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Thursday, May 10, 2018

Upcoming: Changing Partners: The Musical

05/10/2018 01:23:00 AM

After attaining a number of success on-stage and on-film, Changing Partners is back for another run this month at the PETA-Phinma Theater in Quezon City.

Agot Isidro, Jojit Lorenzo, Anna Luna and Sandino Marcos are back as the four-person acting ensemble portraying eight characters in a story depicting a May-December love affair.

Originally presented as part of the Virgin Labfest in 2016 and once staged as A Torch Musical (also at the same year), Changing Partners made it to the shores of Philippine cinema through the direction Dan Villegas at the Cinema One Originals 2017 and has bagged eight accolades there, including Best Director (Villegas), Best Music (DeJesus), Best Actress (Isidro), Best Actor (Lorenzo), Best Acting Ensemble, Best Editing (Marya Ignacio) and even the coveted Audience Choice and Champion Bughaw for Best Film awards.

The musical movie also had a run in commercial cinemas in January 2018 and managed to take home five trophies by the following month, or on the Independent Film Category of the 34th Movie Press Club of the Philippines – Star Awards 2018. Plus its soundtrack was produced by Star Records and featured Star Music artists KZ Tandingan, Jona Viray, Khalil Ramos, and Daryl One.

In addition, Changing Partners' success has reached overseas when California-based The Bindlestiff Studio produced and performned the musical as part of its Tagalog Theater Festival with several Fil-American actors filling the cast.

And while Changing Partners has surpassed expectations with its list of achievements over the past two years, playwright/musical director Vincent DeJesus and director Rem Zamora said they are expecting to push the envelope with this current restaging. With the bigger venue (400-seater) and the reprisal of roles, the team behind this gut-wrenching, anti-romcom musical will have Ben Padero as their production designer and cellist Poch Gutierrez who will accompany DeJesus in providing live music accompaniment. Padero is also known for designing the set of PETA's adaptation of Marsha Norman's “Night, Mother.”

Sandino Martin, Agot Isidto, Director Rem Zamora, Musical Director/Writer Vincent A. DeJesus, Anna Luna, and Jojit Lorenzo

Changing Partners: The Stage Musical will have its pilot on Friday, May 11 2018, at 8:30 PM. Show dates on Saturdays and Sunday as follows:

May 12 – 3:00 PM and 7:00 PM
May 13, 19 and 20 – 3:00 PM and 8:00 PM

Tickets for all shows (except for the May 12, 7:00 PM staging) are priced PhP1200 (VIP), PhP1000 (Orchestra Center and Balcony Center), PhP800 (Orchestra Sides), and PhP500 (Balcony Sides).

The May 12 7:00 PM show is sponsored by the UPCM Class of 1998 as a fundrasier for the benefit of the National Children's Hospital Pediatric Surgical and Cancer Patients. Ticket prices are PhP1500 (VIP), PhP1300 (Orchestra Center) PhP1200(Balcony Center), PhP1000 (Orchestra Sides), and PhP800 (Balcony Sides).

You can book your tickets through Ticketworld or call/text 09454991008 or send a message to the PETA Theater Center Facebook page. Other contact details and show dates as follows.

Author: slickmaster | © 2018 september twenty-eight productions

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