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Posted by : Pinoy Screen and Stage Sunday, June 4, 2017

Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA) in partnership with Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) shall present the special run of CAREDIVAS - AN ORIGINAL PINOY MUSICAL to pay tribute to all overseas Filipino workers as the present-day heroes of our country with performances beginning June 24 until July 30 at the PETA Theater Center.

CAREDIVAS is a disarmingly funny and candid musical drama about five transgender Overseas Filipino Workers in Israel who work as care givers in the morning and transform into glamorous drag queen performers at night. While desperate to make ends meet, they also struggle to search for acceptance in a foreign land.

As part of OWWA's 35th anniversary celebration, the organization opens the special run of Care Divas on June 24 to signal its renewed commitment in promoting and protecting the welfare of Overseas Filipino Workers.

2011 signaled the first run of the musical, which was also the year when it dominated the Philstage Gawad Buhay! Awards, bagging seven trophies including Outstanding Musical Direction, Outstanding Musical Production, and Outstanding Ensemble Performance for a Musical.

Giving life to the major roles are well-respected theater actors Melvin Lee (Chelsea), Vincent de Jesus and Ron Alfonso (Shai), Dudz TeraƱa and Jason Barcial (Thalia), Gio Gahol, Jerald Napoles and Ricci Chan (Kayla), Thou Reyes and Phil Noble (Jonee).

The actors in their supporting roles are Myke Salomon (Faraj, David, Daniel), Paul Holme and Leo Rialp (Isaac, Moshe, Yaakov, Club owner), Joan Bugcat and Gold Villar (Nonah), Eric Dela Cruz and Dom Miclat-Jannsen (Avi, Aryeh, Police), Sherry Lara (Sarah, Adara), Eko Baquial and Joseph Madriaga (ensemble).

The artistic team of CAREDIVAS are as follows: Maribel Legarda (Director), Liza Magtoto (Playwright), Vincent De Jesus (Lyricist, Composer, Arranger, Musical Director), Leo Abaya (Set Designer), Jonjon Villareal (Lighting Designer), John Abul (Costume Designer), Carlo Pagunaling (Assistant Costume Designer), Carlon Matobato (Choreographer), and Gimbey Dela Cruz (Vocal Coach).

The performance schedules of CAREDIVAS are from Fridays (8 pm), Saturdays and Sundays (3 pm and 8 pm).

For inquiries and ticket reservations, contact PETA Marketing and Public Relations Office at Tel No. 725-6244, petatheater@gmail.com or TicketWorld at 891-9999, www.ticketworld.com.ph.

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