"So this was one of the most refreshing projects that I managed to be a part of. The songs were really catchy and the message of the entire play was really good amidst all the punchy one-liners. This was also one of the only productions that I managed to play for and watch as well! So seeing the whole thing come together from the audience perspective really was a special experience for me - one that I will remember for a long time. Hope to see it again!"
Aaaand it's a wrap! 19 shows, finished. It's been such an exciting, exhausting, exhilarating ride - a huge thank you to everyone involved, to everyone who came and supported our show! Fingers crossed, we'll be updating this blog shortly with some parting notes... until then, thank you once again!!! Merry Christmas, everyone!!
The reviews have come in, and so far it's been very positive, with some constructive criticism thrown in for our benefit. Here are the highlights; check out the Press Coveragesection in the links bar above to read the full articles, updated with new review featured in The Edge Financial Daily!
"The strength of the script lays in the struggles of Mary (Juwita Suwito) and Joe (Aaron Khaled), with having an unexpected baby. How it affects them as a couple is also explored, as well as their individual struggles. It is very real, and you feel for them and empathise with their confusion, frustration and anger."
"The music and singing is what you remember most and take with you. The sheer variety and number of songs, from gospel and ballad to rock and rap, keeps you riveted. There are touching solos and lovely duets, intricate harmonies and soaring choruses, which make for a musical that is never boring. And the singing was pretty much faultless."
"... a delight... incredible musical numbers"
"The talented cast ... delivered commendable performances, shining on group numbers such as Bethlehem and Three Gifts."
"Highlights of the show were [Juwita] Suwito’s beautiful, tear-jerking renditions of Be It Unto Me and Beautiful Child, as well as Follow The Light, a delightfully catchy tune that will stick in your head long after the musical is over."
"...just the thing to watch to inject some cheer as the Christmas season approaches."
"Professional singer Suwito shines as Mary in the production - her maiden effort in musical theatre - as it is with [Aaron] Khaled, who plays a dim-witted yet lovable Joe with zest. Their combined voices are mesmerising while their acting is authentic."
"The stars of the show, though, are the highly entertaining songs and lyrics, including Follow The Light and Something Big, created by Choo and brought to life by the performers, Kirton and the band."
"Most songs are fun and memorable and the characters are a riot. Don't expect the traditional characters from the Bible - these ones are unconventional and uproarious."
Here's what you're missing out on if you don't come and see Follow The Light! Click on the audio player below for a sneak-peek at the songs from the show, as performed live by our cast and musicians! This is two and a half minutes out of a two-hour show! So there's lot of song and dance in store!! Don't delay - get your tickets today!
FTL Medley Live recording featuring the FTL cast and band