A Crane Without Bite

By Rosalind Chua

November 2012 FEATURE
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“Paper Crane” charts the rise of a star and of love; and the fall of the same. Mixing languages exactly the way Malaysian life does, the musical exhibits authenticity, but...I’ve always thought of musicals as the club sandwich of the performing arts world. Sure, a bacon sandwich tastes pretty good on its own, but throw in another layer of egg, cheese, tomatoes, and we’re really talking. Aficionados of the musty higher art forms may wax lyrical over single sliced opera,...

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