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PAN Productions’ musical theatre Into the Woods emerged as the Best Overall Production for 2016 at the 14th BOH Cameronian Arts Awards last night, beating five other theatre productions!
Directed by Nell Ng, the musical was an adaptation of the Grimm Brothers’ fairy-tale by Stephen Sondheim, known as the godfather of musical theatre.
Meanwhile, Dr. Deric Gan became the Best Director for a consecutive year following his meticulous direction for Richard III. The play, which was staged at the Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (klpac) in December 2016 was presented by The Actors Studio Seni Teater Rakyat and Muka Space. Previously, he had won the award for The Dawns Here Are Quiet.
This year’s Cammies’ were slightly different it underwent a drastic change in the number of awards that were handed out. A total of 12 awards were allocated for six productions which were nominated for “The Best of 2016”. These awards were categorised as; dance, music, theatre and musical theatre.
The selected productions were; Black & White @Variation Rerun 2016, From Soho to Shinjuku: Half Man Half Myth, Into The Woods, Richard III, Shakespeare Goes Bollywood and The Language Archive.
Here’s a complete list of the recipients for the 14th BOH Cameronian Arts Awards!
Best Overall Production: Into The Woods
Innovation in Musical Theatre: Mahsuri, directed by Shafeeq Shajahan
Best Theatre Director: Dr. Deric Gan for Richard III
Best Production Value (Music): Carpe Diem by Checkmate Creative
Best Supporting Actor: Sukania Venugopal for The Language Archive
Best Group Instrumental Music Performance: Hands 1 for Percussion Paradise
Best Dance Group Performance: Asia Duo Dance Company for ‘Cansur’ in Axiomatic
Best Costume and Make-Up Design (Dance): Quito Yang for Haha (Dua Productions)
Best Sound and Music Design (Dance): Ng Chor Guan for 2020: I’m from 2020
Best Set Design: Raja Malik for The Language Archive
Best Choreography in a Production: Anthony Meh & Aman Yap for Black & White Variations
Best Instrumental Solo Performance: Fung Chern Hwei for “Butterfly Lovers Violin Concerto”
Meanwhile, the ceremony also saw local composer, Rendra Zawawi – who is now based at Los Angeles – United Kingdom’s producer and filmmaker, Rani Moorthy and 11-times Genting World Lion Dance Championship holder Kun Seng Keng Lion and Dragon Dance Association highlighted as the #gamechangers for their efforts in placing Malaysia’s name at the international level.
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