Cory the Musical to be restaged on August 30

LADIES IN YELLOW. Isay Alvarez (left) came face-to-face with the original lady in yellow, President Corazon Aquino, during the 2008 gala night of Cory, the Musical. This musical play will be restaged on August 30, 2009 at the AFP Theater. Click HERE to buy show tickets.

Isay Alvarez will be reliving her "nerve-wracking" experience of portraying the life of Corazon Aquino onstage.

In memory of the late President, the Buhay Isang Awit Foundation will be staging two shows of Cory, the Musical on August 30, 2009 at the AFP Theater, Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City.

This musical play features 20 original songs that tackles the life of Cory from her teenage years until the time she accepts the presidency.

Cory, the Musical shows her happy moments as a housewife to Senator Benigno "Ninoy" Aquino and a mother to five children. Their trials began when former President Ferdinand Marcos declared Martial Law and had his political enemies arrested. Cory suffered as her husband languished behind bars for seven years. She became a widow when her husband was shot dead, prompting her to assume the role of de facto leader of the opposition against Ferdinand Marcos.

Through this musical, viewers will see how the housewife rose above the challenges to become one of the most beloved Presidents of the Philippines.

Isay and Cory Aquino first met during the gala night of Cory, the Musical on November 29, 2008 at the Meralco Theater.

The original lady in yellow was only supposed to stay briefly at the show but she ended up watching the entire production. During the curtain call, Mrs. Aquino talked to the crowd and assured the public that despite the physical hardship imposed on her by colon cancer, she would continue to fight for freedom and democracy.

Portraying the other cast members of Cory, the Musical are Sherwin Sozon as Ninoy, Robert Seña as Ferdinand Marcos, Pinky Marquez as Imelda Marcos, Tommy Abuel as the reporter, Sheila Parducho, Lou Veloso, Andy Bais, and Rito Asilo.

For ticket inquiries and reservations, call Ticketworld at 891-9999.


August 30, 2009 (Sunday) 3:00 PM (Matinee)
Orchestra PhP 515 / Balcony PhP 309

August 30, 2009 (Sunday) 8:00 PM (Regular Show)
Orchestra PhP 721 / Balcony PhP 515

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