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NEWS: Swan Queens Debut at BalletPH’s SWAN LAKE on February 24 to March 3

Denise Parungao and Garry Corpuz in Swan Lake – photo by Ju

Manila, PHILIPPINES — This February, audiences will witness the debut of three extraordinary ballerinas in the career-defining dual role of Odette/Odile in Ballet Philippines’ SWAN LAKE. Principal dancer Denise Parungao, soloist Jemima Reyes, and former principal dancer Candice Adea rise to the challenge and are set to claim their place in the global ballet stage with this production.

Widely considered to be the greatest classical ballet of all time, SWAN LAKE is a goal production for dancers and dance companies alike. A dancer who has done Odette/Odile can be considered a full-fledged ballerina.

Candice Adea (photo by Paul Valles)
Candice Adea (photo by Paul Valles)

“SWAN LAKE is completely alien to me,” says Candice Adea. “I’m used to doing roles like Aurora, Kitri – human roles, basically. Here, you’re half woman, half-swan. I’m still working on making my body adapt to the role and look more swan-like. It’s a huge challenge for me, but I’m excited to face it because that’s part of being an artist.”

This production will be Adea’s big comeback into the professional ballet scene after a six month-long hiatus. A former principal dancer with Ballet Philippines, she has also danced with the Hong Kong Ballet as a soloist and BalletMET as a company member. She is the Philippines’ most laureled ballerina, winning first prize at the 7th Helsinki International Ballet Competition in the senior women’s division in 2012 and the silver medal at the 2010 USA International Ballet Competition senior women’s division, among others.

Denise Parungao as Odette in BP's Swan Lake (photo by Just)
Denise Parungao as Odette in BP’s Swan Lake (photo by Justin B.)

Denise Parungao has steadily risen to her spot in center stage since 2012, her first year as a Ballet Philippines company member. Within that year, she performed key roles such as Maria Clara in Crisostomo Ibarra, Gintong Usa in Rama Hari, and Hermia in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. As a soloist in 2014, the roles kept on coming – notably Oryang in Rock Supremo, and of course, the titular roles in Giselle and Cinderella. For the latter, she won the Gawad Buhay award for Female Lead Performance in Classical Dance. Also in 2014, she won first prize at the 1st CCP Ballet Competition. Unceasing in momentum, she was promoted to junior principal dancer in 2015. Her most recent performances of note include the role of Death in Opera, the Princess from the Land of Spices in Firebird, Maria Clara in Simoun, and Teresa in Awitin Mo At Isasayaw Ko.

“Because SWAN LAKE is so widely known, people really look forward to it,” says Parungao. “Everyone already has an idea in their minds as to what Swan Lake looks like, a standard that they’ve set, so there’s a considerable amount of pressure to meet those expectations. Swan Lake itself sets its own high standard, so we’re all challenged to meet that.”

For 21-year old Jemima Reyes, this will be not only her first SWAN LAKE, but also her first lead full-length classical ballet role. “My previous lead roles like Wendy (Peter Pan) and the Firebird weren’t nearly as demanding as this ballet,” she shares. “Here, you have to show polished classical technique, give an awe-inspiring performance, portray a clear character, and tell a story.”

Jemima Reyes as Odile in BP's Swan Lake - photo by Justin B.
Jemima Reyes as Odile in BP’s Swan Lake – photo by Justin B.

Reyes started dancing at the age of 3 at the Lilibeth C. Trinidad Dance and Exercise Center in Cabanatuan City. She graduated from the Philippine High School for the Arts, Majoring in Ballet, in 2011. She joined the company as an apprentice at the age of 16 and was promoted to junior company member a year after. She has consistently shone in her numerous featured roles in past years, notably Gintong Usa in Rama Hari, Love-in-Idleness in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and the Peasant Pas de Deux and Lead Wilis in Giselle, and the Black Swan Pas de Deux in Body Positive+.

