Monday, June 04, 2007

Audie Gemora directs 'High School Musical'

When Audie Gemora both starred and directed the musical “The Fantasticks” more than two decades ago, he dreamed of becoming the country’s premier musical theater actor, choreographer and director. But this ambition was sidetracked by other worthwhile engagements--a degree in filmmaking abroad, a solo mainstream show-biz career, and being the top honcho of Trumpets and STAGES.

With STAGES and Trumpets Playshop’s production of the hit Disney telemusical “High School Musical,” to be staged at the Meralco Theater June 23-July 15, Audie is all set to fulfill his dream anew.

“I have been directing a lot of corporate shows, concerts, among others, and I have been very hands-on with big musical theater projects. That’s why people call me ‘Direk,” says Audie. “And then, I realized that haven’t directed a full-length musical in decades.”

For “High School Musical,” Audie is not just the show’s director, but also its producer. He is proud of his cast of 50 of the country’s most promising theater performers, led by STAGES and Trumpets Playshop’s pride, teen heartthrob Sam Concepcion (Troy Bolton), pretty and talented Cheska Ortega (Gabriella Montez), commercial model Alex Godinez (Sharpay Evans) and TV personality PJ Valerio (Ryan Evans).

He considers his cast “perfect” because they are vibrant, disciplined and very talented. “High School Musical” will also offer colorful, playful sets, splendid choreography and an able live band.

For tickets, call Ticketworld 8919999 or STAGES 8181111 loc. 209 or 225. Disney’s “High School Musical” is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).


AnneMac said...

Syempre, manonood ako :). I assume that the cast is much better than the amateur cast of the Blue Rep version.

gibbs cadiz said...

hi ANNEMAC! long time no hear a. hehe, hala, pag-awayin ba ang bluerep at stages? joke! :) watch zsazsa zaturnnah din ha, rcbc theater na siya starting june15, friday. good to hear from you! :)

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