Monday, August 12, 2013

Alice in Wonderland Follows the Rabbit to Repertory Philippines on August 17

Go on a wild rabbit chase with Alice as she follows the busy rabbit down to the hole of madness as Repertory Philippines’ Theatre for Young Audiences takes you to another colorful adventure with the staging of ALICE IN WONDERLAND.

An invitation and attendance to a Mad Hatter Tea Party press conference held last July by Repertory Philippines provided us our first glimpse into what the play would be like. Knowing how consistently spectacular and colorful were last years’ children’s plays under the masterful direction Ms. Joy Virata, it’s no stretch of the imagination to expect another blockbuster of a play. If the presscon preview was any indication of the fun-ness of this upcoming play, then I am sure all the children will have a blast. You can tell in an instant from the talents’ natural performance and smooth interaction with the others that these thespians have not given up the young child inside them.  I would even go as far to say that being child-like is still a big part of them.  And that is what makes the magic in the Repertory Philippines’ Theatre for Young Audiences come alive.

So what will we expect from this version of the timeless classic whimsical tale of Lewis Caroll?  Fun, craziness, and beautiful music is what I see.
ALICE IN WONDERLAND is set to open on August 17, 2013 at Onstage, 2/F, Greenbelt 1, Paseo de Roxas cor. Legazpi St., Makati City. The show runs until December 15, 2013. You must not miss it or it’s OFF WITH YOUR HEAD!

The cast is composed of the following: Dani Gana and Chaye Mogg (Alice), Nacho Tambunting, Jim Ferrer and Reb Atadero (Rabbit), Liesl Batucan (Duchess), Bituin Escalante and Natalie Everett  (Queen of Hearts), Becca Coates and Janine Tolentino  (Storyteller / Flora), Rachel Coates and Marie Delgado (Storyteller / Dora), Oliver Usison and Kendrick Ibasco (Walrus / King of Hearts), Nic Campos and Joel Trinidad (French Mouse / Carpenter / Mad Hatter), Onyl Torres and James Stacey (Caterpillar / March Hare), Antonio Lane and Jay Pangilinan (Mock Turtle), Reymund Domingo and Khevin Almario (Duck / Kettle), Edward Briones (Lory / Baby), Dingdong Rosales (Lory / Baby / Tweedledum), Josh Ramirez and Chino Veguillas (Dodo / Tweedledee / Doormouse), Shalee Vicencio and Gold Soon (Moon / Court Member), Ina Salonga (Tears / Court Member), Kyla Rivera (Tears / Oyster / Door), Clark Francis dela Riva and Bobby Superales (Door / Oyster) and Bym Buhain (Door / Tweedledum).

Co-presented by  the City of Makati,  ALICE IN WONDERLAND   is a  perfect treat for the whole family.

 The artistic and creative team of  ALICE IN WONDERLAND is led by Joy Virata (Director), Liesl Batucan (Assistant Director), Baby Barredo (Musical Director), Jamie Wilson (Technical Director), Gino Gonzales (Set Designer), Raven Ong  (Costume Designer), John Batalla (Lights Designer), Lisa, Tintin and Cecille Martinez (Choreographers), Ony Torres (Vocal Coach) and Jay Pangilinan (Musical Arranger).

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