In celebration of its 46th year, Repertory Philippines proudly closes its 76th theater season with The Producers.
Directed by Jaime del Mundo, the cast of The Producers features Carlo Orosa and Robie Zialcita (alternating as Max Bialystock), Topper Fabregas (as Leo Bloom), and Giselle Tongi (as Ulla).
Adapted from the 1968 Mel Brooks film of the same name, The Producers was written by Brooks and Thomas Meehan, with songs arranged by Glen Kelly and Doug Besterman.
As in the film, the story concerns two theatrical producers who scheme to get rich by overselling interests in a Broadway flop. The humor of the show draws on ridiculous accents, homosexual stereotypes, and Nazis, along with many show business in-jokes.
The original Broadway production, starring Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick, opened at the St. James Theatre on April 19, 2001 and ran for 2,502 performances, winning a record-breaking 12 Tony Awards. It spawned a successful London production running for just over two years, US national tours, many productions worldwide, and a 2005 film version.
Carlo Orosa is an accomplished recording artist and stage actor who has garnered recognition in both music and acting. Currently, Carlo is the business unit head for Stages Production Specialists Inc, a talent management company for various artists, including Christian Bautista, Karylle, Sam Concepcion, Enrique Gil, among others.
Robie Zialcita is currently starring in Bluebird, marking his fourth original musical in a career spanning 19 years since his first musical for Repertory Philippines, Camelot, staged in 1994.
Topper Fabregas recently starred as Claire in the critically acclaimed run of Jean Genet's The Maids (directed by Anton Juan) for MusicArtes. Topper is one of the founding members of the recently launched Red Turnip Theater (along with fellow actors Jenny Jamora, Ana Abad Santos, Cris Villonco and Rem Zamora). Their maiden production, Patrick Marber's Closer, will open this October. He is slated to take on the role of John for their production of the off-Broadway hit Cock, set to open next February.
Giselle Tongi-Walters, better known as "G,” has been acting in countless Philippine film and television projects for the past 20 years. Also known as VJ G, she became an on-air host for MTV Asia in the nineties.
The Producers is set to open on November 15 and will run until December 15, 2013. All performances are at Onstage, 2/F, Greenbelt 1, Paseo de Roxas corner Legaspi St., Makati City.
To accommodate all inquiries, Repertory Philippines is now accepting reservations for schools, civic groups and corporate sponsorships.
For details of the show, visit www.repertoryphilippines.com or call Tel. No. 571-6926 and 571-4941 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Tickets are available through Ticketworld at Tel. No. 891-9999 or via http://www.ticketworld.com.ph
Giselle Tongi, Robie Zialcita and Carlo Orosa will star in Repertory's The Producers
September 24, 2013