Wednesday, January 23, 2013

# Alice in Wonderland # Boeing Boeing

Repertory Philippines 2013 Season Starts This Weekend!

Since 1967- 2012, Repertory Philippines has produced well-known shows as Les Miserables, A Chorus Line, Carousel, West Side Story, Man of La Mancha, Fiddler On The Roof, My Fair Lady, Sound of Music, Evita, Woman in Black, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Equus, Private Lives, Amadeus, Man of La Mancha, Jekyll and Hyde and more than 300 other plays.  The works of Shakespeare are also a regular part of Repertory Philippines’ program.  Some productions include A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Merchant of Venice, Much Ado About Nothing, and Romeo and Juliet.  For young audiences, the very popular REP Children’s Theater has produced musicals such as Pinocchio, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin (Jr.), Jack and the Beanstalk, Seussical and The Wizard Of Oz.

This 2013, Repertory Philippines starts their season with Boeing Boeing by Marc Camoletti and translated by Beverley Cross and Francis Evans which will be directed by Miguel Faustmann.   

Boeing Boeing is about "an architect living in Paris has been successfully juggling three flight attendant fiancées with his housekeeper reluctantly playing romantic air-traffic controller as they fly in and out of his swank bachelor pad. But when an old school pal visits, things get rather turbulent. Schedules change, flights are delayed and chaos ensues in this whirl of mayhem and matchmaking."  

David Bianco will essay the role of Mr. Bernard Whitford, an American architect businessman living in Paris ---  a swinging bachelor. He is a combination of Don Draper and Jack Tripper. A playboy who juggles love affairs with three air hostesses who touch down briefly but lovingly in his apartment between flights.

David Bianco as Bernard Whitford

Topper Fabregas will play the role of the unworldly Robert, Bernard’s boyhood friend, newly arrived from Wisconsin.    

Topper Fabregas as Robert

Bringing to mind fantasy drawings from a vintage Esquire or  Playboy for a portfolio of international dream girls are the three fiancées: Giannina Ocampo as  Gabriella, the sentimental, lusty Italian stewardess. Carla Dunareanu as Gretchen, the hilarious, aggressive, dominating but thin-skinned German stewardess. Jennifer Blair-Bianco as Gloria, the Southern belle with upbeat disposition take-charge health-obsessed American stewardess.

Giannina Ocampo as Gabriela

Baby Barredo, Co-Founder and Artistic Director of Repertory Philippines, will be making a comeback on stage and will play the role of Bertha, Bernard's long-suffering housekeeper who is a chic, black-clad philosopher. A French existentialist maid who loves nothing more than to complain. Ms. Joy Virata is alternate.

Baby Barredo as Bertha

Joy Virata alternates as Bertha

Boeing Boeing opening on January 25, 2013! Playdates includes January 26 ; February 1, 2, 8, 9, 15 & 16, 2013 – 8:00PM and January 26, 27 ; February 2, 3, 9, 10, 16 & 17, 2013 – 3:30PM

Repertory Philippines' next show will be No Way to Treat a Lady with book, music and lyrics by Douglas J. Cohen based on the novel by William Goldman.

No Way To Treat a Lady is a devilish blend of humor, romance, and murder in a theatrically charged musical comedy thriller based on a bestselling novel and renowned movie. It will be starred by Michael Williams and Carla Guevara-Laforteza to be directed by Menchu Lauchengco-Yulo

The third show is the one to be highly awaited for! If you remember this song by Simon and Garfunkel, I'm sure you'll know the title of the show:

And here's to you, Mrs. Robinson

Jesus loves you more than you will know (Wo, wo, wo)
God bless you please, Mrs. Robinson
Heaven holds a place for those who pray
(Hey, hey, hey...hey, hey, hey)

If you've guessed it right, you're probably a fan of the film just like me! :) The Graduate on film was directed by Mike Nichols which starred the then young Dustin Hoffman as Benjamin Broddock whose raging hormones lead to the seduction of Mrs. Robinson played by Anne Bancroft. The film is adapted for the stage by Terry Johnson based on the novel by Charles Webb and the screenplay by Calder Willingham and Buck Henry.

The show will be starred by the sexy la divina of Philippine Theater Ms. Cherie Gil together with Reb Atadero and Cara Barredo. It will be directed by Jaime Del Mundo.

Because of the show's contents, it will be strictly for adults 18 & above only. The playdates will be on April 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26 & 27, 2013 – 8:00PM and April 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27 & 28, 2013 – 3:30PM.

The fourth show will be Repertory Philippines' Children's Theater which has been one of the most awaited shows every year by a lot of schools & parents. This year, they're staging one of the most loved shows of all times, Alice in Wonderland.

Follow Alice as she goes into a magical world where she meets lots of interesting characters who will be teaching her life lessons that she will never forget. Playdates will be on August 17 – December 15, 2013. The show will be directed by Joy Virata.

The last show by Repertory Philippines for 2013 is The Producers!

As a big Broadway musical, The Producers once again sets the standard for modern, outrageous, in-your-face humor. This classic cult comedy broke all records and won a record 12 Tony Awards - including Best Musical -  more than any other musical ever!

Directed by Menchu Lauchengco-Yulo and Jaime del Mundo with playdates on November 15 – December 15, 2013. Book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan. Music and Lyrics by Mel Brooks.

Often called the “most professional English-speaking theater company in the country,” REPERTORY PHILIPPINES is the only company in the Philippines that has been doing what it knows best—performing shows of wholesome, quality entertainment—so that Philippine audiences can enjoy the pleasures and gain the lessons uniquely offered by the theater experience.  

In fact, if you've been following my blog, my first theater experience was with Repertory Philippines and I've fell in love with theater then, hence my blog is filled up with a lot of entries about shows I've watch. Thanks to Repertory Philippines! 

For Rep 2013 Season tickets and more details of each show,  please call 5716926 or 5714941 or email or log on to  

Repertory Philippines is also  accepting reservations for corporate sponsorships, schools and civic groups. Visit, subscribe to, and “like” Repertory Philippines on Facebook for more updates about their shows.

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