Esang De Torres of Voice Kids stars in Manila run of Matilda musical

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Esang De Torres on playing the lead role in Matilda The Musical, "Masaya po ako na isa po ako sa mga naging Matilda kasi po dream role ko rin po siya."



Esang De Torres of The Voice Kids fame has once again bagged one of her dream roles.

The ten-year-old girl will play the lead role in Atlantis Theatrical Entertainment's Philippine adaptation of Matilda The Musical.

This follows her stint as Little Cossette in the Manila and Singapore staging of Les Miserables last year.

In an interview with reporters during the Matilda press conference, the young girl said it is her dream to portray the character gifted with telekinesis or the ability to move objects with her mind.

“Masaya po ako na isa po ako sa mga naging Matilda kasi po dream role ko rin po siya.

“Nabasa ko rin po yung Matilda sa book at saka paborito ko rin po yung movie na yung 1996,” said the finalist of The Voice Kids Philippines Season 2.

Ultimately, Esang's dream is to become like her The Voice coach: Tony Award-winning singer Lea Salonga.

“Masaya po kasi pangarap ko pong maging parang si Ms. Lea Salonga po," admitted Esang.

“Kaya napakasaya ko po na pangalawa ko po itong musical at saka natanggap po ako sa Matilda.”

Esang alternates in playing the titular role with fellow young actresses Uma Naomi Martin and Felicity Kyle Napuli.


Their wacky classmates are composed of Gabrielle Aerin Ong and Maria Ericka Peralejo as Lavander, Denise Fidel Arteta and Chi Chi Tan as Amanda, Nicole Chien and Ella Gonzalez as Alice, Alba Berenguer-Testa and Changel Marie Guinid as Hortensia, Josh Nubla and Miguel Suarez as Bruce, Rythm Alexander and Ian Alber Magallona as Eric, Gabo Tiongson and Pablo Miguel Macaspac as Nigel, and John Joseph Miraflores and Teddy Velasco as Tommy.

Also in the cast are Jamie Wilson as Miss Trunchbill, Cris Villonco as Ms. Honey, Joaquin Valdes as Mr. Wormwood, Carla Guevara-Laforteza as Mrs. Wormwood, Emeline Celis-Guinid as Mrs. Phelps, Nel Gomez as Michael Wormwood, and Bibo Reyes as Rudolpho.

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Joining them also are Steven Conde, Tim Pavino, Rhenwyn Gabalonzo, Teetin Villanueva, Gerhard Krystoffer, Alex Reyes, Jim Andrew Ferrer, Gabby Padilla, and Mica Fajardo.

Directed by Bobby Garcia, Matilda The Musical will be staged at the Meralco Theater in Ortigas, Pasig City from November 10 to December 10, 2017.

Tickets are ranging from P1,500 to P4,000 and now available at Ticketworld.


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