BASE Entertainment is delighted to announce Tun Dr. Siti Hasmah, the First Lady of Malaysia, as the patron of the musical masterpiece, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA. In light of the announcement, BASE Entertainment is equally proud to host the Tun Siti Hasmah Charity Gala happening this July 3rd.
The prestigious Istana Budaya will be transformed into the Palais Garnier opera house of Paris accompanied by soaring music and spectacular costumes and scenery. THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, which is now enjoying its 33rd year in London’s West End and is the longest-running show in Broadway history, continues to thrill packed houses with its opulent staging, emotional punch and onstage talent. Andrew Lloyd Webber’s legendary score has a greater visceral tug than almost any score written in the past 20 years. The buzz of enthusiasm surrounding THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA’s debut in Malaysia this June 15th shows the timeless nature of this great production.
“I have always and will continue to have a soft spot for the arts, so when Base Entertainment Malaysia invited me to become a patron for THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, I accepted the offer with much delight. THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA is the world’s most popular musical – a West End and Broadway classic. It has something for everyone – Andrew Lloyd Webber’s most famous music, wonderful scenery, beautiful costumes, breath-taking special effects and a romantic storyline. I hope Malaysians from all walks of life will take this opportunity to experience the mother of all musicals,” said Tun Siti Hasmah.
It is with great honour that a musical so deserving has the philanthropic Tun Dr. Siti Hasmah Mohd Ali as its patron. In line with Tun Siti’s numerous charitable initiatives, BASE Live Entertainment continues its tradition of giving back through the Tun Siti Hasmah Charity Gala, slated this July 3.
The Gala is set to raise funds for two non-profit organisations (NPO); The Dyslexia Association of Malaysia (PDM) and Malaysian Spinal Injuries Association (MASIA). PDM was built to advance the education and general welfare of children and adults suffering from dyslexia. Their focus is to promote awareness and to educate the public on integration methods for those with this learning disability. MASIA prides itself on being a self-help group for people with spinal cord injuries, as well as, their families. The halfway house currently serves as a rehabilitation centre, to encourage those affected to live a quality life.
Even though, both organisations are doing their part for the betterment of society, both NPOs are severely under-funded. As such, the proceeds from the Gala will be channeled to these organisations. Both PDM and MASIA offer emotional and practical support to those affected and rely mostly on the generosity of supporters to furnish their cause.
Through this effort, fans of Broadway and West End musicals can now enjoy the memorable experience of seeing THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA for an even greater cause. Tickets to the Charity Gala are priced at RM1,500 (Premium), RM1,000 (Category A) and RM600 (Category B). BASE Entertainment together with Tun Siti are elated that the art of musical theatre is able to serve as a platform for this charitable initiative.
“We are honoured to have Tun Dr. Siti Hasmah as a patron of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA’s for the Charity Gala debut in Malaysia. Nobody exemplifies passion for the performing arts like her. Malaysians from all walks of life have had the privilege of witnessing our beloved Tun Dr. Siti Hasmah perform with the violin and she is an inspiration to many, so it’s an honour to have her as our patron. BASE Entertainment has always believed in giving back to the community and we are delighted to see how THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA can drive impact in support of causes that do not normally get enough visibility and attention,” said Datuk Jared Lim, Head of BASE Entertainment.
Together, Tun Dr. Siti Hasmah, BASE Entertainment, and its affiliates look forward to welcoming you to the Charity Gala on July 3rd.
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