AUDITIONS: Dulaang UP’s ANG NAWAWALANG KAPATID
Dulaang UP is looking for male/female leads and strong ensemble players (16-24 years old) for ANG NAWAWALANG KAPATID, an original musical adapted from the great epic Mahabharata, with book & lyrics by Floy Quintos, music by Ceejay Javier and direction & choreography by Dexter M. Santos.
Interested auditionees must:
- Perform a song from any musical and a Filipino pop song that will showcase their vocal range (either in acapella or with minus-one)
- Come in rehearsal clothes, prepare a movement/dance piece and be ready to go through choreography.
- Bring their current photo and resume
Auditions will be on September 30, 2013, from 1-5pm at the Wilfrido Ma. Guerrero Theater, Palma Hall, UP Diliman. Sign up begins at 12.30pm.
For inquiries, contact Erika (+639497925038) or Lexi (+639178997013).
On The Menu: Dulaang UP’s The Duchess of Malfi / Ang Dukesa ng Malfi
DULAANG UP STAGES JACOBEAN TRAGEDY THE DUCHESS OF MALFI/ ANG DUKESA NG MALFI
This September, Dulaang UP continues its tradition of bringing world classics to the Filipino audience through the first major Philippine production of John Webster’s The Duchess of Malfi. Dark and visceral, The Duchess of Malfi is widely held as the greatest of Webster’s works and the most gripping of the Jacobean tragedies. It has mesmerized and shocked audiences since it was first staged 400 years ago in 1613.
The Duchess of Malfi is renowned for producing what could probably be theatre’s most compelling female protagonist and two of its most twisted villains.
The play follows the story of a recently widowed duchess as she decides to go against her scheming brothers by secretly marrying her personal steward. The discovery of her deception engulfs everyone in a tumultuous and maddening whirlpool of envy, incest, greed, destruction, and death. The characters’ struggle for and against their desires forces us to ask ourselves, “How far will we go for pleasure?”
DUP’s production also features Ang Dukesa ng Malfi as translated into Filipino by Palanca awardee Allan Palileo. The play is adapted and directed by theater icon and DUP Founding Artistic Director Tony Mabesa, well known for his staging of world and Filipino classics. New York-based Obie award winner Clint Ramos and Eric Pineda collaborate for the set and costume design respectively; Choreography by Peter Alcedo, Jr., Lights design by Meliton Roxas, Jr., and Sound design by Jethro Joaquin.
The cast is headlined by some of theater’s biggest stars and supported by some of its most promising actors. Banaue Miclat, Liza Dino, and Adriana Agcaoili alternate as the defiant Duchess. Richard Cunanan, Neil Ryan Sese, and George de Jesus take turns playing the twisted Bosola. The Duchess’ malevolent twin brother, Ferdinand, is given life by Jacques Borlaza and Allan Palileo. The corrupt Cardinal is played by Menggie Cobarrubias and Brian Tibayan. The production also stars Carlo Tarobal, Dax Alejandro, Issa Litton, Ces Aldaba, and the Dulaang UP ensemble.
The Duchess of Malfi/Ang Dukesa ng Malfi runs September 11- 29, 2013 at the Wilfrido Ma. Guerrero Theater, Palma Hall, University of the Philippines Diliman. For sponsorship and ticket inquiries, please contact the Dulaang UP Office at 926-1349, 981-8500 local 2449 or 433-7840 and look for Ms. Camille Guevarra or Ms. Samanta Clarin.
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This September, as a second offering for their 38th Theatre Season, Dulaang UP brings us John Webster’s The Duchess of Malfi / Ang Dukesa ng Malfi, Filipino translation by Allan Palileo, adapted and directed by Tony Mabesa.
"A poetry of evil, violence and death wish."