Ballet Philippines has previously staged the full-length “Swan Lake” in 1980, 1982, 1985, 1989, 1991, and 1994. The 2017 production marks the company’s 8th restaging to date. Ballerinas who have brought the dual role of Odette/Odile to life on the BP stage include the likes of Maniya Barredo, Kelly Cass, Toni Lopez Gonzalez, Valentina Kozlova, Yoko Morishita, Guo Peihui, Cecile Sicangco, Ester Rimpos, and Anna Villadolid.

Based on Germanic folk tales coupled with Russian traditions, “Swan Lake” weaves drama and dance together in an unparalleled spectacle. The ballet tells a timeless story of magic, love, and forgiveness through the ingenious choreography of Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov. It centers around Odette, a princess under a curse that traps her in swan form during the day, and Prince Siegfried, an idealistic royal under pressure to find a suitable bride.

Nonoy Froilan restages SWAN LAKE after Petipa and Ivanov. Set designer Ohm David shall combine grand scale and psychological intimacy. His magnificent designs pit Edwardian splendour against the spectral beauty of the white acts. James Reyes’ dramatic costumes shall emphasize the contrast between human and spirit worlds, in shimmering fabrics and designs create a magical setting.

SWAN LAKE runs at the CCP Main Theater on February 24-26 and March 3-5, 2017. The Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Maestro Yoshikazu Fukumura will perform the music live during the gala nights on February 24, February 25, and March 3. The ballet also features guest artist Joseph Phillips of the Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre, and Ballet Philippines dancers Victor Maguad and Garry Corpuz as Siegfried.

Connect to Ballet Philippines online through the following social media networks:

Facebook: www.facebook.com/balletphilippines
Twitter: @balletph
Instagram: @balletphilippines
YouTube: balletph

To join in the Ballet Philippines conversation, use our official hashtags: #balletph, #swanlakeballetph

For tickets, call Ticketworld at 891-9999.

SOURCE: Ballet Philippines (Toots Tolentino)

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NEWS: Time to carry the banner! Globe Live and 9 Works Theatrical open auditions for NEWSIES

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Globe LIVE and 9 Works Theatrical are proud to announce their latest production of Disney’s internationally acclaimed musical, NEWSIES, coming this July 2017.

NEWSIES is a stage musical based on the 1992 musical film Newsies, which in turn was inspired by the real-life Newsboys Strike of 1899 in New York City. The show has music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Jack Feldman, and a book by Harvey Fierstein. The musical premiered at the Paper Mill Playhouse in 2011 and made its Broadway debut in 2012.

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The team opens online auditions nationwide from February 15 to 25, mostly for males aged 15 years above.

For dancers, record a 1-1.5 minute video of your dance routine (Jazz/ Ballet/ Gymnastics/ Hip-hop/ Tap and/or other dance techniques).

For singers, record a 1-1.5 minute video of you doing a cover of your song choice. For those who can both sing and dance, record your dance routine and song cover in a single 2-3 minute video.

2 Ways to send in your audition video:

A. Via Youtube:
Upload your video on Youtube with the title: “Cast (FULL NAME) for #GlobeLive9WTNewsies!” Afterwards, tweet your entry using the YouTube link with #GlobeLive9WTNewsies & #SeizeTheDay and tag @enjoyglobe. (A public account is needed.)

B. Via Email:
You can e-mail your video to globesocialmedia@gmail.com & info@9workstheatrical.com with the subject “#GlobeLive9WTNewsies #SeizeTheDay Audition Video – (Your Name)

Minimum resolution for the audition video is 720p.

Audition Callbacks are set from February 27, 28 & March 5, 2017.

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NEWS: Dulaang UP brings the tragic story of FAUST

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“Man errs, till he has ceased to strive” so sighs God in the prologue to Wolfgang von Goethe’s romantic tragic masterpiece FAUST. Driven by a boundless desire for knowledge, Faust struggles to fathom “what holds the world together in its innermost self.”

