The box-office hit KUNG PAANO AKO NAGING LEADING LADY: THE MUSICAL is back on stage fully re-imagined and revamped through the fresh eyes of rip-roaring millennials. This pun-filled musical extravaganza brims with Carlo Vergara’s acerbic wit, flamboyant production numbers, and superhero-supervillain action sequences that pack a punch.
Tongue-in-cheek comedy, family drama, romance and live action converge in Ateneo Blue Repertory’s 25th Anniversary Season Finale. They partner with Dalanghita Productions in bringing to life the famed comic book world of Zsazsa Zaturnnah, but this time focusing on new characters.
KUNG PAANO AKO NAGING LEADING LADY: THE MUSICAL tells the story of a lowly labandera, Mely, and her young and wild sister, Viva, who struggle to fulfill their dreams in a world that gives a premium to foreign super heroes with white skin and well-educated barako men who always get the job. They seem to fight to be favored in a society that has no room for them.
KUNG PAANO AKO NAGING LEADING LADY ushers in a new artistic team led by Issa Manalo Lopez, Director, who recently performed politically charged pieces “I” and COLONIZED. With additional lyrics and composition by Kevin Maske, an Ateneo alumna and awardee of Loyola Schools Awards for the arts and music, he comes in as Musical Director of Vincent de Jesus’ original music. Delphine Buencamino, who has essayed the role of Apolinario Mabini in Tanghalang Pilipino’s MABINING MANDIRIGMA and has alsochoreographed Tanghalang Ateneo’s JANUS SILANG AT ANG TIYANAK NG TABON, UP Dulaang Lab’s ORESTIA, Ateneo Entablado’s “DESAPARASIDOS, and PETA’s 3 STARS AND A SUN directs movement as Choreographer. J Laspuña, whose previous soundscape collaborations include “Disco1081”, “I”, and “Kapit” does Sound Design. Carlo Tabije and Ben Padero, the award-winning Production Designers of the film HENERAL LUNA (2015), creates the highly imaginative Set and Costumes. Joseph Matheu, Lighting Designer and Co-Producer of Twinbill’s ASHER LEV, does the Lights Design.
KUNG PAANO AKO NAGING LEADING LADY: THE MUSICAL is set to open on April 19 and will run for two weeks until April 30, 2017. The show starts promptly at 8 p.m. (Thursday-Sunday). Matinee shows (Saturday-Sunday) start at 3 p.m. The show will be at Rizal Mini Theater, Faber Hall, Ateneo de Manila University.
For ticket inquiries, please contact Stephanie Escuadro at 09568452030 or reserve through blueREP’s website: bluerepertory.org/tickets
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