OlaBola The Musical is a story set in the 1980s during tumultuous economic times, about an unlikely team of footballers whose disagreements have left them with a streak of embarrassing losses. Personal issues have caused each of them to crack under pressure while the team slowly falls apart. They have only one chance left for international glory, and this multicultural team has to find it in their hearts to overcome their individual odds and unite for the sake of an entire country. But unknown to them, their greatest test is yet to come, one that will make or break their fighting spirit and the nation’s hopes and aspirations.
At once a powerful lesson from the past and a hopeful missive for the future, OlaBola, a fictional tale based on true events, invites us to celebrate our differences and unite as a nation with a collective goal. This poignant zero-to-hero story reminds us that there is beauty in our diversity and strength in our unity. We might just find our reason to persevere and fight for our dreams here within this beautiful country called Malaysia.
OlaBola The Musical will be performed in Rap and Hip hop, in a first-time collaboration of composer-lyricist Mia Palencia and Rapper-lyricist Altimet, two award-winning elitists in their fields.
Catch Tiara Jacquelina’s debut as Director in OlaBola The Musical. Tiara’s productions are known to set new benchmarks and raise the bar for the local theatre industry, but one of her biggest challenges will surely be how to recreate and translate the experience of a football stadium full of 50,000 people as in the film, “live” on stage.
Come watch one of the nation’s most inspirational stories ever, performed in a visually engaging, high-energy roller-coaster of an experience at Istana Budaya in February 2018!