Directors and theatre audiences around the world have been asking similar questions in their relentless pursuit to comprehend this masterwork.

On its 41st Theater Season, Dulaang UP brings you Rody Vera’s adaptation of FAUST. The play opens in heaven where the devil, Mephisto, wagers with God that he can corrupt his most virtuous servant FAUST. What follows in the play is a series of events that questions our preconceived notions of justice, rationality, and morality.

Ina Azarcon-Bolivar as Gretchen in Dulaang UP’s Faust
Ina Azarcon-Bolivar as Gretchen in Dulaang UP’s FAUST

Neil Sese and Jack Yabut alternate in the title role of Faust while Paolo O’Hara and Mailes Kanapi as Mephisto ? a cultivated, witty and cynical servant from hell who is an embodiment of a complex doctrine of philosophical nihilism and negation as some scholars point out. Karen Gaerlan plays the innocent and pious Gretchen who is transformed into a tragic heroine as the play develops.

FAUST is directed by José Estrella with an artistic team led by Sir Anril Tiatco, Jem Javier, and Bryan Viray (Dramaturgy), Barbie Tan-Tiongco (Lights), Carlo Pagunaling (Costume), Ed Lacson (Set), JM Cabling (Choreography), and Jon Lazam (Sounds).

As it problematizes the entanglement of religion, morality, and folk narratives, FAUST is Dulaang UP’s participation in Salaysayan: K’wentong Bayan, Kaalamang Bayan (UP Diliman Month 2017) and National Arts Month in February.

The play will open on 15 February 2017 (Wednesday), 7:00pm at the Wilfrido Ma. Guerrero Theatre, Palma Hall, UP Diliman. The performance dates are: February 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24, 28, March 1, 2, 3, 7:00pm and February 18, 19, 25, 26, March 4 and 5 10:00am and 3:00pm.

For further inquiries, please contact Arkel Mendoza, DUP’s Marketing Manager, through 0917-967-3616.

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NEWS: Atlantis’ FUN HOME returns on a limited run in March

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MANILA, Philippines — Atlantis Theatrical Entertainment Group together with Metrobank Card Corporation are proud to announce that, after its sold out run last November, the critically acclaimed Tony Award winning musical FUN HOME returns to Manila from March 10 -19, 2017 for a limited repeat run of 12 performances. It will feature its original cast who all gave unforgettable performances includingTony Award winner Lea Salonga, Eric Kunze and Cris Villonco.

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Cris Villionco as Alison Bechdel in Atlantis Theatrical Entertainment Group’s FUN HOME

FUN HOME was the most awarded and acclaimed musical of 2015 winning 5 Tony Awards including Best Musical. When her father dies unexpectedly, graphic novelist Alison dives deep into her past to tell the story of the volatile, brilliant, one-of-a-kind man whose temperament and secrets defined her family and her life. Moving between past and present, Alison relives her unique childhood playing at the family’s Bechdel Funeral Home, her growing understanding of her own sexuality, and the looming, unanswerable questions about her father’s hidden desires.

FUN HOME is a based on Alison Bechdel’s best-selling graphic memoir, FUN HOME and features music by Jeanine Tesori and book and lyrics by Lisa Kron. The New York Times calls it, “THE BEST NEW MUSICAL TO OPEN ON BROADWAY.” The Manila production was hailed as, “TERRIFIC THEATRE!” and “UNDENIABLY MOVING, PIERCING THROUGH OUR CORE.” and played a sold out run last November.

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Yannah Laurel as Jo and Mickey Bradshaw as Medium Alison in Atlantis Theatrical Entertainment Group’s FUN HOME

Also in the cast, delivering acclaimed performances, are Mikkie Bradshaw-Volante, Yanah Laurel, Laurence Mossman, Katie Bradshaw and Andee Achacoso.

