Thursday, March 5, 2009

curtain call......take a bow....

some of the memorable moments on the last performance, last song and last time on stage together with everyone.



the memories shared will be cherished in our heart forever!

cheers

Shahila Johan

<3

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

An Enchanting Evening at 'DanSing Thru Broadway'

Musical fans in Kuala Lumpur were treated to an exciting revue of songs and scenes from well-loved Broadway musicals when 'DanSing Thru Broadway' raised its curtains at Auditorium Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur last week.

The two-hour long charity musical, organised by the Association of Wives and Female Staff of PETRONAS (PETRONITA), captivated its audience with its selection of familiar hits from such well-recognised musicals such as Miss Saigon, Aida, Oklahoma and Phantom of the Opera.


Performed by a cast of seasoned performers such as Radhi Khalid, Reefa, Sabrina Hassan and Tria Aziz, as well as new, up and coming faces such as Johan Yusof, Carmen Choo and the very talented Junior Sayang Dancers, the show kept the audience's feet tapping to tunes such as Kansas City, Welcome to the 60s, Sandy and Jolly Holiday.

Woven around the protagonist Karim's encounter with Grey, a theatre producer, the musical is essentially a nostalgic journey into familiar, sometimes light-hearted and sometimes passionate scenes from Broadway productions that can be considered the hallmark of the musical genre, combining the elements of theatre, dance and music.


The powerful vocals and seamless choreography exhibited by the cast truly impressed the audience, who especially applauded the efforts of the younger talents from the Junior Sayang Dancers, comprising primary and secondary school students. The colonnaded colonial architecture of the Auditorium DBKL proved to be a fitting venue for the musical showcase as it evoked the nostalgia of an elegant, bygone age, as expressed in some of the musical excerpts.

Proceeds from the three-day run of 'DanSing Thru Broadway' were initially intended to benefit three charity initiatives, namely The Children Dialysis Fund of the National Kidney Foundation, the Children's Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate Corrective Surgery Community Project and the Musculo-Skeletal Cancer Treatment Regional Centre.


However, due to the overwhelming response from donors, PETRONITA has also decided to contribute to Mercy Malaysia's medical relief programme in Gaza and the 'Sayang Matamu' project, a collaboration it initiated with the Prince Court Medical Centre's Eye Centre.


The donations to the five charity initiatives, along with the musical charity performances are fitting gifts to the needy as PETRONITA celebrated its 30th anniversary this year.


Puan Sri Noraini Mohd Yusoff, President of PETRONITA, who is also the wife of PETRONAS President and Chief Executive, Tan Sri Mohd Hassan Marican said the charities provide financial help to families with affected children, allowing them a chance to lead normal lives.

"By contributing in this manner, PETRONITA hopes to help improve the quality and reach of the treatments offered to the affected children and raise public awareness on charities and funds designed to assist children and people that need help the most," she added.


'DanSing Thru Broadway' was choreographed by Farah Dato' Seri Sulaiman of the famed Sayang Dancers and directed by actress Sabrina Hassan.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

No We Won't Come Home Until We Fall In Love!


Heartfelt thanks to all who came and watch Dansing Thru Broadway (Season 2) @ Auditorium DBKL. We hope you have enjoyed watching the show as much as we enjoy performing before live audience.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Get Tickets to DanSing Thru Broadway (Season 2) TODAY!

Q: How much are the tickets?
RM200.00, RM150.00, RM80.00 & RM50.00

Q: Are there any discounts on the tickets if I buy more?
Purchase of 4 or more tickets will entitled you for 20% discounts

Q: I am retired. Any discounts?
Of course, 10% discounts for retirees from the age 55 and above.

Q: What about MPO subscribers?
10% discounts for them.

Q: I am 56 years old MPO subscriber. Could I get 40% discounts if I buy 4 or more tickets?
Regret that discounts cannot be combined.

Q: Where can I get tickets for DanSing Thru Broadway (Season 2)?
Proceed to the box office of MPO, Dewan Filharmonik Petronas at KLCC

Q: What are the songs in DTB Season 2?
There are many famous Broadway numbers such as Put On Your Sunday Clothes (Hello! Dolly), Sun & Moon (Miss Saigon), songs from Hairspray, Somewhere (West Side Story), My Strongest Suit (Aida) and more!

