Sunday, January 15, 2012

Ariel Rivera, Leo Martinez lead new cast members of The Sound of Music, extended until Feb. 12

Resorts World Manila’s sophomore production, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s "The Sound of Music," opened in October 2011 at the Newport Performing Arts Theater and was originally slated to end its run in December, but, due to insistent public demand, the musical has been extended to February 12, 2012.

For the extension, fresh new faces will put their own spin to the successful production. Stepping up to give life to Captain Von Trapp is award-winning singer, songwriter and actor Ariel Rivera. Ariel will serve as alternate for the role along with Audie Gemora and Jon Joven. Max Detweiller will be interpreted by veteran actor and comedian Leo Martinez, who alternates with Miguel Faustmann and Robbie Guevarra.

Other new faces include: Shiela Valderrama as Baroness Elsa Schraeder, alternating with Pinky Amador; Jenny Villegas in the role of the Mother Abbess, along with Pinky Marquez and Sheila Francisco; Michaela Bradshaw as the alternate Liesl to Tanya Manalang; and Fred Lo as Liesl’s love interest, Rolf, with Marvin Ong.

Jeremy Domingo will alternate the role of Herr Zeller with Lorenz Martinez. Katie Bradshaw will play Gretl, with Alexa Villaroel. For the nuns, Apple Chiu will alternate in the role of Sister Berthe with Carla Guevara and Jenny Villegas; Marielle Mamaclay plays Sister Margaretta with Pamela Imperial; and Arya Herrera is Sister Sophie with Maxine Sian and Jillian Pena. Lastly, sisters Rachel and Rebecca Coates will alternate Louisa.

Showdates are Friday (8 p.m.), Saturday (2 p.m. and 7 p.m.), and Sunday (2 p.m. and 7 p.m.). Tickets are available at the RWM Box Office, or at any Ticketworld outlets. For more information, visit or call the RWM Tourist Hotline 632+8366333 or Ticketworld 632+8919999.

Cris Villonco, Joanna Ampil, Ariel Rivera, Leo Martinez, Audie Gemora and Jon Joven

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