StageKL Project


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StageKL went live sine 1 Jan­u­ary 2011 in case you still don’t know.

Many peo­ple asked me why did I cre­ate the web­site, or more specif­i­cally, why a web­site about per­form­ing arts?

The short answer is, well, very log­i­cal. Den­nis cre­ates web­sites for liv­ing. Den­nis loves per­form­ing arts. Thus, Den­nis cre­ated a web­site about per­form­ing arts.

Don’t buy the short answer? Okay here’s the long one. But before that, grab your cof­fee, sit down, relax and get ready because it’s going to take a few hours to finish.

Just kid­ding.

Well, I’ve always love per­form­ing arts ever since I was young. I chore­o­graphed a few dance per­for­mances dur­ing high school even though no one has ever taught me how.

I can still remem­ber when I went to watch my first musi­cal — Fame the Musi­cal — exactly 10 years ago in 2001, I loved it so much I spent all my money to watch it twice. After watch­ing it I wished I could leave every­thing behind and tour with the group to per­form on stages all over the world.

But of course it didn’t hap­pen. Those were the naive days.

How­ever, my love for per­form­ing arts is still as strong as always. The only prob­lem is, it’s hard to find a friend who actu­ally would like to go to watch a show with me.

“I’m not a per­form­ing arts person.”

“Per­form­ing arts? Boring…”

“It’s so expen­sive lah…”

Those were the excuses I got from my friends all the time. And most of the time, they have never been to any good stage per­for­mance before.

But of course there were also friends who actu­ally liked musi­cals once they attended their first show. And some even got shocked when I told them they could attend the orches­tra at Dewan Fil­har­monic Petronas, KLCC for as low as RM20.

So I was think­ing, it’s not that peo­ple don’t like per­form­ing arts, it’s just that they are lack­ing of expo­sure of what per­form­ing arts really is.

So one fine day dur­ing mid­night, the idea of cre­at­ing a web­site about per­form­ing arts sud­denly strikes me. I was so excited then I started to think, plan and design.

Okay, fast for­ward till today. Tada…!!! There you have it, StageKL. A com­pre­hen­sive web­site hope­fully to increase people’s expo­sure and inter­est on our boom­ing local per­form­ing arts industry.

There are more improve­ments to be done. If you still want to read more texts, head on to read my wel­come note where I talked about my future plan for StageKL.

Before I end this long post, one small request, please help me to spread the word on Twit­ter. I’ve made it easy for you, just click here and you will see the fol­low­ing mes­sage ready for you to tweet.

Check out for lat­est musi­cal, con­cert, the­atre and dance around Kuala Lumpur @stagekl

You will never know if any of your friends will find the web­site use­ful. So thanks a lot! And don’t for­get to check out because there are at least 5 good shows hap­pen­ing this weekend!


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Ted17 January 20116:29 PM

Will have to agree with you that ART and Musi­cal is still on the low side in Malaysia. But a boom­ing suc­cess in our neigh­bor coun­try Singapore.

StageKL will be a good resource­ful web­site to the pub­lic for infor­ma­tion regard­ing these.

Well done! :)

Author’s CommentNo. 2

Den­nis Lee17 January 201111:21 PM

Yeah Sin­ga­pore is so much bet­ter but we are def­i­nitely catch­ing up.

And thanks! 😀

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