Map to Star Theater (Hairspray Manila)

Map of Star Theater (Hairspray Manila)

From the airport : Take a car or taxi towards Roxas Boulevard and get in the u-turn lane. On the same road, make a right onto Coastal Shopping Mall, then right onto President Macapagal Boulevard and head straight on for the Cultural Centre of the Philippines Complex.

From LRT Station of Vito Cruz : Below LRT station of Vito Cruz, take VITO CRUZ road (going Roxas Blvd.), it will lead you to PEDRO BUKANEG road which is an access to CCP Complex area.

From Malate-Roxas Blvd. area to CCP Complex : From Roxas Blvd. take right turn to VICENTE SOTTO road right after PEDRO BUKANEG.

If you dont have a private vehicle, from Vito Cruz LRT station – walk to VITO CRUZ going Roxas Blvd. – before RIZAL MEMORIAL STADIUM there’s a vehicle (jeepney type) that will lead you to CCP complex area, just inform the driver about your desired destination.

Key Landmarks:

Star City: The famous Christmas Theme Park in Manila. Star Theater is at the side of Star City. The theater has a different entrance from the main Star City entrance (it is along the alley at the right side of Star City).

Aliw Theater: This is different from Star Theater. But the two theaters are near to each other. It is actually easier to see Aliw Theater because of its huge signage and because it’s within the main thoroughfare. Star Theater, however, is already within a short walking distance (less than 5 minutes) from Aliw Theater. You can actually park your cars in the parking area facing Aliw Theater.

Tickets for the November 23, 8pm show are available through ManilaTheater. Reserve your tickets through email(song1@jnjph.jnj.com) or text (+63917-8735412).

Hairspray Manila: November 23 Tickets (Get them here!)

Don’t fail to catch the shimmy-shaking musical that everyone’s talking about, Hairspray the Musical, in Manila.

Tickets for the November 23 show are available here. Just email song1@jnjph.jnj.com or text +63917-8735412 to reserve your tickets.

Ticket prices at 1200, 1000, 800 and 600.

Venue: Star Theater, CCP Complex 

Reserve your tickets now!

Hairspray Manila: Tickets for November 14 (Opening Night)

Looking for tickets for the opening night of Hairspray the Musical in Manila this November 14?

Look no further. Ticket reservations are just a text or phone call away. Reserve your tickets now through 0917-8735412!

Since it’s less than 24 hours before the show, just text us and we will reserve the tickets for you. Then proceed to Star Theater, CCP Complex (inside Star City) at least 1 hour before the show. Show starts at 8pm, so be there by 7pm. It’s that easy.

No need to queue up! No need to pick-up your tickets from somewhere else! No need to buy online! Hassle free.

3-Easy Steps!

Step 1: Text 0917-8735412 to reserve

Step 2:Go straight to Star Theater by 7pm (the show starts at 8pm)

Step 3: Get your tickets by the entrance and enjoy the show!

Tickets are at 1200, 1000, 800 and 600.

Text now and watch the musical event of the year!

Can’t make it on November 14? We are selling tickets to another show: November 23 (Sunday, 8pm). Reserve your tickets through text (0917-8735412) or email me (song1@jnjph.jnj.com).

Hairspray Manila Rehearsals: Get Your Tickets Now!

Rehearsals for Atlantis Productions’ highly anticipated staging of the Tony Award Winning Musical HAIRSPRAY are in full swing!

 

Cast members have been rehearsing for two weeks now with a rigorous daily schedule of music, dance and staging in order to bring the energetic and electrifying numbers to life by opening night November 14th.

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Madel Ching makes her professional theatre debut as Tracy Turnblad, one of the most demanding roles for a musical theatre actress.  She appears in all but two scenes in the musical.  Joining her in the cast are Michael de Mesa as Edna, Dulce as Motormouth Maybelle, Tim Espinosa as Link Larkin, Menchu Lauchengco-Yulo as Velma Von Tussle, Nyoy Volante as Seaweed J. Stubbs, Leo Rialp as Wilbur, Noel Rayos as Corny Collins, Gabe Mercado as the Male Authority Figure, Enchang Kaimo as the Female Authority Figure, Christine Allado as Amber and Monica Reynoso as Penny.

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HAIRSPRAY is about Tracy Turnblad who wins a spot on the local TV dance program The Corny Collins Show.  This big girl with big hair and big dreams becomes a teen celebrity overnight. Soon Tracy finds herself pitted against the show’s reigning princess for the title Miss Teenage Hairspray 1962. It is based on the John Waters film and was recently turned into a hit movie musical starring John Travolta,

HAIRSPRAY is directed by Bobby Garcia

For ticket inquiries and reservations:

November 14 (opening night) 8pm

November 23 (Sunday) 8pm

 

Venue: Star Theater, CCP Complex

 

Tickets at 1200, 1000, 800 and 600.

