After it’s highly successful staging of Footloose (2005) and Disney’s High School Musical (2007), Stages Production Specialists Inc. launches its 3rd and most ambitious production yet – West Side Story!
Touted to be the best musical of all time with music by Leonard Bernstein, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and original choreography by Jerome Robbins, this exciting production will be headed by Asia’s pop idol Christian Bautista who is perfect for the role of Tony and Joanna Ampil of Ms. Saigon fame as Maria.
West Side Story was first staged in Manila back in 1982 with Audie Gemora as Riff and Menchu Lauchengco as Maria. Happily, the Philippines’ King and Queen of Philippine Musical Theater now sit at the helm of a classic favorite which promises to bring something new for the current generation of theater goers, yet still keep all it’s charm for the generation who wishes to relive the glorious moments of the 1959 Academy Award winner Best Film. It will be revived on Broadway next year by it’s original director Arthur Laurents.
West Side Story is an intense, dramatic dance musical with many show-stopping numbers and immortal songs like “Somewhere”, “ Tonight”, “One Hand One Heart”, “America” and “Something’s Coming.” And with Stages’ comprehensive marketing and promotions campaign, it’s a perfect formula for individuals and groups who are looking for a hit fundraiser activity.
It will be a night “like no other night”. Come and be part of it.
Opening Night: Show-For-A-Cause: September 5, 2008. 8PM, Meralco Theater.
Ticket prices are as follows:
500 – balcony sides
700 – balcony center
1000 – orchestra / loge side
1200 – orchestra / loge center
Part of the proceeds from the play will be donated to Kythe , a foundation whose primary cause is children with cancer. Reservations and inquiries can be sent to 0917-8676332 or [email protected] 🙂 Please mention that you are a friend of Our Awesome Planet.