MusicArtes Inc. is proud to bring to you the Manila staging of 3-time Grammy and Academy Award winner and highly-acclaimed composer Stephen Schwartz’s spectacular new production of GODSPELL!
Playing in Manila for just 2 weekends at the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium of RCBC Plaza in Makati, tickets are now on sale at ticketworld.com.ph.
The 8-show run features an all-Filipino powerhouse cast led by Menchu Lauchengco-Yulo. Jef Flores is set to play the role of Jesus while OJ Mariano is Judas.
Other cast members include Shiela Valderrama-Martinez, Caisa Borromeo, Poppert Bernadas, Topper Fabregas, Red Concepcion, Stephen Viñas, Abi Sulit, Maronne Cruz, Rhenz Gabalonzo and Gab Pangilinan.
About the Show
Based largely on the Gospel of Matthew, GODSPELL narrates the parables of Jesus Christ with the help of a small group of people using a wide variety of games, storytelling techniques, and hefty dose of comic timing. An eclectic blend of songs ranging in style from pop to vaudeville is employed as the story of Jesus’s life dances across the stage. Dissolving hauntingly into the Last Supper and the Crucifixion, Jesus’s messages of kindness, tolerance, and love come vibrantly to life.
“GODSPELL IS CAUSE TO REJOICE!” Elysa Gardner, USA Today
“BLESSED INDEED!” Mark Kennedy, Associated Press
GODSPELL was the first major musical theatre offering from Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin, Children Of Eden) and it took the world by storm. Led by the international hit, “Day By Day,” GODSPELL features a parade of beloved songs including “Prepare Ye The Way Of The Lord,” “Learn Your Lessons Well,” “All For The Best,” “All Good Gifts,” “Turn Back, O Man” and “By My Side.”
(READ: Menchu Lauchengco-Yulo will Lead Powerhouse Cast of Godspell)
Boasting a score with chart topping songs, a book by visionary playwright John-Michael Tebelak, and a feature film, GODSPELL is a sensation that continues to touch audiences and transcends generational gaps.
“UNBRIDLED JOY!” David Rooney, Hollywood Reporter
“OUTRIGHT FUNNY!” Howard Shapiro, Philadelphia Inquirer
Conceived and originally directed by John-Michael Tebelak. Music and new Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz. Originally produced on the New York stage by Edgar Lansbury, Stuart Duncan and Joseph Beruh.
The Manila staging of GODSPELL will be directed by Dr. Anton Juan with musical direction by Ejay Yatco. Choreography by Dexter Santos, Production design by Otto Hernandez and lighting design by John Batalla.
(READ: TEAM TFM Goes Behind the Scenes at Godspell Manila)
GODSPELL is brought to you by MusicArtes, Inc. and produced by special arrangement with Samuel French Ltd., and with the assistance from Fullness of Christ International Ministries, Land Registration Systems, The Manila Times, and The Philippine Star
For tickets, call 8958098, 5193603, 5771046 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org; or Ticketworld 891-9999 or ticketworld.com.ph.
VENUE: Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium of RCBC Plaza, Makati
SHOW DATES AND TIMES:
June 17 (Friday) – 8:00PM
June 18 (Saturday) – 8:00PM
June 19 (Sunday) – 3:30PM
June 24 (Friday) – 8:00PM
June 25 (Saturday) – 3:30PM, 8:00PM
June 26 (Sunday) – 3:30PM, 8:00PM
P 2,500.00 Orchestra Center
P2,000.00 Premium Orchestra Side
P 1,800.00 Extreme Orchestra Side
P 1,500.00 Loge (2nd Floor)
P 700.00 Balcony (3rd Floor)
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