FUN HOME is directed by Bobby Garcia with Musical Direction by Ceejay Javier, Vocal Direction by ManMan Angsico, Choreography by Cecile Martinez, Light Design by Adam Honoré, Set Design by Faust Peneyra, Costume Design by Oz Go, Sound Design by Kevin Heard, Projection Design by GA Fallarme and Hair and Make Up Design by Johann dela Fuente.

The limited repeat of FUN HOME runs from March 10-19, 2017 at the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza, Makati. Tickets are now available at Ticketworld by calling 891-9999 or online at www.ticketworld.com.ph

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TP’S “MABINING MANDIRIGMA” returns to the CCP stage this December

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PASAY CITY, Philippines Tanghalang Pilipino is on its 30th theatrical season and for its mid – season offering is the acclaimed and multi – awarded Mabining Mandirigma a steampunk musical from Dr. Nicanor Tiongson’s narrative entitled MABINING MANDIRIGMA (The Gentle Warrior).

It is the first in Philippine theater to have a woman play the role of Apolinario Mabini. “The play is about a great man, Apolinario Mabini, with a vision and mission for a free and united Filipino people, which were not realized during his time, and which remain to be an elusive dream until now”, according to TP’s Artistic Director, Nanding Josef.

It is a steampunk musical foregrounding the intellectual heroism of Apolinario Mabini, who in the second phase of Philippine revolution, displayed an uncommon vision, a warrior’s spirit, and a principled revolution, as he struggled against all odds to enjoin his countrymen to go beyond considerations of class, clan, economic gain, and personal ambition, so they could think and act as citizens of one nation.

Steampunk is incorporated in the production to make it appeal to contemporary audiences. It repurposes the expressions of the Victorian era and engages them with the current. “The production repurposes the politics and aesthetics of turn of the century Philippines and engages it with current notions and issues”, says director Chris Millado.

Mr. Millado states, “What new meanings will come forth as Mabini’s life and times collide with the restlessness of the present? How can Pure Reason stand up against Brute Power? This is what propels MABINING MANDIRIGMA.”

SOURCE: Tanghalang Pilipino

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‘Magic is Everywhere’ in Resorts World Manila’s Grand Fiesta Manila 2016

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With over a month-long revelry filled with delightful entertainment, topnotch cuisine, great family events and a showcase of the best in Filipino culture, Resorts World Manila’s annual Grand Fiesta Manila (GFM) truly encapsulates how Filipinos celebrate the Christmas season.

Intended as a traditional festival that mirrors the true identity of Filipinos—fun-loving and closely knit with family, both Pinoys and tourists have endeared themselves to the many offerings of GFM during the holiday season since 2010.

For this year, GFM is once again set to unleash a magical celebration that not only continues to champion our local culture but also brings the best of world-class entertainment from all over the world.

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Dubbed as “The Magic is Everywhere”, this year’s GFM starts off the celebrations with a ceremonial tree-lighting event at The Plaza in Newport Mall on November 17. The vent heralds a string of special events and family offerings that include topnotch performances at the award-winning Newport Performing Arts Theater featuring the classic dance hits of ‘70s Filipino icons in Yugyugan Nation! on November 23, soft rock hall-of-famers Air Supply on December 8, and hit children’s television show “Hi-5 Fairy Tale of Australia on December 16 to 18. RWM’s latest theater production, the family musical ‘Annie’ also runs at the NPAT until December 4.

Another fleet of beautifully-designed Pinoy Ultimate Jeepneys also take the spotlight at Newport Mall this December for this year’s GFM as various colleges and universities compete in the design competition. The finalists’ works will be on exhibit from December 12 to January 6, 2017 with the awards night slated on December 17.

World-class entertainment continues at Bar 360 and Bar 180 featuring PRIMO’s variety show I Heart Pinoy and the Singing Sensations’ Spices of Love shows with international acrobats Duo Golovin plus the hottest bands and soloists in the metro.

