This September, Milestone Production is bringing an award winning international performance celebrating the life and songs of British singer, Adele, exclusively to Malaysia this 21st – 25th September 2016 at Pentas 1 , Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (klpac).
Start warming up your vocal chords so you can sing along to Adele’s chart-topping hits such as ‘Someone Like You’ and ‘Rolling in the Deep’ together with like minded Adele fans as this award- winning international production of Rumour Has It – Adele’s Life And Songs revisits this illustrious songstress’ meteoric rise to fame.
Did You Hear There’s A New International Production In Town? Rumour Has It – Adele’s Life And Songs
[dropcap]H[/dropcap]ailing from a working class family from Tottenham, Adele Adkins had a big voice and even larger dreams. While there was no musical heritage in her family, a passion for singing and music led her to pursue her studies in the BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology, where it was said she was a classmate of her peers, Jessie J and Leona Lewis.
After she posted a demo from a class project on her MySpace account, little did she imagine that her life would change forever. XL Recordings launched her into stardom, as she is about to enter her twenties with the album, 19. Since then, she has released hits after hits from a mega-platinum catalogue of songs such as Set Fire to the Rain and the award-winning Skyfall.
But the magic of Adele’s appeal to the masses goes beyond her powerful vocals and soulful lyrics. Those who have seen her live concert, especially the one at Royal Albert Hall, knows that she is a masterful storyteller—witty, expressive and above all, open to bare her heart and soul to connect with her audience. Unabashed to admit that a ‘rubbish relationship’ was what that inspired her successful sophomore album 21, Adele’s life story is the real inspiration behind Rumour Has It.
Debuting at Brisbane in 2013, Rumour Has It – Adele’s Life And Songs has toured more than a dozen of major cities in Australia, sweeping 3 international award in its wake namely Best Musical/Cabaret Matilda Award, Best Musical Production Groundling Award and Sunday Mail Top Two Show 2013, Critic’s Choice. This contemporary performance has earned critical reviews as a whole for its humour, musical prowess and the thoughtful and poignant celebration of a woman who is not afraid to expose her deepest emotions to the world.
Above all, praise is heaped upon Rumour Has It’s main cast, the spectacular Naomi Price also known as the leading lady of Ricky Martin. Having carved a name for herself in Australia for her appearance in the fourth season of The Voice, Naomi has also provided vocals for artists and performed as a soloist with music theatre composer Scott Alan. She has prior experience onstage and offstage, having produced, managed and directed a myriad of theatre projects prior to achieving fame through The Voice and then Rumour Has It.
Through a body suit, wigs and the use of black-lace dresses and other costumes, Price is transformed physically to Adele’s iconic look. Appearance aside, when it comes to her musical chops, Price delivers. She has received praise for her world-class vocals uncanny to the British songstress she is emulating. Critics and Adele fans alike have also commented upon her impeccable comic timing, ability to control band and audience as well as her arresting stage presence.
So start practicing your favourite Adele’s sensational hits so when Rumour Has It arrives at our shores from 21st to 25th September at klpac, be ready to let your inner diva shine together!.
Proudly organized by Milestone Production, tickets for this international performance are now open for sale. Tickets for Rumour Has It are priced at RM450 (VVIP), RM350 (VIP), RM250 (CAT A) and RM150 (CAT B). Ticket prices are not inclusive of 6% GST and RM3 ticketing fee. Early Bird discounts up to 15% off regular ticket prices are available for ticket buyers before 21 August 2016. For ticket purchase, log on to www.milestone-production.com
Rumour Has It is organized by Milestone Production.
Adele Adkins—The Story
Everyone on this planet have heard of Adele Adkins one way or another; her music is always playing on loop in music channels and radio airwaves on a regular basis. At the age of 19, she has electrified the world with her soulful track, Chasing Pavements, that talk about the cyclical nature of relationships through her own trials and tribulations with a boy she was seeing. Her turbulent personal life would both be the fodder and inspiration behind her international success as she penned a string of heart- breaking songs that chronicles her feelings about love and loss.
With 65 million fans and counting, Adele expanded her fan base further when she released her sophomore album, 21, where she showcased her incredible vocal prowess through belting out songs such as Turning Tables and Set Fire to the Rain.
She won Grammy Awards in recognition of her vocal work and appeal as a female musician, as well as an Academy Award for Original Song through her work for Skyfall as featured in the eponymous 2012 instalment of the famous James Bond series. Having achieved stability in life recently through a new love and the birth of her son, Adele returned to the spotlight with her new album 25, after which its lead single’s music video Hello broke records in YouTube—signalling that the power of Adele has never waned in the passing of time.
