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Saturday, September 13, 2014

Watch out for SHREK THE MUSICAL on Sept.19 at the Meralco Theatre

Shrek the Musical, is finally here in the Philippines, watch for this funny and amazing show which stars our very own Sheila Valderrama Martinez as Fiona, Sheila auditioned for the role, two years ago and got the part, it was her first time to act and sing for the cast of Shrek The Musical. She also done Carrie, and Dani Girl before also for theatre. Nyoy Volante, yes, the balladeer singer, is the voice behind Donkey. He did Rak of Aegis, and grandma for the hilarious the Addams Family. Nyoy told the media that he did theatre before becoming a singer. He has the passion for musical. " Its uplifting and you got this kind of fulfillment and also good for the soul", he says.  Rycharde Everley plays the funny Shrek, who video auditioned here in Manila, says that its the prettiest, funny musical, and it has a lot of good songs, he says that establishing a relationship with Donkey on stage is important, thats why he and Nyoy Volante are buddy even off stage and  they clicked together as partner in this musical comedy.

 Spend an unforgettable evening with a talking donkey, a lovestruck dragon, and everyone’s favorite green ogre when SHREK THE MUSICAL comes to Manila. Shrek the Musical, a song-and dance-filled stage adaptation of the Oscar-winning DreamWorks animated film, opens September 19 and runs through October 12 at the Meralco Theatre.

Shrek The Musical puts a twist on fairytales as we have come to know them. Instead of a knight riding a noble steed, the hero is Shrek, a swamp-dwelling ogre who befriends a wisecracking Donkey. And the Princess? She’s the slightly temperamental and neurotic Fiona. After Shrek rescues Fiona from a dragon-guarded tower, the two fall in love before she reveals there’s more to her than meets the eye. Other fairytale misfits join the madcap adventure in this colorful musical including a brave puppet named Pinocchio, a Gingerbread Man with an attitude and Three Blind Mice who channel their inner Dreamgirls.

This entertaining, family-friendly show features a terrific score including the hit song “I’m A Believer!” The songs come from Jeanine Tesori, who wrote the music, and David Lindsay-Abaire, who wrote the book and lyrics.

Shrek the Musical also draws from a 1990 children’s book by famed New Yorker cartoonist William Steig. Like the first 2001 Shrek film, the musical stays true to Steig’s fractured fairytale vision where dragons are friendly, swamps are better than castles, and the true hero isn’t handsome or noble but a grouchy-on-the-outside, tender-on-the-inside ogre who is more or less content with himself and his life in a swamp.

After Shrek the Musical premiered in 2008, as the most expensive show ever produced on Broadway, it played for more than a year and earned numerous Tony and Drama Desk Award nominations. It went on to become a hit musical in London’s West End and continues to tour the UK.

Starring in  SHREK THE MUSICAL are Rycharde Everley as Shrek, Shiela Valderrama-Martinez as Princess Fiona, Nyoy Volante as Donkey, Jett Pangan as Lord Farquaad, Nel Gomez as Pinocchio and Carla Guevara-Laforteza as Dragon.Joining them are Altair Alonso, Katie Bradshaw, Arron Cadawas, Tristan Cheng, Steven Conde, Johann dela Fuente,Hans Eckstein,  Ariana Everley, Bea Garcia, Franz Imperial, Sab Jose ,Mariela Laurel,  Bibo Reyes, Warren Saga Marissa Srroca, Abi Sulit, Thea Tadiar Everley, Tricia Torres, Japs Treopaldo, and Jamie Wilson.

SHREK is Directed by Bobby Garcia, Choreography by Cecile Martinez, Set Design by Faust Peneyra, Lighting Design by Dong Calingacion, Original Broadway and West End Costume Design by Olivier and Tony Award winner Tim Hatley, Costume Execution and Additional Costumes by Eric Pineda, Hair and Make Up Design by Johann dela Fuente, Dragon Puppet Design by Benny Batoctoy, Musical Direction by Ceejay Javier, and Vocal Coaching by ManMan Angsico.
SHREK is the perfect musical for the entire family that will instantly make you a believer! Get your tickets now to SHREK! Call Ticketworld 891-9999.

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