri oleh Pengasuh beliau. Pada babak ini, terdapat sedikit magic dilakukan apabila bunga putih terawang- awang di udara.
-Babak yg klimaks & mendebarkan tatkala Puteri sangat marah apabila di desak utk berkahwin dgn Sultan Melaka. Pada masa itu kedengaran suara dia bertempik dgn kuat dan seram menyatakan syarat2 beliau.
-Lakonan AC Mizal memang mantap. Agak gerun melihat dia menjadi Raja Majapahit, Cuma bila AC mula menyanyi, dia menggunakan suara normal dia. Suara AC sedap & romantik hingga menghilangkan kegerunan aku terhadap watak Raja Majapahit itu sendiri.
-Backdrops favourite aku adalah keadaan Gunung Ledang tatkala Hang Tuah & pahlwan Raja Melaka sedang menjejaki Puteri. Backdrops tersebut adalah juntaian kain seperti dedaun yg melambangkan hutan rimba, batu-batuan dan air terjun.
-Watak Sultan Melaka oleh Adlin Aman Ramli kali ini sedikit lawak terutama semasa dia menari-nari dab menyanyi.
- Letupan api banyak berlaku dalam teater ini terutama semasa munculnya nenek kebayan. Ini telah menghasikan bau2 benda terbakar & asap. Ada juga time2 tertentu bau minyak gas semasa org2 Melaka menyalakan api sebagai lampu.
-Sistem cahaya & sistem bunyi sangat perfect.
-Suara Datin seri Tiara semakin gemersik & sedap di dengar.
-Aku bagi 5 bintang dan 100% markah penuh utk teater ini. – perfect-
* Ini adalah tayangan yg sempurna pada bulan cinta iaitu valentines day. (aku tak sambut pun tapi romantic jika boleh tengok teater ni dgn pasangan).
Best gilaa teater ni…tak ada perkataan yg boleh describe betapa hebatnya teater ni. Memang yg terbaik & ada class..
Cerita Cinta Agung.
If you dig love stories, then you're gonna dig this. I, for one do not. Having watched Wicked, I tend to compare PGLM with it. Conclusion; they're incomparable.
Now, back to PGLM.
The storyline was original and deserves resounding applause. "Cerita Cinta Agung" was indeed represented. The props, staging and presentations were amazing. The songs were OK, I guess. I won't sing to any of them, that's for sure. But the casts were a bit "Eh!" coz let's face it, there aren't a lot of very talented singers cum actors in Malaysia who are Malaysians. I wasn't blown off by the singing as I was when I witnessed Wicked. I really think they can do better. The dance numbers were a bit boring and I didn't see a whole lot of difficulty in the choreography.
All in all, it was a good musical, but not worth second viewing.
(A minute there, I felt like I was Simon Cowell. Lol.)
4. Puteri Gunung Ledang The Musical 111
Puteri Gunung Ledang The Musical Season 3.. It was superb and fantastic.. Hard to explain in word, but then you can feel it when you watch it at istana budaya. Yeah!! Mari berkongsi cerita, untuk season 1 and 2, wan tak tengok PGLM ni sebabnya xtahu and xminat sangat teater. So lepas jer tengok P Ramlee Musical tu, wan memang terus fallin in love with teater.. So biler tahu PGLm akan di pentaskan, wan mula la mencari kawan and tiket. Call geng wey tapi no respon sebab masaalah teknikal kot. So try ajak aiman and awang, and they agree..
On wednesday last week, sepatutnya kami bertiga pergi tapi aiman xdapat join sebbnya dia baru dapat kerja and have training on that day. So only me and awang pergi tengok, itupun last minute dah aiman cancel, most of my friend plak ada kelas untuk replace aiman, so burn gitu jer la. Kami tengok tayangan petang which is start at 3pm. Yup ramai giler orang and full okey.
Yes wan excited giler nak tengok PGLM ni, so secara total memang puas hati till that nyte i mimpi tengok lagi PGLM tu.. hebat sangat penangan PGLM ni. Dari awal lagi dah kagum dengan prop, tarian and kostum mereka, jalan penceritaan best and susunan lagu mantap, semuanya smooth and suara mereka yang menyanyikan lagu pun best. I wish untuk tengok sekali lagi, uwaaa desperately need it. Start scene kat majapahit tu, asyik giler wan tengok tarian jawa tu, sbb menarikla.., prop bukit tu memang wan duk fikir, macam ne mereka buat and macam ne leh stand mcm tu, and macam-macam lagi.. 6 bongkah tu leh ubah-ubah untuk few scene.