The novelty of GFM among Filipinos is also evident by guest numbers who attend the annual Simbang Gabi, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day masses. Free concerts top-billed by the hottest acts in the music scene are also held at The Plaza for free during Christmas Day as RWM’s very own gift to its guests who annually celebrate the holiday at the country’s premier lifestyle hub.

Capping off this year’s magical five-week festivities is the biggest New Year’s Eve spectacle in the city, the Grand Countdown to 2017 at the Marriott Grand Ballroom. The largest ballroom in the country, MGB is the perfect place for such world-class events as the Grand Countdown

A number of talented acts have already signed up for one jam-packed entertainment extravaganza for families who plan to spend the first big bash of the New Year including veteran comedian and impersonator Jon Santos as the host of the event; international magicians, dancers and acrobats; top Filipino bands; and featuring two of the Philippines’ most powerful voices Bamboo and Lea Salonga for the night’s main performance.

For this year, the MGB New Year’s Eve Grand Countdown to 2017 will welcome revelers with a grand magical party that will showcase top-notch cuisine, stellar performances, and an evening to remember with family and friends to kick off the New Year.

Book your seats early for this year’s New Year’s Eve Grand Countdown at MGB by visiting www.rwmanila.com or by calling TicketWorld at (+632) 891-9999 or the RWM Box Office at (+632) 908-8888 local 7700. For room and ticket reservations contact Marriott Hotel Manila at (+632) 988-9999, Belmont Hotel Manila at (+632) 318-8888 or Remington Hotel at (+632) 908-8833.

SOURCE: Resorts World Manila

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Ballet Philippines brings back the “Disco Fever” in AWITIN MO AT ISASAYAW KO

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The Disco Fever is back!

From December 2 to 11 at the CCP Main Theater, celebrate the holidays with “Awitin Mo At Isasayaw Ko”, Ballet Philippines’ new dance musical featuring the songs of popular Filipino disco group, VST & Co. The show is an exciting collaboration with ABS-CBN and the ABS-CBN Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Maestro Gerard Salonga.

“Awitin Mo At Isasayaw Ko” tells the story of the forbidden love between Teresa, a high-class kolehiyala and Victor, a construction worker. They are brought together and torn apart amidst the backdrop of the Philippines in the late ‘70s – brimming with disco fever but within the confines of Martial Law.

The show features Filipino disco favorites such as “Rock Baby Rock”, “Magsayawan”, and “Ipagpatawad Mo”, along with Bert de Leon’s “Hindi Ko Akalain, Roger Rigor’s “Ikaw ang Aking Pasko”, and Celso Llarina & Roger Rigor’s “Puwede Ba?”, all woven together by a libretto by Bibeth Orteza and transformed into dance by choreographers Carissa Adea, James Laforteza, and PJ Rebullida. It will be directed by BP artistic director Paul Alexander Morales.

Taking the lead roles of Victor and Teresa are two of Ballet Philippines’ legendary principal dancers: Nonoy Froilan and Edna Vida Froilan. Their younger selves will be portrayed by Jean Marc Cordero, Rita Angela Winder, Denise Parungao, and Garry Corpuz.

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(clockwise) Sandino Martin, Karylle, Markki Stroem, Cookie Chua, Michael Pangilinan, Jef Flores, Kyle Echarri, and Noel Comia

Joining them are two casts of singers culled from the ABS-CBN talent pool and distinguished actors from the Philippine theater scene. The gala cast from ABS-CBN is comprised of Michael Pangilinan, Karylle, Markki Stroem, and Kyle Echarri. They will be alternating with Sandino Martin, Cooky Chua, Jef Flores, and Noel Comia.

“This has been a rather fortuitous undertaking,” shares Morales. “Jed Balsamo had the idea to do a show with the music of VST and Co., then ABS-CBN approached us to do a project together… We’re very lucky that all of these pieces came together so easily.”

