JOHOR BARU: A musical theatre inspired by the life of Buddha will be held in conjunction with Wesak Day.
The stage play is inspired from a book, titled The Biography of Sakyamuni Buddha, written by master Hsing Yun.
The Philippines Fo Guang Shan head abbess Yong Guang said more than 27 Philippines Guang Ming University students would be the actors in the musical.
“The musical is called Prince Siddhartha – The Musical and is on this Saturday at ‘Great Awakening’ Auditorium of Fo Guang Shan Hsing Ma Si in Skudai.
“The musical tells of the life and achievements of Prince Siddhartha,” she said, adding that the objective was to raise funds for Hsing Ma Si’s education project.
Speaking at a press conference, she added that they would also be staging the musical at six different schools around here from May 15 until May 23.
The musical director Junrey Alayacyac said this musical theatre was a medium for them to spread the three good deeds as stated in the book, which is do good things, speak good words and think good thoughts.
He also said that through musical theatre, they managed to produce many talents, some of whom have turned professional.
Alayacyac added that Prince Siddharth – The Musical would be easy for everyone to understand, regardless of age or race.
“We use the universal language so that people all around the world could understand our play.
“We share the same emotions and understanding about things enabling everyone to understand the message behind our musical theatre.
For details on the musical and tickets, contact 07-550 4433 or visit Fo Shan Hsingmasi, which is located next to SJK (C) Kuo Kuang 2.