 

You may text me (0917-8735412) or email (song1@jnjph.jnj.com). Reserve early to get good seats.

 

Free delivery in certain areas within Metro Manila.

Hairspray Manila All Set – Get Your Tickets Now!

Atlantis Production’s highly anticipated production of the Tony Award winning musical HAIRSPRAY is all set to open on November 14 at the Star Theatre, CCP Complex.

Heading the cast is newcomer Madel Ching as Tracy Turnblad. An Ateneo student, Madel was one out of over 300 people who auditioned for a part in the musical.

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Joining her are Michael de Mesa as Edna, Dulce as Motormouth Maybelle, Menchu Lauchengco-Yulo as Velma Von Tussle, Nyoy Volante as Seaweed J. Stubbs, Monica Reynoso as Penny, Noel Rayos as Corny Collins, Enchang Kaimo as the Female Authority Figure, Gabe Mercado as the Male Authority Figure and also making their professional theatre debut, Tim Espinosa as Link Larkin and Christine Allado as Amber Von Tussle. Joining them in the ensemble are Jordan Aguilar, Emy Alcid, Caisa Borromeo, Mayen Cad, Erika Cedilla, Red Concepcion, Gerlin Francisco, Bea Garcia, Crienna House, Yanah Laurel, Cheeno Macaraig, Michael Odoemene, Anthony Ong, Mark Tayag, and Lee Villoria.

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HAIRSPRAY is directed by Bobby Garcia, Choreography by Cecille Martinez, Musical Direction by Archie Castillo, Production Design by Gino Gonzales, Lighting Design by Shoko Matsumoto and Specialty wigs by The Broadway Wig Co.

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For tickets reservations to the November 14 (Friday opening night, 8pm) and November 23 (Sunday, 8pm) shows, you may contact me through:

Email: song1@jnjph.jnj.com

Text: 0917-8735412

Ticket prices at 1200, 1000, 800 and 600.

Venue at Star Theater, CCP Complex.

Free delivery in areas within Metro Manila.

Nyoy Volante Joins Hairspray Manila

Nyoy Volante

Nyoy Volante

Multi Awarded Singer/Songwriter Nyoy Volante returns to his theatre roots when he plays Seaweed J. Stubbs in Atlantis Productions’ highly anticipated staging of the Tony Award Winning Musical HAIRSPRAY which opens on November 14, 2008 at the Star Theatre, CCP Complex.

Nyoy recently released his fifth album, entitled Heartstrings with the carrier single BECAUSE. And although he has focused on his recording career for the last five years, Nyoy is thrilled to be returning to the legitimate stage in a show he truly loves.

Nyoy says, “When the film version of HAIRSPRAY came out, I was really impressed with the music and how unique the characters were. Naturally, when I found out Atlantis was doing a Manila Production, I wanted to be a part of it.” Nyoy’s last stage musical was five years ago in Atlantis’ DREAMGIRLS, where he alternated with Jett Pangan as James Thunder Early.

Although his true passion is writing songs that come from straight from his heart, he has great respect for theatre artists and prides himself in having started out as a theatre actor. He says, “I hope everyone agrees with me when I say that the theatre arts’ level of discipline is considered one of the highest among all the performing arts. And the training (from voice, to movement, to acting) is really, really hard. It’s always a challenge and a test of stamina to do a show. And the fulfillment at the end of the day is tremendous.”

HAIRSPRAY is directed by Bobby Garcia, Choreography by Cecille Martinez, Production Design by Gino Gonzales, Lighting Design by Shoko Matsumoto, Musical Direction by Archie Castillo with FILharmoniKA.

For tickets reservations to the November 14 (Friday opening night, 8pm) and November 23 (Sunday, 8pm) shows, you may contact me through:

Email: song1@jnjph.jnj.com

Text: 0917-8735412

Ticket prices at 1200, 1000, 800 and 600.

Venue at Star Theater, CCP Complex.

Free delivery in areas within Metro Manila.

About Hairspray the Musical

Atlantis productions will be staging the Broadway-hit musical HAIRSPRAY here in Manila this November 2008.

I’m selling tickets to 2 playdates of Hairspray:

November 14 (Friday, opening night) and November 23 (Sunday)

Ticket prices at 1200, 1000, 800 and 600.

For ticket reservations, please e-mail or text (SMS) me at:

E-Mail: song1@jnjph.jnj.com

Cellphone: +63917-8735412

To those who are unfamiliar with Hairspray, here are some info about this hit musical:

Hairspray is a musical based upon the 1988 John Waters movie, with a book by Mark O’Donnell and Thomas Meehan, music by Marc Shaiman (who co-wrote the music and lyrics for the acclaimed animated musical, South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut), and lyrics by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman.

