Announcement from Atlantis Productions
Tony Award winning musical
In The Heights
Sept. 2 to 18, 2011
Carlos Romulo Auditorium
RCBC Plaza Bldg., Makati City
Directed by Bobby Garcia
Choreography by Cecile Martinez
Set design by Mio Infante
Lighting design by Jay Aranda
Costumes by Twinkle Zamora
Musical direction by Ceejay Javier
Vocal coaching by ManMan Angsico
In The Heights, with its hip-hop, salsa, merengue and soul music infused score by Lin-Manuel Miranda, took Broadway by storm when it opened in 2008. It garnered an astounding thirteen Tony Award nominations and winning four Tony Awards including the Tony Award for Best Musical.
In The Heights is a quintessential New York musical about a vibrant and tight-knit community at the top of the island of Manhattan. The music pulses with the hopes and dreams of three generations as they struggle to forge an identity in a neighborhood on the brink of transition.
Acoustic balladeer and songwriter Nyoy Volante plays the bodega owner who dreams of returning to his homeland Puerto Rico. Nyoy has been in Atlantis Productions’ stagings of Legally Blonde, Hairspray, Dreamgirls and The Rocky Horror Show.
Award-winning pop singer and Miss Saigon star Ima Castro takes on the role of Usnavi’s love interest who works at the Salon with Daniela. Ima recently played the titular role in Atlantis Productions’ Aida.
Powerhouse singer Tex Ordonez plays a salon owner who may have to close shop due to skyrocketing rent. Tex was last seen on the Atlantis stage as Lorell Robinson in Dreamgirls. She was also a part of Hong Kong Disneyland’s opening cast.
Fil-Canadian singer and TV contest “Star Power” finalist K-La Rivera makes her professional musical theater debut as the Stanford student who returns to her old neighborhood with some surprising news.
Film actresses Jackie Lou Blanco makes her English language musical theatre debut as Nina’s loving and supportive mother. Jackie Lou has won critical acclaim in numerous films and TV.
Calvin Millado returns to the musical theatre stage as Camila’s husband, who runs Rosario’s Car Service. Calvin is known for his performance as Roger in the Manila and Singapore productions of Rent. He has also appeared in Jesus Christ Superstar, The Rocky Horror Show, Dreamgirls, Disney’s Beauty & The Beast, Avenue Q and Legally Blonde.
Philippine theatre’s Golden Boy, Felix Rivera plays the dispatch driver who works at Rosario’s Car Service and finds himself falling in love with Nina. Rivera received critical acclaim as Gabe in Next to Normal and has appeared in some of the finest roles in Avenue Q, Spelling Bee, Legally Blonde, Xanadu, and A Little Night Music.
The neighborhood piraguero
TV contest “Star in a Million” second placer Jimmy Marquez joins the cast as the neighborhood ice shavings seller. The soul balladeer won the silver medal at the Shanghai MusicFest.
Jay Glorioso, who received critical acclaim as Mdme. Armfeldt in Atlantis Production’s A Little Night Music in Manila and Singapore.
Also in the cast: Bibbo Reyes, Tanya Manalang, Jerald Napoles, Alys Serdenia, Johann dela Fuente, Japs Treopaldo, Carlos Canlas, Delphine Buencamino and Stanley Canete.
A limited number of shows are also now available for show-buying and fundraising opportunities.
Contact 892-7078 or visit www.atlantisproductionsinc.com.
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