Naomi Price, Co-director and heroine
In its past shows, praise is heaped upon Rumour Has It’s leading lady, the spectacular Naomi Price. Having carved a name for herself in Australia for her appearance in the fourth season of The Voice, Naomi has also provided vocals for artists and performed as a soloist with music theatre composer Scott Alan. She has prior experience onstage and offstage, having produced, managed and directed a myriad of theatre projects prior to achieving fame through The Voice and then Rumour Has It. Through a body suit, wigs and the use of black-lace dresses and other costumes, Price is transformed physically to Adele’s iconic look. Appearance aside, when it comes to her musical chops, Price delivers. She has received praise for her world-class vocals uncanny to the British songstress she is emulating. Critics and Adele fans alike have also commented upon her impeccable comic timing, ability to control band and audience as well as her arresting stage presence.
Adam Brunes, co-director
A journalist by profession, Adam pursued his calling when he forayed into the world of theatre and cabaret production. Together with Naomi, Adam is the key force behind Rumour Has It and another show entitled Wrecking Ball, which was inspired by teen pop sensation Miley Cyrus. Adam’s career highlights include being Digital Producer for Endemol Australia (Big Brother Australia 2013/2014), Marketing & PR Manager for La Boite Theatre Company, Communications Manager for Expressions Dance Company, Assistant Producer at the Gate Theatre Notting Hill, and so on.
Michael Manikus, Music Director
Michael is best known as the long-standing pianist and music coordinator for international singing sensation The Ten Tenors. He has toured with The Ten Tenors for a decade to almost every continent in the world. He has done extensive musical work across different platforms to his credit, from musical productions, award ceremonies, football tournaments, live shows, recordings and even for television shows.
Awards and Accolades
BEST MUSICAL /CABARET, Matilda Award BEST MUSICL PRODUCTION, Groundling Award SUNDAY MAIL TOP TWO SHOW 2013, Critic’s Choice
International Media Quote
“Giving an explosive impersonation of the British songbird, and looking every inch her double with flowing red hair, padding, and swagger, Price rips through the Adele songbook as though she were born to sing it… The next best thing to seeing Adele live.” – STAGE WHISPERS MAGAZINE
“Cheeky, gutsy, quite stunningly good… It’s irreverent, deliciously wicked and funny, mouthy stuff as you might expect of Adele. A powerhouse performance that never flags for a second.” – GREENROOM MAGAZINE
“Sassy, hilarious, poignant and gob-smackingly good… A raucous and rollicking performance that would make Adele proud.” – SCENE MAGAZINE
“Price is glorious fun and leaves the audience smiling as she smashes through Adele’s soundtrack with the respect and honesty you would expect from the cabaret scene’s crème de la crème of talent.” – AUSTRALIAN STAGE
“Rumour Has It is world class and without a doubt the most entertaining evening of the year. Don’t miss it this time.” – XS ENTERTAINMENT (ONLINE MEDIA)
Malaysian Tour Details
Show Dates and Time:
21st Sept 2016 (Wednesday) – 8:00pm
22nd Sept 2016 (Thursday) – 8:00pm
23rd Sept 2016 (Friday) – 8:00pm
24th Sept 2016 (Saturday) – 3:00pm, 8.00pm 25th Sept 2016 (Sunday) – 3:00pm
Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (klpac)
15% Early Bird Discount on all tickets. Offer ends on 21 August 2016
Tickets for Rumour Has It – Adele’s Life And Songs are now available for sale at www.milestone- production.com For further information/ticketing, please contact 03 7880 7999
Monday – Friday (9.00am – 6.00pm) Saturday (12.00noon – 6.00pm) Sunday & Public Holiday (Closed)
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(Ticket prices are not inclusive of 6% GST and RM3 ticketing fee)
About Milestone Production
Established in 2003, Milestone Production is one of the region’s leading show production company that provides unparalleled live entertainment experiences globally. We aim to cultivate appreciation of the performing arts in the region by bringing in internationally acclaimed West End and Broadway productions to Malaysia and to the rest of South East Asia, namely – Mamma Mia!, The Mousetrap, the multi-award winning Broadway production Jersey Boys, Thriller Live, Saturday Night Fever , Dr.Bubble With Milkshake and Potted Potter.
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