Friday, October 31, 2008

HAIRSPRAY Rehearsals in Full Swing

from the Atlantis Production Website (

Rehearsals for Atlantis Productions' highly anticipated staging of the Tony Award Winning Musical HAIRSPRAY are in full swing!

Cast members have been rehearsing for two weeks now with a rigorous daily schedule of music, dance and staging in order to bring the energetic and electrifying numbers to life by opening night November 14th.

Madel Ching makes her professional theatre debut as Tracy Turnblad, one of the most demanding roles for a musical theatre actress. She appears in all but two scenes in the musical. Joining her in the cast are Michael de Mesa as Edna, Dulce as Motormouth Maybelle, Tim Espinosa as Link Larkin, Menchu Lauchengco-Yulo as Velma Von Tussle, Nyoy Volante as Seaweed J. Stubbs, Leo Rialp as Wilbur, Noel Rayos as Corny Collins, Gabe Mercado as the Male Authority Figure, Enchang Kaimo as the Female Authority Figure, Christine Allado as Amber and Monica Reynoso as Penny. In the ensemble are Jordan Aguilar, Emy Alcid, Caisa Borromeo, Erika Cedilla, Red Concepcion, Gerlin Francisco, Bea Garcia, Crienna House, Yanah Laurel, Cheeno Macaraig, Michael Odoemene, Anthony Ong, Myrene Santos, Mark Tayag, and Lee Villoria.

HAIRSPRAY is about Tracy Turnblad who wins a spot on the local TV dance program The Corny Collins Show. This big girl with big hair and big dreams becomes a teen celebrity overnight. Soon Tracy finds herself pitted against the show's reigning princess for the title Miss Teenage Hairspray 1962. It is based on the John Waters film and was recently turned into a hit movie musical starring John Travolta,

HAIRSPRAY is directed by Bobby Garcia, Choreography by Cecille Martinez, Production Design by Gino Gonzales, Lighting Design by Shoko Matsumoto and Musical Director Archie Castillo conducts FILharmoniKA, who will perform the original Tony Award nominated Broadway orchestrations.

Hairspray Manila will be staged at the Star Theater, CCP Complexon November 15, 2008 (Saturday) at 8:00 p.m.