Eat, Play, Love: Stars on Strings

After refreshing ourselves in the room in First World Hotel, we’re out to catch some puppeteers and their marionettes in ‘Stars on Strings’ show in Resorts World Genting. Kiddo was particularly excited, as it will be his first time watching puppet show on stage. 😀 For those who are not familiar with the term marionette, allow me to divulge abit. A marionette is a puppet controlled from above using wires or strings depending on regional variations. A marionette’s puppeteer is called a manipulator. Marionettes are operated with the puppeteer hidden or revealed to an audience by using a vertical or horizontal control bar in different forms of theatres or entertainment venues.
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Neway, we were just in time for the show that day. As the curtain draws, the show kicked off with some very interesting acts. My son who is usually hyper and couldn’t sit still, was mesmerized by the magic spun by the puppeteers. The accompanying background music were catchy too, and it’s very hard not to fall in love with the wonderful performances.

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My jaw nearly dropped when I saw this scene. Will you just take a look at that? This is something to wow for! The puppeteers could actually control a few marionettes at once! WOW! That’s some skill they have there. I bet they took a very, very long time to practice and perfect all the movements.

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Stars on Strings feature plenty of humourous and memorable narrative for the audience to enjoy. I loved this one in particular. 😀 This particular puppet narrative reminds me of the story from 1001 Nights.

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Unveiling of the puppets, exclusively for us social media influencers.

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Just like the Pied Piper of Hamelin…

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The puppeteer lured children
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And adults alike to him like a moth to the flame without failed.

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Here’s introducing the men who were responsible for our good time that day. 😀 John Chrishom and Josef Probst. They are the puppeteers who made all these marionettes comes alive with pull of a hundreds of strings. Hailed as the absolute ultimate in marionette entertainment, John and Josef are wholly responsible for the creation and animation of each of their puppets.

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The attention to detail in each and every character is impeccable, the movement range and mechanism truly amazing, and the operational artistry absolutely second to none. Take a look at these puppets. I can easily recognize them as Micheal Jackson, a rendition of Elvis Presley and a stripper 😀 The attention to details is really amazing.

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That’s my boy, checking out the marionettes during our exclusive interview session with John and Josef. He’s a tad curious about it and wondered if he could make them move the way the puppeteers did on stage earlier. 😀

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Apparently, my boy was not the only one who was curious about the marionettes. 😀 Here’s our friend Sohoque, trying his best to pull the strings to make the beautiful puppet move, but to no avail. The puppet was heavy! This one in particular is at least 20 kg, and Josef and John fooled us into thinking that the puppets were as light as feather!

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Blogger friend Mr.Jocko trying to make Micheal Jackson do moonwalk. 😀

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My lovely friend Wendy did not want to miss the fun too. While me? I chickened out a lil bit after hearing them telling me how heavy the puppet was. I was afraid that it will fall down and flatten me, so I did not give it a try. 😛 But for what it’s worth, it was a fun and wonderful experience for me and family. :D  The fun did not end there, though. After dinner, we headed over to Genting Showroom to watch Fantastica 2. 😀 Keep a lookout for my next post on Fantastica 2, yea?

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Don’t want to miss out the fun? Well, there’s still time. Stars on Strings Show is playing at Resorts World Genting from 16 November to 9 December 2013. Tickets priced at RM25 (VIP) and RM15 (PSI). First World Indoor Theme Park of Fantastica 2 ticket holders just need to top up Rm10 and will get one PS1 ticket to watch Stars on Strings. To watch this spectacular performance, you may hop over to www.rwgenting.com or call 03-61011118.

 

Cleffairy: Up next will be about the mesmerizing Fantastica 2. 😀

 

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