Earlier this month, Tiara Jacquelina’s Enfiniti announced Muhd Luqman Hafidz, Lim Jian Wen, Brian Chan, Abimanyu Masilamani, Kai Chalmers and rapper lyricist Altimet as part of the leading cast for Ola Bola The Musical with the CIMB Group as the musical’s presenting sponsor.

Recently, Enfiniti unveiled the full-line up of its star-studded cast for OlaBola The Musical, and it’s pumping us up to catch Malaysia’s first ever rap and hip-hop musical! Joining the already star-studded cast are Terbaik dari Langit‘s Iedil Putra as Rahman and recording artiste and performer Melissa Ong as Chow Mei Ling and two of the original cast from the original movie, Luqman Hafidz and Jian Wen.

The ensemble cast includes dancer-actress Emma Tosh and winner of Miss World Malaysia 2015, Brynn Zalina Lovett, as well as award-winning street dance crews Giller Battle Crew consisting of three illustrious B-boy brothers from Sabah – Khenobu, Weskarnain and “Juicy” Mohd Yasin and renowned champion hip-hop dancers Budak Joget, led by OlaBola The Musical’s Assistant Choreographer Fuzz Wayne.

[L-R] Lim Jian Wen, Luqman Hafidz, Iedil Putra, Brian Chan. Abimanyu Misilamani, Kai Chalmers
OlaBola The Musical will be Malaysia’s first ever epic rap and hip-hop musical. In addition to rapper Altimet’s inclusion on the creative team, expect fresh choreography and jaw-dropping performances in OlaBola The Musical by Giller Battle Crew! (Khenobu, Weskarnain and “Juicy” Mohd Yasin) and international award-winning hip-hop dance crew, Budak Joget led by OlaBola The Musical’s Assistant Choreographer Fuzz Wayne.

“B-boys from the street can only dream to perform at Istana Budaya. Today, one of my life long dreams is finally coming true. On behalf of the b-boy community, I would like to express my sincerest thanks to Tiara for giving us b-boys the honour of showcasing our art on an entirely new platform that is the National Theatre. We can’t wait to bring our A-game choreography and show the nation what we’ve got,” said two-time champion of Red Bull BC One, Khenobu.

The leading cast performing OlaBola The Musical’s first single, Luar Biasa

“For the longest time, hip-hop has been a way of life for me and to be given the opportunity to be part of OlaBola The Musical is such an honour. I’m so excited to give my all for this production and can’t wait to collaborate with Choreographer Azwa, Movement Director Stephen as well as the most creative talents in Malaysia, and with such a diverse and exciting cast,” said Assistant Choreographer Muhammad Fazrin aka Fuzz Wayne.

OlaBola The Musical will be the first production to be staged at the newly renovated Istana Budaya. The musical will premiere on Thursday, 8th February and run until 11th March 2018.

Are you excited to catch OlaBola The Musical  at Istana Budaya in 2018? Let us know!

Ticket sales will begin on Monday, 16th October 2017. As an ‘Early Bird’ promotion, a limited number of tickets for selected sections of the auditorium that are originally priced at RM250 will be available for purchase at the discounted price of RM150. This promotion will be available until Thursday, 16th November 2017 on a ‘first come, first serve’ basis. For more on OlaBola The Musical access here.

Nad Dardin
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