About The Duchess of Malfi
The Duchess of Malfi tells the story of the Duchess—who is never named—and her attempts to live in peace with her loving husband and children, attempts that ultimately fail due to the machinations and greed of her hostile brothers. Widowed young, the Duchess secretly remarries the manager of her household and bears three children with him. When her brothers’ spy Bosola discovers and reports the secret, the deranged Ferdinand and more coolly evil Cardinal set about to destroy her and her family. After they succeed, Bosola, repentant, turns against them, and the three of them destroy each other.
The play is based on the true story of Giovanna of Aragon, Duchess of Malfi, who was widowed at about 20 years old and then secretly wed Antonio Bologna in a service witnessed only by her waiting-woman, a similar situation to that which Webster dramatized. Though not all the details of the historical situation are known, the major plot points of the true story are the same as Webster’s version, save the retribution visited upon the brothers. In real life, the guilty parties were never brought to any justice.
The Duchess of Malfi was well-received upon its first staging, and continues to be considered by most critics as Webster’s finest work. It is still the focus of much scholarship, and is staged regularly in the theater.
With a stellar cast of theater luminaries, Dulaang UP’s The Duchess of Malfi / Ang Dukesa ng Malfi opens on September 11 and will run until September 29 at the Wilfrido Ma. Guerrero Theater, Palma Hall, University of the Philippines Diliman.
For inquiries, please contact Dulaang UP at 926-1349; 433-7480; 981-8500 loc 2449 or text Samantha Clarin (09277406124) or Camille Guevara (09178239531).
See you all at the show!
On The Menu: The UP Repertory Company’s LEAN
"Huwag ninyong hayaan ang inyong pag-aaral ay maging sagabal sa inyong edukasyon." In between the harsh dictatorship of Ferdinand Marcos and the triumph of the People Power Revolution, there stood an iconic student activist named Leandro Alejandro. His life of activism takes centerstage in Gary Granada’s LEAN THE MUSICAL (1997), beginning with his experiences as a student in UP Diliman and ending with his untimely death at age 27. Fighting for national democracy in the university and in the nation, Lean would prove his importance in history with his works as an activist, a politician, a friend, a husband, a son and a father. His life has defined an era of student activism and his work still inspires the youth today.
Directed by UP Rep alumna Kathryn Manga and featuring new musical arrangement by Karl Ramirez, LEAN features powerful catchy songs that breathe new life to the many different characters and personas of the 1980s. Through song and dance, the musical not only tells the story of the influential student activist but also creatively re-imagines the loud cries of the masses and the lives of our so-called “iskolar ng bayan” during this era.
As part of its 41st anniversary celebration, The UP Repertory Company proudly presents LEAN, a musical that will surely get your toes tapping with an endless surge of LSS-worthy tunes and creative dances of joy and sorrow while provoking thoughts on our current society, leaving an important question to the audience – kung hindi ngayon, kailan pa?
LEAN runs on September 9, 14, 16, 21 (3pm and 7pm) and September 13 and 20 (7pm only) at the Dalisay Aldaba Recital Hall, University of the Philippines Diliman, Quezon City. For ticket inquiries, contact Jenica (09163210485). Tickets are at 250php, 200php for UP students.
About The UP Repertory Company
The University of the Philippines Repertory Company (UP REP) is a non-stock, non-profit student theater organization that has delivered performances to a variety of audience, in and outside of the University. The company aims to enlighten its audience on different social issues and to bring Philippine Theater closer to the masses. The organization is nearing its 41st anniversary.
Cast Announcement: The cast of Atlantis Productions’ CARRIE
One by one, Atlantis Productions unveil the cast of the riveting tale turned musical of CARRIE. Catch Mikkie Bradshaw as she topbills the show and its powerhouse cast in this bloody hell of a musical.
CARRIE runs from September 20-October 6, 2013 at the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza Makati. For tickets, call Atlantis Prod at 892 7078 or 840 1187.
About CARRIE The Musical
Carrie: The Musical is a musical with a book by Lawrence D. Cohen, lyrics by Dean Pitchford, and music by Michael Gore. Adapted from Stephen King’s novel Carrie, it focuses on an awkward teenage girl with telekinetic powers whose lonely life is dominated by an oppressive religious fanatic mother. When she is humiliated by her classmates at the high school prom, she wreaks havoc on everyone and everything in her path.