Then, scene Tiara ilang kat tengah-tengah pentas tu, and how she make it.. itu jadi persoalan yang wan duk fikir, tarian sulu kot kalau x silap yang tiara tarikan pun memang lembut and sangat lawa k. Then scene depan istana, yang prop pagar turun dari atas pun memang lawa wey.. uwaaaa can't explain in word.. ni confirm.. kena tengok and feel sendiri..
Awang pun excited giler and sian kat aiman sebb x dapat tengok PGLM ni.. Rugi taw aiman... hehehe.. End tayangan around 6pm, so suppose malam tu wan kena pergi tengok konsert gamelan kat aswara tapi xgi then lepak jer ngan both of them.. Lepas amik aiman kat subang, we all terus ke midvalley untuk dinner and lepak-lepak kat starbucks the garden..
Sebuah pementasan yang hebat..
Congratulation to all Puteri Gunung Ledang Musical Season 3 crew..
I am watching Puteri Gunung Ledang The Musical last night @ Istana Budaya.. Best Giler.. Best yang teramat.. I am so enjoyed with the show. The show started at 8.30pm - 11.30pm. I was very lucky to be inside the Panggung Sari hall to watch the magical and mystical Malaysian made musical called " Puteri Gunung Ledang (Season 3).
The ticket price agak membebankan. Bout RM153 per person. I go with my beloved. So, total price is bout RM306. For me, berhabis untuk teater lagi berbaloi than watching movie kat cinema. Kepuasan yang tak dapat digambarkan dan diungkapkan dengan kata-kata biler menonton teater. I suggest, pada saper-saper yang belum pernah tengok teater, pergilah. I am so sure you'll falled in love in theater. "Cuber sekali pasti nak lagi". Hehehe.. Okey, comes, I citer bout PGLM synopsis. Skit-skit laa ek.. Panjang-panjang tak reti..
The legend comes alive. They are the legends that every Malaysian child knows by heart. Hang Tuah, the greatest Malay warrior, and Puteri Gunung Ledang, mystical keeper of the mists. And now Puteri Gunung Ledang The Musical brings to life the beloved tale that is as old as time with a burst of theatrical magic.
The Musical is played out in all its glory. Poor Gusti Putri. Not only does her brother promise her hand to someone without so much as a “May I?”, her beloved Hang Tuah decides that his Sultan is more important than her. In short, she’s been pushed around by men her whole life. Datin Seri Tiara Jacquelina stars as Gusti Putri and Stephen Rahman-Hughes as Hang Tuah. But you forget that this princess is no fragile fairy-tale beauty. She doesn’t need a handsome warrior to save her, and she doesn’t succumb to her fate quietly. When all the men in her life seem more focused on their own goals, this Puteri Gunung Ledang takes matters into her own hands. And when her patience wears thin, watch out for explosions!!
Bring someone you love to experience the enchantment of an unforgettable performance that will delight the soul and excite the senses!
A very good and excellence play by whole team. Congrats to the whole PGL team. great show! amazed with the props, good outfits and nice songs. However, there's still plenty of room for improvement
Everybody is talking about it.Puteri Gunung Ledang The Musical is freaking awesome! had one of the best chances in my life to watch dis musical. Thanks to Dr. Shireena our Literature lecturer. Another thanks bcos it's fweeeee!
I don't think i could ever describe the awesomeness of the theater. It's so perfectly done. From the main actor and actress to the minor roles even to those guys who pushed the props here and there on the stage- they were so awesome! The view was quite disappointing, yes our free ticket seating is at the upper circle but still!! awesome! Hang Tuah (Stephen Rahman Hughes) has the best voice ever, powerful singer he is. and of course indeed charming. I heard for the 1st season he couldn't really besilat but what i know yesterday, the besilat part was the most suave part ever! Drooling~~ hee! Believe me u dun even want to blink ur eyes! not even once. huhu! ok dats it.
We were lucky because one of the lastweek's show, Adipati's role (Ac Mizal) was subbed by other actor. Dat wouldn't be cool. But honestly i'm not so into musical thingy bcos I found it quite inappropriate at certain time. Singing while you are mad? not really awesome. There was one time when Adipati was so mad and talking about war and suddenly he stop yelling and start to sing! well, it's musical!! I had to remind myself every time. But when Hang Tuah and Gusti Putri sang beautifully on top of the "gunung", then it was so heart-melting moment. I was totally in awe. I wish i kud capture the scene but no cammy is allowed.
