Audie Gemora as Albin with the Les Cagelles in 9 Works’ “La Cage aux Folles,” directed by Robbie Guevara
9 Works Theatrical’s acclaimed ‘La Cage aux Folles’ back this August
Philippine Daily Inquirer / 01:30 AM July 11, 2015
9 Works Theatrical’s critically acclaimed production of the Tony Award-winning musical “La Cage aux Folles” returns on Aug. 15 to Sept. 6, again at the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium of RCBC Tower, Makati City.
Audie Gemora and Michael de Mesa reprise their roles as Albin and Georges, respectively, in this fun, frivolous romp through the streets of Saint Tropez and the French Riviera.
Joining them once again are TV actor Steven Silva, ballerina Joni Galeste, theater veterans Raul Montesa and Sheila Francisco, “Miss Saigon” alumna Analin Bantug and some of the country’s most dynamic dancers-actors as the Les Cagelles: JP Basco, Mara
Celine Javier, Randi de Guzman, Carlos Deriada, Chesko Rodriguez, Dindo Divinagracia, Cheeno Macaraig, James Stacey, Arnold Trinidad, PJ Rebullida, and TV and film star Rafa Siguion-Reyna.
Based on the 1973 French play by Jean Poiret, also the inspiration behind the Robin Williams’ starrer “Birdcage,” “La Cage aux Folles” was a musical that Manila audiences wholeheartedly embraced and called their own.
It featured tap-dancing, energetic musical numbers like “We Are What We Are,” “The Best Of Times” and the anthemic “I Am What I Am,” and breathtaking costume changes courtesy of scenographer Mio Infante, Twinkle Zamora for costume execution, and members of the Fashion Designers Association of the Philippines.
“For those who have seen and enjoyed the show, this is one musical you may want to consider watching again before it gets restaged after another 20 years,” says 9 Works executive producer Santi Santamaria.
“La Cage aux Folles” is directed by Robbie Guevara, with scenic and costume design by Mio Infante, choreography by Arnold Trinidad, PJ Rebullida and Yek Barlongay; musical direction by Joseph Tolentino and Sweet Plantado-Tiongson; lighting design by Martin Esteva; technical direction by Dong Calingacion; hair and makeup design by Myrene Santos; and additional costume execution by Twinkle Zamora; photography by Leo Castillo and graphic design by Larry Palma.
A limited number of performances are available for fundraising and block-buying. For tickets and other inquiries, call 5867105 or 0917-5545560 or e-mail [email protected]m. Visit on Facebook 9workstheatrical, follow on Twitter and Instagram @9WTonline.
“La Cage aux Folles” is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French Inc.