WHEN IN MANILA is partnering up with Atlantis Productions for their first production of the legendary musical Carrie outside the United States, which will be staged from September 20 to October 6, 2013 at the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza, Makati.
Carrie, based on the modern classic by Stephen King, with music by Academy Award Winner Michael Gore, Lyrics by Academy Award winner Dean Pitchford and a Book by Lawrence D. Cohen (who wrote the screenplay of the Brian de Palma film), tells the tragic story of a misunderstood high school teenager named Carrie White with extraordinary telekinetic powers. Terrorized by her oppressive religious fanatic mother and bullied by her classmates, Carrie’s violent rampage of revenge remains one of the most terrifying stories of all time.
Carrie first premiered on Broadway 25 years ago and, after numerous revisions, was recently revived at the MCC Theatre Off-Broadway. Lawrence D. Cohen is scheduled to fly to Manila and be in attendance at Opening Night.
Atlantis Productions has once again gathered a stellar cast for the musical. Award-winning musical theatre actress Menchu Lauchengco-Yulo. Mikkie Bradshaw, who has appeared in productions of Nine, Disney’s Aladdin, and Rock of Ages, will be take on her first lead role, playing Carrie White. Markki Stroem plays Tommy, Yanah Laurel plays Sue, Shiela Valderrama-Martinez plays Miss Gardner, Jill Peña plays Chris, Mako Alonso plays Billy and Jamie Wilson plays Mr. Stephens. Joining them in the ensemble are Garie Concepcion, Johann Dela Fuente, Nel Gomez, Lilette Lorenzana, Kim Molina, and Bibo Reyes.
Bobby Garcia, who directs Carrie and marks 20 years of directing this year, says, “It has been a dream come true directing Carrie. It is a musical that I have been a fan of for 25 years. I have been working closely with the writers of the musical who have been so generous and supportive of our production. It is a beautifully tragic retelling of the Cinderella story with an amazing Broadway pop score. We have assembled a fantastic cast and I can’t wait for audiences to see Mikkie Bradshaw’s breakout performance.”
Carrie features Choreography by Cecile Martinez, Musical Direction by Ceejay Javier, Set Design by Otto Hernandez, Lighting Design by Martin Esteva, Costume Design by Raven Ong, Hair and Make Up Design by Johann dela Fuente, Projection Design by GA Fallarme, and Vocal Coaching by ManMan Angsico.
Carrie runs from September 20 to October 6, 2013 at the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza, Makati.
Atlantis Productions was also given permission by the writers to release a 4-track EP CD of Carrie, featuring the Original Manila Cast. The limited edition CD will be released in time for the opening of Carrie and will be sold at the theater lobby and at Atlantis Productions. The CD is produced by Atlantis Productions, Hit Productions, and Curve Entertainment, Inc.
Carrie continues Atlantis Productions’ 14th season which opened with a hit production of Pam Gems’ PIAF, followed by a repeat run of Rock of Ages, and will conclude with The Addams Family, which will star Eula Valdez, Kla Rivera, and Tom Rodriguez.
Carrie is made possible with the support of The Philippine Star, Metrobank, and Delta Airlines.
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