“Sleeping Beauty” is Kids Acts Philippines’ Next Musical


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Mirriam Reyes as Sleeping Beauty and Benj Espina as Prince Charlie; photo c/o Kids Acts Philippines

Kids Acts Philippines is opening its 17th Season with Charles Perrault’s “Sleeping Beauty”, which will run from August until March 2020 at the St. Cecilia’s Hall of St. Scholastica’s College, Manila.

The adaptation, which will be highlighting scenes from Perrault’s original manuscript, will be written by Eugene Belbis (music and orchestration) and Luigi Nacario (libretto). In this version, everyone discovers that it’s not only three but seven gifts of imaginable perfections that the good fairies have bestowed upon the little princess. Viewers will also know the truth of how Sleeping Beauty’s finger was pricked by the spindle of the spinning wheel.

The cast will be led by Mirriam Reyes as Sleeping Beauty (Princess Esperanza) and Jared Balling and Benj Espina as Prince Charlie. They are joined by Zeus Kristianne Bunyi and Terence Guillermo as King Louis, Vanessa Abdon and Ces Dela Cruz-Guevara as Queen Esmeralda, Monica Tulio and Jewel Yu as Mistress Vida, Micol Delloro and Charm Babelonio as Mistress Hermosura, Nicki Roque and Michelle Castro as Mistress Generosa, Molly Geniblazo and Yvonne Lomibao as Mistress Graciana, Emai Bansil and Nina Guiang as Mistress Bailarina, Anya Almirante and Ella Gonzalez as Mistress Muscana, Kaela Esmeralda and Chelsea Sangco as Mistress Catarina, Meg Jacinto and Angel Yu as Mistress Tristeza, Joed Caseres, Welcy Calderon, Ivien Jacosalem and Denise Arteta as Little Esperenza, Allen Orolfo, Andrei Delloro and John Leo Dumandan as Royal Messenger, Jay Garcia and Nathan Flores as the Gnome and Royal Priest, Ivan Jacosalem as Understudy for Prince Charlie, Princess Manaloto as Understudy for Queen Esmeralda.

Sleeping Beauty, Kids Acts Philippines
The Seven Good Fairies of Sleeping Beauty: (Back Row) Anya Almirante, Kaela Esmeralda, Emai Bansil, Molly Geniblazo; (Front Row) Monica Tulio, Charm Babelonio, Nicki Roque; photo c/o Kids Acts Philippines

Nacario will also serve as director, choreographer, and stage designer. Joining him and Belbis in the artistic and production team are Joven Estremera (Poster & Set Design), Kristian Chua (Lighting Design), Image Corner Photostudio (Photography), Marian Alix (Production Management) and Meldrig Costuna (Stage Management).

Ticket Prices are Php 1000. For further inquiries, please call 507.3396 / 09154478959 / 09194338565 or visit the company;s Facebook page -facebook.com/kidsactsphilippines.

 

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