Cempaka’s ‘The Wedding Singer’ wins at Junior Cammies 2015

Cempaka Performing Arts Company wins the Best Ensemble at the Junior Cammies. (Image Credit: CPAC)
Cempaka Performing Arts Company wins the Best Ensemble at the Junior Cammies. (Image Credit: CPAC)

THE TEAM OF ANDREW CHAN, SCOTT MCQUAID, TAN PEIK YI, ANN SALINA PETER, GLORIA PATIE, ABDUL MUHAIMIN, CIK NORASHIKIN AHMAD, WAN ZAKARIA, TAN ENG HENG, TERENCE CHONG, TENGKU DAYANG ADEIRA HAZIRAH and the entire Wedding Singer Company took the Junior Cammies’ Best Ensemble trophy during its debut at the 12th BOH Cameronian Arts Awards 2015 held last 15th of April 2015 at Makespace, Kuala Lumpur.

In 2014, Cempaka Schools chose Matthew Sklar’s Tony Award winning adaptation of the 1998 film ‘The Wedding Singer’, to add to the ongoing yearly tradition of world-class musical productions by the school. Directed by Scott McQuaid, the musical is set in 1985 and is about a love story between a rock star wannabe played by Jes Ismael Izaidin Jes Izman and a young waitress played by Cempaka newcomer Sabrina Chiew Wen Cheen.

The entire creative team, cast (main cast, ensemble cast, dance ensemble, junior dance ensemble, vocal ensemble), band, stage and production crew, media crew were composed entirely of students, teachers and staff from all three campuses: Cempaka International Ladies’ College, Cempaka International School Damansara Campus, and Cempaka Cheras (International and National Streams).

Cempaka Schools Box Office Production 2014: 'The Wedding Singer'  was held at the North Hall of Cempaka International School Cheras.
Cempaka Schools Box Office Production 2014: ‘The Wedding Singer’ was held at the North Hall of Cempaka International School Cheras.

Cempaka Schools has carved out a reputation not only as a center of academic excellence in Malaysia, but also for its rigorous arts and sports programmes. Past musicals include beloved favourites like Disney’s Lion King, West Side Story, and Seussical which are well attended by His Royal Highness Tunku Zain Al-‘Abidin ibni Tuanku Muhriz and luminaries like former Prime Minister Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi as well as former Prime Minister Tun Mahathir Bin Mohamad.

Based in Cempaka Schools, the Cempaka Performing Arts Company (CPAC) stages topnotch, high-quality annual musical productions. Tickets are now available for the upcoming Cempaka Schools Box Office Production 2015- Annie: The Musical: http://epayment.cempaka.my.

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