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Erl Sorilla, Katrene San Miguel, Lester Reguindin, Sarah Anne Alejandro, Gia Geguinto and Victor Manguiad in Ballet Philippines’ AWITIN MO AT ISASAYAW KO.

A Filipino disco group prominent in the late 1970s, VST & Co. is one of the pioneering groups of the music genre known as the Manila Sound. The group is composed of Vic Sotto, Spanky Rigor, Tito Sotto, Val Sotto, Celso Llavina, Monet Gaskell, Male Rigor, Roger Rigor, Jun Medina, Joey de Leon, Homer Flores, Chito Ilagan, Ben Escasa, Fred Concepcion, Boy Alcaide, and Clod Baria. Their impressive collection of hits has left a legacy that endures to this day.

“Awitin Mo At Isasayaw Ko” will be staged at the CCP Main Theater (Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo) from December 2 to 11, 2016. Ticket prices range from Php 500 to Php 3500, with discounts for students, senior citizens, and government employees.

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Watch Si ISABELLA AT ANG GURYON NG MGA TALA for FREE at UST

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“Isang kwento ng pag-ibig at pagsusumikap ng isang dalagita at ng isang batang matadero para sa tunay na kaligayahan ng buhay.”

Inihahandog ng Artistang Artlets, ang Opisyal na Samahang Pang-teatro ng Pakultad ng Sining at Panitik ng Unibersidad ng Santo Tomas, sa pakikipagtulungan sa Cecilo Apostol Elementary School, ang isa na namang natatanging pagtatanghal para sa kanilang ika-36 na taon.

Si Maria Isabella at ang Guryon ng mga Tala ay hango mula sa maikling kwentong The Kite of Stars ni Dean Francis Alfar. Sa panulat ni Eljay Castro Deldoc, isa ito sa mga natatanging dula na naipalabas sa Virgin Labfest 2015 at 2016 sa Sentrong Pangkultura ng Pilipinas. Ang pagtatanghal ng Artistang Artlets ay sa ilalim ng direksyon ni John Michael Peña at sa pamamahala ni Mary Claire Aquino.
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November 15- 11 AM | 1 PM | 4 PM | 6 PM
November 16- 10 AM | 1 PM | 3 PM | 5 PM
November 17- 2PM | 4PM

Lugar ng pagtatanghal:
Tan Yan Kee Audio Visual Room,
Tan Yan Kee Student Center, UST

Ang dula na ito ay LIBRE para sa lahat.

Para sa mga katanungan, tawagan o i-text si Mary Claire Aquino sa 0915-117-3255.

Maaari din kaming i-like o i-follow sa aming mga sumusunod na social media accounts:
Facebook page: fb.com/ArtistangArtletsUST
Twitter: @artstngartlts
Instagram: @artistangartlets
Website: artistangartlets.wordpress.com

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Ateneo Blue Repetory brings “THE ADDAMS FAMILY: AN AMERICAN MUSICAL”

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In line with its silver anniversary, the Ateneo Blue Repertory goes creepy and topsy-turvy as they present “The Addams Family: An American Musical” with music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa and book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice for its Newbie Production.

Set in the Addams family home in the middle of Central Park, The Addamses are once again at their graveyard doing what Addamses do, but something has gone horribly wrong, or worse—horribly right. Charming little Wednesday who once poisoned her little brother for a ride in the ambulance is in love– with a boy from Ohio. The question of “Will Wednesday stay loyal to the darkness inside of her, or is this the end of the Addams family as we know it?” will haunt the audience as they go through the family’s wills and woes.

