Ateneo blueREP Celebrates 25 Years at Company Call Concert
To celebrate the past twenty-five years, the Ateneo Blue Repertory presents Company Call: blueREP at 25. The silver anniversary concert will bring together current members and alumni for a special event this April 8, 2017. Featuring some of the organization’s most recognizable musical numbers and performers, the concert is about coming home to where generations of blueREPPERs discovered their passion for the stage.
The featured productions are Pippin (1991), The Wiz (1992), Godspell (1993), Once on this Island (2001), Into the Woods (2002), Merrily We Roll Along (2004), Footloose (2004), Stages of Love (2006), 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (2007), High School Musical: Live (2007), All Shook Up (2008), Tick… Tick… Boom! (2009), Side Show (2010), Hair (2011), Little Shop of Horrors (2011), 13 (2012), Bare: A Pop Opera (2012), A New Brain (2013), Spring Awakening (2013), Toilet: The Musical (2014), and In the Heights (2015).
Here’s a sneak peek of what you can expect from the concert.
The Ateneo Blue Repertory prides itself with the recognition of being the country’s most prestigious college musical theater organization. Every year, blueREP offers a line-up of entertaining and groundbreaking musicals, all professionally executed to rival the demand for quality theater shows in the Philippines. This 25th Season, they opened with the blueREP original Real Life Fairytales (September 2016), staged the critically-acclaimed The Addams Family (November 2016), and are closing with the locally-written Kung Paano Ako Naging Leading Lady (April 2017).
Directing the anniversary concert will be two of blueREP’s esteemed alumni, Toff de Venecia (Director of blueREP’s All Shook Up, Freakshow, and Little Shop of Horrors) and Andrei Pamintuan (Director of Stages of Love, Festival Director and founder of The Manila Fringe Festival (Fringe Manila)), with the help of Ejay Yatco (Musical Director for blueREP’s original Toilet, Edges, and Little Shop of Horrors) as Musical Director with Assistant Musical Directors Alecx Lorica and Lulay Santiago, with choreography by Jim Ferrer (performer in Beyond Theater Award- winning “Here Lies Love”) and Stephen Vinas (performer in Dulaang UP’s Ang Nawalang Kapatid and choreographer of PETA’s Bongga Ka ‘Day!) along with their Assistant Musical Director, Michael Ubamos.
All this strung together by the scriptwriters headed by Gabbi Campomanes and her team, Bea Racoma and Iago Guballa. Costumes and Makeup done by Rio Tanchuling; Set designed by Trency Caga-anan; and Lights Designed by Joseph Matheu.
The featured performers are alumni– Abi Sulit, Alys Serdenia, Amos Francia, Arion Sanchez, Bibo Reyes, Boo Gabunada, Bym Buhain, Carelle Mangaliag, Charmie Inigo, Derrick Fuentes, Ejay Yatco, Franco Ramos, Gab Medina, Gab Pangilinan, Gabbi Campomanes, Gabs Santos, Ian Hermogenes, Jade Albert, Jill Pena, Jim Ferrer, JQ Quesada, Juancho Escoto, KC Kane, Kyla Rivera, Lara Antonio, LJ Galvez, Luis Marcelo, Mahar Mangahas, Mako Alonso, Maronne Cruz, Mian Dimacali, Meg Yatco, Melje Belvis, Moira Lozada, Nelsito Gomez, Nica Del Rosario, Oli del Rosario, Pauline Gaerlan, Red Concepcion, Rolls Pagunsanan, RR Herrera, Tricia Torres, Victor Robinson III; and current blueREP members– Alex Masucol, Alyssa Jamille Binay, Erika Rafael, Helene Enriquez, Janine Idquival, Justine Narciso, Mia Fortugaleza, Nicole Garcia and Samantha Chan.
The production team are lead by Danielle Navarrete as Co-Production Manager along with Tomik Tendero, and Irvin Embalsado as Assistant Production Manager. With Marga Lumabas as Head Technical Director; Gayle Mendiola and Noelle Zarza as Co-Head Stage Managers; Alex Bay and Miko Castro as Co-Front-of-House Heads; Kat Bautista as Costumes & Makeup Technical Director; Luigi Soriano as Lights Technical Director; Denise Congson as Sounds Technical Director; and Stephanie Escuadro and Danica Uy as Set & Props Technical Directors.
The Committee Heads of Company Call: blueREP at 25 are as follows: Kelsey Lim – Chief Finance Officer; Trisha Balan – Design and Publications Head; Chapy Fadullon – Design and Publications Art Director; Ria Castillo – Logistics Head; Josh Vera – Documentations Head; Danielyn Del Rosario and Marty Nevada – Co- Videographers; Maia Dapul – Alumni Relations Head; Austin Gonzales – Corporate Relations Head; and Samantha Chan – Public Relations Head; Adrian Chio – HR Representatives; Alix Goño and Enzo Mendoza – Sprocomm Representatives.
The 25th Season Concert will be showcased at Cine Adarna, UP Film Institute, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon city on April 8, 2017, Saturday, at 3PM and 8PM.
Tickets will cost P500, P600 or P700 each. For ticket inquiries, please contact Alex Bay at 09175201998.
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