Sunday, November 04, 2012

The Graduate, Boeing Boeing, The Producers and two more in Rep's new season

The heart of the program of Repertory Philippines is its season of plays, staged from January to April and running every weekend of the year except for the months of May, June, and July. Each season features four plays ranging from musicals, comedy, drama or world classics. plus a children’s play.

On its 76th season, Rep offers the following lineup of shows, starring some of the Philippines' best talents from theater, TV and film: Michael De Mesa, Cherie Gil, Michael Williams, Carla Guevara-Lafortesa, Cara Barredo and Reb Atadero, among others.

By Marc Camoletti
Translated by Beverley Cross and Francis Evans
Playdates: January 25, 26 ; February 1, 2, 8, 9, 15 & 16, 2013 – 8pm
January 26, 27 ; February 2, 3, 9, 10, 16 & 17, 2013 – 3:30pm

The classic '60s sex comedy hit of errors that won the 2008 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play. Bernard, a playboy, juggles three fiancées, all flight attendants, with careful planning and the reluctant assistance of his housekeeper. But weather delays and the invention of a faster Boeing jet send his elaborate love life into chaos.

Starring Michael de Mesa (in his Repertory debut) and Michael Williams. Directed by Miguel Faustmann.

Book, Music and Lyrics by Douglas J. Cohen
Based on the novel by William Goldman
Playdates: March 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22 & 23, 2013 – 8pm
March 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23 & 24, 2013 – 3:30pm

A devilish blend of humor, romance and murder in a theatrically charged musical-comedy thriller based on a bestselling novel and renowned movie. With a Fred Ebb Award for Musical Theatre Songwriting, a Richard Rodgers grant, and a nomination for Best Revival by the New York Outer Critics Circle.

Starring Michael Williams and Carla Guevara-Laforteza. Directed by Menchu Lauchengco-Yulo.

Adapted for the stage by Terry Johnson
Based on the novel by Charles Webb and the screenplay by Calder Willingham and Buck Henry
Playdates: April 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26 & 27, 2013 – 8pm
April 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27 & 28, 2013 – 3:30pm

From a hallmark cult movie to a comedy smash hit on Broadway and the West End, "The Graduate" tells the story of an innocent and directionless college graduate who is seduced by an older woman, while he falls in love with her daughter. (The show is strictly for 18 years old and above.)

Starring Cherie Gil, Reb Atadero and Cara Barredo. Directed by Jaime del Mundo.

Book by Jim Eiler
Music by Jim Eiler and Jeanne Bargy
Lyrics by Jim Eiler
Adaptation by Jim Eiler
Adapted from the book by Lewis Carroll
Playdates: August 17 – December 15, 2013

This is Alice's incredible journey into a world unlike her own, where she meets the most surprising set of wild characters. With music mayhem, and interactive play, Repertory's Children's Theater continues its mission to leave its audiences with a sense of wonder and a love for stage, this time with Jim Eiler and Jeanne Bargy's musical "Alice in Wonderland".

Directed by Joy Virata.

Book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan
Music and Lyrics by Mel Brooks
Playdates: November 15 – December 15, 2013

Mel Brooks' smash Broadway musical "The Producers" sets the standard for modern, outrageous, in-your-face humor. This classic cult comedy broke all records and won a record 12 Tony Awards (including Best Musical), more than any other musical ever!

Directed by Menchu Lauchengco-Yulo and Jaime del Mundo.

For Rep 2013 Season tickets and details of each show, call 5716926 or 5714941 or email Visit

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