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The leading cast of THE ADDAMS FAMILY are as follows: Bryce Palafox – Gomez Addams; Arianna Norton – Morticia Addams; Trisha Balan and Ashe Uy– Wednesday Addams; Janine Idquival – Pugsley Addams; Jolo Fernando and Michael Ubamos – Fester Addams; Mar Argente – Grandma Addams; and Adrian Chio – Lurch.
The supporting cast of THE ADDAMS FAMILY are as follows: Don Mabalot and Anthony Peralta – Lucas Beineke; Kirk Kierulf – Mal Beineke; Sofia Santelices – Alice Beineke; and Alexa Prats – Alice Beineke.
The ensemble of THE ADDAMS FAMILY are as follows: Polo Buenafe – Conquistador Ancestor; Matthew Fernandez – Caveman Ancestor; Sari Avedillo – Soldier Ancestor; Lulay Santiago – Puritan Ancestor; Yanni Bunagan – Saloon Girl Ancestor; Adrie Amante – Courtesan Ancestor; Tara Oppen – Flapper Ancestor; Jam Binay – Indian Ancestor; Frances de Guzman – Cousin Helga; Shawn Landayan – Aunt Herman; Lexi Cruz – Acrobat Ancestor; and Migs Lim – Gambler Ancestor and Grim Reaper.

1-addams-family-poster-squareTHE ADDAMS FAMILY: AN AMERICAN MUSICAL is under the direction of Darrell Uy, a blueREP alumnus holding a degree in BS Management Engineering from the Ateneo de Manila University. Working with the Ateneo Blue Repertory, he was the assistant director of the company’s run of Urinetown: the Musical alongside Missy Maramara in 2015 and Breakups and Breakdowns by Joel Trinidad, also in the same year. Mr. Uy has also worked with the Ateneo Fine Arts Department as assistant director in multiple productions, including Authorial Intent (2015), Purgatorio (2016), and Iphigenia and Other Daughters (2016).

Alongside Darrel Uy, is the Artistic Team composed of Mia Fortugaleza as Assistant Director, Abi Sulit as Musical Director assisted by Nicole Chiang and Senanda Gomez, Evee Raypon assisted by Marcel David for choreography, Kayla Teodoro as Set Designer, Miguel Panganiban as Light Designer, and Mikka Espino for costumes and makeup whose teams will help bring the dead back to life.

Watch the Addams family in action as they face a massive threat to their family’s name. Join the Ateneo Blue Repertory in this year’s newbie production as we test the notions of ‘normalcy’ in our day-to-day lives and be with us as we hold our family first and family last.

THE ADDAMS FAMILY: AN AMERICAN MUSICAL will run from November 9 – 23, 2016 at the Rizal Mini Theater, Ateneo de Manila University. Tickets will cost Php 300 each. During weekdays, shows will be at 8 pm; on Saturdays, the production is scheduled to begin at 3 pm and 8 pm. For ticket inquiries, please contact Rion Reyes at 09175089706.

The production team of THE ADDAMS FAMILY are as follows: Kassandra Barnes – Production Manager; Pia Ronquillo – Assistant Production Manager; Jesse Lim – Head Technical Director; Mikee Alvero – Heas Stage Manager; Steph Escuadro – Assistant Head Stage Manager; Rion Reyes – Front-of-House Head; Mikka Espino and Kyla Frencillo – Costumes & Makeup Technical Directors; Miko Castro – Lights Technical Director; Pilar Matoto – Sounds Technical Director; and Isyan Sandoval and Mine Sandoval – Set & Props Technical Directors.

The committee heads of THE ADDAMS FAMILY are as follows: Johnason Wei – Chief Finance Officer; Justine Narciso – Design and Publications Head; Gab Mesina – Design and Publications Art Director; Pam Villareal – Logistics Head; Czarina Tiongson and Ar-j Castelo – Documentations Heads; Maia Dapul – Corporate Relations Head; and Clarisse Infante – Public Relations Head.

You may also visit Ateneo Blue Repertory’s official website: and follow its accounts on Facebook:  Twitter: @_blueREPERTORY and Instagram: bluerepertory.

SOURCE: Toots Tolentino

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