Monday, January 23, 2012

Hit comedy Leading Ladies is Rep's next offering

Repertory Philippines presents its second offering for 2012--the hit comedy “Leading Ladies”, written by Ken Ludwig. The show runs February 10-March 4, 2012, with shows on Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m., and matinee shows on Saturdays and Sundays, 3:30 p.m., at Onstage, Greenbelt 1, Makati City.

Headlining “Leading Ladies” are James Stacey as Leo and Topper Fabregas as Jack. Supporting them are Cris Villonco as Meg, Giannina Ocampo as Audrey, Jamie Wilson as Duncan, Juno Henares as Florence, Hans Eckstein as Butch and Oliver Usison as Doc. Directing the show is Michael Williams.

“Leading Ladies” is about Leo and Jack, two British actors whose careers are so far on the skids that they’re performing “Scenes from Shakespeare” on the Moose Lodge circuit in Pennsylvania’s Amish country. They think their luck might change, however, when they hear about Florence, an old lady in a nearby town who is about to die and leave a considerable legacy to her nephews from England. Leo convinces Jack that they should impersonate the heirs. Their foolproof plan hits a snag, though, when they arrive on the scene and realize the woman’s long-lost relatives are nieces and not nephews.

Playwright Ken Ludwig has won numerous awards and several Tony nominations for his work. His musical “Crazy For You” ran for five years on Broadway and four years in the West End, winning Tony, Olivier, Drama Desk and Helen Hayes Awards as Best Musical of the Year.

“Lend Me A Tenor” (produced by Andrew Lloyd Webber) has proven to be one of the most popular comedies of the past 25 years, winning two Tony Awards. Ludwig's work has also been translated into 16 languages and performed in more than 30 countries.

The artistic and creative team is led by Baby Barredo (artistic director), Menchu Lauchengco-Yulo (associate artistic director), John Batalla (lighting designer) and Denis Lagdameo (set designer).

The production staff includes Gidget Tolentino (production manager), Ayam Barredo (company manager), Dingdong Rosales (stage manager), Pol Roxas (sound technician), Pablito Salvador (lighting technician) and Adul Lasin (set execution and scenic artist). The marketing, sales and publicity group is led by Toots Tolentino (PR & publicity) with Rem Zamora and Oliver Usison (PR & publicity/marketing), Marie Talay and Rose Silva (marketing/sales) and Dave Fabros (photography).

For tickets, inquiries and other information, call Repertory Philippines 5716926 or 5714941, or email Tickets are also available at 8919999 or

Visit, subscribe to, add “Rep Phils” in Facebook. “Leading Ladies” is presented by special arrangement with the Samuel French Agency.

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