Are you ready for the best of Filipino rock music and theatre to come together on-stage this June? We got a glimpse of what the Tony Award-winning rock opera American Idiot will be bringing to the Philippines and I cannot thank 9 Works Theatrical and Globe Telecom enough for bringing this rock opera to the country.
Whether you are a fan of Green Day or not, you are sure to love the epic production that 9WT and Globe have in store for us at the upcoming Globe Iconic Store in Bonifacio Global City. We got a glimpse of that, too, and we promise you: it will be EPIC!!! Without revealing too many details, there will be two giant LED walls at the outdoor theatre, creating an interactive and experiential open door performance that passers-by will be able to watch and enjoy. (Trust me: they definitely won’t be able to ignore it.)
American Idiot basically follows the story of three disillusioned friends who decide to take a trip through post 9/11 America and instead face the harsh realities of life after war. The play is sung-through, much like an opera, using the music of rock giants Green Day to tell the story. Given its general rockstar feel, 9 Works Theatrical decided to position rockstars alongside theater veterans to properly embody this story.
Leading the cast are Jason Fernandez as Johnny), Miggy Chavez as Will and Nel Gomez as Tunny. Jason Fernandez was the lead vocalist of Rivermaya from 2007 to 2011, and the Season 2 Finalist for The Voice. Miggy Chavez is the lead singer of Chicosci and had his film debut in the movie Segunda Mano. Nel Gomez has nine years of experience as a professional actor with 18 productions under his belt, including 9 Works Theatrical’s award-winning production of Grease, The Glass Menagerie, Romeo & Juliet, among others.
Philippine Rock icon Basti Artadi of Wolfgang, also joins the cast as the sinister St. Jimmy, while two-time Aliw award nominee for Best Actress in a musical, Yanah Laurel, will play Whatsername, a mysterious woman who captures the imagination of Johnny. Playing Will’s girlfriend Heather is Alex Godinez, who has spent six years as a working actor in Hollywood and whose Philippine theater resume includes High School Musical and 9WT’s Grease. Playing the role of Extraordinary Girl is Ela Lisondra, a Disney Paris, Disney Hong Kong, and Miss Saigon alumnus, who won the 2013 World Championship in the World Salsa Championship.
Rounding up the cast are Norby David (former Rivermaya lead vocalist), Kai Atienza (GMA 7 artist), Ariel Reonal (seasoned thespian, Hong Kong Disney and Miss Saigon alumnus), Gian Gloria (Euro Pop Berliner Perle finalist, Marco Polo musical), Mako Alonso (La Cage aux Folles, Rivalry), Sarah Facuri (Grease, No Filter), Chesko Rodriguez (La Cage aux Folles, Universal Studios Singapore), Shalee Vicencio (Disney’s Camp Rock, Alice in Wonderland), Mark Tayag (Rent, The Wedding Singer, Grease) and Kendrick Ibasco (Pinocchio, Rivalry).
American Idiot will be shown on June 24, 25, 26, July 1, 2, 3, 8, 9 & 10, 2016 at 8:00pm, at Globe Iconic Store, Bonifacio High Street Amphitheater, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.
To stay updated on the ticket availability, just contact 586.7105, 0917.554.5560, Ticketworld at 891.9999, email email@example.com or visit www.globe.com.ph/American-Idiot.
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