Unfortunately, I’m going to be missing the “World Premiere” of my mini-musical (written with Shion Beak) called Captured in Time & Space. It’s showing as part of the Short & Sweet Musical KL starting tonight through Saturday. I will be there Friday and Saturday nights, at least.
I thought I’d give you a short walk-through with what the musical is all about.
The Prologue is a call for acknowledgement that there are a lot of lonely and desperate people in this place. Here are the lyrics which really sum this up:
“That rich or poor, all people need much more, than paint-on smiles fronting empty stores. If we could be the mirror and look deep into your face, if only we could capture truth in time and space.”
LOVE SICK is a woman who can’t except the fact that the man that she loves doesn’t love her. She sings:
“Why did you put him in my life an unattainable goal, taunting, laughing, prodding, baffling, vengeful god, who doesn’t want me to be happy.”
LONELINESS SICK is a man who has lived his whole life alone and has no one.
“I pretend to have a lady present, and we waltz the night to the Blue Danube, and I ask her for her hand in marriage, and she blushes once before saying ‘I do’. What a farce I’ve been searching after. I’m alone as I will die. Perhaps loneliness is worse than death. Cause it requires a constant breath.”
Finally, MONEY SICK comes along. A man who has everything but nothing.
“I sat in the audience of presidents, but I bowed not to them, for they bowed at my money, I sat tin the audience of presidents, I was their promise land, full of milk and honey. … Look at me in my BMW and now that I die, what did I gain? What is the final measurement of my earthly worth? Six feet of dirt.”
They all get together in the end, along with the ensemble and sing the chorus:
“Where you want to go? What you want me to say? Where you want me to go, my Lord, but I can’t go alone.”
It’s fun, poignant, and upbeat.
I hope everyone likes it. I can’t wait to see it.