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  Everworld - Musical by SIB KL

Everworld is a musical by SIBKL staged at SunwayMas Community Centre from 19th to 24th of December 2012.

The musical is about a dream to seek an unknown beautiful place called “Everworld”, a place where hope and joy abounds! But no one from the village of Hopley had been to Everworld, not until the King of Everworld invited them to visit his mystical Kingdom. His invitation broke the long silence spell and marked a new beginning to step foot in a place they could only dream of, as they faced multiple trials before reaching there.

The story focused on two principle characters called Prospero and Callista, who are villagers of Hopley. Their hidden past is an even greater threat to arriving at their final destination than serpents and monsters. Prospero’s real motive for going to Everworld was to atone for his failure as a husband and to fulfill a promise to bring his daughter Elise there, while Callista battles with issues of distrusting men from her past.

As the story goes, Callista’s great need to prove herself becomes her downfall. When she finds herself in the Forest of Dreams, she suddenly possesses power that she maliciously uses to transform her hidden hurts into a desire for vengeance. She is also bent on destroying Prospero because she distrusts him too! She entices her sister to do the job but ends up even wanting to kill her.

At the second half of the story, Callista loses her dark glory and power which she so desired. Then, a light shines into her heart. She cannot deny the darkness lurking in her heart anymore.

It was at this moment of despair that the pure light of Everworld shines. It shows that no one is truly without hope.  The light that lit up the place told them that Everworld is really not a destination to seek but a grace from the Great King that they will meet.  And so Prospero, Callista and the other remaining villagers discovered that during their weakest moment, the hope of Everworld comes to them, so that their journey can continue.

The journey to Everworld is a story of a journey we all take in life; a journey to find meaning, purpose and hope. Whether we arrive there or not, it really depends on who we choose to follow. Somewhere deep inside us, there is always a cry for acceptance, belonging, peace, hope and forgiveness.

Everworld features the original music of Onn San and Grace Sng .