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Friday, June 10, 2011

"Peter Pan - A Musical Adventure" by Repertory Philippines and Stages (Sept 29-Oct 30, 2011)


A thrilling musical journey to “Never Land” is set to invade the Meralco Theater beginning September 29, 2011. Sir James Barrie’s classic legend is magically brought to life by a collaborative effort of Repertory Philippines and Stages Production Specialists in the spectacular Asian premiere of Peter Pan - a Musical Adventure.

I grew up reading about Peter Pan and watching the different versions in films. The legend of Peter Pan has brought wonders to children's imagination for over 100 years now. Directed by Jaime del Mundo and Menchu Lauchengco-Yulo, this musical is a faithful new version which will be first seen in Asia, promises to be a festive adventure with stunning scenery, show-stopping performances, swashbuckling sword fights, jaw dropping and breath-taking flying scenes. This shouldn't be missed!

Peter Pan - a Musical Adventure is written by the late Willis Hall and music & lyrics by award-winning duo George Stiles and Anthony Drewe (Broadway’s Mary Poppins and Honk!) is a  charm of a musical with its ability to generate a real sense of magic and wonder. 

Sam Concepcion as Peter Pan
Background
The musical opened in Denmark, Copenhagen in 1996 and won two top awards for Best Song (“When I Kill Peter Pan”) and The Orchestra's Award at the International Musical Of The Year. The production was first broadcast in 2001 as a New Year's Eve concert on BBC Radio 3 and was later presented at Festival Hall in the 2002-2003 Christmas period. Since then, Stiles & Drewe extensively revised the show for a stunning new production with its United Kingdom theatre premiere. In 2007-2008, the show played at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre, directed by Rachel Kavanaugh and a year later, it moved to the West Yorkshire Playhouse.

The musical is set in bustling Edwardian suburbia, and the normality of a children’s nursery. The magic really starts with the ingenious introduction of Tinkerbell, a tiny red dot zipping around and disrupting the toys. Peter and the Darling family are whisked away to the famous land full of colorful characters including the Lost Boys, Mermaids, Crocodile, Tiger Lily and, of course, the dastardly Captain Hook.

Michael Williams as Captain Hook
 
THE CAST

Sam Concepcion as Peter Pan
Michael Williams as Captain Hook
Jaime del Mundo as Mr. George Darling
Pinky Marquez as Mrs. Mary Darling
Tippy Dos Santos & Cara Barredo (alternating) as Wendy Moira Angela Darling
Luigi Quesada & Nacho Tambunting (alternating) as John Darling
Juan Miguel Santos as Michael Darling
Robie Zialcita as Smee 
Kyla Rivera as Tiger Lily
Joy Virata as older Wendy Darling

Cara Barredo & Tippy Dos Santos as Wendy Moira Angela Darling

The Lost Boys of Never Land will be played by: George Schulze, Kevin Concepcion, Jay Pangilinan, Bym Buhain, Jejie Esguerra, Justin Valiente and Chris Habibib.

Pirates will be portrayed by: Lorenz Martinez, James Stacey, Hans Eckstein, Edu Briones, Meynard PeƱalosa, Kuya Manzano and Chino Veguillas.

Luigi Quesada & Nacho Tambunting as John Darling

Tinker Bell - a fairy, represented only by a tiny flashing light. Her "dialogue" is only heard as tinkling music. She does not speak as we know it, and the other characters "translate" what she "says".

  SHOW DATES 

September 30 (Fri) - 8pm
October 1 (Sat) - 3:30pm / 8pm
October 2 (Sun) - 3:30pm
October 7 (Fri) - 8pm
October 8 (Sat) - 3:30pm / 8pm
October 9 (Sun) - 3:30pm
October 14 (Fri) - 8pm
October 15 (Sat) - 3:30pm / 8pm
October 16 (Sun) - 3:30pm
October 21 (Fri) - 8pm
October 22 (Sat) - 3:30pm / 8pm
October 23 (Sun) - 3:30pm
October 29 (Fri) - 8pm
October 29 (Sat) - 3:30pm / 8pm
October 30 (Sun) - 3:30pm


All performances will be held at the Meralco Theater in Ortigas Avenue, Pasig City. Peter Pan is presented by special arrangement with Macnaughton Lord 2000 Ltd.


 THE ARTISTIC & CREATIVE TEAM   
Baby Barredo (Artistic Director), Menchu Lauchengco-Yulo (Associate Artistic Director), Audie Gemora (President of STAGES), Jaime del Mundo / Menchu Lauchengco-Yulo (Directors), John Batalla (Lighting Designer), Gino Gonzales (Set Designer), Raven Ong (Costume Designer).

 PRODUCTION STAFF 
Gidget Tolentino (Production Manager) assisted by Jingay Kaimo of STAGES, Ayam Barredo (Company Manager), Ed Lacson (Stage Manager), Pol Roxas (Sound Technician), Pablito Salvador (Lighting Technician) and Adul Lasin (Set Execution and Scenic Artist).

 MARKETING & PUBLICITY  
Toots Tolentino (PR & Publicity) and Gian Carlo Vizcarra (STAGES), with Rem Zamora, Ayam Barredo and Oliver Usison (PR & Publicity, Marketing), Carlo Orosa (Head of Marketing – STAGES), Cherry Bong Edralin (Sales – STAGES), Marie Talay and Rose Silva (Marketing & Sales) and Jeff Arcilla (Photography).



For more information, call Repertory Philippines at (632) 571-6926 and 571-4941 or email info@repertory.ph. Tickets are also available at Ticketworld at (632) 891-9999 or www.ticketworld.com.ph. Visit www.repertory.ph, subscribe to youtube.com/repertoryphils, and add “Rep Phils” in Facebook.

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- PETER PAN -


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