Thursday, 10 September 2015

[Press Conference] Saturday Night Fever The Musical in Malaysia

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[Press Conference] Saturday Night Fever The Musical in Malaysia
CAST AND CREW OF SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER THE MUSICAL ARRIVES IN MALAYSIA EARLIER TO MEET AND GREET WITH THE MEDIA MEMBERS!


Kuala Lumpur, September 2015- Just a few days ago, our team from wljack.com and loong-updates.blogspot.com have been given a chance to attend the meet and greet media session with the casts of the upcoming musical show in Instana Budaya, titled Saturday Night Fever The Musical 2015!

Saturday Night Fever- The Musical Meet and Greet Media Session
Date: 1st September 2015
Time: 1.30pm
Venue: Johnny Rockets Restaurant, Pavilion KL

Get ready with your disco hustle moves as Milestone Production is bringing these world-class performers to Kuala Lumpur from September 4 – 13, 2015 to perform in Istana Budaya.



Saturday Night Fever tells the story of Tony Manero, a young Italian- American man with a talent for dance. As immortalized forever by the performance of John Travolta in the 1977 film that inspired the musical, Tony has only one ambition: to become the disco king. When he meets Stephanie Mangano, who also dreams of a life beyond the city, they decide to train together for a dance competition and their lives are changed forever.




Before they take the stage in the opening show on September 4th , the leading stars for this beloved musical have provided a teaser on what to expect at a special media meet-and-greet event at Johnny Rockets Pavilion KL on September 1st.

Principal performers Brandon Rubendall, Jenna Rubaii and Nick Varricchio who plays Tony, Stephanie and Double J respectively for this musical have attended the event together with the show’s official organizer Milestone Production Managing Director, Grace Lee.

Having been on many tours which include Wicked, Spiderman:Turn Off The Dark and Hairspray, Brandon has also performed alongside Jennifer Lopez and Beyonce. His co-star Jenna has been on tours for great musicals such as Grease, Pride and Prejudice and 54 Forever. These two seasoned stage performers certainly piqued our excitement with their sneak-peak performance at the meet-and-greet session.



Apart from these two, the dashing Nick Varricchio who plays Double J in the musical also attended the meet and greet session. Nick was born ​and raised in Cleveland and has performed in Broadway and have been on many musical tours which include ‘A Chorus Line’ , ‘Spring Awakening’ , ‘Cabaret’ , ‘Chicago’ , ‘Into The Woods’ ; ‘Cinderella’ and many more. Be ready to sing along to the tunes of the Bee Gees as their arrival here marks the beginning of a renaissance of disco fever in Kuala Lumpur.

Under the watchful eye of award-winning director Bobby Garcia,  Saturday Night Fever The Musical 2015 will be imbued with a slight contemporary edge while retaining the film’s grittiness and realistic portrayal of the disco era. Its showcase of hit music and electric dance moves is true entertainment value at its best.

Saturday Night Fever The Musical 2015, brought to Malaysia by Milestone Production, will play at Istana Budaya from September 4th to 13th. Tickets are priced at RM568 (VVIP), RM398 (VIP), RM338 (CAT A), RM268 (CAT B), RM138 (CAT C) - (Ticket prices are inclusive of 6% GST but excludes RM4 ticketing fee).

Current promo is Buy 4 Free 1 (weekday shows) and Buy 5 Free 1 (for weekend shows). You also stand a chance to win prizes worth up to RM100,000.00 in the Night Fever Lucky Draw. Book your tickets at www.milestone-production.com.

 ‘Saturday Night Fever’ the Musical is presented by Milestone Production and is supported by Malaysia Major Events; a division of Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau which is an agency under Malaysia’s Ministry of Tourism and Culture. Istana Budaya Kuala Lumpur is the official venue partner.  Munchy’s is the Gold Sponsor and IOI Properties is the Silver Sponsor. Palace Of The Golden Horses and Palace Vacation Club is the Official Hotel , OOCL (Official Ocean Freight) , Prestige (Official Luxury Magazine), LiteFM (Official Radio Station) , Astro Circle (Official Loyalty Partner) and Nuffnang (Official Social Media Partner).






I have attended the media session and I have witnessed some sneak peak on the show. It’s going to be a great show. Do grab your tickets and enjoy the disco fever!





Additional Info:
Saturday Night Fever received numerous awards and honours which include:-

Honourable Award Nominations
  • Laurence Olivier Awards for Best Actor in a Musical, Best Theatre Choreographer and  Best New Musical
  • Academy Award: Best Actor (John Travolta)
  • Four Golden Globes: Best Motion Picture - Musical/Comedy, Best Motion Picture Actor - Musical/Comedy (John Travolta), Best Original Score, and Best Original Song for "How Deep is Your Love?"
  • BAFTA's Anthony Asquith Award for Film Music and BAFTA award for Best Sound.
  • Writers Guild of America (WGA) Award for Best Drama Written Directly for the Screen.


Awards and Recognitions
  • Ranked by the American Film Institute as the 9th Greatest Movie Song of All Time in 2004.
  • In 1978 the Bee Gees won a Grammy Award as Best Pop Vocal Performance By a Group for their Saturday Night Fever song "How Deep is Your Love?"
  • In 1979 the Bee Gees won four Grammy Awards for their contributions to the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack: Album of the Year, Best Arrangement for Voices (for the song "Stayin' Alive"), Best Pop Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group, and Producer of the Year (shared with Albhy Galuten and Karl Richardson).
  • In 2004 The Bee Gees were given a Grammy Hall of Fame Award for the soundtrack to Saturday Night Fever.







Published by WLJack. (Based on official Press Release issued by Milestone Production)

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