It is the Winner of 8 Tony Awards including BEST MUSICAL.

The songs in Hairspray include 1960s-style dance music and “downtown” rhythm and blues.

The Plot

This bebop musical tells the fun, flouncing story of “a big girl with big dreams – and even bigger hair” who sets out to desegregate the local TV dance show. In 1962 Baltimore, Maryland, plump teenager Tracy Turnblad’s dream is to dance on The Corny Collins Show, a local TV dance program. When Tracy wins a role on the show, she becomes a local celebrity, and in the glee and glitz of the early 60’s, teaches a few lessons about tolerance, understanding, and cosmetics to the TV audience.

Theater Run

The musical’s original Broadway production opened in 2002 and won eight Tony Awards out of thirteen nominations. As of April 2008, it has played for over 2,300 performances. Hairspray has also enjoyed U.S. national tours and numerous foreign productions. The London West End production was nominated for a record-setting eleven Laurence Olivier Awards, winning for Best New Musical and in three other categories.

Movie Adaptation

In 2007, Hairspray was adapted as one of the most successful and popular movie musicals starring John Travolta, Zac Efron, Queen Latifah and Michelle Pfeiffer.

Family-Friendly Musical

Family Rundown: This show is certainly family-friendly fare.

Winner of Several Tony Awards

  • Tony Award for Best Musical
  • Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical
  • Tony Award for Best Original Score (Music & Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
  • Tony Award for Best Costume Design (William Ivey Long)
  • Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical
  • Tony Award for Best Scenic Design (nominee)
  • Tony Award for Best Lighting Design (nominee)
  • Tony Award for Best Choreography (nominee)
  • Tony Award for Best Orchestration (nominee)

Critics’ Response

“An exuberant new musical has been fashioned from John Waters’s 1988 film about Baltimore teens at the doorstep of integration in the early sixties. So many numbers in Hairspray bring down the house, it’s a wonder the Neil Simon Theatre is still standing after the final curtain.” — New York Magazine

“…this sweet, infinitely spirited, bubblegum-flavored confection won’t be lacking for buyers any time soon. Arriving in an aerosol fog of advance hype, it more than lives up to its promise.” — Charles Isherwood, Variety review

“So what if it’s more than a little pushy in its social preaching? Stocked with canny, deliriously tuneful songs by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman and directed by Jack O’Brien with a common touch that stops short of vulgarity, ‘Hairspray’ is as sweet as a show can be without promoting tooth decay. …[it] succeeds in recreating the pleasures of the old-fashioned musical comedy without seeming old-fashioned. …Shaiman…is taking the infectious hooks and rhythms from period pop and R&B and translating them into the big, bouncy sound that Broadway demands…. And while the savvy arrangements… nod happily to Motown, Elvis, Lesley Gore ballads and standards like “Higher and Higher,” the score’s appeal isn’t nostalgic. It’s music that builds its own self-contained, improbably symmetrical world….” — Ben Brantley

For ticket reservations, please e-mail or text (SMS) me at:

E-Mail: song1@jnjph.jnj.com

Cellphone: +63917-8735412

Free delivery in certain areas within Metro Manila.

Hairspray Manila (Tickets now available!)

Atlantis Productions, the same company that brought you Rent, Dreamgirls and Avenue Q, now brings the BIG FAT Broadway Musical Hit, HAIRSPRAY, live in Manila!

Hairspray is based upon the New Line Cinema film written and directed by John Waters, with a book by Mark O’Donnell and Thomas Meehan, music by Marc Shaiman, and lyrics by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman. It is the Winner of 8 Tony Awards including BEST MUSICAL.

In Hairspray it’s 1962 – the ’50s are out and change is in the air. Baltimore’s Tracy Turnblad, a big girl with big hair and an even bigger heart, has only one passion–to dance. She wins a spot on the local TV dance program, “The Corny Collins Show” and, overnight, is transformed from outsider to irrepressible teen celebrity. But can a trendsetter in dance and fashion vanquish the program’s reigning princess, win the heart of heartthrob Link Larkin, and integrate a television show without denting her ‘do? Only in Hairspray! Welcome to the ’60s!

The musical features an original score by Marc Shaiman (who co-wrote the music and lyrics for the acclaimed animated musical, South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut) and Scott Wittman. Their songs take Tracy from the soundstage of a 60’s-style dance show to the streets of Baltimore to a downtown rhythm and blues record shop.

Hairspray has also become one of the most successful and popular movie musicals starring John Travolta, Zach Efron and Michelle Pfeiffer.

