OlaBola The Mu­si­cal an­nounces its cast

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OLABOLA The Mu­si­cal which is based on the 2016 hit movie OlaBola has found six of its cast mem­bers ... two of whom were the stars of the film as well.

Ac­tors Muhd Luq­man Hafidz and Lim Jian Wen will reprise their roles as Ah­mad Ali and Ong Tiam Cai in the mu­si­cal set to open at Is­tana Bu­daya in Fe­bru­ary next year.

En­finiti, the pro­duc­tion com­pany be­hind OlaBola The Mu­si­cal, an­nounced this in a press re­lease on Oct 7.

Three oth­ers mak­ing up the Hari­mau Malaya team are Brian Chan (as Chow Kwok Keong aka Tauke), Abi­manyu Masil­a­mani (as Muthu Ku­mar) and Kai Chalmers (as Eric Yong).

Join­ing them is rap­per Al­timet, who is also the mu­si­cal’s lyri­cist. Al­timet will play Drill Sergeant Ah­mad.

Over 300 tal­ents au­di­tioned at the cast­ing call held in late Au­gust, and 40 ac­tors made the fi­nal cut.

OlaBola tells the story of the coun­try’s na­tional foot­ball team, Hari­mau Malaya, and its jour­ney to qual­ify for the 1980 Sum­mer Olympics.

The film was di­rected by Chiu Keng Guan and earned RM16.67mil at the box of­fice last year.

OlaBola The Mu­si­cal, which will have the same sto­ry­line as the film, is di­rected by Tiara Jac­quelina, and is sched­uled to be show­cased at Is­tana Bu­daya from Feb 8 to March 11.

Ticket sales will start some­time this month. For more in­for­ma­tion visit www.olabo­la­mu­si­cal.com. –

Mum­taj Begum

The cast of OlaBola The Mu­si­cal (from left) Chan, Luq­man, Hassan Sani, Chalmers, Lim and Abi­manyu. — En­finiti

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