OCTOBER 2018. Mula sa Buwan–the original Filipino musical written by director Pat Valera (concept, book, and lyrics) and William Manzano (lyrics and music)–returns this November 9-25, 2018. The musical finds its new home at the brand new 800-seater theater of the Hyundai Hall, Arete in the Ateneo de Manila University two years after its run in 2016, for a limited sixteen-show run.
Three new leads and three returning cast members alternate for the roles of Cyrano, Roxane, and Christian, bringing back the beloved story of the classic Cyrano de Bergerac with a twist–set in 1940’s war-time Manila, through original kundiman and pop-rock.
CYRANO. Nicco Manalo and Boo Gabunada reprise their roles as the debonair yet long-nosed poet-cadet. Manalo’s riveting prowess is most recently seen as Willy in Dekada ’70, while Gabunada’s charming work as Emman in Ang Huling El Bimbo has garnered him praise from critics and audiences alike.
CHRISTIAN. Singer and actor Edward Beñosa reprises his role (and charms) as the endearingly foolish and handsome Christian. For this run, Beñosa alternates with a new addition to the Mula sa Buwan family–actor and musical director Myke Salomon.
Salomon’s recent work includes Kenny in Rak of Aegis and Heck in A Game of Trolls. A musical powerhouse in his own right, Salomon has also served as musical director for a number of big jukebox musicals: Rak of Aegis, Ang Huling El Bimbo, Dirty Old Musical, 3 Stars and a Sun, and Ako si Josephine.
ROXANE. The beloved Roxane–wily and feisty–will be played by two new leads: Gab Pangilinan, and Cris Go.
2018 is definitely musical theater actress Gab Pangilinan’s year, as she takes on the role of Roxane, coming from her most recent work as Daisy Hilton in the acclaimed Side Show, as well as a number of roles in Rak of Aegis, Tagutaguan Nasaan Ang Buwan?, 3 Stars and a Sun, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, and Godspell, among many others over the past few years.
Crossing over into musical theater, opera singer Cris Go alternates with Pangilinan for the coveted role. Go was last seen in The Philippine Opera Company’s Young Artists Series and Ang Bagong Harana. She is also a member of the classical-crossover group, The Opera Belles.
Also joining our cast is Phi Palmos–another new addition to the Mula sa Buwan family–to play the feiry ROSANNA, as alternate for the returning Ronah Rostata. Jon Abella and Iggi Siasoco join the troupe as TATO, while Gel Basa and Francelle Fetalvero reprise their roles as GABRIEL, and MC dela Cruz as MAXIMO.
Matthew Chang, Ralph Oliva, Nico Dans, Luis Padilla, Tope Kliatchko, Victoria Mina, Jasmine Balunes, Ali Santos, Michael Fernandez, Larissa Sinchioco, Harly Daria, Miah Canton, Ashe Uy, and Daniel Wesley complete the cast.
For more information on ticketing, venue map, and other media, visit www.mulasabuwan.ph.