WATCH: ‘Silver Lining’ Cast Performs Excerpts from the Musical
The cast of Silver Lining performs 3 numbers from the show at the open rehearsals held last October 6.
The first number, entitled Atin ‘To, features Ricky Davao as Leo, who daydreams about being the lead singer of a rock band. It is also the production’s opening number.
The second number, entitled Millennial Song, is a number featuring Jep Go as Rico, Maronne Cruz as Dalai, and Shaun Ocrisma as Mart, three millennials who were active in the recent 2022 presidential campaign but were disappointed by the election results.
The third number, entitled Losing Our Way, is the final number in Act 1. The scene is set in the 70’s, when Marcos had just declared Martial Law. Young Leo, played by Albert Silos, meets his first love Julia, played by Krystal Brimner, a visual artist and an activist. The excerpt shows them saying their goodbyes after the declaration.
Director Maribel Legarda says that Silver Lining does not only focus on Martial Law and the issues of the 70’s but also the struggles of the current generation, whether it’s in politics or other current issues like mental health.
Billed as “a new musical of hope and redemption”, Silver Lining is a story of rediscovery in two timelines, reliving the turbulent times of the 70s as well as understanding the struggles and conflicts of today’s youth.
The musical features performances by Ricky Davao, Joel Nuñez, Raul Montesa, Nenel Arcayan, Albert Silos, Noel Comia Jr., Jay Cortez, Sara Sicam, Krystal Brimner, Jep Go, Shaun Ocrisma, Maronne Cruz, Khalil Tambio, Hazel Maranan, Sarah Facuri, Iya Villanueva, Dippy Arceo, Rodel Pingol, Ado Villanueva, and Joshua Tayco.
Silver Lining is written by Galerie Joaquin’s Jack Teotico (music and lyrics) and Joshua Lim So (book and lyrics). It is directed by PETA’s Artistic Director Maribel Legarda (Rak of Aegis, Care Divas), with musical direction, arrangement and additional music by Vince Lim (Walang Aray), choreography by PJ Rebullida, set design by Charles Yee, costume design by Tata Tuviera, lighting design by David Esguerra, and video design by Joyce Garcia.
The show will run for 6 shows only from October 20-22 and October 27-29 at the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza. Tickets are sold through Ticket2Me.
You can watch performance excerpts from the open rehearsal below.