I wish the night would never end. I think all Malaysians should watch this theater. Watch and flaunt about it.
Check out how Adlin Aman Ramli danced! Reminds me of "Gang Kapak" from Kungfu Hustle! haha!
Kalau sudah rezeki... Malam tadi, aku tanpa dirancang-rancang telah menjadi sebahagian daripada penonton Teater Muzikal Puteri Gunung Ledang III (PGL) di Panggung Sari, Istana Budaya. Penuh sesak dan hampir tiada langsung ruang kosong pada tempat duduk di Panggung Sari yang boleh mengisi kira-kira 2,400 orang penonton itu. Ia satu perkembangan yang cukup membanggakan.
Aku cuba mengambil kesempatan menonton ini untuk melihat sejauh mana benarnya khabar-khabar manis yang ku dengar tentang teater yang kali ketiga dipentaskan ini. Aku mendapat tempat duduk di kedudukan yang agak baik, justeru aku juga dapat melihat pentas dan pemerannya dengan keadaan yang baik juga.
Usah ditanya perbandingan teater PGL musim ketiga ini dengan dengan musim yang sebelumnya kerana aku tidak menonton kedua-dua PGL yang sebelumnya. Untuk PGL yang ditonton ini, pada separuh masa yang pertama aku kira tiada apa yang menarik perhatianku. Cuma pada separuh masa kedua sahaja aku merasa tidak mahu mengalihkan pandang mata ke arah pentas. Debarannya lebih dirasa dan tumpuannya sedikit menyeronokkan.
Secara keseluruhannya, aku rasakan teater ini hanya pada tahap yang biasa-biasa sahaja. Kehebatannya hanya terletak kepada props yang digunakan. Tiada siapa yang boleh menafikan tentang hal itu termasuk aku. Aku sukakan Gunung Ledangnya, aku sukakan reka bentuk Istana Melakanya, jambatannya, kapalnya dan suasana kota Melaka itu sendiri. Ia hidup dan meyakinkan. Sesuailah dengan jumlah modal yang pihak produksi laburkan barangkali.
Selain itu, aku juga tertarik dengan permainan ilusi yang ditonjolkan untuk beberapa babak. Ia menjadi dan dapat mempermainkan pandangan dan tumpuan penonton. Kepantasan dan ketepatan pergerakan ketika permainan ilusi ini dilakukan sangat mengkagumkan. Namun, yang menariknya, pandanganku sempat mencuri pergerakan Tiara ketika babak ilusi nenek kebayan yang mahu bertukar menjadi Gusti Puteri Retno Dumilah di puncak Gunung Ledang. Rezekiku barangkali.
Dari segi lakonan, ia cukup untuk memenuhi ciri perwatakan masing-masing. Tiara selaku tonggak utama tentunya. Gerak tari dan lontaran suara dengan permainan emosi dan rasa yang cukup mengesankan. Namun, lain pula halnya dengan Laksamana Hang Tuah. Kata seorang kenalan, Laksamana Hang Tuah untuk musim ketiga ini lebih 'pelat' dan 'tebal lidah' berbanding musim keduanya dulu. Aku hanya tersenyum. Namun, pujian harus diberikan kepada usahanya. Tahniah buat semua.
Pun begitu, jujur aku katakan terujaku untuk menonton PGL tidak mampu mengatasi keterujaanku untuk menonton Teater Muzikal P. Ramlee mahupun Teater Muzikal Ibu Zain.
[Tiba-2 ter-kenang Lantai T. Pinkie... Ermmm.. T. Pinkie tetap dengan donia-nya]
7. PUTERI GUNUNG LEDANG THE MUSICAL III
I don't know how to start this but 1 thing for sure, this PGL is so freakin' awesome... seriously... i was totally speechless when 'they' asked me "how was the play?" because i really don't know how to describe it. for me, the word that i am looking for is beyond my vocab's knowledge and all of the adjectives that i have learnt seems to mean less than the word that i am looking for... YES! i enjoyed watching it, praising it, cheer for it, that much... it was beyond words.
the atmosphere in there was chill, and kak suria (who sat next to me last night was fidgeting and shivering because of the coldness) - but i remain calm because i don't wanna miss a thing... i was trying my very best to read the subtitles because i can't hear what they said clearly and furthermore, they have a weird javanese accent...but it was still awesome... i can't help myself to awww... at everything and stop clapping for every scene... i have never imagined that it will be this good and exciting... i got goosebumps all over me since the play started, before none of them said anything... what an anticipation... there was something magical and tricks going on, which (again) made my hair stands... need i include the part where the 'nenek kebayan' came in? when she kept on disapearing and really look creepy - which all of sudden turn herself into Gusti Putri?
