KUALA LUMPUR: Mud: Our Story Of Kuala Lumpur will hit the stage at the historic 110-year-old Panggung Bandaraya in Kuala Lumpur from June 21.
A collaboration between Enfiniti Vision Media and Kuala Lumpur City Hall, the musical follows the adventures of three young men who leave their village in search of greener pastures in a small mining town. The story is set against the backdrop of Kuala Lumpur in its early days and the crucial events that helped shape the city and its people.
“Mud: Our Story Of Kuala Lumpur tells the heartfelt journey of our forefathers who built this town into the beautiful city it is today,” said the musical’s executive producer and Enfiniti Vision Media group president, Puan Sri Tiara Jacquelina, at a press conference yesterday.
“It is a story of achievement, hope, commitment, friendship and brotherhood. Their blood, sweat and tears are etched into the very bricks and foundations of the humble tin mining town that has grown into the thriving city we now call our home.”
The 50-minute musical is set to run twice daily for at least three years at Panggung Bandaraya.
“This area is where Kuala Lumpur was built, so it’s really special to us that the story is brought back to the place where it all began,” she said.
Kuala Lumpur Mayor Datuk Seri Ahmad Phesal Talib referred to the collaboration as an “unprecedented move to host a permanent show in one of the oldest heritage buildings in Kuala Lumpur”.
Tiara hopes that Mud will be an “iconic and must-do attraction” for the millions of visitors who flock to Kuala Lumpur each year.
“We have always wanted to do a project that combines tourism, culture and the arts, so I’m glad that this musical is finally a reality,” she added.
The musical starts its run at Panggung Bandaraya, Jalan Raja, Kuala Lumpur on June 21 (previews only) and July 7. Showtimes are at 3.30pm and 8.30pm.
Tickets are priced from RM45 and can be purchased from the Panggung Bandaraya Box Office or www.mudkl.com.