MAKATI CITY, Philippines – One of the country’s leading theatre companies, 9 Works Theatrical bring three recital plays mounted and acted out by its summer stage campers on May 25 and 26, respectively at Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza.
Successful campers who were enrolled in three categories are going to present and appear on three different productions that put into use what they all have learned in the seven-week intensive summer workshop with the theatre group. This year’s theme is ‘Reach for Your Dreams’.
The three culminating productions are titled: ‘Baby Love’, ‘One Night Tony’, and ‘A Better World’. All of these three productions are the results of the students’ learning through improvisation activities as well as acting exercises.
This year’s class is composed of a number of extremely talented individuals; some do hope to pursue theatre one day as a career. In the last remaining weeks, they sharpened their singing, dancing, and acting skills altogether through the program’s vigorous exercises and activities.
‘One Night Tony’ is dubbed as a grand spectacle reminiscent of New York’s annual Tony Awards, backed by the 9Works Pit and Philharmonic Pop Orchestra under the musical direction of Joseph Tolentino. It promises to entertain its audience with a wide variety of song numbers and original musically arranged mash-ups from several well-loved Broadway hits such as the ‘Phantom of the Opera’, ‘Wicked’, ‘Les Misérables’, ‘Company’, ‘Rent’, ‘Miss Saigon’, ‘Mamma Mia!’, and countless more.
It is slated on Saturday, May 25 at 8pm.
‘A Better World’ by its Kids’ Class
The kids do not want to be left behind as they will showcase their talents as well in a musical revue of songs from the famous Filipino singing group during the early 90’s called ‘Smokey Mountain’. The main theme of the said production is focused on the social and moral values of the songs; presented in a witty and dramatic musical staging.
Only Torres directs and assisting him is Peachy Atilano.
It is set on a Sunday, May 26 at 3pm.
‘Baby Love’ by 2013 Teen Stage Campers
This is a light musical comedy that features a variety of popular Broadway songs from award-winning musicals, such as from ‘All Shook Up’ to ‘Hairspray’ then to ‘Wicked’. The audience get to witness a whimsical take on a youthful love, written and directed by Bym Buhain.
It is set in the fantastical world of a teenager’s daydream; who dreams of a school with hilariously exaggerated characters. The story begins with all the characters incredibly excited for their school ball with people scurrying to find dates. When the school ball takes place, a villain using the genius of science casts a love spell on the whole school; making everyone fall crazily in love with one another. Everyone turns into mindless love zombies except for a group of four people, the heroes in the musical play. The protagonists take on the quest of defeating the villain and his nefarious plot and along the way they discover what the difference between ‘true love’ and ‘puppy love’ is.
The musical is designed for all ages since it speaks the universal truth—love happens when you’re just yourself.
The show will be on Sunday, May 26 at 6pm.
All of these productions are testimonials to the campers’ commitment to becoming serious actors, which take a long process and must not stop learning. For them, enrolling in a musical theatre workshop is a step to prepare themselves to be legitimate theatre performers someday.
9 Works Theatrical Stage Camp is the next best way to train future performers. It hones talents, helps them discover other potentials as an artist, and teaches them the proper techniques and discipline needed to pursue a career in theatre.
The theatre company gives campers the opportunity to fulfill their dreams and ignite their passion being on stage.
Tickets for each show, contact Jenna at +639178342366 (for ‘One Night Tony’), Peachy at +639175107009 (for ‘A Better World’), and Reine at +639276431022 or BJ at +639175016968 (for ‘Baby Love’).