The legend of PETER PAN has been delighting children for over 100 years. This faithful new version which will be first seen in Asia, promises to be a festive adventure with stunning scenery, show-stopping performances, swashbuckling sword fights, jaw dropping and breath-taking flying scenes.
Produced by Repertory Philippines and Stages Production Specialists, “ PETER PAN – A MUSICAL ADVENTURE ” with book by the late Willis Hall and music and lyrics by award-winning duo George Stiles and Anthony Drewe (Broadway’s MARY POPPINS and HONK!, among other works) is a charm of a musical with its ability to generate a real sense of magic and wonder.
The musical opened in Denmark, Copenhagen in 1996 and won two top awards for Best Song (“When I Kill Peter Pan”) and The Orchestra’s Award at the International Musical Of The Year. The production was first broadcast in 2001 as a New Year’s Eve concert on BBC Radio 3 and was later presented at Festival Hall in the 2002-2003 Christmas period. Since then, Stiles & Drewe extensively revised the show for a stunning new production with its United Kingdom theatre premiere. In 2007-2008, the show played at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre, directed by Rachel Kavanaugh and a year later, it moved to the West Yorkshire Playhouse.
The musical is set in bustling Edwardian suburbia, and the normality of a children’s nursery. The magic really starts with the ingenious introduction of Tinkerbell, a tiny red dot zipping around and disrupting the toys. Peter and the Darling family are whisked away to the famous land full of colorful characters including the Lost Boys, Mermaids, Crocodile, Tiger Lily and, of course, the dastardly Captain Hook.
Theater stalwarts JAIME DEL MUNDO and MENCHU LAUCHENGCO-YULO shall sprinkle a touch of fairy dust and put together their creative artistry as co-directors of this musical. With an amazingly talented cast and production team, rehearsals for this year’s musical spectacular have commenced and the show is already starting to come together.
The all-star cast will have audiences hooked as SAM CONCEPCION marks his role as Peter Pan – an athletic young boy full of energy, commanding, yet sensitive leader of the Lost boys.
MICHAEL WILLIAMS is Captain Hook, a delightfully evil character & nemesis to Peter. JAIME DEL MUNDO is Mr. George Darling, a stern and unimaginative but loving father. PINKY MARQUEZ is the gentle and caring mother, Mrs. Mary Darling.
TIPPY DOS SANTOS and CARA BARREDO alternate as Wendy Moira Angela Darling, the eldest of the Darling children. A very pleasant and charming girl who takes on role of “mother” to the lost boys.
NACHO TAMBUNTING plays the role of John Darling, Wendy’s younger brother, a bookish young teen-ager who has always dreamed of being in a big adventure.
JUAN MIGUEL SANTOS plays the role of Michael Darling, the typical youngest child who doesn’t want to miss what everyone else is doing.
ROBIE ZIALCITA is Smee, Captain Hook’s comedic sidekick. A character in direct contrast to Hook in appearance and physical stature.
KYLA RIVERA is Tiger Lily – a cute, perky, willful princess of the Indian tribe.
JOY VIRATA as the older Wendy Darling.
The Lost Boys of Never Land will be played by GEORGE SCHULZE, KEVIN CONCEPCION, JAY PANGILINAN, BYM BUHAIN, JEJIE ESGUERRA, JUSTIN VALIENTE and CHRIS HABIBIB while the Pirates will be played by LORENZ MARTINEZ, JAMES STACEY, HANS ECKSTEIN, EDU BRIONES, MEYNARD PEÑALOSA, KUYA MANZANO and CHINO VEGUILLAS.
Tinker Bell – a fairy, represented only by a tiny flashing light. Her “dialogue” is only heard as tinkling music. She does not speak as we know it, and the other characters “translate” what she “says”.
Liza – the Darling family’s pleasant maid.
Nana – the dog/nurse – very expressive and central to the Darling household.
Jane – Wendy’s daughter – reminiscent of Wendy in appearance and manner – appears in the final scene to return to Neverland with Peter
“ PETER PAN – A MUSICAL ADVENTURE ” is a perfect treat for the whole family.
“ PETER PAN – A MUSICAL ADVENTURE ” shall run from September 29 – October 30, 2011 with shows on Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. and matinee shows on Saturdays and Sundays at 3:30 p.m. All performances are at the Meralco Theater, Ortigas Avenue, Pasig City.
The artistic and creative team of “PETER PAN” is led by Baby Barredo (Artistic Director), Menchu Lauchengco-Yulo (Associate Artistic Director), Audie Gemora (President of STAGES), Jaime del Mundo / Menchu Lauchengco- Yulo (Directors), John Batalla (Lighting Designer), Gino Gonzales (Set Designer), Raven Ong (Costume Designer).
“PETER PAN’s” production staff is composed of Gidget Tolentino (Production Manager) assisted by Jingay Kaimo of STAGES, Ayam Barredo (Company Manager), Ed Lacson (Stage Manager), Pol Roxas (Sound Technician), Pablito Salvador (Lighting Technician) and Adul Lasin (Set Execution and Scenic Artist).
The marketing, sales and publicity of “PETER PAN” is led by Toots Tolentino (PR & Publicity) and Gian Carlo Vizcarra (STAGES), with Rem Zamora, Ayam Barredo and Oliver Usison (PR & Publicity, Marketing), Carlo Orosa (Head of Marketing – STAGES), Cherry Bong Edralin (Sales – STAGES), Marie Talay and Rose Silva (Marketing & Sales) and Jeff Arcilla (Photography).
The show is now open for reservations for limited slots only for corporate shows, schools and different organizations. For inquiries and other information, call Repertory Philippines at 571-6926 and 571-4941 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets are also available at Ticketworld at 891-9999 or www.ticketworld.com.ph. Visit www.repertory.ph, subscribe to youtube.com/repertoryphils, and add “Rep Phils” in Facebook.