Hellow world!! :D
Last last week, I had the privilege to attend Resorts World Manila's press launch for CINDERELLA. It was a fancy and "thrilling" event, super naexcite ako while chilling in my middle back seat - waiting for the 20-minute preview to start.
RWM's Chief Entertainment Officer Colin Kerr: "We will give you magic!"
While Instagram-ing and waiting in the comfy Newport Performing Arts Theater, the moment brought me back to...hmm... 5 (!!!) years ago, when the family watched the Cinderella Lea Salonga version at the CCP Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo.
Still on flashback mode, here's the set from circa 2008 production. Flying Cinderella glass slipper ang ganap:
Haha, uso na ang cellphone camera selfie noon! VGA captured moment with short hair and bucked-teeth, before the play started with my sister Cea and sleeping daddykins. ;p
My daydreaming (or reminiscing) was cut short when the First Lady of Philippine Musical Theater Ms. Menchu Lauchengco-Yulo (Fairy Godmother) and Cinderella Director Michael Williams took the center stage and welcomed the guests.
We were treated to a sneak peek of the (GRAND!) set, the actors, the songs, etcetera etcetera.
"The prince is giving a ball!" -- LSS mode.
Slipping on the famous glass slippers to play the title role is TV and stage luminary Karylle Tatlonghari, with Julia Abueva (shown in photo) and Justine Pena as alternates.
For the Prince Christopher role, they will have Asia's Pop Idol Christian Baustista alongside Fred Lo (in photo).
I love the smooth set transitions...and the hightech LCD screen backdrop!
Also joining the all-Filipino ensemble are Pinky Marquez, Sweet Plantado, Sheila Francisco, Miguel Faustmann, Maronne Cruz, Gianina Ocampo, and Red Concepcion.
"And I like it so well,
That for all I can tell,
I may never come down again."
And then the classic scene--when the clock struck 12! End nadin ng aming press preview. Hehe!
Bitin! I can't wait for October 9! For show schedules and complete details about Cinderella, visit www.rwmanila.com or call (02) 9088833. For ticket inquiries and reservations visit RWM Box Office located near the main casino entrance, or call (02) 8919999.
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