05 MAY 2024

19th BOH Cameronian Arts Awards – Spooks, the Musical

CPAC’s Spooks, the Musical which premiered on 24 March 2023 was among the musical theatre productions judged (in 2023) for the Boh Cameronian Arts Awards (BCAA). This prestigious Arts Awards established since 2002, is an initiative by Kakiseni, a non-profit oganisation in Malaysia. It is dedicated to raising the profile of performing arts in Malaysia and celebrates outstanding performances in dance, music, theatre and musical theatre.

In the Nominees Announcement on 18 March 2024, we were thrilled to learn that Spooks was nominated in all twelve sub-categories for Musical Theatre. This in itself was a remarkable achievement.

Following that, the next event to look forward to, was the Awards Night #19BCAA on 5 May 2024, when they will be announcing all the Recipients of each category. That night, CPAC was represented by members of the Creative Team and Ensemble of Spooks, the Musical, eagerly anticipating the moment they announce the winners.

The results went in our favour as Spooks, the Musical garnered five awards for Musical Theatre, which makes it the highest number for the category. They are:

🏵️ Best Musical Direction
🏵️ Best Music & Sound Design
🏵️ Best Set/Visual Design
🏵️ Best Ensemble/Group Performance
🏵️ Best Costume Design, Styling & Makeup

It was truly an honour to be recognised in Kakiseni’s 19th Boh Cameronian Arts Awards. This is by far, our best achievement compared to three previous productions, The Wedding Singer (2014), Annie, the Musical (2015) and Dames & Dimes, which also won Awards.

The Story of Spooks, the Musical is written by Scott McQuaid and all new Music & Lyrics by Nick Choo. This is CPAC’s third musical theatre production. It started with CPAC’s Alice’s Wonderland which was successfully staged in 2017 and received recognition in the Malaysia Book of Records. Two years later, we had Dames & Dimes and we would have done Spooks in 2020, if it weren’t for Covid 19 which caused the lockdown. We waited for three years and finally it was done and dusted last year.

CPAC is currently working on the next new musical and it is targeted for 2025. Lots to look forward to, and meanwhile, it’s congratulations all round to the Spooks Company for clinching five awards. We set a benchmark, raise the bar, and we hope that this achievement encourages the young budding artists to grow, at the same time, inspire more people to be performing arts inclined.

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