Two weeks to go, are you still undecided about watching Hairspray?

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT HAIRSPRAY, MANILA!
1. What is the story about?
2. Star-Studded Casts
3. Madel Who?
4. Hairspray Songs and Dances
5. A Sneak Peek at the Hairspray Rehearsals
6. Why You Should Watch Hairspray?
7. When is it Showing?
8. Where is it Showing?
9. How to Buy Tickets?
10. Buy Your Tickets Now from OurAwesomePlanet!

Don’t Miss to Watch Hairspray, Manila !


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Hairspray Show November 22, Saturday 2pm (Seatplan)
Lower Orchestra P1,200 (Rows A-I) – $22 Special Online Price
Upper Orchestra P1,000 (Rows J-S) – $19 Special Online Price
Loge P800 (Rows T-X) – $15 Special Online Price
Balcony P600 (Rows Y-Z) – $11 Special Online Price

Hairspray Show November 29, Saturday 8pm (Seatplan)
Lower Orchestra Php 1,200 (Rows A-I) – $22 Special Online Price
Upper Orchestra Php 1,000 (Rows J-S) – $19 Special Online Price
Loge Php 800 (Rows T-X) – $15 Special Online Price
Balcony Php 600 (Rows Y-Z) – $11 Special Online Price

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EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT HAIRSPRAY, MANILA!

1. What is the story about?

Hairspray, Manila Synopsis (source: Official Hairspray Website)

The running time of Hairspray is approximately 2 hours 40 minutes, with a 15 minute intermission.

Hairspray is based upon the New Line Cinema film written and directed by John Waters, with a book by Mark O’Donnell and Thomas Meehan, music by Marc Shaiman, and lyrics by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman. Hairspray is directed by Jack O’Brien and choreographed by Jerry Mitchell.

In Hairspray, it’s 1962 – the ’50s are out and change is in the air. Baltimore’s Tracy Turnblad, a big girl with big hair and an even bigger heart, has only one passion–to dance. She wins a spot on the local TV dance program, “The Corny Collins Show” and, overnight, is transformed from outsider to irrepressible teen celebrity. But can a trendsetter in dance and fashion vanquish the program’s reigning princess, win the heart of heartthrob Link Larkin, and integrate a television show without denting her ‘do? Only in Hairspray! Welcome to the ’60s!

The musical features an original score by Marc Shaiman (who co-wrote the music and lyrics for the acclaimed animated musical, South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut) and Scott Wittman. Their songs take Tracy from the soundstage of a 60’s-style dance show to the streets of Baltimore to a downtown rhythm and blues record shop.

Hairspray is the winner of eight Tony awards including Best Musical. It was recently made into a hit film starring John Travolta, Michelle Pfeiffer and Queen Latifah. After 2,641 performances and 31 previews, the 19th longest running show on Broadway history will close on 04 January 2009.

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2. Star-Studded Hairspray Casts

Michael de Mesa as Edna (played by John Travolta)

Headlining the cast is award winning film/television/stage actor Michael de Mesa. For the first time in his illustrious career, Michael will be playing a woman on stage as he takes on the role of Edna Turnblad, made famous in the original film by Divine, on Broadway by Harvey Fierstein and in the recent movie musical by John Travolta. Michael has been seen in numerous Atlantis show’s such as RENT, PROOF, TICK,TICK…BOOM!, THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW and, most recently, in DOGEATERS.


Dulce as Motormouth Maybelle (played by Queen Latifah)

Multi-awarded singer Dulce plays Motor Mouth Maybelle, a role that Queen Latifah made famous in the movie musical version of HAIRSPRAY. She gets to sing the second act power ballad I KNOW WHERE I’VE BEN. Dulce was last seen on stage in the musical HIMALA, and marks her 30th year in showbiz with her performance in HAIRSPRAY.


Menchu Lauchengco-Yulo as Velma Von Tussle (played by Michelle Pfeiffer)

Musical Theatre sensation and now stage director Menchu Lauchengco-Yulo returns to perform as the villainous Velma Von Tussle, played in the film by Michelle Pfeiffer. Menchu has appeared in many shows for Atlantis including PROOF and BABY and recently directed WEST SIDE STORY for STAGES. She continues to be one of the country’s most sought after musical theatre actresses.


