The Jakarta Post
Jakarta Movement of Inspiration, also known as JKTMOVEIN, has cast 11-year-old Caecillia Laura (right) and 10-year-old Maisha 'Mimi' Kanna (left) in the lead role Sherina in the musical theater. (JP/Liza Yosephine)
Classic children’s movie musical Petulangan Sherina (Sherina's Adventure) is soon to be brought to the stage at the Teater Jakarta in Taman Ismail Marzuki, as a Jakarta theater community is gearing up to deliver six performances on Sept. 15-17.
Jakarta Movement of Inspiration, also known as JKTMOVEIN, has cast 11-year-old Caecillia Laura and 10-year-old Maisha "Mimi" Kanna in the lead role of Sherina in the musical theater.
Nurul Susantono who founded JKTMOVEIN said she wanted to bring back the legendary story of Sherina and introduce it to a new generation of kids.
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The movie, which was released in 2000, portrays values and lessons that are still relevant today and also resonate with the community group, Nurul said.
In anticipation of comparisons being made with the movie, which Nurul recognized as iconic, the stage performance is expected to bring an edge to the original piece and a new experience not found through watching the story unfold on screen.
"It won't be exactly the same [as the movie], but it will be something different, new, but still strengthen the essence of the story in a fresh new take," Nurul said in a press conference on Thursday in Jakarta.
Founded in 2013, JKTMOVEIN is a community that aims to inspire youngsters aged below 25 to explore the performing arts scene.
Prior to adapting the screenplay, Nurul sought permission from Mira Lesmana and Riri Riza, who both directed and produced the original movie through Miles Films.
Mira, who also spoke at the press conference, said that Nurul's persistence and the team's passion in taking on the project had convinced them to support the stage adaptation.
Riri expressed pride that the film had continued to inspire the public even 17 years after it was first released.
"We can actually learn a lot from this; that artwork can be a medium for different generations to connect to each other and provide each other with good influences," Riri said.
Those who are interested in watching the play can book tickets via the troupe’s official website, with prices starting from Rp 299.000 (US$22). (kes)
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