OlaBola The Musical

Inspired by true events of the Malaysian football team’s journey to the 1980 Olympics in Moscow, and adapted from the 2016 box-office hit movie, OlaBola The Musical is a story of unity, determination and brotherhood.

We follow the journey of “Tauke” Chow Kwok Keong, the team Captain who is determined to lead the Harimau Malaya team to the Olympic glory, and his best friend, the very affable wannabe sports commentator Rahman. We meet team goalkeeper, Muthu, team star striker Ali and the rest of the colourful team, and through their dreams and challenges of their journey to the Olympics, we learn of a time when this little nation of ours believed in dreaming big.

OlaBola The Musical will be performed in Rap and Hip-hop, in a first-time collaboration of composer-lyricist Mia Palencia and rapper-lyricist Altimet, two award-winning elitists in their fields.

Catch Tiara Jacquelina’s debut as Director in OlaBola The Musical. Tiara’s productions are known to set new benchmarks and raise the bar for the local theatre industry, but one of her biggest challenges will surely be how to recreate and translate the experience of a football stadium full of 50,000 people as in the film, “live” on stage.

Come watch one of the nation’s most inspirational stories ever, performed in a visually engaging, high-energy, roller coaster of an experience at Istana Budaya in February 2018!

Ticket sales have commenced on Monday, 16th October 2017 at

Children under the age of 6 are not allowed entry.

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