Cocktails the Musical

Thong Lor Art Space Bangkok -

Ended 15 February 2016
฿650.00
Thong Lor Art Space Bangkok

Cocktails the Musical

In a piano bar at night, a guy, who refers himself as a "Mixologist", just accompanied the last customer to the door and locked it. He rushes back to the counter bar and begins to make a special cocktail that he uses to make for a very special customer, however, he cannot remember the recipe. As he's singing "Making it right", he tries to figure it out how to recreate this special cocktail. Unconcernedly, his farang imaginary friend appears to accompany him at the piano. After they argue about the later's appearing, we learn how important this special cocktail is. 
 
It was a couple weeks ago a sad young businessman came here for a drink. His melancholy touched the mixologist deeply, so he created this special cocktail for him as a remedy. The mix was so good and it led them into intimate relations. In the morning, the businessman left him a note saying he had to go for a business trip for two weeks and he would come back for him.
Tonight is the night. 
 
Out of his imaginary friend's curiosity, he explains what significant about this man and his expectation in him; "Home". 
 
But the real question is where is he now; "What is he doing now?".
 
The imaginary friend tries to remind him about his past, all failed relationships. They compare his ex-es with cocktails, some are too sour, too sweet, too bland or too strong; "Cocktails".
 
But this time he feel so sure about this guy and he ready to take a chance; "I'm ready".
 
His feeling of wanting to be with this guy is so overwhelming, and because of this he finally recreates the exact special cocktail.
 
The cocktail is ready, but how about the guy?
 
Dultat Vasinachindakaew (Director): 
Graduated from School of Communication 
Arts, Bangkok University. He studied acting and directing with Mr. Jim Kirkwood at Diablo Valley College, and studied voice and music at San Jose State University. He assisted Suwandee Jakraworavuth, the renown director, in many plays and musicals under Dreambox productions, and had his directorial 
debut with “Dreamgirls”, which won the 2512 International Association of Theatre Critic (Thailand) Awards for the best musical. His directorial credit include “Fame, the musical” for St. John Mary International School, “Samson and Delilah” for Catholic Association of Thailand and “Aladdin” for Satit 
Bilingual School of Rangsit University.
 
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Jonas Dept (Music Director/ Pianist/ Actor):
An old piano landed in Jonas Dept's family home when he was 6 years old. It didn't take long before the neighbours had taught him the entire repertoire they knew and his parents agreed to find him a proper teacher. Three years later, he would meet Georges Deppe and would be taken under the French pianist's wing, along with his wife, Austrian violinist Dominique Wolteche. They would remain Jonas' mentor until his admission in the prestigious Brussels Royal Conservatory of Music, in the class of renown musicians Dominique Cornil and Muhiddin Demiriz-Dürrüolgu.
Jonas Dept's first large public performance took place at age 14 within the european JEUNESSES MUSICALES in the Orangerie of the Brussels Botanical Gardens. The experience convinced him to pursue a performance carrier.
While perfecting his musicality with world-class musicians such as Hussein Sermet, Marie and Sophie Hallynck, Jean-Marie Rens, he explores the parallel universes of Orchestra Conducting and Composition with maestro Ronald Zollman and composers Jean-Marie Rens and Kristin Desmet.
As an official pianist for the UK Royal Academy of Dance, Jonas has performed in Thailand, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, was invited to be the official pianist for the Imperial Awards of Malaysia in Selangor (2013 and 2014) and founded the ensemble 6 Hands 1 piano while exploring interactive composition with electronics and performing artists such as B-floor Theatre (Bangkok) and diverse audio-visual artists.
 
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Witwisit Pich Hiranwongkul (Actor):
Witwisit Pich Hiranwongkul is a multi talented Thai performer; an actor, singer, songwriter and author. He rose to prominence as the lead in the Thai movie, ‘Love of Siam’. On the back of the movie’s popularity, his pop band, “August” found international fame in China and Thailand. As a solo artist, he goes by the name, ‘PCHY’, releasing albums for his legion of Thai and Chinese fans. More recently, he has been involved in some popular stage plays in Bangkok, as well as being a regular contributor to Thai magazines.
 
In recent years, he has branched out into stage acting, appearing in the original play for ‘Chuichai Sanayha’ in 2013, "Cacophonies" an adapted version of Tennessee Williams’ “Vieux-Carré” in 2014, and ”Fly With Me Free Breakfast” (the adapted play of “Boeing Boeing”) in 2015

 


 
 

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