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COMPANY Musical and Comedy Tony Multi-awarded Show Is Coming To Manila


Remember last year when I and K watched  SPAMALOT? It has been one of the best comedy shows we have watched live in theater performed by professional actors and actresses based here and abroad. You can read here my review via my good friend Allan's blog. We laughed our heart out and really wish that we'll have another one of the same quality and humor. My American boyfriend loves to watch live performances so I am very selective of the ones that meet his taste. He has a pretty high standard!



Upstart, the one responsible with the success of SPAMALOT is coming back with another production called COMPANY.  It is a well-loved Broadway classic that is currently making a splash in London’s West End. A “landmark musical” (Time Magazine) about love, marriage, friendship, and loneliness, COMPANY is one of theater legend Stephen Sondheim’s most beloved works, along with shows like INTO THE WOODS, WEST SIDE STORY, and A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC. With its “unforgettable score” (The Boston Globe) and the “sparse, elegant wit” of its lyrics (The New York Time), every major production of COMPANY in Broadway and the West End has earned accolades— including multiple Tony and Olivier Awards— since the show’s debut in 1970.


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Helmed by acclaimed actor/director Topper Fabregas (Gawad Buhay Best Director 2016, “Tribes”), Upstart’s version of COMPANY will feature theater veterans like Ojay Mariano (“Ang Huling El Bimbo”), Cathy Azanza-Dy (“Silent Sky”), Ariel Reonal (“Miss Saigon”), and Caisa Borromeo (“Silent Sky”), along with a host of hot up-and-comers from the theater and entertainment scene. Fabregas was very particular about finding new, unexplored performers, and held open auditions for all the parts. He was not disappointed at the results: “We were blown away,” he enthuses. Producer Joel Trinidad, who is also part of the cast, concurs: “We said to so many people, ‘Why have we never seen you on stage before?!’”


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Offstage, Fabregas has assembled an impressive team to help him realize his unique vision for the show: Handling the music is TOYM Awardee and former Hong Kong Disneyland Musical Director Rony Fortich; handling the Production Design is New York-based Joey Mendoza, freelance set designer and faculty member at Fordham University Theater Program at Lincoln Center. 

What can audiences expect from COMPANY? The San Francisco Examiner said it best: “There’s never been a franker, more sophisticated work written for the musical stage.”

I and K are once again going back to the same spot where SPAMALOT was shown to watch COMPANY. Hope you guys will watch too :)

COMPANY runs on all Fridays (9:00 pm), Saturdays (3:00 and 8:00 pm), and Sundays (3:00 and 8:00 pm) between September 13 and September 22 at the Globe Auditorium, Maybank Performing Arts Theater, BGC Arts Center, Taguig. COMPANY is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI, 423 West 55th Street, New York, NY 10019. Tel.: (212) 541-4684 Fax: (212) 397-4684 www.MTIShows.com.

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