Tanghalang Pilipino’s Lam-ang starring JC Santos in the titular role will be streaming online starting on June 12!
Lam-ang is an ethno-epic musical that reimagines and reinterprets Biag ni Lam-ang, the oldest among the folk epics of Luzon, and is inspired by the published Ilocano version of Isabelo delos Reyes and tagalog translations of Angel Acacio and Ariel Tabag. It was staged last December 6 to 15, 2019 at the CCP Little Theater.
FIRST LOOK: “Lam-ang” Cast Starring JC Santos Performs Excerpts from the Musical
The cast also features Anna Luna as Kannoyan, Tex Ordonez-de Leon as Baglan, Ybes Bagadiong as Tangguob, Lance Reblando as Taraok, Jonathan Tadioan as Gibuan, Alvin Magahanoy as Batang Lam-ang, Hazel Maranan as Namongan, Remus Villanueva as Lokan, Raflesia Bravo as Saridandan, Joshua Cabiladas as Gumakas, Paw Castillo as Sumarang, and Karenina Ng as Unnayan.
Also in the cast are Francis Gatmaytan, Rapah Manalo, VJ Cortel, Gabo Tolentino, Gry Gimena, Miah Canton, Alys Serdenia, JV Ibesate, Lhorvie Nuevo, and Antonette Go.
Lam-ang is written by Eljay Castro Deldoc (new book and lyrics), Jen Darlene Torres (composer and lyrics), and Fitz Edward Torres Bitana (who also serves as co-director). Joining them in the creative team are Marco Viaña (direction and set design), TJ Ramos (musical direction and sound design), JM Cabling (choreography), Bonsai Cielo (costume design), and Meliton Roxas Jr. (lighting design).
You can watch the production over at the iWant app and website, from June 12 to July 12, 2020, and on Tanghalang Pilipino’s YouTube channel for accompanying production videos. The online initiative is part of iWant’s Pantawid ng Tanghalan, a fundraising project that aims to help Tanghalang Pilipino in continuing to provide the public with artistic and socially relevant content, even amidst this pandemic.
You can donate through the channels below or through KTX:
Tanghalang Pilipino Corporate Account
Account Name: Tanghalang Pilipino Foundation Inc.
Savings Account Number: 3131-0387-46
Bank Branch: BPI – Harrison Plaza
GCash Account (Handled by TP’s Admin Officer)
QR Code Bank Details (Tanghalang Pilipino’s Finance Officer)
Account Name: Richelle Serna
Savings Account Number: 4979-1150-52
Bank Branch: BPI – Basillo, España
You can watch the cast perform a few songs from the musical in the video below.