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Monday, July 25, 2011

Repertory Philippines' "Seussical" (Aug 13-Dec 18, 2011)


Repertory Philippines Children's Theater celebrates 19 years of producing well-loved musicals for children of all ages. It proudly announces its 2011 offering with the staging of Seussical, a musical full of fantasy, magic & wonder that will surely delight children's imagination. The story is based on the works of celebrated author Theodor Geisel, also known as Dr. Seuss.

Directed by Joy Virata, the show’s book, music, and lyrics are handled by the Tony award-winning team of  Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty. Eric Idle co-conceived the show.

Seussical will take everyone to the invisible world of Whoville, the Jungle of Nool and to the Circus McGurkus with a colorful cast of characters.

SYNOPSIS
The story centers around Horton the Elephant, who finds himself faced with a double challenge—not only must he protect his tiny friend Jojo (and all the invisible Whos) from a world of naysayers and dangers, but he must guard an abandoned egg, left to his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La  Bird. Although Horton faces ridicule, danger, kidnapping and a trial, the intrepid bird Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him, the only one who recognizes “his kind and his powerful heart.” Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family and community are challenged and emerge triumphant, in a story that  will make you laugh and cry.


Seussical is co-presented by National Bookstore and the City of Makati. It is presented by special arrangement with Music Theatre International. Show's venue is at Onstage, 2/F, Greenbelt 1, Paseo de Roxas cor. Legazpi St., Makati City. The show runs until December 18, 2011.

THE CAST

Arnel Carrion, James Stacey, Kawie Atwood, Robie Zialcita and Rem Zamora (all alternating) as Cat in the Hat/ Narrator. They also double as several other minor characters.


Oliver Usison and Nic Campos (alternating) as Horton the Elephant


Noah Ramos, Nacio Samonte, Alessa Zialcita and Nicolle Cojuangco (alternating) as JoJo


Cara Barredo, Charity Grace and Giannina Ocampo (alternating) as Gertrude McFuz


Liesl Batucan, Naths Everett and Kyla Rivera (alternating) as Mayzie La Bird



Bituin Escalante, Pinky Marquez and Ampy Sietereales (alternating) as Sour Kangaroo

The other characters are:


Robie Zialcita, Raul Montesa and Onyl Torres (alternating) as The Mayor of Whoville, the father of JoJo

Naths Everett, Ampy Sietereales and Pinky Marquez (alternating) as Mrs. Mayor


The other supporting characters are the Bird Girls (a type of Greek chorus of birds), the Wickersham Brothers (3 mischievous monkeys who steal Horton's clover from him), Judge Yertle the Turtle, Vlad Vladikoff (a black-bottomed eagle who takes Horton's clover), the Jungle Creatures of Nool, the people of Whoville, the Hunters, the Circus McGurkus Performers and the Grinch.

 The Artistic and Creative Team: 
Baby Barredo (Rep Artistic Director), Joy Virata (Artistic Director - Rep Children’s Theater), Menchu Lauchengco-Yulo (Associate Artistic Director), John Batalla (Lighting Designer), Oliver Roxas (Set and Costume Designer) and Raven Ong (Costume Supervisor).

 The Production Staff 
Gidget Tolentino (Production Manager), Ayam Barredo (Company Manager), Jojo Amboy (Stage Manager), Pol Roxas (Sound Technician), Pablito Salvador (Lighting Technician) and Adul Lasin (Set Execution and Scenic Artist).

 Marketing & Publicity 
Toots Tolentino (PR & Publicity) with Rem Zamora, Ayam Barredo and Oliver Usison (PR & Publicity, Marketing), Marie Talay and Rose Silva (Marketing & Sales) and Jeff Arcilla (Photography).


For more info, call (632) 5716926 or 5714941 or log on to www.repertory.ph. Tickets are also available through Ticketworld at (632) 8919999 or visit www.ticketworld.com.ph

Seussical is brought to you by the following sponsors: Ayala Malls, Business World, Ticketworld, Her Word.com, Click the City.com, Lane Moving and Storage, Juice.ph, Oishi, Dot.ph, 105.1 Crossover, Jam 88.3 and Yehey.com.

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