Q: Who's in DTB Season 2?
  • We have Malaysian Tenor, Peter Ong who has done many Opera shows in Bangkok, Australia, Singapore and Malaysia
  • Radhi Khalid, who need no introduction to Malaysians with many of his works on TV Drama & movies (Sumo Lah!, Goda)
  • Tria Aziz the winner of the reality TV show "Audition"; Broadway Parodies Lagi Lah; Kurang Manis; M! The Opera
  • Sabrina Hassan who was the Dance Captain for 1st Season of PGL. She recently appeared in the hit movie "Maut" in Malaysian cinema
  • Aris Kadir, Passion, Choreographer of Tunku The Musical & Ismail The Last Days
  • Zeqhty Nattrah, Soloist in Broadway Parodies Lagi Lah! "Junainah" in P Ramlee The Musical
  • Ho Soon Yoon, BCAA Nominee; the principle cast of the multi award winning "Broken Bridges The Musical"; Rose Rose I Love You; Kam In Your Face
  • Nicole-Anne Thomas, A Christmas Carol, M! The Opera, Pygmallion, Ismail The Last Days
  • Tabitha Kong, Drunk Before Dawn, Tunku The Musical, Broadway Parodies Lagi lah! Pygmallion
  • Keith Yew, soloist of Broadway Parodies Lagi Lah!; Hey Mr Phil
  • Johan Yusof, soloist from the 1st Season of DTB; Dance Hysteria
  • Shahila Johan, YKLS, Broadway Parodies Lagi Lah
  • And MANY MORE!
Q: Is the show nice?
OF COURSE. With Farah Sulaiman's choreography and Direction from Sabrina Hassan. It will be a memorable evening to spend your time with family, friends and love ones.

Q: Let me think about it lah!
Just come!

Monday, February 2, 2009

Dansing Through Broadway kembali dipentas: Harian Metro

R10 Rap Sabtu, 31 Januari 2009

Dansing Through Broadway kembali dipentas
Musim kedua tampil persembahan lebih mantap dengan tambahan lebih banyak lagu


Oleh Norhadiani Baharom
yanie@hmetro.com.my

Dansing Through Broadway (DTB) kembali dipentaskan selepas mencipta kejayaan membanggakan pada pementasan pertama yang diadakan di Panggung Bandaraya Sultan Abdul Samad, Jalan Raja, Kuala Lumpur, sekitar Jun 2008

Kini, sempena pementasan kedua DTB yang ditangani pengarah muda, Sabrina Hassan diperkemaskan lagi dari pelbagai sudut sebagai usaha mengangkat teater ini ke satu tahap yang lebih prestij.

Pementasannya akan diadakan selama empat hari di Auditorium Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur bermula pada 19 hingga 22 Februari ini.

Akui Sabrina, yang ditemui di kediaman produser dan koreografer, Farah Sulaiman di Duta Nusantara, tidak lama dulu, DTB kali ini menjanjikan persembahan yang lebih mantap dan menghiburkan.

“Percubaan kali pertama sudah tentu terdapat banyak kekurangan dan kelemahan.“

Justeru, apabila diberi peluang sekali lagi untuk mengarahkan pementasan ini menjadi tanggungjawab saya sebagai pengarah untuk memperkemaskan setiap sudut yang kurang mantap agar pementasan kali ini lebih baik daripada sebelumnya.

“Sudut penceritaan juga lebih ketat dengan penambahan lagu dan muzikal. Jika musim terdahulu memperkenalkan 20 lagu, untuk pementasan kali ini ia ditambah kepada 22 lagu. Selain itu pementasan kali ini menggabungkan 16 muzikal yang dipetik dari teater broadway popular antarabangsa.

“Harapan kami tentunya untuk melihat penonton terhibur dalam masa yang sama mengharapkan mereka memperoleh ilmu daripada pementasan ini.

“Kita juga berharap pementasan teater broadway akan menjadi satu industri yang penting dalam kesenian negara,” katanya.

Selain penambahan babak dan lagu, Sabrina menambah, berlaku rombakan kecil yang membabitkan pertukaran sebilangan pelakon, tarian, kostum serta rekaan set.

