Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Ateneo Blue Repertory presents 13: The Musical, opening July 25
Ateneo Blue Repertory's latest production, opening July 25, is “13: The Musical”, with music by Tony Award-winning composer Jason Robert Brown, who has been hailed as “one of Broadway’s smartest and most sophisticated songwriters since Stephen Sondheim” (Philadelphia Inquirer).
“13: The Musical” follows the story of Evan Goldman, a New Yorker on the brink of turning 13 years old. When his parents get divorced, he is forced to move to the “middle-of-nowhere” Appleton, Indiana, where he must make new friends and build a new reputation from scratch.
Trouble starts when Evan tries to fix everyone’s problems--the star quarterback needs help courting the prettiest cheerleader, his friend Archie is demanding a date with his crush, and, on top of it all, someone is spreading the nastiest rumors about him. Evan’s loyal friend, the school geek Patrice, helps him get by, but because of the merciless hierarchy of their school, Evan must recognize who his true friends are and discover what it really means to be a man.
“13: The Musical” features the youthful cast of RJ Santillan as Evan, Bernice Reyes as Patrice, David Mercado as Archie, Roxci de Leon as Lucy, Raya Esteban as Kendra, Darrell Uy as Brett, Wrench Canicosa as Malcolm, Nikki Surtida as Eddie, Arjo Mejilla as Simon, Maronne Cruz as Charlotte, and Abegail Esteban as Cassie.
Christopher de Venecia, nominated for Best Director in the Broadway World Philippines Awards 2011 for his work in Ateneo Blue Repertory’s “Little Shop of Horrors”, returns to the blueREP stage to direct. Reb Atadero, well-received by critics as Peter in Ateneo Blue Repertory’s “Bare” 2012, takes care of musical direction. Mica Fajardo, last seen in Ateneo Blue Repertory’s “Bare” 2012, is in charge of choreography.
“13: The Musical” runs on the following dates: July 25, 26, 27, 28, August 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 9, 10 and 11 at 8pm; July 28, August 4 and 11 at 3pm at the Fine Arts Theater, 3/F Gonzaga Hall, Ateneo de Manila University.
For tickets, call Aina Pacificador 0917-5002462. For updates, visit http://www.facebook.com/13musicalblueREP and www.facebook.com/blueREPERTORY and follow @_blueREPERTORY on Twitter.