Saturday, October 23, 2010

RP and Singapore talents collaborate on DragonTales, a new Asian musical

To be launched in the Philippines this November 2010 is “DragonTales,” a new musical produced by Asia On Stage that brings together the best creative minds of the Philippines and Singapore.

Nine of the show’s 10 actors are Filipino, most of whom are active names in the theater and television industries today: Kalila Aguilos, Banaue Miclat, Miguel Vasquez, Nar Cabico, Meann Espinosa, Lex Marcos, Carlon Matobato, Joel Molina and Neomi Tabanao-Gonzales.

Playing a key role as Miki is Gani Karim, a performer, choreographer and arts educator in his native Singapore.

Besides its top-caliber cast, the show also features original Asian music, dance and drama. The text will be in English, but its strong Asian sensibility will be seen in lavish costumes and musical numbers, spectacular dances and fight scenes, and a story that highlights dominant Asian values such as family, tradition, community and filial love.

The story revolves around a struggling writer, Miki who tells the tale of a magical Dragon Realm where his two alter egos, a young, impatient dragon, Tazarek (Miguel Vasquez), and his king-to-be half-brother, Siu Long (Joel Molina) fight to claim the dragon throne. Their battle reopens the wounds of their family’s past and the larger secrets of the Dragon Realm.

“DragonTales” is directed by Jeremiah Choy, a Singaporean director responsible for the critically acclaimed “Machine for TheaterWorks,” which won him Best Director in the 2002 DBS Life! Theater Awards. The music is composed and arranged by multi-awarded Filipino composer-lyricist-performer Vincent de Jesus.

“DragonTales” runs November 27-December 5 at the PETA Theater Center. For advance reservations and bookings, call (63-2) 8810984, 0917-5562718 or 0915-2957550, or e-mail

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