Tuesday, November 02, 2010

New theater company Upstart Productions to mount original musical February 2011

Upstart Productions, Manila’s newest theater company, recently hosted a launch party at The Establishment to announce its first major production: a romantic musical comedy called "Breakups & Breakdowns," which will run at Teatrino, Greenhills from February 18 to March 12, 2011.

Joel Trinidad, the founder and artistic director of Upstart Productions, wrote "Breakups & Breakdowns" along with Hong Kong Disneyland musical director Rony Fortich. The upcoming musical comedy's cast includes, aside from Trinidad, "Miss Saigon" US/Canada Tour alumna Emerita Alcid, actor/singer Reuben Uy and theater veteran Carla Guevara-Laforteza).

Fortich, Trinidad, Alcid, Uy and talented newcomer Jill Peña (standing in for Guevara-Laforteza) performed four songs from the brand-new show during the party. The party guests--which included theater patrons, bloggers, sponsors, show buyers, and members of the press--were also treated to a series of raffles (with the show’s corporate sponsors contributing all the prizes) and a special behind-the-scenes documentary about "Breakups & Breakdowns."

"Breakups & Breakdowns," an original musical comedy, with book and lyrics by Joel Trinidad and music by Rony Fortich, runs February 18-March 12, 2011 at Teatrino, Greenhills. For ticket reservations, e-mail upstarttickets@gmail.com. For more information about Upstart Productions, visit upstartproductionsinc.com

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