Philippine Daily Inquirer / 10:01 AM September 20, 2014
JS PRODUCTIONS Inc., in cooperation with Resorts World Manila, brings “Noli Me Tangere: The Opera” to Manila after its American run in New York and Washington DC.
Written by two Philippine National Artists, composer Felipe de Leon and librettist Guillermo Tolentino, “Noli”’s Manila production stars Sal Malaki as Crisostomo Ibarra and Rachelle Gerodias as Maria Clara, with Ivan Nery and Myramae Meneses as their alternates.
Spearheaded by Fil-Am philanthropist Loida Nicolas Lewis and executive producer Jerry Sibal, “Noli Me Tangere: The Opera” runs until Sept. 28 at the Newport Performing Arts Theater, Resorts World Manila.
Call tel. 8997938 or 39, or visit www.facebook.com/nolioperamanila
Atlantis Productions’ ‘Shrek, The Musical,’ Meralco Theater, until Oct. 12
“SHREK, The Musical,” with book and lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire and music by Jeanine Tesori, runs at the Meralco Theater until Oct. 12, under Bobby Garcia’s direction for his Atlantis Productions.
Based on the story and characters from William Steig’s book “Shrek!” and the Oscar-winning DreamWorks animated film, the Atlantis production stars Rycharde Everley as Shrek, Shiela Valderrama-Martinez as Princess Fiona, Nyoy Volante as Donkey, Jett Pangan as Lord Farquaad, Nel Gomez as Pinocchio and Carla Guevara-Laforteza as Dragon.
Tickets are now on sale at TicketWorld. Call tel. 8919999 or visit www.ticketworld.com.ph
Repertory Philippines’ ‘Pinocchio,’ Onstage Greenbelt 1, until Dec. 13
REPERTORY Philippines’ Children’s Theater presents a musical adaptation of Carlo Collodi’s book “Pinocchio”—the adaptation and lyrics by Jim Eiler and music by Eiler and Jeanne Bargy. Joy Virata directs.
Six talented young actors have been chosen to play Pinocchio over the show’s four-month run: Albert Silos, Andee Achacoso, Daniel Drilon, Guido Gatmaytan, Noel Comia Jr. and Sofia Wong.
All performances will be held at Onstage, 2/F, Greenbelt 1, Paseo de Roxas cor. Legazpi Street, Makati City.
Call tel. 8433570, 5550082, 4511474, 5848458, 4511796 or TicketWorld at 8919999, e-mail [email protected] or visit www.repertoryphilippines.com.
Tanghalang Pilipino’s ‘Pahimakas sa Isang Ahente,’ Tanghalang Huseng Batute, Sept. 26-Oct. 19
ARTHUR Miller’s powerful modern drama about the American Dream, family and love in postwar America gets the Filipino treatment with Tanghalang Pilipino’s production of “Pahimakas sa Isang Ahente,” running Sept. 26-Oct. 19 at CCP’s Tanghalang Huseng Batute.
The translation is by the late National Artist Rolando Tinio. Chris Millado directs.
Headlining the cast are Nanding Josef and Jonathan Tadioan alternating as Willy Loman, and Gina Pareño and Raquel Pareño as his wife Linda Loman. Yul Servo and Marco Viaña alternate as Biff, while Ricardo Magno plays Happy.
Call TicketWorld at 8919999 or Tanghalang Pilipino at 0917-7500107.
Peta’s ‘FnL,’ Peta Theater Center, Sept. 27-28
PETA’S “FnL,” a modern reworking of Franciso Baltazar’s “Florante at Laura,” presents an unusual encounter of Balagtas’ language and contemporary Filipino slang like “bekimon” and “jologs.”
Written by Rody Vera, Peta senior Anj Heruela and UP’s Maynard Manansala, the show’s initial run will be on Sept. 27-28 at the Peta Theater Center, under Ian Segarra’s direction.
Cast members include Pepe Herrera, Gio Gahol, Norbs Portales, Kiki Baento, Kitsi Pagaspas, Roi Calilong, Yeyin dela Cruz and Michelle Ngu, among others.