Voice Studio to stage classic London musical
Preeyanoot Jittawong and
Kittiyaporn Kanjam (student trainee MFLU)
The classic Andrew Lloyd Webber-Tim Rice musical
“Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” will be performed by
Voice Studio Institution in February.
characters and production team of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor
Dreamcoat”, the musical.
Voice Studio owner Thianchai Sukthiang said this
represents a new direction for the company and its players because its
performances so far have all been concerts or drama. This is the first time
a full length musical will be staged, with all dialogue and songs in
Thianchai said he feels the time is right to stage this
production, which is a perennial favorite in London. He believes that the
students at Voice Studio have the talent and ability to present the show,
and that citizens of Chiang Mai will be very responsive. If this is a
success, he promises, another show will be staged later.
“Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” is a
production owned by Really Useful Group Ltd, of England. It takes its basic
story from the bible, and is about close family relationships. There are
many styles of music in the show, which features 28 main characters and 30
child performers. Thianchai said that some of the actors will be Voice
Studio students while others will be cast from auditions.
Director will be Tor Marut Sarutwat, and Jaew Yutthana
Lor Phanphaibul has been cast in the part of Jacob, Joseph’s father.
The story is of a young man named Joseph living in the
land of Canaan. He is his father’s favorite son. Joseph has 11 brothers
and as he is the last son of the family he is a little spoiled. He receives
a gift from his adoring father of a rainbow colored coat, but his brothers
have to wear sheepskin. The brothers, feeling this has gone too far, abduct
Joseph, destroy his cherished coat and sell him to Egyptian slavery. Then
they tell their father that Joseph is dead. Later it is discovered that
Joseph has become a senior government minister in Egypt, and the story has a
“Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” will be performed on
February 4 and February 5, at 7.00 pm, at Kad Theater, Kad Suan Kaew
Department Store. Tickets go on sale from December 20 at Kad Suan Kaew
Department Store and Voice Studio Institution. For more information please
contact 0 5341 0123.
The Prince(ss) and the Pea at Prem Center
A Spread the Warmth Campaign
of School David Baird is about to know if he can feel a pea under 70
Prem Tinsulanonda International School was host to a
supposed Princess who turned out to be Head of School, David Baird, in an
attractive dress and wig and waving an impressive wand. The princess
appeared in the piazza to lir on top of a bed covered in 70 blankets. His
task was to determine if he could feel the presence of a pea that was placed
underneath all the blankets. This test was to determine if he were a real
princess or not.
The fairy tale, “The Princess and the Pea”, by Hans
Christian Anderson, was used as the catalyst for an appeal to the Prem
community to donate blankets to provide warmth for local families in need.
As each blanket was brought to the library, it was placed on top of the bed
standing in the entrance foyer of the library.
of School David Baird lies on a bed with 70 blankets that will go to
When ‘Princess David’ lay on the bed, with a
fascinated audience watching and appropriate music being played, it was
discovered that he was not a true princess, as he could not feel the pea
that was placed underneath all 70 blankets. However, whether or not David
was proclaimed a princess did not really matter, as local families will
receive the donated blankets to keep warm this season.
This was another initiative of the IB community service program, and
thanks go to all the parents who contributed the blankets.
Chinese youngsters arrive as part of ambassadors of goodwill project
One hundred young people from China have visited Chiang
Mai as part of a goodwill exchange scheme.
The Ministry of Social Development and Human Security
organized the Thai- Chinese One Family project to celebrate the 30-year
anniversary of Thailand and China resuming full diplomatic relations. The
project includes the visiting of youngsters from both countries to see how
their counterparts live.
The 100 Chinese young people visited Chiang Mai on
December 5-7, the Thai youths having been to China on October 17-26.
Wang Xu Feng, deputy secretary general of the Chinese
Youth Federation, headed the visit here, and the 100 youngsters called upon
the Chiang Mai governor to hear about life in the province.
Afterwards the young delegation toured Doi Suthep,
Phuping Palace, Baw Sang Umbrella Center, Chiang Mai Night Safari and Maesa
Elephant Camp in Mae Rim. They have also visited other parts of Thailand
including Bangkok, Ratchaburi, Samut Songkhram and Nakhon Pathom.
Young artists of the North gather for grand prize giving ceremony
Young artists were awarded prizes at a contest organized
by the Faculty of Fine Art at Chiang Mai University and PTT Public Co., Ltd.
students who won the prizes
Presentations for the 6th
Northern PTT Youth Art Exhibition took place on December 6 at Chiang Mai
University Art Museum, with Prof. Dr. Pongsak Angkasit, president of CMU and
Phayak Sathianpakinnakorn, manager of PTT’s public relations department
presiding and handing out the certificates.
There were 72 artworks that won prizes. The topic was
“This Land that I Love” and every level from kindergarten through to
primary school, secondary school, high school, and vocational school was
represented. The judging had taken place on November 12.
This contest gave young people from throughout the North to create
artworks showing the love and pride they have for their home country. The
works expressed aspects of culture, tradition, nature, the environment, way
of life, and love and unity of the people.
Jazz on a winter’s night will evoke the Gatsby era
Nopniwat Krailerg and
left)and Supap Pluempree, directors of SP Publishing Group Co., Ltd. (3rd
left ) and representatives of V-Sign Media, Rim Ping Supermarket, Central
Airport Plaza Chiang Mai and Chi Chang Computer, at a press conference for
A jazz party in Great Gatsby style and featuring well
known Thai and foreign musicians is to be held on December 23 at Ben Niwas
Organizing the event are Thai Pottery Industry Co., Ltd.
in cooperation with SP Publishing Group Co Ltd. A press briefing was held at
Baan Ben Niwas on December 7 by Pongsak Cherd-jareewatananon and Supap
Pluempree, directors of SP Publishing, with representatives from sponsors
V-Sign Media, Rim Ping Supermarket, Central Airport Plaza Chiang Mai and Chi
Chang Computer also attending.
Pongsak said that his family loves jazz and had decided
on this event following the success of their One Starry Night Concert the
previous year, an event that was initially planned only for family and
friends but which had gained a great deal of attention.
This year’s concert party will be entitled Jazz Me to
the Moon. Professional jazz musicians lined up include Brigitte Escobar from
Europe, Greg Lyons, Koh Mr Saxman, Jan Narisara and Pom Auto Baan, along
with the band of Kru Boy. The evening begins at 6.30 pm and white clothing
in keeping with the Gatsby theme is preferred.
More details and tickets are available at SP Publishing Group Co., Ltd.
or by calling 0 5381 4444-5 and Hin Le Shop at 0 532 42621, or visit
www.compasscm.com/jazzmetothemoon. Ticket costs are 1,300 baht each and only
300 are available.