You might have read in a post I published last year about the musical Firefly in the Light, well if you haven’t you can check it out here.
I attended the musical with my sister which was at the Arts House Chamber. The story is about Wendy, a talented school girl who wants to pursue her dream to be a singer and she leaves her hometown, only to be riddled by challenges and bog down in life… While her childhood friend and lover Jake becomes very successful in a career that she dreams of. It’s very poignant because Wendy could not realize her potential.
I believe that this musical reflects the fears of Shayna Toh, the prodigious musical writer who penned both the music and the lyrics. The title “Firefly in the Light” is ominous in that as the Firefly flies towards the light, it can mean death. Nonetheless, I believe these fears are unfounded, as I believe that many, including I, continue to wish Shayna courage and success as she overcomes her fears and continuing pursuing her dreams and showcasing her talents.
Regarding the cast, I wished that the leads Rachel Tay and Linden Furnell had more chemistry. One thing of note, the supporting/ ensemble cast (Ivan Chan, Chia DeZhong, Sri Widati Ernawan Putri, Siti Maznah, Stephanie Phang) for this musical were superb – they had incredible chemistry, full of humour and gave their all for the performance. I feel honoured to be able to witness this one night only beautiful performance put together by such talented local cast and crew and I wish all of them continued success!
Thank you Firefly in the Light team for the kind invitation.
Here’s 1 of my favourite songs from the line up, the other one is “What I didn’t know”, sung by Wendy but not available on Youtube…