Culture Shock Productions, in cooperation with Fringe MNL, presents Sa Wakas, a new musical that weaves together the songs of one of the country’s most beloved rock bands, Sugarfree. It will be staged for three weekends on April 2013 at the PETA Theater Center, No.5 Eymard Drive, New Manila, Quezon City.
Directed by Andrei Nikolai Pamintuan and co-written with Mariane A.R.T. Abuan, Sa Wakas chronicles the start of one relationship and the beginning of another as played out by the three characters Topper, Lexi, and Gabbi. With music beautifully arranged by Ejay Yatco, the bittersweet love story resonates with the heart-wrenching songs popularized by the alternative rock group led by Ebe Dancel. Sa Wakas promises to bring together the world of pop rock and musical theatre in one groundbreaking show.
The rock musical’s cast includes Fred Lo (9Works Theatrical’s Rent), Victor Robinson III (PETA’s Si Juan Tamad, And Dyablo, at Ang Limang Milyong Boto), Caisa Borromeo (Repertory Philippines’ Little Women), Laura Cabochan (Tanghalang Ateneo, blueREP, Dulaang UP), Kyla Rivera (Repertory Philippines’ I Love You Because), and Justine Peña (Tanghalang Ateneo’s Walang Sugat). The ensemble is composed of Abi Sulit (Artistic Director of blueREP 12-13), Lucia Kristina Francesca M. David (apprentice Artist Teacher of PETA), Hans Dimayuga (Repertory Philippines’ Secret Garden), and Cassie Manalastas (director of blueREP’s Stages of Love).
Apr. 13, 2013 (Saturday) – 3 pm and 8 pm
Apr. 14, 2013 (Sunday) – 3 pm and 8 pm
Apr. 19, 2013 (Friday) – 8 pm
Apr. 20, 2013 (Saturday) – 3 pm and 8 pm
Apr 21, 2013 (Sunday) – 3 pm and 8 pm
Apr 26, 2013 (Friday) – 8 pm
Apr 27, 2013 (Saturday) – 3 pm and 8 pm
Apr 28, 2013 (Sunday) – 3 pm and 8 pm
For inquiries and reservations, log on to www.sawakas.com. Tickets are available at all Ticketnet outlets located at the SM Department Store Customer Service Area, (02) 911-5555.
Excerpt from the staged reading of ‘Sa Wakas’
on Jan. 31-Feb. 1, 2013 at the Ateneo Fine Arts Festival
Artists: Laura Cabochan & Jussy Pena
Back-up Vocals: Abi Sulit, Mikou David, Cassie Manalastas, Hans Dimayuga