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‘One More Chance, The Musical’ Announces Extended Run

‘One More Chance, The Musical’ Announces Extended Run

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PETA has just announced that more shows for One More Chance, The Musical have been added due to overwhelming demand.

From an initial run of April 12 to June 16, the show has now been extended until June 30 at the PETA Theater Center. This comes after news that the show’s entire run has been sold out months before the show even opens. Tickets for the new show dates will be available via Ticketworld starting March 7.

PETA says that 1,800 tickets were sold in the first hour alone during Metrobank’s exclusive pre-sale via Ticketworld last February. By the end of the three-day pre-sale, more than half of the tickets of the 50-show run were gone.

“We are thankful and extremely grateful for the unprecedented ticket turn-out and box-office surge,” says One More Chance, The Musical’s director and PETA’s Artistic Director, Maribel Legarda. “The local theater is rising and seeing an economic boom.”

She adds, “We’ve chosen to put together two Pinoy icons, One More Chance and Ben&Ben to tap and develop new audiences outside of the regular mainstream musical theatergoers.”

One More Chance, The Musical is based on the motion picture One More Chance (2007) produced by ABS-CBN Film Productions, Inc. PETA’s musical adaptation not only brings Popoy and Basha’s love story to life but also aims to create a more nuanced and expanded experience for audiences. The company says that audiences can expect a richer version that examines various lessons and themes from the vantage point of today’s generation, nearly two decades since the film’s premiere.

“We brought depth to how we view the self in relationships, the choices that we make, and how these reverberate to our social circles, our family, friends, and society in general,” One More Chance, The Musical playwright Michelle Ngu-Nario said, adding that it will also immerse in issues such as mental health.

The cast is led by Sam Concepcion and CJ Navato, who will alternate in the role of Popoy, and Anna Luna and Nicole Omillo, who will alternate in the role of Basha.

Joining them are Jef Flores and Jay Gonzaga, who will alternate as Mark; and Kiara Takahashi and Sheena Belarmino, who will alternate as Tricia. Playing the supporting cast members are Ada Tayao and Rica Laguardia, who will alternate as Krizzy; Poppert Bernadas and Paji Arceo, who will alternate as Kenneth; Via Antonio and Dippy Arceo, who will alternate as Anj; Johnnie Moran as Chinno; and Jon Abella as JP.

Completing the cast are Chez Cuenca and Coleen Paz, who will alternate as Helen/Guia/Roselle; JC Galano and Matthew Barbers, who will alternate as Francis/Mr. Tan; Carla Guevara Laforteza and Neomi Gonzales, who will alternate as Rose/Edith; Raul Montesa and Floyd Tena, who will alternate as Bert/Willie; and Hazel Maranan as Elvie/Mrs. Abellera.

One More Chance, The Musical is directed by PETA’s Artistic Director, Maribel Legarda. It is written by Michelle Ngu-Nario, featuring the music of Ben&Ben, which includes hits like Kathang IsipAraw-Araw, Leaves, and Paninidigan Kita, to name a few.

Joining them in the creative team are J-mee Katanyag (assistant direction and dramaturgy), Myke Salomon (musical direction and sound design), Michael Barry Que (choreography), Ohm David (production design), Carlo Pagunaling (costume design), David Esguerra (lighting design), and Bene Manaois (projection design).


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