Sebanyak 22 lagu didendangkan dalam teater berdurasi dua jam ini, antaranya dipetik melalui My Fair Lady (Correction: My Fair Lady not available in Season 2), Mary Poppins, Hello Doly (Correction: It is "Hello Dolly"), Oliver, Miss Saigon, Phantom of The Opera, Son & Moon (Correction: The song "Sun & Moon" is from the Musical Miss Saigon") dan Hair Spray (Correction: "Hairspray").

Sementara itu, Farah yang turut bertindak selaku produser merangkap koreografer DTB memaklumkan teater ini kembali dipentaskan atas sokongan Persatuan isteri Kakitangan dan Kakitangan Wanita Petronas (Petronita).

“Berdasarkan sambutan menggalakkan yang diberikan sebelum ini, Petronita sekali lagi berminat untuk kembali bekerjasama dengan kami.

“Saya berpendapat pementasan kali ini lebih terancang dan akan lebih menarik kerana selain bertukar ke dewan pementasan yang lebih luas, semua pelakon sudah mula menjalani latihan sejak empat bulan lalu.“

Selaku produser saya amat mengharapkan peminat teater serta masyarakat di luar sana memberi sokongan pada pementasan DTB kerana sambil berhibur acara ini juga diadakan untuk tujuan beramal.

“Hasil kutipan tiket akan disalurkan kepada tabung Yayasan Buah Pinggang Kebangsaan Malaysia, Persatuan Klef Bibir dan Lelangit Kanak Kanak Malaysia serta Pembedahan Baik Pulih Sumbing Bibir dan Lelangit termasuk Musculo-Skeletal Cancer Treatment yang diusahakan Prince Court Medical Centre (PCMC),” katanya.

Seramai 42 pelakon dewasa termasuk kanak-kanak terbabit, antaranya adalah Radhi Khalid, Peter Ong, Doreen Tang (Correction: Doreen not with us for Season 2), Tria, Ho Soon Yoon, Nicole-Ann Thomas, Brian Mac, Sabrina Hassan dan Johan Yusof.

Ia turut membabitkan Sayang Dancers and Sayang Junior Dancers.

Radhi Khalid yang berpengalaman membintangi teater Anak Kerbau Mati Emak, Sound of Music dan Show Saturday Night pula, melihat karakternya untuk musim kedua ini lebih berkembang.

“Bagi penonton yang pernah menyaksikan DTB sebelum ini pastinya mereka mengharapkan sesuatu yang lebih atau kelainan berbanding apa yang pernah ditontoni. Saya sendiri terbabit dalam pementasan pertama, asasnya sudah ada tinggal lagi untuk memantapkan serta mewarnakan lagi karakter.“

Jika dulu terbabit dalam enam lagu sekarang ia ditambah kepada tujuh yang mana ada antara muzikal yang memerlukan saya membuat persembahan solo sambil menyanyi.

“Antara watak yang saya bawakan Fagin salah satu watak penting dalam naskhah Oliver dan Will Parker (Kansas City). Bagaimanapun saya cuba menghidupkan watak itu dengan cara saya,” katanya.

Manakala Tria, juara program realiti Anugerah, berasa teruja dan bertuah kerana diberi kepercayaan membawakan watak Dolly Levy (naskhah Holle Doly)(Correction: Again, it is "Hello Dolly"), Princess Amarie (Correction: Princess Amneris") (Musical Aida) serta beberapa watak sampingan.

“DTB adalah teater kedua yang saya jayakan selepas Broadway Paradise (Correction: Broadway "Parodies") . Bagaimanapun, jujur saya katakan saya semakin mencintai bidang ini.

Apa yang menarik mengenai watak saya, penonton boleh melihat kepelbagaian karakter dalam satu persembahan.

“Saya sendiri teruja melakonkan watak Dolly Levy yang mana sewaktu dulu saya sering membawa kisahnya. Bukan itu saja, pementasan kali ini juga saya akan membawakan watak baru iaitu seorang anggota kumpulan Dinamik (Correction: "Dynamites")yang di persembahkan dalam Hair Spray,” (Correction: "Hairspray") katanya.

