After touring the country with ten performances of the “Moonlight” stage play, Australia’s Future Entertainment & Music Group has decided to release a new stage play, “Music Box”, giving Jessie Chung the opportunity to play a blonde-haired lady! Press conference have been conducted at 19 Oct 2016 at Shah Alam Performing Arts Center (SPAC).
A streak of ten Exquisite Chinese Orchestra Concerts and the tenth Moonlight stage play performance presented by the Malaysia Naturopathic Association finally ended yesterday, the two shows have garnered strong support and interest from the public throughout 2016. From this year’s March to October, all twenty shows brought in a total of RM300,000 for the Jessie Chung Cancer Fund.
Director Brian Choot stated that “Music Box” will be based on a true story, and hopes that it will enlighten the audience with fresh inspirations and reflections. “Music Box” will also feature Jessie’s new song, There You Are, as its theme song.
Besides Jessie Chung, the cast also includes Moonlight’s male leads Marcus Choot and Tylor Chen. In addition, NHF’s CEO Vernon Tee will also join the cast with a long hairstyle to fully support this charity event. Jessie revealed that one of the three male leads is her ex fiancé. “Music Box” brings out three separate stories, based on Jessie’s experiences with her ex fiancé, her husband Joshua Beh, and her father. Since the plot line is quite similar to Jessie’s love story, many expect that the actors would be able to immerse themselves within the story.
When asked about her husband’s feelings and whether he would be green with envy or not, Jessie stated that although her husband and her ex fiancé were enemies more than a decade ago, they’ve actually turned into good friends afterwards; from an exchange of blows friendship grows, after all. This time, Jessie will share the stage with her ex fiancé, and all eyes will be watching to see what this special combination will spark.
Right after signing a record deal with Future Entertainment & Music Group in Australia, the company began to organize a series of launching shows to promote her new album “There You Are”. The launching shows at Kuching Boulevard and Sunway Pyramid have been competed, and upcoming launching shows include locations such as Penang Straits Quay (October 21st, 2016), Taiwan Ximending (October 31st, 2016), Kota Kinabalu, Miri, Sibu, Bintulu, Ipoh, Seremban, Kluang, Johor Bahru, Kedah, and Gold Coast Australia.
Besides holding launching shows nationwide and around the world, Jessie Chung will also return to Australia in November to film her sixth MV. As of this time, her Australian label is wrapping up the production of her next album, and the MV Jessie will be filming is the final MV of her next album.
Jessie calls her MV director a wild adventurer, always requesting her to film scenes that involve dangerous situations, such as standing on the edge of a cliff, playing “Need for Speed” in real life, and getting soaked in freezing rain, etc. Jessie’s lucky if she comes out of a filming session with only a cut or a bruise. The MC at the press conference even jokingly likened her MV shoots to action movie stunts, it must have been difficult for her to endure all these hardships along the way.
As for her next MV, Jessie Chung has also expressed her fears and concern, because the director plans to bring her to a European, Age of Discovery-type sailboat to capture scenes, and he also intends for Jessie to sing on the top of the mast. However, her Australian label manager has been quite upset after hearing Jessie getting hurt multiple times for the stunts in her MV, so the final decision is still uncertain.
Since Jessie’s schedule for this year is already full, “Music Box” will begin on the last day of this year, December 31st at the Shah Alam Performing Arts Centre. The second show will be few days fresh into 2017, on January 5th at the same location. Afterwards, “Music Box” will be taken to KL PAC (February 25th & 26th, 2017), Penang PAC (March 4th & 5th, 2017), Kuching (April 2nd, 2017) and later on to Shanghai, Beijing, Chengdu, Dongguan, Shanxi, Shenzhen, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Sydney, Gold Coast, Melbourne, New York, Hawaii, London, and Japan.