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When Soccer Meets the Stage: OlaBola The Musical!

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – Thespians rejoice! Leading entertainment company Enfiniti announced their latest production of OlaBola The Musical that debuts Tiara Jacquelina in her first project as director.

OlaBola The Musical will be Enfiniti’s latest original production following the success of Puteri Gunung Ledang, P. Ramlee The Musical, and The Story of Kuala Lumpur: MUD The Musical.

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The musical will be a take on the box office hit OlaBola, a film that Chiu Keng Guan crafted around the story of how Malaysians united following the journey of Harimau Melaya going into the 1980s Olympic games.

Tiara said she was inspired by the movie so much that even after watching it twice at the cinemas, she got her hands on the DVD and started planning her vision to bring the story live.

“When I brought the idea to the office, they said I should direct it because it should be the way I envisioned it, and directing seems like such a natural progression in my milestones in the theatre world.”

OlaBola The Musical will be the first production staged at the Istana Budaya after its renovations. Joining Tiara in the production is award winning Raja Malek as set designer, and Saiful Ridzuan as musical director.

Unlike previous productions, this musical will be empowered by original hip hop and rap music that will be a collaboration between composer, Mia Palencia, and rapper, Altimet. Tiara will also be co-writing the script with director, Shamaine Othman.

“I’m most looking forward to see how the music unrolls, OlaBola will definitely be a visual treat with all the technology incorporated with performing arts… we’re aiming this to create an immersive experience for the audience,” Tiara answered when we asked what she is excited most about.

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While the production will only take stage 22 February 2018, tickets will be available on their website from the 25th May 2017. Early bird promotions are up for 3 months with the special price of RM120 for tickets valued at RM250-RM300. www.olabolamusical.com – The Binge

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