Manila Cast

For the Manila production, the cast includes

  • Madel Ching as Tracy Turnblad
  • Tim Espinosa as Link Larkin
  • Noel Rayos as Corny Collins
  • Michael de Mesa as Edna Turnblad
  • Menchu Lauchengco-Yulo as Velma Von Tussle
  • Dulce as Motormouth Maybelle
  • Nyoy Volante as Seaweed J. Stubbs
  • Leo Rialp as Wilbur Turnblad

Showdate:

November 14 (Friday) – opening night

November 23 (Sunday)

Ticket Prices:

PhP 1200

PhP 1000

PhP 800

PhP 600

Venue:

Star Theater, CCP Complex

For ticket inquiries or reservations, please contact Stewart Ong through:

E-Mail: song1@jnjph.jnj.com

Text: +63917-8735412

Free delivery within certain areas in Manila. COD basis.

Reserve early so you can get good seats!

When will Joanna Ampil be performing in West Side Story?

We have been receiving a lot of inquiries as to when Joanna Ampil, the famed Broadway star of Miss Saigon and Les Miserables fame, will be performing in West Side Story.

She will play the role of Maria, alternating with Karylle.

The answer is: Nobody knows except the people from Stages.

It is a common tradition in theater for the producers not to reveal who the performers are (for roles with alternates) up until the show date itself. They usually announce only a few minutes before the particular show starts.

Nevertheless, knowing Stages and the people behind them, we can be assured of a world-class, quality production, regardless of who will play the role of Maria.

It’s going to be a spectacular show for sure.

For ticket inquiries and reservations, please text 0917-8735412 or email song1@jnjph.jnj.com

Tickets are priced at 1200, 1000, 700 and 500.

See you there!

9 Reasons to Watch West Side Story this September

article taken from Alvin Trono’s multiply blog: atstage2001.multiply.com (thanks Alvin!)

1. It’s the first time West End superstar Joanna Ampil performs in a musical before a Pinoy audience. Joanna is said to be a favorite of Andrew Lloyd Webber, who handpicked her to play Mary Magdalene in Jesus Christ Superstar. In London, where she’s been based for 16 years, Joanna has played Fantine in Les Miserables and Mimi in Rent. Not everyone can afford to fly to London to see this homegrown talent, so don’t miss this chance to see her at home. (Let’s hope this won’t be her last in Pinas.)

2. West Side Story stars a world-class cast of Pinoys who’ve made us proud. Aside from Joanna Ampil, Stages’ production of this Stephen Sondheim musical also stars another import: Fil-Australiana Rowena Vilar, who has played Gigi and Kim in the Australian run ofMiss Saigon. She joins West Side Story with high recommendations from another Pinoy, Leo Valdez, who played the Engineer in the same production.

3. West Side Story is one of the best and much-loved musicals of all time. Written by Arthur Laurents, with music by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by Sondheim, it features memorable songs such as “Somewhere,” “Tonight,” “One Hand One Heart,” “America,” and “Something’s Coming.” Admit it, you’ve been singing all these since you were a child.

4. The local production consists of actors who sing, dance, and act well. Executive producer Audie Gemora calls them “a triple threat.” Very few actors are that well rounded.

5. This production has a powerhouse artistic team. Menchu Lauchengco-Yulo, whom Audie calls the “queen of Philippine theater” directs West Side Story. Gerard Salonga is its musical director, with scenographer Mio Infante, lighting director John Batalla, costume designer Eric Pineda, sound designer Bobbit Jacinto, and jazz choreographer James Laforteza staying true to Jerome Robbins’ original choreography in the Broadway version of West Side Story.

6. Despite its original 1950s setting, West Side Story tells of issues relevant to our time. Star-crossed lovers. Racism. Violence. Gangs. Sounds familiar?

7. It’s Christian Bautista’s first lead role, and he makes such a great leading man. If you thought he sang well, then West Side Story is an opportunity for him to prove he’s got more than a voice going for him. [Trivia: Christian turned down an offer to sing at the Beijing Olympics because he was doing West Side Story.]

8. Miracles happening every day. Ballet dancers learning how to sing. Actors getting better in jazz. “It’s a learning process for all of us,” says Menchu, who cast dancers from Ballet Philippines and happily reports that they now sing better.

9. Support our local theater, with its bunch of ultra talented actors. If you bought expensive Cinderella tickets, you can afford West Side Story‘s affordable tickets, priced between P500 and P1,200.

Photography by Jojit Lorenzo with creative direction by Jojit Lorenzo & Alvin Trono, costumes by Eric Pineda and make-up by Mac.

Ticket Prices:

1,200 (Orchestra and Loge Center)

1,000 (Orchestra and Loge Side)

700 (Balcony Center)

500 (Balcony Side)

Ticket Reservations and Inquiries:

Text: 0917-8735412

Email: song1@jnjph.jnj.com

Free delivery in certain areas within Metro Manila.

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