The Kitchen Musical
To the foodie in all of us, the lover of drama and the ones who bust a move whilst singing in the shower, this one is for you…
The Kitchen Musical, a music-dance-drama revolving around the story of a rich, young girl fresh from culinary school, is set to dazzle television viewers across Asia this October, with broadcasts in 16 countries through AXN, NTV7 (Malaysia), Studio 23 (Philippines) and Metro TV (Indonesia).
The four-month long original production by The Group Entertainment spread over 13 one-hour episodes features an international cast, including British thespian Stephen Rahman-Hughes, Filipino powerhouses Karylle Tatlonghari and Christian Bautista, Hong Kong supermodel Rosemary Vandenbroucke and New York-based Filipino stage actor, Arthur Acuña.
This is the first international musical television drama series produced in Singapore for the regional and international markets, airing on AXN Asia, MetroTV in Indonesia, nTV7 in Malaysia, and Studio 23 in the Philippines.
The show, through music, song and dance, will follow the trials and tribulations of Maddie as she begins a journey of self-discovery following her graduation from a culinary school in Paris. She goes to work at her father’s restaurant, The Avilon, and learns that she cannot always get her way by being Daddy’s girl.
CheeK, the creator and writer of The Kitchen Musical said, the idea of a musical television series that hones in on Asia’s passion for food has never been done before. Hence, he wanted to create a fresh and original concept for the global audience that is still well identifiable within the region.
The television series had the complete commitment of the international cast and crew, who based themselves in Singapore throughout the shoot. The cast was put through four weeks of intense acting and dancing rehearsals, as well as a kitchen boot camp.
Each installment of the series will showcase re-arranged and re-recorded popular hit songs brought to life by specially-choreographed dance sequences.
Creating the mouth-watering recipes for “The Kitchen Musical” is Chef Bertrand Cheo, whose culinary journey began at an age of 14.
Audiences can expect fresh entertainment that will satiate their appetite for flavour-filled story lines spiced with complex characters while singing along to their favorite songs and savoring delicious dishes presented in an exciting way.
The Kitchen Musical will be transferred to the stage in the third quarter of 2012 by the Singapore Repertory Theatre. I am so excited! It has signed a deal with US company Electus to produce the content and distribute it across a variety of platforms in the US and around the world.
So don’t forget:
The Kitchen Musical will premiere on AXN, 15 October 2011
To get you excited about this series (that will give “Glee” a run for their money), check out this clip from the premiere episode featuring the song “Boom Boom Pow” by the Black Eyed Peas:
The Kitchen Musical is sponsored by Anchor Butter, Nestlé All Purpose Cream and Nestlé D’Lite Cream and is in partnership with Republic Polytechnic, Fiji Water, Zwiesel Asia Pacific and Schnap Studio. Thank you Halia Restaurant for the invite!
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*This is an invited session*