Cast Announcement: K-La Rivera and Tom Rodriguez star as Wednesday Addams and Lucas Beineke in Atlantis Productions’ The Addams Family
Fresh from their recent team-up in Aladdin, K-La Rivera and Tom Rodriguez share the stage once more as Wednesday Addams and Lucas Beineke respectively.
Seems like they really have a good chemistry. What do you guys think? Are you excited just as we are? *snap* *snap*
Atlantis Productions’ The Addams Family runs from Nov 15 - Dec 1 at the Meralco Theater. For inquiries, call 892 7078 or 840 1187 now.
On The Menu: Pamana
On August 21, the Ninoy & Cory Aquino Foundation, Inc. (NCAF), in partnership with Indie.go Media, and the Philippine Educational Theater Association, Inc. (PETA), proudly present the gala premiere of PAMANA – an original docu-musical written by Rody Vera and music composed by Ryan Cayabyab and Manoling V. Francisco, S.J.
NCAF, Indie.go Media and PETA brings the audience back in time as they re-tell the lives of three generations of a Filipino family recalling the EDSA revolution.
The cast is led by Malou de Guzman as Lola Azon; Bodjie Pascua as Turo, Azon’s husband; Jett Pangan as Edgar, son of Lola Azon and Trina’s father; and Kakki Teodoro as Trina, grand daughter of Lola Azon.
The ensemble is composed of Raul Alfonso, Kiki Baento, Raflesia Bravo, Roi Calilong, Buddy Caramat, Joan Co, Karen Gaerlan, Gio Gahol, She Maala, Benedict Manaois, Gie Onida, Norbs Portales, Gino Ramirez, Victor Robinson, Angela Samson, Nica Santiago, Miela Sayo, Ian Segarra, Gold Villar and Yeyin Dela Cruz.
Lending support as chorus is Viva Voce under artistic director Camille Molina.
The artistic and creative team of PAMANA is led by Rody Vera (Playwright), Maribel Legarda (Stage Director), Melvin Lee (Associate Stage Director), Jun Reyes (Video Director and Executive Producer), Manoling V. Francisco, S.J. and Ryan Cayabyab (Composers), Vince de Jesus (Musical Director), Batche Tan (Choreograper), Boni Juan (Set Designer), Carlo Pagunaling (Costume Designer), Jonjon Villareal (Lighting Designer and Technical Designer).
August 21, 2013 – 7:00 pm
August 22, 2013 – 8:00 pm
August 24-25, 2013 – 3:00 pm and 8:00 pm
All performances will be held at the Meralco Theater, Ortigas Center, Pasig City.
For further details, call PETA Theater Center at numbers 725-6244 or 09064817333. Tickets are also available through Ticketworld at 891-9999 or visit www.ticketworld.com.ph
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On The Menu: 9 Works Theatrical’s GREASE
GREASE IS THE WORD!
Grease is a 1971 musical by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey. The musical is named for the 1950s United States working-class youth subculture known as greasers. The musical, set in 1959 at fictional Rydell High School (loosely based on William Howard Taft School), follows ten working-class teenagers as they navigate the complexities of love. The score attempts to recreate the sounds of early rock and roll. In its record-breaking original Broadway production, Grease was a raunchy, raw, aggressive, vulgar show. Subsequent productions sanitized it and tamed it down.The show tackles such social issues as teenage pregnancy and gang violence; its themes include love, friendship, teenage rebellion, sexual exploration during adolescence, and, to some extent, class consciousness/class conflict.
After the successful staging of They’re Playing Our Song earlier this year, 9 Works Theatrical brings us the original highschool musical of all time —- GREASE.
GREASE opens on November 8 to December 1 at Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza, Makati, Tickets are now on sale. You may call and purchase them from us at 0917-5545560/586-7105 or from Ticketworld at 891-9999. You may also email firstname.lastname@example.org.