Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Ateneo BlueRep's Tick, Tick... BOOM! opens Aug. 5

Opening Ateneo Blue Repertory’s 18th Season is "Tick, Tick... BOOM!," an autobiographical pop-rock musical by Jonathan Larson, the acclaimed creator of "Rent."

It follows the story of Jon, a struggling composer in New York. He works as a waiter in a diner and lives in a ratty apartment waiting for his big break. His best friend, Michael, has a corporate job and earns big money while his girlfriend, Susan, is looking for stability.

Now on the cusp of turning 30 years old, Jon anxiously faces a dilemma: Should he just pursue a sensible career, or persist with his ambition?

"Tick, Tick... BOOM!" is Bea Garcia’s directorial debut. A BlueREP alumna, she has done extensive professional work in theater, television and film, most recently as the assistant director of BlueREP’s "Bare."

Joining her in the production team are BlueRep members Divine Maderal as production manager, Jio Javier as assistant director and choreographer, Pauline Gaerlan as musical director, Ea Asuncion as head stage manager, and Dindin Reyes and Mela Tan as costume designers. Martin Malabanan is set designer and Miyo Sta. Maria is technical director.

The production boasts a talented, all-BlueREP cast: Jaime Barcelon, Marc Baluyan, and Ejay Yatco take turns as Jon. Bym Buhain, Ivan Aldover and Mikey Javier take turns as Michael. Mian Dimacali, Laura Cabochan and Justin Pena alternate as Susan.

Ateneo Blue Repertory, one of the accredited organizations in Ateneo de Manila University, is the premiere college musical theater organization in the country. Possessing a diverse pool of talented performers and an impressive repertory of shows, BlueREP has delighted audiences with productions that celebrate the spirit of the young Filipino. Some of its previous productions include "Bare," "Bat Boy," "Footloose" and Disney’s "High School Musical."

The show runs August 5-August 22, 2009, every Wednesday to Saturday 7-9 p.m. at Ateneo de Manila University’s Rizal-Mini Theater. For more information on tickets, sponsorship and show buying, please contact Bym Buhain 0917-5010729.

"Tick, Tick... BOOM!" is made possible through a licensing agreement with Music Theatre International Enterprises, Inc.


10 comments:

Ching said...

Nakakainis naman! Walang Matinee show. Puro 7:00 PM. Sana naman may 3:00 shows. Eh, ang layo pa naman ng Ateneo dito sa Pasay.

I've been a Jonathan Larson fan since Rent and I can't miss this...

ian said...

thanks for posting this, gibbs! i'm looking forward to watching this. i love the birthday song and Therapy. yay! can't wait!

beektur said...

Saw a touring production of this with Christian Campbell and Wilson Cruz. The music really showcases Larson's references to Sondheim. Are they transporting it to a Manila setting? Can our kids relate, with their familial support long after college? Will Jon be a struggling ad agency musician while Michael is a Dept of Customs official? (Beep!)

ayeortiz said...

Hi Ching!

We will have 2pm shows on Saturdays. See you! :)

Thank you for the feature, Sir Gibbs!

ching said...

I think they'll retain the story. I also think it's part of MTI's contract.

P. Tumang said...

Is the play running until Aug 22? Because I saw a poster at Ateneo saying it's only running till the 15th. Also, on the poster, there were different start times depending on the day (some at 7pm, others at 8pm). Where can I get the full schedule?

ayeortiz said...

Hi P. Tumang!

Yes we have shows until the 22nd :) we open at 8pm on wednesdays. but 7pm on other dates. We also have 2pm matinee shows on staurdays :)

P. Tumang said...

Thanks ayeortiz! So you have shows every night, also on Sundays?

ayeortiz said...

Hi P. Tumang!

We run from Wednesdays to Saturdays only. No Sunday shows :)

Anonymous said...

gibbs, did you get to see this show? i never made my way out because i got confused with the dates on the poster. how was it?

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