Monday, January 19, 2009

DTB2 Details




Venue: Auditorium Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur

Date: 19 & 21 February 2009

Time: 8.30pm


Ticketing Price: RM200, RM150, RM80, RM50

20% discount for purchase of 4 or more tickets

10% discount for senior citizends (55+)

10% discount for MPO subscribers

Discounts cannot be combined


Tickets are available at:

Box Office, Dewan Filharmonik PETRONAS,

Ground Floor, Tower 2, PETRONAS Twin Towers,

KLCC,

50088 Kuala Lumpur

Tel: 03-2051 7007

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Want to see DTB 2?

Block your calender... 3rd week of February 2009...
imagine, a big hall, right in the middle of city center....

Saturday, August 9, 2008

My Strongest Suite




It has been a good 1 month passed since Dansing Thru Broadway brought to you by Farah Sulaiman & Friends took their last bow during the curtain call. There has been news but not officially confirm yet that there are requests to have DTB back on stage. We will definitely keep you inform of such great news through either this blog or via Facebook.

Here is an unedited video of Tria Aziz rehearsing her number at Dance Space weeks before our opening then. Enjoy :-)



Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Come, come to the opening night of Dansing Thru Broadway

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Peter Ong & Amelia during tech run last night at Panggung Bandaraya

This is it. The opening night! Farah Sulaiman & Friends present "Dansing Thru Broadway" in aid of Kanak Kanak Istimewa Hulu Langat. Come and join the funfilled evening with Broadway songs you grew up with and be amazed with the wonderful array of talents dance, sing and act.

Book your tickets via Ticket2u NOW!

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Farewell to our Rehearsal Space

Time passed really like a blink of an eye. Without knowing it we have been rehearsing every Sunday since Sept 2007 onwards.

I still remember meeting up with the cast members for the first time during a high tea at Duta Nusantara and how we rehearse during every Sunday afternoon. Good recollections.

Thank you very much to all our rehearsal spaces namely Duta Nusantara's Club House & Dance Space, Plaza Damas for keeping us save. We had a smooth bump in on Monday night.




Some of us dedicated our free hours for recording and travelled from Kepong to TTDI just to help out with the music accompaniment.

Tria Aziz, the leading voice for the theme song of the movie, "Waris Jari Hantu", is now a full fledge jazz dancer apart from her natural singing talent. You wont missed her especially in her song, "My Strongest Suit" accompanied by the multi talented Sayang Dancers.











Farah Sulaiman will also bring you back into the beautiful world of Mary Poppins in the song "Jolly Holiday". Even the Daffodils could dance and sing. Do catch Johan Yusof and Sabrina Hassan in this lovely number. My all time personal favourite are the cute little animals that appeared on stage during the bridge of the song. You'd really have to watch the show yourself.







As for traveling to Panggung Bandaraya, make sure you plan your journey well. Parking spaces are available along the river or near the St Mary's Cathedral next to Dataran Merdeka.


There are nearby restaurants for you and your love ones to grab a quick bite namely The Tebing food court, Burger King or even McDonalds. If you are more adventurous, you can even proceed to the famous beef noodle store just nearby Jalan Silang.









Radhi Khalid is someone that you must watch. From a rugged Cowboy, he transformed himself into a leader of the pickpockets playing Faggin for songs from Oliver.

Apart from his serious look, Radhi is actually a cool guy. Catch him in the upcoming 8TV miniseries "Goda". I am also part of the cast, during the 3rd Episode.






So, are we all that serious? Probably not. Look at us at the following photos? The giggle bunch. Soon Yoon, Tria & Peter.















Dansing Thru Broaway opens at Panggung Bandaraya on the 25th June 2008. This project is in aid of the Kanak Kanak Istimewa Hulu Lngat (Special Children of Hulu Langat).

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Here is a glimpse of the show featuring the junior members of Dansing Thru Broadway rehearsing their bits during the tech run yesterday. Enjoy.

Friday, June 20, 2008

DTB's Poster



Official flyer of Dansing Thru Broadway. Do spread the words.
Do read about the show on NST too!



















DTB on NST today!


