Kota Kinabalu: Sabah can be the next musical art hub in the region given its natural setting and abundance of talents among its youths as well as availability of performing space.
Director of Drama of therockschool Musical Theatre, Chris Colby, from London's West End, said the youths here are amazing but don't realise just how talented they are.
"There is so much untapped talents and we believe Sabah has the potential to become an art hub," he said after witnessing 39 young performers in a drama at Music Mart on Sunday.
He said he and his colleague, David Kort, who is Director of Dance at therockschool Musical Theatre, made the decision to come to Sabah because of its potential in musical theatre.
He said Sabah is a beautiful place with an abundance of space to carry out musical theatre.
Citing the under-utilised theatres at the Kota Kinabalu Industrial Park (KKIP), Yayasan Sabah and Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS), Colby said there is a need to train people with interest in musical theatre here.
According to him, plans are underway through a performing project for children in orphanages in Sabah on May 29 to perform at the KLCC in Kuala Lumpur.