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Sunday, February 5, 2012

Repertory Philippines' "Leading Ladies" (February 10-March 4, 2012)


Repertory Philippines proudly presents the hilarious hit comedy titled Leading Ladies written by Ken Ludwig. It will make sophisticated and reasonable men and women of the 21st century cackle till their faces hurt. The play is showing on February 10 to March 4, 2012 at the Onstage at Greenbelt 1 in Makati City.

Leading Ladies is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French Agency. Co-presented by the City of Makati, Enderun Colleges and Bellaroc Island Resort and Spa.

 SYNOPSIS 
Leading Ladies is about Leo and Jack, two British actors whose careers are so far on the skids that they’re performing “Scenes from Shakespeare” on the Moose Lodge circuit in Pennsylvania’s Amish country. They think their luck might change, however, when they hear about Florence, an old lady in a nearby town who is about to die and leave a considerable legacy to her nephews from England. Leo convinces Jack that they should impersonate the heirs.

Their foolproof plan hits a snag, though, when they arrive on the scene and realize the woman’s long-lost relatives are nieces and not nephews.


Then it hits another obstacle when Leo falls in love with Meg, who’s engaged to a minister with plans for Florence’s money, while Jack crushes on Audrey, a ditzy blonde involved with the son of Florence’s doddering doctor.

The ensuing shenanigans and problematic courtships naturally force the actors to hop back and forth between Jack and Leo and Maxine and Stephanie.

 ABOUT THE AUTHOR 
Ken Ludwig has won numerous awards and several Tony nominations for his work. His musical Crazy For You ran for five years on Broadway and four years in the West End winning Tony, Olivier, Drama Desk and Helen Hayes Awards as Best Musical of the Year. Lend Me A Tenor (produced by Andrew Lloyd Webber) has proven to be one of the most popular comedies of the past 25 years, winning two Tony Awards. His work has been translated into 16 languages and performed in more than 30 countries.

 THE CAST & THE DIRECTOR 


James Stacey as Leo
Topper Fabregas as Jack 

 
Cris Villonco as Meg
Giannina Ocampo as Audrey

Jamie Wilson as Duncan
Juno Henares as Florence
Hans Eckstein as Butch
Oliver Usison as Doc

Noted theater actor and director Michael Williams directs Leading Ladies. He is celebrating his three decades in Philippine theater.

 SHOW DATES 
February 10 (Fri) - 8pm
February 11 (Sat) - 3:30pm / 8pm
February 12 (Sun) - 3:30pm
February 17 (Fri) - 8pm
February 18 (Sat) - 3:30pm / 8pm
February 19 (Sun) - 3:30pm
February 24 (Fri) - 8pm
February 25 (Sat) - 3:30pm / 8pm
February 26 (Sun) - 3:30pm
March 2 (Fri) - 8pm
March 3 (Sat) - 3:30pm / 8pm
March 4 (Sun) - 3:30pm

 THE ARTISTIC & CREATIVE TEAM   
Baby Barredo (Artistic Director), Menchu Lauchengco-Yulo (Associate Artistic Director), John Batalla (Lighting Designer) and Denis Lagdameo (Set Designer).

 PRODUCTION STAFF  
Gidget Tolentino (Production Manager), Ayam Barredo (Company Manager), Dingdong Rosales (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 and Oliver Usison (PR & Publicity, Marketing), Marie Talay and Rose Silva (Marketing & Sales) and Dave Fabros (Photography).

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

Leading Ladies is brought to you by the following sponsors: Ayala Malls, Business World, Ticketworld, Manila Bulletin, Her Word.com, Click the City.com, Lane Moving and Storage, Dot.ph, 105.1 Crossover, Jam 88.3, Yehey.com and Philippine Paradise Pages.


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