Cempaka Performing Arts Company (CPAC) came out on top on this year’s Junior Cammies for the Cempaka Schools Box Office Production 2015 Annie, The Musical. CPAC was nominated and won all the four awards: Best Production Design (Set, Lights, Sound/Music & Costume) and Best Ensemble (second year in a row) while Charmaine Koh Sher Min, who played the lead role, took the Best Principal Role. In the meantime, Scott McQuaid took the award for Best Direction.
“We are thrilled to win all four awards in the Junior Cammies for Musical Theatre and to be recognised by Kakiseni in the prestigious Boh Cameronian Arts Awards. Each year, in Cempaka Schools, the anticipated school musical is a major highlight. It provides the students a big platform to feature their talent and passion for the arts. Our is to get better every year as we strive to produce and to stage full-scale musicals of the highest standards,” says Andrew Chan, Head of Performing Arts and Producer – Cempaka Schools Box Office Production.
This is the second year that CPAC was nominated at the Junior Cammies. In 2015, the team composed 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 Best Ensemble trophy during it’s debut at the 12th BOH Cameronian Arts Awards 2015 held last 15th of April 2015 at Makespace, Kuala Lumpur. (Related story)
In 2016, CPAC will stage highly popular Legally Blonde: The Musical, a musical theatre adaptation of the box-office hit movie Legally Blonde with Reese Witherspoon in the role of Elle Woods. This year’s production will run on these dates: 20-22, 27-29 May 2016 at Cempaka International Schools Cheras/Cempaka Cheras North Hall.