HANG TUAH... melts my heart... he is so charming and he sings like an angel (not that i know how the angel sings; but i wanna say something nice about his voice)... he is so charming and he speaks Malay very well... he can sing, he can act, he can dance and he made me fell in love with him... (sigh...) i went to Istana Budaya last night with no expectation what-so-ever (because we got free tickets); all i know that it's going to be great. but how great could it be? i dunno. all i concerned for (when i reached there) is to find food for my-big-blotted-tummy... but when i saw Hang Tuah and started to pay attention to what he said, to listen to his singing; i actually fell for him. i am still falling for him... i dunno how long its going to last, but i fall for him... (longer sigh...)
all of the casts can sing and act (duh!) and they have a wonderful voice to accompany them. they did a wonderful and unforgetable performance. i love the part where the Sultan Mahmud of Melaka start dancing a kinda modern contemporary dance (when he is happy to marry Gusti Putri - something cheeky about him)... in fact, i love every single parts and scenes of the play. all of it! the excitement continued throughout the show... it is so worth it
*to Dr. Shireena, thank you so much for the opportunity given... i will write my term paper on this with full of passion and effort into it... (yea, we need to submit an assignment about this)
**to all of my friends and those who is reading this blog, please watch this play (if u still can) because it worths every single cents that u've paid. no regret.
*** have i told you guys that it was awesome?
Greg: All it took was five minutes?
Me: It’s called love at first sight. It does happen, you know.
Four weeks ago, I was ready to write the whole thing off. I had become so tired of hearing about it that I didn’t want to have anything to do with it. I was sick of having to keep rewriting the Chairman’s foreword because it never seemed to be good enough for the one person who had the final say on it. And even after I had gotten the tickets for it — courtesy of my aunt who manages the sets and props — I was ready to give mine away, because all the work I had done for it and all the fuss and drama surrounding it had threatened to ruin it for me completely.
Thank God I didn’t.
When the first two seasons of Puteri Gunung Ledang: The Musical were staged, I was still in the U.S., and I didn’t know about the production until my mother came home from watching it one night and couldn’t stop raving about it. Given the standard of Malaysian theater I had come to know and resign myself to, I was rather skeptical: How good can a local production be? I wondered.
Damn bloody good, in fact. I don’t know which element of it I loved best: the music was good, the choreography was amazing the sets and visual effects were incredible, and oh, Stephen Rahman-Hughes… The characters were all very well-cast, right down to the high-strung Gusti Adipati, played by AC Mizal, whose walk and Treebeard way of speaking (on the inhale) quite effectively got on my nerves. Adlin Aman Ramlie as Sultan Mahmud of Malacca provided a much-needed comic relief sequence, and all I could say about the six-year-old who played the Crown Prince was, “He’s sooooo cute!”
The thing about stories like this one is that one never knows which part of it really happened, and playing up on the mythological factor is an advantage that the producers have; it’s a full pantomime, so they can do whatever they want with it. And one of the elements they played up the most was the supposed love that the Admiral Hang Tuah and Gusti Puteri Retno shared, the kind of love that they claimed was all they lived for, which leaves people wondering if such a thing even exists. Some express disbelief that the Princess traveled across what may have seemed at the time to be the globe to be with the man she fell so desperately in love with, but to me, it was a painfully familiar scenario, and it reminded me of the very true story of a woman who fell in love with someone all the way on the other side of the world, and flew there in the hopes of somehow making it work with him. So what, then, makes Gusti Puteri’s trek that much of a myth?
But as cynical and jaded as we are, everyone wants to believe in stories like this. It takes away, if only for a moment, the harsh realities of life, and bringing back, if only temporarily, that hope of love and happiness we learnt to feel when we were young and unknowing of the world.
Whether myth, legend or fairy tale, the story of the Princess of Mount Ledang has been brought to life, and it was definitely worth watching — so worth it, in fact, that barely three days after an encore performance was announced, the tickets for it have already been sold out. The production team (whom I get to meet and interview next week!) really worked hard for this, and nothing made it clearer than the huge smile on my Auntie Mei’s face when I told her we loved it.