PRESS STATEMENT FROM TANGHALANG PILIPINO:
"Tanghalang Pilipino concludes its 24th Season with the power-packed return of its longest running, award-winning original musical comedy. ZsaZsa Zaturnnah Ze Muzikal...Vack With A Vengeance!—the production's 7th run—will be staged at the Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino, Cultural Center of the Philipines, on February 18 to March 13.
"The production is bound to leave audiences rolling on the aisles again with its zany, madcap and gender bending brand of musical comedy. Eula Valdez reprises her award winning role as the redhaired super heroine.
"She will be joined by new cast members Gabe Mercado (alternating with Joey Paras) as Didi, her frilly mouthed assistant; Pinky Amador (alternating with Kalila Aguilos) as Queen Femina Suarestella Baroux, Zaturnnah's fashionista archnemesis; Rocky Salumbides (alternating with Red Anderson and Prince Stefan) as the hunk with a heart—Dodong—Zaturnnah's object of affection.
"The rerun also reveals a new set design by Gino Gonzales and lighting design by Katsch Catoy.
"ZsaZsa Zaturnnah Ze Muzikal follows the misadventures of Ada, a gay beauty salon proprietor who transforms into the voluptuous superhero ZsaZsa Zaturnnah. Zaurnnah saves her town from marauding zombies, power-tripping fashion forward aliens and a giant dancing frog.
"ZsaZsa Zaturnnah became an underground cult classic when it first appeared as a graphic novel, Ang Kagila-gilalas na Pakikipagsapalaran ni Zsazsa Zaturnnah (The Spectacular Adventures of Zsazsa Zaturnnah penned and illustrated by Carlo Vergara.
"The piece was brought to the attention of Tanghalang Pilipino by stage director Chris Millado for inclusion in their Theater Season.
"The graphic novel was adapted for the stage by Chris Martinez for Tanghalang Pilipino, with Vincent de Jesus creating the words and Chris Millado directing the musical theater staging. Since it's opening in 2006 ZsaZsa Zaturnnah Ze Muzikalhas attracted growing, diversified and returning audiences while garnering rave reviews from mainstream critics, bloggers and by word of mouth.
"The 95th performance in March 2011 makes ZsaZsa Zaturnnah Ze Muzikal the longest running musical theater production of Tanghalang Pilipino and arguably the longest running show in Philippine musical theater.
"ZsaZsa Zaturnnah Ze Muzikal...Vack With A Vengeance opens on February 18 and runs until March 13.
"Tickets are now available at the CCP Box Office and TicketWorld outlets nationwide. For general ticket inquiries, call Tanghalang Pilipino at Tel. No. (632) 832-3661 or 832-1125 local 1620/1621."
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