With a realistic approach, this musical seeks to unravel the life story of Jesus as an actual historical figure. The story begins with two Roman soldiers delegated as spies to observe Jesus. Both saw how the Jews clustered around him with admiration and witnessed how Jesus was ultimately set up by the religious leaders, only to be crucified on the cross. Once unaware of the past behind Jesus, the two Roman soldiers eventually came to discover his love and soon realised that he is the true Son of God.
Local Mediacorp Actor Jeffrey Xu has been tapped to play a Roman Soldier in the upcoming musical, Who is Jesus, produced by Newstring Ministry.
Adding to the incredibly talented and attractive cast, local artiste Apple Hong has been cast in the iconic role of Saint Claudia, wife of Pilate, who is played by local Model and Entreprenuer Dennis Toh.
Other notable actors include ex-host DaiLan, veteran Singer XiaHui as well as celebrity Gospel Singer Lin Yi Zhong, who will play the iconic role of Jesus.
Before you read more about this musical, let’s hear what Yan Wei, Lee Teng and Felicia felt about this musical. More reviews from other Mediacorp artistes and the main casts would be shared towards the end of the blog.
Jeffrey Xu, who has been juggling his filming schedules to suit the rehearsals, said ‘I am indeed very honored to be invited to be part of this musical production. As this story revolves around Jesus, I am truly touched by the miracles and stories highlighted in the play. I believe the audience will enjoy the 2-hour show and be entertained by the twist and turns of the plot.
Apple Hong, who is playing Claudia, said ‘I had the opportunity to understand the biblical times and put myself into the situations faced by people living in those period. I am indeed humbled to be given the opportunity as this whole process has been truly uplifting and edifying for me’.
With a realistic approach, this musical seeks to unravel the life story of Jesus as an actual historical figure. The story begins with two Roman soldiers delegated as spies to observe Jesus. Both saw how the Jews clustered around him with admiration and witnessed how Jesus was ultimately set up by the religious leaders, only to be crucified on the cross.
Once unaware of the past behind Jesus, the two Roman soldiers eventually came to discover his love and soon realised that he is the true Son of God.
Everyone discussing with such serious expressions…
Sparing some time for group photo while waiting for the rehearsal…
Moments before rehearsal starts.
All waiting patiently…
Grabbed the chance to take a photo with Tammy Chow, Dennis Toh and Apple Hong.
Review by artiste Eelyn Kwok:
‘Great vocals and visual effects that weave the parables and emotions together to present a complete answer + description of “Who Is Jesus”! Throughly enjoyed singing along!’
The next day when the casts and the whole crew came together for a good afternoon lunch.
With Yong An
With Pastor Jiang
With my mom favourite host, Tammy Chow! She is always such a sweet lady with no airs and such a warm motherly figure.
With sweetie Apple Hong! Nice knowing you and appreciate the friendship we gained through this musical.
Presenting Liza, the lady who dared to dream! Having a musical with complimentary tickets right in Esplanade to share the message of God.
The casts having the autographs on their posters.
Featuring the main casts with Liza , missing Dennis who was engaging with filming.
Fantastic wrap to a beautiful afternoon.
Together with Pastor Lim who was the Jesus in the show! Awesome performance that touched the heart of many. He discovered music by accident and made major milestones along his life as a lawyer, songwriter and many other roles.
So happy to see you again Nicole since the previous musical last year my dear.
The pretty songbird Erina Shan who was the Maria in the musical. Will be coming by to watch your singing performance in Tibre soon.
Last but not least the most important person in this whole musical. Liza Foong (Founder of New Strings Musical), I am glad I got to know you last year in True Love musical and covered the musical. Thank you once again this year for getting me involved and this time I had gained much more.
This musical changed my relationship with God and I witnessed the strength, love and how the whole crew came together from many countries to make this musical a success that touched many hearts and moved many to tears including myself.