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:

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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:

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Free delivery within certain areas in Manila. COD basis.

Reserve early so you can get good seats!

Hairspray the Musical (in Manila!)

The BIG FAT Broadway Musical hit goes LIVE ON STAGE!

Winner of 8 TONY AWARDS INCLUDING BEST MUSICAL!!!

My friends and I are selling 2 shows of the Broadway and movie-hit musical HAIRSPRAY on November 14 (Friday) and November 23 (Sunday).

It’s a great show, winning 8 Tony Awards in Broadway. It’s being produced by Atlantis Productions, the same group who brought the hit musicals Rent, Avenue Q and Cinderella to Manila. Venue will be at the Star Theater, CCP Complex, 8pm.

November 14, 2008 (Friday) 8PM

November 23, 2008 (Sunday) 8PM

STAR Theatre, CCP Complex

Ticket Prices:

P1,200 (Rows A to I)

P1,000 (Row J to S)

P800 (Rows T to X)

P600 (Rows Y to Z)

Leading the Cast are:

Nyoy Volante as (Seeweed)

Michael de Mesa (Edna)

Menchu Lauchengco Yulo (Velma)

Dulce (Motormouth Maybelle)

Leo Rialp (Wilbur Turnbald)

Bobby Garcia directs for ATLANTIS PRODUCTIONS

For Ticket Booking and Reservations

Confirm early by email or text

e-mail: song1@jnjph.jnj.com

texting: +63917-8735412

Hope to see you there!!!

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West Side Story (in Manila!)

After its highly successful staging of Footloose (2005) and Disney’s High School Musical (2007), Stages Production Specialists Inc. launches its 3rd and most ambitious production yet –

West Side Story (Manila)

September 12, Friday, 8PM

Meralco Theater

Ticket Prices:

P1,200 (orchestra / loge center)

P1,000 (orchestra / loge side)

P700 (balcony center)

P500 (balcony side)

Touted to be the best musical of all time with music by Leonard Bernstein, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and original choreography by Jerome Robbins, this exciting production will be headed by Asia’s pop superstar Christian Bautista as Tony and Joanna Ampil of Ms. Saigon fame as Maria.

Audie Gemora directs, promising to bring something new for the current generation of theater goers, yet still keep all of West Side Story’s original charm for the generation who wishes to relive the glorious moments of the 1959 Academy Award Winner for Best Film!

West Side Story is an intense, dramatic dance musical with many show-stopping numbers and immortal songs like “Somewhere”, “ Tonight”, “One Hand One Heart”, “America” and “Something’s Coming.”

It will surely be a night “like no other night”.

Come and be part of it!

For Ticket Reservations

please e-mail or text Stewart Ong at:

e-mail: song1@jnjph.jnj.com

cellphone: +63917-8735412

Book your tickets now so you’ll get good seats!