Nyoy Volante as Seaweed J. Stubbs (played by Elijah Kelley)

Singer/Songwriter Nyoy Volante returns to his theatre roots in HAIRSPRAY where he plays Seaweed J. Stubbs. Nyoy recently released his fifth album entitled HEARTSTRINGS with the hit single BECAUSE. He last appeared on stage alternating with Jett Pangan as James Thunder Early in Atlantis’ DREAMGIRLS.


Leo Rialp as Wilbur (played by Christopher Walken)

Actor/Director Leo Rialp plays Wilbur Turnblad, Edna’s loving and devoted husband. Leo continues to juggle directing with performing and last appeared with Atlantis in DOGEATERS and most recently, appeared on stage in THE GOLDEN CHILD.


Also joining the cast are comedian Gabe Mercado who will be playing numerous roles as The Male Authority Figure, theatre veteran Enchang Kaimo as the Female Authority Figure and Noel Rayos, who returns from Hong Kong Disneyland to play Corny Collins (played by James Marsden).

Other cast members include Tim Espinosa as Link Larkin (played by Zac Efron), Christine Allado as Amber (played by Brittany Snow) — performed with Menchu Lauchengco-Yulo, and Monica Reynoso as Penny (played by Amanda Bynes) — performed with Enchang Kaimo.

In the ensemble are Jordan Aguilar, Emy Alcid, Caisa Borromeo, Erika Cedilla, Red Concepcion, Gerlin Francisco, Bea Garcia, Crienna House, Yanah Laurel, Cheeno Macaraig, Michael Odoemene, Anthony Ong, Myrene Santos, Mark Tayag, and Lee Villoria.


HAIRSPRAY is directed by Bobby Garcia, choreographed by Cecille Martinez, Production Design by Gino Gonzale, Lighting Design by Shoko Matsumoto while Musical Director Archie Castillo will be conducting the FILharmoniKA orchestra.


And, introducing Madel Ching as Tracy Turnblad!

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3. Madel WHO?!?


Like most Tracy Turnbalds before her, Madel will be making her professional debut in Hairspray. She is a Junior at Ateneo de Manila majoring in AB Political Science. ( I can hear Ateneans cheering “Go Ateneo!” ) Having performed in school productions including High School Musical, Madel is thrilled to take on her first major role.

She says, “Girls like me don’t get opportunities like this! Honestly, I feel like I’m the modern-day Filipina version of Tracy. A big girl with big dreams It’s a little scary to take on a role this big, but I’m really looking forward to taking on the challenge of playing a character with this much spirit and energy.”

We recently interviewed Madel after one of the Hairspray Rehearsals. Get to know her and watch the Video below:

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4. Hairspray Songs and Dances

One of the ways to enjoy watching Hairspray is to familiarize yourself with the songs and dances. Here are some links to You Tube videos of the original Hairspray movie, Hairspray song lyrics and a sneak peak of the Hairspray Manila rehearsals.

Hairspray Songs | Videos | Lyrics

Act 1
Good Morning Baltimore | Video | Lyrics
The Nicest Kids In Town | Video | Lyrics
Mama, I’m A Big Girl Now | Video | Lyrics
I Can Hear The Bells | Video | Lyrics
(The Legend of) Miss Baltimore Crabs | Video | Lyrics
Detention Grove | Video
It Takes Two | Lyrics
Welcome To The 60’s | Video | Lyrics
Run And Tell That! | Video | Lyrics
Big, Blonde And Beautiful | Video | Lyrics

Act 2
The Big Dollhouse | Video | Lyrics
Good Morning Baltimore Reprise | Video | Lyrics
(You’re) Timeless To Me | Video | Lyrics
Without Love | Video | Lyrics
I Know Where I’ve Been | Video | Lyrics
(It’s) Hairspray | Video | Lyrics
Cooties | Video | Lyrics
You Can’t Stop The Beat | Video | Lyrics
Ladies Choice | Video | Lyrics
The New Girl in Town | Video | Lyrics
Blood On The Pavement | Lyrics
Come So Far (Got So Far To Go) | Video | Lyrics

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5. A Sneak Peek at the Hairspray Rehearsals

Mama, I’m a Big Girl Now (Photos)

Welcome to the 60’s! (Video)

Run and Tell That! (Photos)

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6. Why You Should Watch Hairspray?

I can’t wait to watch Hairspray after this exciting interview with Menchu Lauchengco-Yulo. Watch it!

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7. When is it Showing?