Nur Umirra Mohd Sahad

2008/06/18



FROM the choreographer of Puteri Gunung Ledang The Musical (Farah was NOT the choreographer of PGLM. Don't know where the reporter got this info. Tsk tsk) comes DanSing Thru Broadway, a musical performance in aid of Persatuan Kanak-Kanak Istimewa Hulu Langat.

It is organised by Farah Sulaiman & Friends which comprises Lynda Leong, Aida Farisa, Azizan, Nora Shariff, Fatimah Ahmad, Zuraina Wong and Farah.


Farah & Friends have been working together since the production of Jalan Impian... The Musical in 2005.


DanSing Thru Broadway is choreographed and produced by Farah and directed by Sabrina Hassan with Helen Yap as the music director.


It tells the story of Karim who aspires to be a Broadway star.The geeky and somewhat timid Karim attends an interview for a personal assistant’s job to Grey, a theatre producer.


Grey is appalled by Karim’s lacklustre demeanour. He tells Karim the story of Hello Dolly where Cornelius and Barnaby present themselves as millionaires to attract their dream girls.


Hence, the journey through Broadway begins for Karim.


The musical features 20 hit songs from Broadway musicals such as Hello Dolly, Miss Saigon, My Fair Lady and Grease as well as Mary Poppins.


“It was difficult to audition for the boys’ roles as they seem to shy away from theatre, particularly musicals. Dancing and singing are probably not their field of interest,” said Farah.The cast of 39 children and adults include Aidil (AF), Peter Ong, Radhi Khalid, Doreen Tang, Sabrina Hassan, Brian Mac and many more. It also features the Sayang Dancers and Sayang Junior Dancers.


DanSing Thru Broadway will be staged at Panggung Bandaraya, Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur (DBKL) from June 25-29.


Ticket are priced at RM103.50/RM83.50 on Gala Night (June 28), RM83.50/RM53.50 (June 25-28) and RM43.50 for matinee shows (June 28 and 29). Showtimes: 3pm and 8pm.


For bookings, log on to http://ticket2u.biz or call 03-4149-8600 .


This event is sponsored by ONEKL, Tradewinds Corporation Bhd and Sunrise Bhd.


DanSing Thru Broadway is also supported by Lembah Sari, Kiara View, Fitters, Berjaya Corporation Bhd, PPC Glomac Sdn Bhd and DBKL.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Meet Aidil

Aidil

He plays Karim, the geeky and somewhat timid guy who meets Grey, a theatre producer for an interview.










Remember him in Akademi Fantasia?

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Musical in aid of special kids (The Star)

Saturday June 14, 2008

Musical in aid of special kids

By TAN KARR WEI



IT was a touching and delightful sight to see eight-year-old Tan Kok Siong holding the hand of a cast member of DanSing Thru Broadway and dancing and singing.

Tan, who has Down Syndrome, goes to Persatuan Kanak-Kanak Istimewa Hulu Langat (PKKI) three times a week.

Altogether now: The children from Persatuan Kanak-Kanak Istimewa Hulu Langat (in
purple T-shirts) with the cast of DanSing Thru Broadway. With them are Siti Nooriah
(right), Farah ulaiman (front row, left) and PKKI president Shirley Tan (second row,
second from left)

He was one of the children who attended the preview of the charity musical DanSing Thru Broadway at the Duta Nusantara clubhouse in Kuala Lumpur yesterday.

Nur Ain Abdul Malik, 11, who has cerebral palsy and attends physiotherapy session twice a week at the centre, also swayed to the music.

Produced by Farah Sulaiman and directed by Sabrina Hassan, the show features songs from Broadway productions like Hello Dolly, Oliver, Miss Saigon, My Fair Lady, Mary Poppins and Grease.

A cast of 20 children and 19 adults will be performing at Panggung Bandaraya DBKL from June 25 to June 29.

Datin Seri Siti Nooriah Ana Razak, wife of Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Zulhasnan Rafique, is proud to be back as a patron for the charity show, after a successful run of another charity musical Jalan Impian three years ago.

Farah, a renowned dancer and choreographer, said it was not easy getting children who could sing and dance but most of the children were involved in Jalan Impian and some of them had asked her to start a dance class after that.

Sabrina said she loved working with the children.

