A new and upcoming group of theatre enthusiasts is keeping the arts and culture scene of Dubai alive and kicking by bringing their fifth production. Musical Theatre Dubai (MTDXB) will stage The Addams Family musical in the first weekend of June at the Sunmarke School in Jumeirah Village Triangle.
The show brings forth the familiar family-friendly musical comedy that tells the tale of Wednesday Addams, a young lady who has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet young man from a respectable family. She brings her new friend and his family home for dinner and to meet her ‘not-so-regular’ parents, Gomez and Morticia, her brother Pugsley, and their extended family of Uncle Fester, Grandma Addams and their loyal butler, Lurch. The comical feast embraces the wackiness in every family with a celebration of the weird, the funny and the macabre.
MTDXB was formed after the pandemic, thanks to the efforts of James and Behtanie Mitchinson, and Sarah Jordan, British expats who realised that the city’s cultural landscape lacked musical theatres. They set about forming a group of like-minded individuals whose objective was to give talented performers a stage to showcase their art. It started with a post on Facebook that attracted a lot of attention and soon it became an actual community.
The eclectic group, comprising professionals in various fields, met, discussed on how to take their passions forward and it wasn’t long before they were ready with their first production. The group has thus far put up four shows – A Night at the Musical, Everybody’s Talking about MTDXB, Return to the Musicals with MTDXB and A Christmas Concert.
The Addams Family musical is their largest and most ambitious one bringing together a huge cast of 50, a live 12 piece band and a stunning set, put up at the Shyam Mankani auditorium hall of Sunmarke, one of the leading British Curriculum schools in Dubai.
The MTDXB show sticks to the spirit of the story and will feature a number of showstopper songs, and elaborate dance routines. The group hopes to work on more shows and create a space for creative individuals in the city to come together and boost the musical theatre space.
• Thursday 1 June at 7:30pm (doors open at 7pm)
• Friday 2 June at 7:30pm (doors open at 7pm)
• Saturday 3 June at 2:30pm (doors open at 2pm)
• Saturday 3 June at 7:30pm (doors open at 7pm)
Venue: Sunmarke School, Jumeirah Village Triangle
Prices: AED 150 for a single ticket, or AED 550 for 4 tickets (saving AED 50) with groups of 10 tickets at AED 1,350 (saving AED 150) and only from ticketslover.ae
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Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], September 29 (ANI): Actors Varun Sharma, Pankaj Tripathi and Pulkit Samrat starrer comedy film’Fukrey 3′ has according to estimates collected Rs 8.82 crore at the Indian box office on its first day.
Taking to Instagram, trade analyst Taran Adarsh shared a post which he captioned,”Fukrey3 fares well on Day 1… Evening / night shows perform better… Biz in Maharashtra affected due to GanpatiVisarjan… Needs to witness substantial growth from Fri – Mon for a strong, impressive total… Thu 8377; 8.82 cr. India biz. Boxoffice”Helmed by Mrighdeep Singh Lamba and produced under the banner of Excel Entertainment by Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar, the film also stars, Richa Chadha and Manjot Singh in the lead roles.
Both ‘Fukrey’ and ‘Fukrey Returns’ had audiences in splits and emerged as hits at the box office in 2013 and 2017, respectively.
There have been several delays for ‘Fukrey 3′. The movie’s initial release date was September 7–was intended to conflict with Shah Rukh Khan’s’Jawan’. After that, it was pushed to December 1.
Now it’s shifted back to the month of September.
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Reacting to Ali’s absence from the film, actor Pulkit Samrat told ANI, “We actually miss him a lot. We have a lot of fun with him during the promotions or even during the shoot. He also gives very interesting inputs, but unfortunately due to his dates and time he will not be seen in Part 3, but who knows, he might be in Part 4.” (ANI)
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Speaking to ANI, RajKummar hailed Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “Swachhata Hi Seva” campaign, urging citizens to do their bit to ensure public places are clean and tidy.
“This is a very important initiative. We all should take part in Modi ji’s ‘Swachta hi Sewa’ as it is very important to keep our city and country clean,” he said.
On his 105th episode of Mann Ki Baat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi appealed to people for 1 hour of shramdaan for the swachhata (cleanliness) at 10 am on October 1 calling the initiative- ‘Ek tareekh ek ghanta ek saath’.
On organising a cleanliness drive at Juhu Beach today, social worker and singer Amruta Fadnavis said, “Many people including celebrities and the city police commissioner have joined this beach cleanup. It is our responsibility to leave a clean planet for future generations. Mumbai’s bio-diverse coastline can be protected only through each individual’s contribution.”Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) Commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal also talked about the drive which is scheduled to take place on October 1.
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On Thursday, she took to Instagram and shared a selfie with Ranbir.
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Ranbir tied the knot with Alia Bhatt on April 14, 2022, and announced their pregnancy in June 2022. On November 6, last year, the couple welcomed their first child, a baby girl, named Raha.
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