Atlantis Theatrical Entertainment Group (Ateg) is proud to announce that it will be bringing two Tony Award winning Best Musicals to Manila in 2016. After the recent success of the new International Tour of “Saturday Night Fever” and as it prepares to open the Tony Award winning musical “The Bridges of Madison County” starring Joanna Ampil and MiG Ayesa, Ateg has begun preparations for 2016.
It will bring this year’s Tony Award winning musical “Fun Home,” as well as the 2006 Tony Award winning musical “Jersey Boys” to Manila next year.
“Fun Home” is the most awarded and acclaimed musical of the year, 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 refreshingly honest, wholly original musical about seeing your parents through grown-up eyes.Based on Alison Bechdel’s best-selling graphic memoir, “Fun Home” 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.” Both, Jeanine Tesori and Lisa Kron are scheduled to grace opening night of what will be the first international production of “Fun Home” in Manila next year.
“Too Good to be True!” raves the New York Post for “Jersey Boys” the 2006 Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award®-winning Best Musical about Rock and Roll Hall of Famers The Four Seasons: Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi.
This is the true story of how four blue-collar kids became one of the greatest successes in pop music history. They wrote their own songs, invented their own sounds and sold 175 million records worldwide – all before they were 30! They were just four guys from Jersey, until they sang their very first note. They had a sound nobody had ever heard… and the radio just couldn’t get enough of. But while their harmonies were perfect on stage, off stage it was a very different story — a story that has made them an international sensation all over again.
“Jersey Boys” features their hit songs “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Rag Doll,” “Oh What a Night” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You.”
“The crowd goes wild!” says The New York Times in a review full of cheer.
Bobby Garcia, who will be directing both shows, says, “We are extremely honored to be producing the first international production of ‘Fun Home’. It is a ground breaking and heart tugging musical that we believe in with all our heart and we are thrilled Manila audiences will get to experience it. Ateg thanks Jeanine Tesori and Lisa Kron for believing in us and we can’t wait to have them both as our guests on Opening Night. We are also excited to be staging ‘Jersey Boys,’ an electric night at the theatre. ‘Jersey Boys’ just celebrated it’s 10th Anniversary on Broadway and continues to be a worldwide phenomenon. We hope to see you all at these two fantastic musicals next year.”
Ateg producers Tony Tuviera and Bobby Barreiro say, “We are proud to be premiering ‘Fun Home’ and ‘Jersey Boys’ in Manila for the first time. These are two acclaimed and award winning Broadway musicals we know will capture the hearts of Manila audiences. 2016 will be a very exciting year for theatre in the Philippines.”
Open call Auditions for ‘Fun Home’ and ‘Jersey Boys’ is on Thursday, November 26, 2015 at Opera Haus, 3657 Bautista Street (near the corner of Buendia), Makati City. Sign up begins at 10am with final sign up at 2pm. Please prepare 16 bars of a musical theatre song and 16 bars of an uptempo song from the 1950s/1960s. Please bring sheet music. An accompanist will be provided. Also bring a current resume and photo.
A special ‘Fun Home’ audition for children aged 8 – 13 will be held on Saturday, November 21, 2015 from 1 – 4pm at Opera Haus. Please prepare one musical theatre song of your choice. An accompanist will be provided.