“I have to be a bit tactful with the adults but I can scream and shout at the children and they won't take offence,” she said.

The event is sponsored and supported by Sunrise Berhad, ONEKL, and Tradewinds Corpo-ration Bhd.

Proceeds from the musical goes to PKKI. Tickets priced at RM83.50 and RM53.50. Tickets for gala night on June 28 are priced at RM103.50 and RM83.50. Matinee shows on June 28 and 29 are priced at RM43.50. For tickets, call 03-4149 8600 (Mondays to Fridays, 9am to 5pm) or log on to http://ticket2u.biz.

Friday, June 13, 2008

DTP Press Conference 13th June 2008 @ Duta Nusantara

video Carrying The Banner

The call time for our Press Conference today was at 8.30am. We started off with some light breakfast before running through some blockings of our itenaries for the day. The press conference began shortly in the hall with fellow members of the press before the guests adjourned to the terrace for a sneak preview of Dansing Thru Broadway.

Peter Ong sang through "Mooning" with Nicole, Tria Aziz, Radhi Khalid, Doreen Tang & Ho Soon Yoon followed by "I Enjoyed Being A Girl" presented by the Junior Sayang Dancers. "Elegance' was presented elegantly by Peter Ong, Sabrina Hassan, Aris Kadir & Nicole Ann-Thomas. The younger cast members then danced & sang through "Carrying The Banner" and lastly we closed the day with "One".

Catch the cast of Dansing Thru Broadway at the following venue for sneak preview of the show. See you there!

Bangsar Village, Bangsar, KL @ 3.00pm on 14th June 2008

Sunrise, Mont Kiara @ 1.00pm on 15th June 2008

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Meet Nicole, Tria, Radhi & Peter

Nicole: Mother superior. She feeds the kittens in Shah Alam and she feeds the Newsies boys and girls too!











Tria: The Naughtiest Tikus Gatal who sings to save little children and small puppies and kittens














Radhi: The multi talented, the most dashing, the undestructable









Peter: The biggest heart, he gave hope to many adorable little kittens and puppies to live again.

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Rehearsal 8th June 2008

Peter hitting the high notes for "Somewhere"
























Radhi rushed to rehearsal after his TV shoot. Catch him performing songs from "Oklahoma!" in Dansing Thru Broadway




















Sabrina giving some notes. Well, she seemed pretty pleased with the energy today! Well done boys and girls!




















The girls seemed pretty excited about their outfit for "My Strongest Suit"!




























Sabrina's side profile... ada gaya!

Nicole is still fighting her cold..
Doreen's nose was just too sensitive with dusts..



























Tria Aziz & son Esfahan

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Here is a short clip of Doreen Tang singing, "I Could Have Danced All Night" accompanied by Tria Aziz & Nicole. Enjoy!

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Meet Q.A.A.I.S.M

~Qistina aka Qissy : The quiet and innocent looking crazy loud mouth.


~Alesia : the talkative, noisy, crazy, weird one
but according to Kak Sabrina she is the the girl who freaks out
whenever Soon Yoon tries to carry her

~Alia :


~Siti Amirah aka Shichi :

~Inka a.k.a Kreshenka : thinks she has the whole world on her hand

~Mae : shows positive color-tropism...


Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Meet Sab & Tasha!

Want to get upclose & personal with the cast members of Dansing Thru Broadway?





Sabrina: She is the one that screams








Natasha: The Cranky Diva that comes to rehearsal LATE all the time! One needs to make an entrance! Also a Pole Dancing instructor! Visit her at http://addictedtopole.blogspot.com!!!


Ticketing & Show Details

Patron
Yang Berbahagia Datin Sri Siti Nooriah Ana Ab. Razak
Show & Tickets Details:


Hotline: 03-41498600 (9am-6pm Mon-Fri)
24 Hours: 03-20911666
Sponsors:
OneKL, Tradewinds Corporation Berhad
Co-Sponsors:
Lembah Sari, Kiara View, Fitters, DBKL

Monday, May 26, 2008

DTB Flyers is out...


Be sure to book your tickets early to avoid disappointment. Tickets are available via Ticket2u.

Or click on Facebook to find out which Facebook members are going too!
See ya there!