Ateneo Blue Repertory Presents TOILET: The Musical
High school is that point in life that many adults consider to be the epitome of shallow problems – pimples, crushes, and popularity, as well as a vast collection of other hormone-driven dilemmas. This, of course, is just the stuff spoken of in the outside world– in the privacy of one’s own thoughts, however, is where deeper and darker problems are kept secret.
Toilet: The Musical is a story about the inevitable painful experiences one must go through in high school in order to ‘grow up’. Toilet: The Musical forces its audience to ask: Am I doing the right thing? Am I ready? Where do I go from here? Questions that all uncertain adolescents seem to know too well, especially when life seems like it’s being flushed down the drain.
In line with blueREP’s 22nd theme “Magkano Mabuhay?” Toilet: The Musical leads its audience on a journey into the lives of eight seemingly ordinary students, each with a story to share and a secret to disclose within the cold confines of the toilet walls. Toilet: The Musical discourses upon grim territory close to home – suicide, unrequited love, religious disparity, bulimia, sexuality, and fear of what the future holds- yet never forgetting to show the light at the end of the tunnel, and the struggle to remember that there are no real endings, just new beginnings.
Created by Ejay Yatco (World Championship of the Performing Arts gold medalist, nominated by Broadway World Philippines as Best Musical Direction for Sa Wakas: The Sugarfree Musical) Toilet: The Musical is the highly anticipated original production of the year, with a debut performance by Ateneo Blue Repertory.
Toilet: The Musical is Co-Directed by Ejay Yatco and Bym Buhain (Cast member of 4th Wall’s Rivalry: The Ateneo-La Salle Musical, Repertory Philippines’ Seussical, Head Stage Manager of Sa Wakas: The Sugerfree Musical). Musical Direction will also be conducted by Ejay Yatco (nominated by Broadway World Philippines as best Musical Director for Sa Wakas: The Sugarfree Musical, blueREP’s Spring Awakening, Company Call, Little Shop of Horrors, Vocal Coach of 13 The Musical). Choreography will be care of Jim Ferrer (Choreographer, Asst. Director and cast of Company Call: blueREP at 20, choreographer of Ateneo Blue Repertory’s Rock and Rule, Black Prom and Summer Camp). The Lights Designer is Miyo Sta. Maria (Loyola Schools Awardee for the Arts for Playwriting and Lighting Design; Lighting Designer for blueREP’s 13 the Musical, Little Shop of Horrors, Company Call, Upstart Productions’ Breakup and Breakdowns and PoleCats Stellar Year 3), and Set Designer Trency Cagaan-an (Dulaang UP’s Mary Stuart and Tanghalang Pilipino’s Virgin Lab Fest; graduated from the Philippine School of Interior Design with honors; set designer for blueREP’s Spring Awakening).
Toilet: The Musical will run Feb 12-14 8PM; Feb 15 3PM & 8PM; Feb 19-21 8PM; Feb 22 3PM & 8PM; Feb 26-28 8PM; March 1 3PM & 8PM at Gonzaga Exhibit Hall in Ateneo de Manila University.
For ticket inquiries and reservations, contact Poppy Merilleno (0917-878-2239). Visit our Facebook page Ateneo Blue Repertory and follow our official Twitter account, @_blueREPERTORY for more information.