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Posted by : Pinoy Screen and Stage Friday, October 27, 2017
Still enjoying the success of a wonderful 2017 season, Repertory Philippines or REP, is already hyping everyone up for what amazing things are to come in 2018.
The current season marks the premier theater company’s golden anniversary, which aptly culminates with the grand musicale Hair, opening to audiences on November 17, and running all the way through December 17. REP’s production of the first-ever tribal love-rock musical on Broadway is directed by Chris Millado, and is a great indicator that the succeeding year will continue delivering amazing plays, wonderful performances, and more reasons to celebrate.
“We at REP are more inspired than ever to keep showing quality theater to our audiences,” shares President and CEO, Mindy Perez-Rubio. “For 50 years, we have been bringing the best of West End and Broadway to the Philippines and creating a space for theater arts and artists to develop. We are embarking on these next 50 years with the same passion and drive to bring live theater to more people. 2018 is a good start, and we have a superb lineup of meaningful shows that are sure to touch and inspire.”
Kicking off the new season is the hilarious, Paris-set Comedy of Tenors, running from January 26 to February 18; followed by the interesting story of female astronomers, Silent Sky, from March 2 to 25. From April 6 to 29, audiences will be dazzled by Arsenic and Old Lace, the black comedy play popularized through a film adaptation starring Cary Grant.
By September 15, REP returns with the REP Theater for Young Audiences show, Rapunzel, which will run until January 27 of 2019. Then, launching the 2019 season is musical Miong, telling the story of Emilio Aguinaldo’s life. It will run from March 22 to April 14, 2019, in time for his 150th birth anniversary. REP aims to collaborate with Ayala Museum for the anniversary of Aguinaldo that will feature snippets from the show, costumes of the era and hopefully memorabilia of General Emilio Aguinaldo.
“The upcoming REP season is one we’re very proud of, and we believe that this roster of productions offers something for all audiences to enjoy,” says Artistic Director Joy Virata. “Everyone involved worked tirelessly to make sure we bring only the best stories that make those who watch feel and think. With the new season’s wide range of performances, from the magical and witty re-telling of Rapunzel to the historic and inspiring Miong, we’re hoping to show people that theater is for everybody.”
As the excitement for REP’s coming season builds, interested individuals and groups can already secure seats for all the shows with the release of the 2018 season passes. All the shows will be held at Onstage Theater in Greenbelt 1, Makati.
For inquiries, you may call REP at 843.3570, and Ticketworld at 891.999 or log on to www.ticketworld.com.ph.
For updates and show schedules, log on to www.repertoryphilippines.ph, like and follow repertoryphilippines on Facebook and Instagram, and follow @repphils on Twitter.