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Ang Parokya ni Edgar Musical Unveils Character Names With Exciting Sneak Peek

Only a month left until Buruguduystunstugudunstuy: Ang Parokya ni Edgar Musical (Ang PNE Musical), the newest original Filipino production from Newport World Resorts featuring the songs of Parokya ni Edgar, rocks the stage. The cast and creative team are in the final stretch of preparations, meticulously polishing every detail to deliver an epic show.

A recent press conference held on Friday, March 15, at the Newport Performing Arts Theater (NPAT) Vestibule offered a special peek into the world of the musical. Members of the cast performed a medley of Parokya ni Edgar songs to show off what audiences can expect in the complete musical. 

Ang Parokya ni Edgar Musical cast

Among the members of the audience is Parokya ni Edgar frontman Chito Miranda, who witnessed the snippet for the first time. “Sobrang galing minsan pati ako hindi ko naisip na ganyan pala kaganda yung songs namin [It’s really amazing sometimes I can’t imagine our songs were that good] when treated professionally,” Miranda shared. 

“We’re just a bunch of kids playing songs and we never view our songs as anything outstanding or professional pero nung ganitong treatment nakakakilabot [but this treatment gave me goosebumps],” he added.

Ang Parokya ni Edgar Musical Chito Miranda

The cast also revealed their characters’ names which are all derived from the tracks in Parokya ni Edgar’s discography. The four women leading the cast, Felicity Kyle Napuli, Marynor Madamesila, Tex Ordoñez-De Leon, and Natasha Cabrera, play the roles of Aiza, Jen, Norma, and Girlie, respectively. Supporting cast members include Pepe Herrera as Mr. Suave, Noel Comia as Tikmol, Nicco Manalo as Mang Jose, and Jasper Jimenez as Tito Ralph. 

Bringing a musical of this magnitude to life requires immense work backstage. Ang PNE Musical boasts a seasoned creative team assembled by Newport World Resorts through their production arm, Full House Theater Company (FHTC).

Ang Parokya ni Edgar Musical Pepe Herrera

The new production reunites some of the geniuses behind the most-watched Filipino musical, Ang Huling El Bimbo. Returning at the helm are Director Dexter M. Santos and FHTC Co-Artistic Directors Menchu Lauchengco-Yulo and Michael Williams.

Santos revealed that it is a tall order to stage a major theatrical production in NPAT which has over 1,700 seating capacity. They get to” serve every part of the audience” through the collective efforts of the creative team.

Theatergoers better get ready for a rollercoaster ride of emotions. “In terms of feels, it will be a lot of fun. It will be naughty. It has a wide range of comedy. It can be dark most of the time and some of the time, but also there’s love and there’s kilig [romantic excitement],” he added.

Critically acclaimed and versatile writer Rody Vera also joined the creative team as playwright along with musical genius Ejay Yatco as the musical director and arranger. Choreographer Stephen Viñas, scenic designer Lawyn Cruz, lights designer Meliton Roxas Jr., sound engineer Rards Corpus , sound designer Arvy Dimaculangan, conductor Mickey Jacinto, MPO Artistic Director Rodel Colmenar, costume designer Raven Ong, video designers GA Fallarme and Joyce Garcia, and Hair and Make Up Designer Johann de la Fuente complete the all-star creative team.

Ang Parokya ni Edgar Musical

The story of the musical hints at a whirlwind of unpredictable twists and turns around four women who find themselves at the crossroads of their individual challenges. As fate intertwines their paths, they embark on an extraordinary journey of self-discovery, resilience, and unbreakable bonds.

Be one of the first to watch Buruguduystunstugudunstuy: Ang Parokya ni Edgar Musical premiering on April 26 at the Newport Performing Arts Theater. Catch the matinee shows at 3PM on April 27 and 28; May 4, 5, 11, and 12; and June 8. Witness the evening performances at 8PM on April 26 and 27; and May 3,4, 10, 11, and 17.

Tickets are available at all TicketWorld and SM Tickets outlets, HelixPay and Newport World Resorts Box Office: PHP 5,525 (SVIP), PHP 4,420 (VIP), PHP 3,315 (GOLD), PHP 2,210 (SILVER), and PHP 1,105 (BRONZE). For inquiries on bulk and show buyers, contact the Newport World Resorts National Sales Team via JhayR dela Cruz at 0917 818 9847, Raf Sangco at 0917 807 9387, James Rodriguez at 0917 829 2173 and Paulo San Jose at 0917 810 5031.

Escape the ordinary at Newport World Resorts, you know you want to. For more information on Buruguduystunstugudunstuy: Ang Parokya ni Edgar Musical, visit www.newportworldresorts.com/buruguduy-stun-stugudun-stuy and follow @newportworldresorts and @nwr.musicals on Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok, and @nwresorts on Twitter. Use the hashtag #NWRMusicals. Make the most of your visit and sign up for an Epic Membership or download the Epic Rewards Mobile App for free at the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.

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