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Raul Montesa (Jacob Marley) and Chinggoy Alonso (who also plays Ebenezer Scrooge). CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/Repertory Philippines

‘Scrooge the Musical’ is Rep’s special holiday treat for the whole family

Oliver Usison (Ghost of Christmas Present) and Miguel Faustmann (Ebenezer Scrooge). CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/Repertory Philippines
Oliver Usison (Ghost of Christmas Present) and Miguel Faustmann (Ebenezer Scrooge). CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/Repertory Philippines
Chino Veguillas (Bob Cratchit), Justine Peña (Ethel Cratchit), Daniel Drilon (Peter), Andee Achacoso (Martha), Soliel Luna are the younger cast members of “Scrooge the Musical”. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/Repertory Philippines
Chino Veguillas (Bob Cratchit), Justine Peña (Ethel Cratchit), Daniel Drilon (Peter), Andee Achacoso (Martha), Soliel Luna are the younger cast members of “Scrooge the Musical”. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/Repertory Philippines

MANILA, Philippines—Repertory Philippines proudly announces its special holiday treat for the entire family with the new production of “Scrooge the Musical”.

 

“Scrooge the Musical” is an adaptation by renowned writer-composer-lyricist Leslie Bricusse of the classic short story “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens. The story is about the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge who undergoes a profound experience of redemption over the course of a Christmas Eve night, after being visited by the ghost of his former partner Jacob Marley and the Ghosts of Christmas past, present and future.

 

“Scrooge the Musical” is set to open on November 21, 2014 at Onstage, 2/F, Greenbelt 1, Paseo de Roxas cor. Legazpi St., Makati City.

 

It will be directed by Ms. Baby Barredo, the company’s artistic director. The cast and the characters they portray are as follows:

 

Miguel Faustmann and Chinggoy Alonso will alternately play the role of Ebenezer Scrooge – a stingy, chilly, cowardly, grumpy and money-hungry businessman. While he is much more benevolent than before his “caroling” experience, he is still uncertain as to the reason behind generosity in general.

 

Raul Montesa will play the role of Jacob Marley – the business partner of Scrooge who died seven years ago.

 

Cara Barredo plays the role of Ghost of Christmas Past – the first of the spirits foretold by Marley who shows Scrooge his past Christmases.

 

Raul Montesa (Jacob Marley) and Chinggoy Alonso (who also plays Ebenezer Scrooge). CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/Repertory Philippines
Raul Montesa (Jacob Marley) and Chinggoy Alonso (who also plays Ebenezer Scrooge). CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/Repertory Philippines

Oliver Usison plays the role of Ghost of Christmas Present – the second of the spirits foretold by Marley that shows Scrooge Christmas celebrations in the present time.

 

Dwight Angelo Vito Cruz plays the role of Ghost of Christmas Yet-to-Come – the third spirit foretold by Marley that shows Scrooge Christmases in the Future.

 

Chino Veguillas plays the role of Bob Cratchit – Scrooge’s clerk.

 

Gabo Tiongson and Soleil Luna Bueno will alternately play the role of Tiny Tim – the crippled son of the Cratchits who is the beneficiary of physical therapy paid for by Scrooge.

 

The other cast members are Justine Peña as Ethel Cratchit, Ashlee Factor as Kathy, Arnel Carrion as Young Ebenezer, Christine Flores as Isabel, Noel Comia as Ebby (child Ebenezer), Steven Conde as Tom Jenkins, Alexander Cortez as Mr. Fezziwig and Sheila Francisco as Mrs. Fezziwig.

 

The ensemble is composed of Andee Achacoso, Khevin Almario, Rachel Coates, David Shawn Delgado, Daniel Drilon, Natalie Everett, Thea Gloria, Vien Alen King, Bianca Mauricio, Chill Ocampo, Jay Pangilinan, Joshua Ramirez, Albert Silos and Dwight Angelo Vito Cruz.

 

The artistic team is composed of Barredo, Natalie Everett (Assistant Director), Onyl Torres (Musical Director), Jason Zamora (Choreographer), Miguel Faustmann (Set Designer), Valeen Vicente (Costume Designer), John Batalla (Lights Designer) and the Manila String Machine (Orchestra).

The musical runs until December 14 with shows on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and matinee shows on Saturdays and Sundays at 3:30 p.m.

 

Miguel Faustmann is Ebenezer Scrooge. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/Repertory Philippines
Miguel Faustmann is Ebenezer Scrooge. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/Repertory Philippines

For details of the show, you may contact Repertory Philippines the following ways:

 

By phone             :               843-3570 and 451-1474

By fax                    :               (02) 555-0082

By e-mail             :               [email protected]

By Internet         :               http://www.repertoryphilippines.com

 

Tickets are available through Ticketworld at 891-9999, or via http://www.ticketworld.com.ph.

 

Repertory Philippines would like to thank the City of Makati, BusinessWorld, Ticketworld, Raintree Restaurants: Mr. Jones, Kabila, MOMO Café and Museum as well as Art Magazine, WhenInManila, Chihuahua Restaurant, Astroplus, AstroVision, Lane Moving and Storage, Greenbelt, and Ayala Malls for their continuing partnerships.

 

“Scrooge the Musical” is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.
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