Muhd Luqman Hafidz, Lim Jian Wen and Altimet set to take the stage at Istana Budaya
KUALA LUMPUR, 6 OCTOBER 2017 – Enfiniti, the leading entertainment company in Malaysia, announced its cast members for the roles of the Harimau Malaya team and Drill Sergeant Ahmad of OlaBola The Musical today.
Fans of the Malaysian cinematic smash 2016 motion picture OlaBola will be delighted to hear that acclaimed actors Muhd Luqman Hafidz and Lim Jian Wen will reprise their roles as Ahmad Ali and Ong Tiam Cai respectively, in OlaBola The Musical set to debut at Istana Budaya on 8th February 2017. Having captured the hearts of Malaysians with their performance in the movie, the popular young actors will take on new challenges as they sink their teeth into the world of musical theatre.
Joining them is Brian Chan as Chow Kwok Keong aka Tauke, Abimanyu Masilamani as Muthu Kumar and Chris Chalmers (professionally known as Kai Chalmers) as Eric Yong. Brian, Chris and Abi are no strangers to the stage. Chan has made several stage appearances in productions including ‘Rent’, ‘Uda dan Dara 2015’ and ‘Thunderstorm”. Up and coming actor Masilamani featured in the cast of ‘Sand The Musical’ and bagged the award for Best Performance in a Leading Role at the 13th Boh Cameronian Arts Awards 2016. Established singer/songwriter and actor Chalmers graduated from The Arts Educational Schools, London with a BA in musical theatre and has since secured various leading roles including playing ’Meng’ in Enfiniti’s very own MUD: The Story Of Kuala Lumpur.
Also set to take the stage is OlaBola The Musical’s lyricist Altimet. The rapper-lyricist will make his debut theatrical performance as Drill Sergeant Ahmad.
The 6 cast members announced were amongst 40 actors selected from a crowd of over 300 hopeful talents who answered the OlaBola The Musical casting call held in late August; a record number for a theatre audition in Malaysia.
The newly revealed cast members will make their first public appearance performing the first radio single “Luarbiasa” from OlaBola The Musical, “live” on Akademi Fantasia Megastar this Sunday, 8th October 2017 at 10.00pm, which will air on Astro Ria (Astro Channel 104) and Astro Ria HD (Astro Channel 123) and is available on Astro GO and on demand. “Luarbiasa” will exclusively air on Astro radio station ERA FM’s “Super 40 ERA” show on Monday, 9th October before airing across all national radio channels from Tuesday, 10th October onwards.
Directed by award-winning producer, actress and performing arts advocate Tiara Jacquelina, OlaBola The Musical is Enfiniti’s latest original production following the success of Puteri Gunung Ledang, P.Ramlee The Musical and MUD: The Story of Kuala Lumpur. OlaBola The musical has been chosen to re-open the newly renovated Istana Budaya from 8th February until 11th March 2018.
Enfiniti will be announcing the full leading cast member line up in the coming months. Ticket sales for the musical will commence in mid October 2017. For more information and ticketing details, visit the website at www.olabolamusical.com and follow Enfiniti’s FB (https://www.facebook.com/EnfinitiMY) and IG (https://www.instagram.com/enfinitimy) pages.