Saturday, July 31, 2010

Tanghalang Pilipino's 24th Season opens with "Banaag at Sikat, Isang Rock Musical" (Aug 18-29, 2010)

The cast of Banaag at Sikat, Isang Rock Musical

Tanghalang Pilipino (TP) continues to delight audiences with its 24th Theater Season (2010-2011) lineup of new plays that celebrate the National Artist as a modern Filipino IDOL. The season opens with Banaag at Sikat, Isang Rock Musical, a production that headlines the collaboration between National Artist for Literature Bienvenido Lumbera who wrote the libretto and National Artist for Theater Design Salvador Bernal who designed the sets and costumes. This exciting new musical is based on Lope K. Santos’ groundbreaking literary opus of the same title about the breakup of the Filipino family and the rise of socialism in the country.

With music by Lucien Letaba, Banaag at Sikat, Isang Rock Musical universalizes its socialist theme by juxtaposing central, turn-of-the-century Philippines (1911) with music that’s very much today, Indie Rock. The production will be staged under the artistic vision of José Estrella, a critically-acclaimed director whose works for TP include Orfeo sa Impiyerno (Orpheus Descending) and Ang Pokpok ng Ohio (The Whore from Ohio), among others.

Leading the cast are top-rate stage performers including Ayen Laurel, Franco Laurel, John Arcilla, Roeder Camañag, Angeli Bayani, Banaue Miclat and Al Gatmaitan.  

Banaag at Sikat, Isang Rock Musical also features seasoned stage actors Clottie Lucero, Emlyn Santos, Greg De Leon and Raymond Roldan and the TP Actors Company members/alumni Riki Benedicto, Jonathan Tadioan, Kat Castillo, Tara Cabaero and Cheryl Ramos. 

Also included in the cast are Maria Elcon Cabasag, Kathlyn Castillo, Martha Comia, Aandrei David, Jejie Esguerra, Hazel Maranan, Gino Ramirez and Rachel Alfonso Rubio.

Banaag at Sikat, Isang Rock Musical is scheduled as follows:

August 18-19, 25-26 (Wednesday & Thursday) at 8:00 PM
August 20-22, 27-29 (Friday to Sunday) at 3:00 PM & 8:00 PM

The musical play will be staged at the CCP Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino (Little Theater).

For ticket reservation, booking of special performances and other information, please call the Tanghalang Pilipino office at (632) 832-3661 or (632) 832-1125 locals 1620 & 1621. You may also contact the CCP Box Office at (632) 832-3704 and Ticketworld at (632) 891-9999 for ticket inquiries.

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