Thursday, December 16, 2010

Holiday gift idea: Repertory Philippines' Season Pass

For the holiday season, a Repertory Philippines Season Pass to its 2011 productions makes a wonderful gift for personal or business use.

“You can give either Rep’s Gold or Silver Season Pass to yourself or your family and friends,” says associate artistic director Menchu Lauchengco-Yulo. “Companies, schools and organizations can give our passes to business partners, suppliers and clients. Passes can also be given to work colleagues or staff.”

Repertory Philippines is an institution in the theater industry, having been around for more than 40 years. It has a track record for quality entertainment through its English plays and musicals. It’s also known for training world-renowned theater actors like Lea Salonga and Monique Wilson.

Season Passes grant the holder access to the first three productions of Rep for the year.

Silver Pass holders save up to P450 off on regular single-show ticket prices and have guaranteed seats in the upper orchestra center section for selected showdates.

Gold Pass holders save up to P600 off on regular single-show ticket prices, have guaranteed seating in the lower orchestra center section for selected showdates, and are allowed to call-in for seat reservations.

In 2011, movie lovers will find Rep’s first three productions interesting: “Joy Luck Club” (Feb 4-20, 2011), based on the bestselling novel by Amy Tan which was made into a film directed by Ang Lee; the comedy “The 39 Steps” (March 4-20, 2011), based on Alfred Hitchcock’s film; and “Shakespeare in Hollywood” (April 1-17, 2011), a comedy that features Shakespearean fairies working in a real Hollywood movie set.

All Pass holders can use their pass to avail of a 10-percent discount on a ticket to Rep’s children’s musical on selected showdates and a 15% discount on a ticket to Rep’s year-end big musical on selected showdates.

From Aug. 13 to Dec. 11, 2011, Rep will stage the children’s musical “Seussical,” based on characters from the Dr. Seuss books.

“Peter Pan” will be its year-end big musical from Sept. 29 to Oct. 30, 2011 with Sam Concepcion in the title role. Past big musicals include “Sweeney Todd,” “Sound of Music” and this year’s “Little Women.”

Except for “Peter Pan” which will be staged at Meralco Theater, all Rep shows are staged at Onstage Theater.

“Meralco Theater is across the street from Robinsons Galleria Mall, while Onstage Theater is inside Greenbelt 1 Mall,” Yulo says. “Families or groups of officemates or friends can shop or eat before or after catching our shows.”

Yulo notes that availing of Season Passes is also a show of support for Filipino home-grown talents. “You’ll help build the local industry of Filipino artists. In effect, you become a patron of the arts.”

All Rep shows are also open for showbuying or bulk-ticket sales for individuals who would like to earn extra income or groups and organizations who wish to raise funds. All productions are also available for sponsors who wish to reach Rep's audiences.

Call Repertory Philippines at 5716926 or 5714941 or email Visit Add Rep on Facebook (“Rep Phils”) and view videos at

[Photo: Kelly Lati, Caisa Borromeo, Cara Barredo and Lora Nicolas--the four March sisters in Rep's latest musical, Little Women--holding Repertory Philippines Gold or Silver Season Passes]

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