Given its static set, Hossan Leong deftly directs the cast to fully utilize the given space. At one point, the living room wall is pulled down by Bobby to reveal a hidden bed to April. The audience "aah"-ed in surprise as well.
Company is extremely entertaining, and Leong and the cast certainly prove they can give Singapore audiences a musical that is every bit as good as any Broadway or West End show.
Company makes few value judgments in the end, and under the meticulous and skillful hand of director Hossan Leong, is indeed a very enjoyable watch even if it's just for the laughs.
It is a simple story that doesn’t add much to the circular narrative. However, little else is required because Sondheim’s musicality is stellar and director Hossan Leong is fully aware of that. As such, he has assembled an outstanding cast that has only made the signature Sondheim production come alive.
We do not say this often; if you could only watch one production this year, let it be ‘Company’.
Director Hossan Leong did a very good job at interpreting the kind of emotional struggles a young single person living in a nameless, fast-paced city goes through while searching for true love...
Hossan and his cast have done a fabulous job at making this musical extremely relevant and personal.
...kudos to Dream for bravely attempting to put on “Company” this year, which is directed by Hossan Leong.
The director did a good job. Hossan Leong has accurately - in his own flavor no doubt - demonstrated the essence of Company, and made it into a good accessible piece for the lay-people like us.
Director Hossan Leong was right on the money with the interplay of scent in the theatre, as he said in an earlier interview exclusively with Popspoken. One step into the theatre and you are greeted with a pleasant woody scent with floral notes - somewhat whimsical for a bachelor pad but very telling of the kind of person Bobby (played by Peter Ong) is.
So, props are due to director Hossan Leong and Dream Academy Productions for holding their collective breaths and plunging into the creative deep end to put up this show for us.
When I walked into the auditorium and saw the set, I thought - what a beautiful set! It was a very classy living room with a high ceiling and elegant, modern lights...
I was really impressed with the set! What a great start to a wonderful experience...
The blocking and choreography used the space very well and the dialogue very pacely. Hossan - big hug for a show well directed!
Directed by Hossan Leong, the production captures the archness of George Furth's book and Sondheim's songs without losing sight of its heart...
Leong does an admirable job recasting this 1970 musical, which is originally set in New York City, to a contemporary Singapore.
"Singapore Boy", aka Hossan Leong, is one of Singapore's most genuinely lovable, gifted and downright funny people in Singapore (if not the world)!
We chatted to Hossan about this thoughts on looking and leaping, his amazing linguistic skills, leaping through time, as well as this and that.
Let's cut to the chase: the first was mediocre, the second was entertaining, but the third was cream of the crop.
WE ARE Singaporeans has spun off from a surprisingly entertaining segment on The Noose into a full-fledged game show all about Singapore trivia.
HE HAS often had local audiences in stitches with his spot-on observations of Singaporean life, so who better than funnyman Hossan Leong to host the new game show, We Are Singaporeans?
YOU may know him as a comedian and actor, but now Hossan Leong can add "knight" to his resume. Last Friday, the Gold 90.5FM DJ received a letter and certification from France's Minister For Culture And Communication, Frederic Mitterrand, stating that he would receive the Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (Knight Of The Order Of Arts And Letters - yes, it sounds better in French).
Stand-up comedian, actor and radio host, Hossan Leong has been knighted by the French Ministry of Culture. He received the prestigious Order of Arts and Letters for his contribution to culture.
"It's not what has happened so much as what you are doing in response to it - whether it is a product recall or an unfaithful spouse." — Paul Carr
"I think with the new media mentality of catching people in the act of making mistakes, more and more people are going to get caught doing things they shouldn't be doing." — Paul Carr