Fans clamoring for the return onstage of Resorts World Manila’s innovative theater feature Bituing Walang Nigning: The Musical on Oct. 8 will definitely get more than what they asked for as two new but familiar faces add shine to the stage masterpiece.
Joining the cast as feisty diva Lavinia Arguelles is come-backing showbiz sweetheart Antoinette Taus who this time dons a character her fans are not used to seeing her play. Taus will share the meaty role with the original Lavinia from the first run Cris Villonco.
Taus recently returned to Philippine showbiz after a 10-year hiatus previously taking projects for the stage in productions Grease and this year’s Sabel.
Also adding more comic relief to the already brilliant cast is comedian Epy Quizon who will be playing the role of the supportive Auntie, alternating with Jon Santos who also played the role from the first run.
The multi-awarded Quizon has also made a name for himself on the stage in such productions as Romeo and Juliet, Mid Summer Night’s Dream, Love’s Labor Lost and Katy: The Musical.
With the welcome addition of Taus and Quizon to Bituing Walang Ningning: The Musical are 10 new members of the ensemble who will redefine the entire performance with more musical numbers incorporated in songs to tell the story.
“It’s pretty much a new show they’re going to see. Based on the feedback from the first run, we redefined the script and will now present pretty much an improved version of it, which is really the way it’s done,” shared Full House Theater Company artistic director and First Lady of Philippine Musical Theater Menchu Lauchengco-Yulo.
Bituing Walang Ningning: The Musical first opened in June this year marking itself as the first ever all-Filipino theater production to crossover multiple media platforms. The timeless classic was initially introduced by Nerissa Cabral via serialized comic strip, and later adapted to film by director Emmanuel Borlaza eventually becoming one of the most popular movies to date.
Bituing Walang Ningning: The Musical returns to the stage starting Oct. 8 at RWM’s Newport Performing Arts Theater. Visit www.rwmanila.com or call the Tourist/Visitor Hotline at (632) 908-8833 for tickets and updates on the upcoming all-Filipino stage production.
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