HAIRSPRAY runs every Friday 8pm, Saturday 2pm/ 8pm and Sunday 3pm/ 8pm from November 14 to December 7, 2008.

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8. Where is it Showing?
Hairspray runs at the Star Theatre, CCP Complex besides STAR City.

The BEST seats would be the center front seats.

Lower Orchestra Php 1,200 (Rows A-I)
Upper Orchestra Php 1,000 (Rows J-S)
Loge Php 800 (Rows T-X)
Balcony Php 600 (Rows Y-Z)

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9. How to Buy the Tickets?

Please buy your tickets from the show buyers by contacting them directly! It will maximize their profit and this will encourage more show buyers in the future!

HAIRSPRAY MANILA SHOW BUYER’S DIRECTORY
Date/Time | Show Buyer, Contact Number, and Email

Opening Night
Nov. 14, 2008
Friday 8:pm | Timothy Liong +639178735405

Nov. 15, 2008 Saturday 2:00pm | Allan Marasigan +63917-4382299

Nov. 15, 2008 Saturday 8:00pm | Fritzie Villacorta +63917-8337489 email: [email protected] [email protected]

Michelle Chan Show
Nov. 16, 2008 Sunday 3:00pm | Michelle Chan +63917-5393369 email: [email protected]

Nov. 16, 2008 Sunday 8:00pm | Rosanne Unson +63917-8300312 email: [email protected]

Nov. 21, 2008 Fri 8:00pm | Atlantis Atlantis Productions at +632 892-7078, 840-118 c/o Ticketworld +632 891-9999

OurAwesomePlanet Show: Buy Your Tickets Now!
Nov. 22, 2008
Sat 2:00pm | Camille Bautista +63917-8908905, Anton +63917-5683627

Nov. 22, 2008 Sat 8:00pm | Shirley Alinea +63917-8903564

Nov. 23, 2008 Sun 3:00pm | Jill Pena +63919-3608974 email: [email protected]

Nov. 23, 2008 Sun 8:00pm | Timothy Liong +63917-8735405

Andrea Go & Daphne Uy’s Show
Nov. 28, 2008 Fri 8:00pm | Andrea Go +63917-8867968 email: [email protected]

Nov. 29, 2008 Sat 2:00pm | Theody Demaisip +63920-9326067 email: [email protected]

OurAwesomePlanet Show: Buy Your Tickets Now!
Nov. 29, 2008 Sat 8:00pm | Joelle Ona +63920-9010863 email: [email protected]; Anton +63917-5683627

Nov. 30, 2008 Sun 3;00pm | Jill Pena +63919-3608974 email: [email protected]

Nov. 30, 2008 Sun 8;00pm | Janna Chua +63928-5024066 Roan Isberto 0918-9133793

Dec. 5, 2008 Friday 8:00pm | Ticketworld +632 891-9999

Bachelor Girl Shake & Shimmy Show
Dec. 6, 2008 Sat 2:00pm | Lorna Lopez +632 913-157 +63922-3875729 email: [email protected]

December 6, 2008 Sat 8:00pm | Ticketworld +632 891-9999

December 7, 2008 Sun 3:00pm | Teody Demaisip +63920-9326067 email: [email protected]

Closing Night
Dec. 7, 2008 Sun 8:00 pm | Mae Castro +63906-3414559

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10. Buy Your Tickets Now from OurAwesomePlanet!

Don’t Miss to Watch Hairspray, Manila !


Buy Your Hairspray Tickets Online Now from OAP!

November 22, Saturday 2pm (Seatplan)
Lower Orchestra P1,200 (Rows A-I) – $22 Special Online Price
Upper Orchestra P1,000 (Rows J-S) – $19 Special Online Price
Loge P800 (Rows T-X) – $15 Special Online Price
Balcony P600 (Rows Y-Z) – $11 Special Online Price

November 29, Saturday 8pm (Seatplan)
Lower Orchestra Php 1,200 (Rows A-I) – $22 Special Online Price
Upper Orchestra Php 1,000 (Rows J-S) – $19 Special Online Price
Loge Php 800 (Rows T-X) – $15 Special Online Price
Balcony Php 600 (Rows Y-Z) – $11 Special Online Price

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May you Live an Awesome Life,

Anton

Text and Photos by Atlantis Productions.
Rehearsal Photos by Anton Diaz. Copyright 2008.

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