Our family has always been looking forward to what Repertory Theater for Young Audiences has prepared for their fans every year. We all went mad with Alice in Wonderland, got lost with Pinocchio and fell in love with Snow White in the past three shows we saw at Greenbelt OnStage. This year they got sweeter with their adaptation of the classic children story, Hansel & Gretel.
We were excited when the chosen classic was announced and we were glad to be able to watch it’s first run on last week, August 23. The show gives you an hour of fun, lessons and songs. During the play the actors were interacting with the audience by letting them sing along with their music and ask them questions along the way.
I appreciate how Repertory make theater more accessible to Filipino audiences, especially children. Watching a theater play is a totally different experience and we should bring our kids to at least one show a year. After we bringing our kids to their first play, they have been looking forward to the next.
Ms Joy Verata of Repertory Theater for Young Audiences headed the adaptation and direction and she promises to transform the fantastic tale for a new generation to enjoy. Bituin Escalante, Carla Guevara Laforteza, Ring Antonio, and Christine Flores will alternately play the witch, while Cara Barredo, Sweet Buchanan, and Christine Flores will alternately play the Dawn Fairy. The Hansel role will be divided between Joshua Nubla, Allen Orolfo, Mari Yapjoco, Tori Cortez and Nathan Flores, while Gretel will be portrayed by Ella Gonzalez, Ashlee Factor, Michelle Cornejo, and Rayne Cortez.
Other roles are the mother, essayed by Natalie Everett, Ayam Eckstein, and Buchanan; the father will be portrayed by Arnel Carrion, Hans Eckstein, Raymund Concepcion, and Raul Montesa; and the Sandman will be portrayed by Chino Veguillas, Vien Alen King, and Edu Briones.
“We want children to grow up with the appreciation that theater can be delightful,” ends Virata. “Compared to films, stage plays have a sense of immediacy and intimacy that will draw the viewer in and make them part of the story. This would create an enjoyable experience for imaginative kids.”
Get to experience the sweets, songs and lessons with Hansel and Gretel from August 13, 2016 at the Onstage Theater, 2/F, Greenbelt 1, Paseo de Roxas cor. Legazpi St., Makati City. The show runs until December 15, 2016.
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