Rakaputra Paputungan is a Jakarta musical theatre aficionado who seeks to spread the love of the art form in Indonesia. Often volunteering for musical or theatrical productions, he's always looking forward to the next showtime.
Society expects people to conform to its norms to be accepted. Those who can't will be cast aside and forgotten, with their dreams left broken. But is it worth it losing one's true self to pursue one's ambition? SPOTLIGHT THEATRE explores the issue of identity and dreams in their original musical KIRANA, which ran for three shows on August 23-25 2019 at the Gedung Kesenian Jakarta. BWW Previews: JAKARTA PERFORMING ARTS COMMUNITY to Bring Sondheim's COMPANY to Jakarta This Year August 31, 2019
It has been 14 years since poet and playwright Arifin C. Noer's passing, leaving behind a trove of cinematic and stage classics. One of those, the stage play PADA SUATU HARI is still relevant, if not even more so. KELOMPOK POJOK theatre must have thought the same as they walked on stage on August 16th. Their contemporary interpretation was adept and enjoyable.BWW Previews: RELASI NADA DUNIA to Perform INTO THE WOODS JR. at USMAR ISMAIL THEATRE HALL August 23, 2019
Junior version of Sondheim classic's musical, INTO THE WOODS JR., will come to life on August 25th, 2019, at the USMAR ISMAIL THEATRE HALL, Jakarta. This production is arranged by RELASI NADA DUNIA (RND), a company offering training and education in the subject of performing arts. INTO THE WOODS JR. will be their inaugural public musical theatre performance.BWW Review: JYPA's Take on NEXT TO NORMAL is Brave and Endearing August 23, 2019
Pulitzer winning rock musical NEXT TO NORMAL is not the most obvious show to bring to Jakarta, much less by young actors still in school or college age. But despite the idiosyncrasy, musical community JAKARTA YOUTH FOR PERFORMING ARTS (JYPA) together with suicide prevention community INTO THE LIGHT tackled the challenge to highlight the issue of mental health awareness a?" by rocking out the stage.BWW Previews: Upstart Musical Community JYPA to Bring NEXT TO NORMAL on August 20th August 19, 2019
NEXT TO NORMAL, the award-winning rock musical about a suburban family dealing with mental health illness, will be performed at the USMAR ISMAIL THEATRE HALL, Jakarta on Tuesday, August 20th 2019. This musical is produced by JAKARTA YOUTH FOR PERFORMING ARTS (JYPA) and officially licensed through Music Theatre International (MTI). JYPA is also collaborating with mental health and suicide prevention community INTO THE LIGHT.BWW Review: KINTSUGI's Beautiful Yet Shocking Portrayal of An Abusive Relationship Impresses August 15, 2019
On May 23rd, a new contemporary ballet show, KINTSUGI, ran for one show only at Teater Kecil, Jakarta. It is the brainchild of dancer Elhaq Latief under the banner of ELHAQ LATIEF PRODUCTION and tells the story of a romance that devolves into an abusive relationship. The show is followed with a discussion session with National Commission on Violence Against Women, Komnas Perempuan, and abuse survivor advocacy foundation, Yayasan Pulih.BWW Previews: SPOTLIGHT THEATRE Returns to Stage with the Cultural Musical KIRANA This August August 7, 2019
In May of 2009, a little new Fox series called Glee aired for the first time. It exposed theatrically-inclined Indonesian youths to the highly energetic and often drama-prone art of show choir. A decade later, JKT MOVEMENT OF INSPIRATION (JKTMoveIn) held their inaugural competition JAKARTA SHOW OFF, in which bands, dance groups, and show choirs showcase the hidden talents of Jakarta and beyond.BWW Previews: LSPR PAC 20-2B to Bring SIDE SHOW to AMANI PALLADIUM THEATRE July 17, 2019
The students of London School of Performing Arts' Performing Arts Communication major of batch 20, class 2B (hence LSPR PAC 20-2B) will bring the musical SIDE SHOW on August 8th and 9th, 2019, at the AMANI PALLADIUM THEATRE, Bekasi. This musical is part of the 12th LSPR PAC FEST where LSPR PAC students will produce and perform a variety of shows.BWW Previews: Activism Play Reading HEAR US OUT at RUANG KOMUNAL INDONESIA July 11, 2019
Theatre community JAKARTA PLAYERS and social justice organization 100% MANUSIA will collaborate in HEAR US OUT, a play reading and panel discussion about mental health, social inclusion, and sexual abuse. The event will take place on Wednesday, 27 July, from 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM at Ruang Komunal Indonesia, One Pacific Place, Jakarta.BWW Previews: JKTMOVEIN's Search for Next Performing Arts Stars at JAKARTA SHOW OFF June 27, 2019
Performing arts company JKT MOVEMENT OF INSPIRATION (JKTMoveIn) will hold the competition JAKARTA SHOW OFF, on Saturday, July 13th, 2019, at CIPUTRA ARTPRENEUR, Jakarta. Finalists from band, dance, and show choir categories will compete for monetary prizes totaling IDR 80.000.000 as well as a featured role in JKTMoveIn's upcoming production.