The Suntaraporn Foundation under the patronage of Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn joins JSL Global Media in celebrating the 80th anniversary of Thailand’s big band Suntaraporn with “Baan Ruen Khieng Kan: Suntaraporn the Musical”, which is being staged at M Theatre on New Phetchaburi Road this weekend (March 2324) and again on March 30 and 31 at 2pm.
Annop “Por” Thongborisut, Pornpatchanok “Pang” Mitchai, Thanasit “Ton” Jaturaput, Nipaporn “Zani” Thitithanakarn, Wiwid “Tee” Bovornkiratikajorn, and Nisachol “Nest” Siewthaisong will perform 22 of the big band’s classic songs.
The musical is based on the tumultuous story of two families with the son of one Ton (Por) and the daughter Praewa (Pang) of the other squabbling over trivial matters in a song, “Baan Ruen Khieng Kan”, while Pete (Ton) and Tangkwa (Zani) flirt with each other in “Kratai Ngo.”
Nest Nisachol takes on the role of a female vendor, singing “Phor Kha Ruea Ray”, while taxi motorcyclists Tee Wiwid, Thanyawit “Palm” Jenaksorn and veteran rocker Tannatonn “Au” Palakawong Na Ayudhaya tease her in “Rak Khrai Kan Nae” before joining up for “Rerng Rak.”
The three-hour musical is created by Watchara Waewwutthinan, a scriptwriter and producer and also chief executive of JSL Global Media, performance director Watchara Paniem, and music director Au Tannatonn.
Tickets cost Bt1,500 and Bt2,500 at Thai Ticket Major (02) 262 3456 and visit www.ThaiTicketMajor.com.
Follow the movement of the musical at Facebook.com/SuntarapornMusical, Instagram and Twitter: jslglobalmedia.