The funniest musical to hit the town is set this February 12 as the 50 Shades! The Musical Parody is here in the Philippines. This stage show inspired by E.L. James’ popular erotic novel "Fifty Shades of Grey" will be sgown at the Carlos P. Romulo Theater in RCBC Plaza, Makati.
Featured in the company is a mix of international thespians, including performers from the Off-Broadway and Las Vegas productions of 50 Shades! The Musical Parody, plus some homegrown stage and screen talents. Leading the foreign artists are Brenna Wahl, Greg Kata, Chloe Williamson, Kaitlyn Frotton, Chris Hodgson, Casey Renee Rogers, and Isaac Saleh. Rounding out the cast are seasoned Filipino theatre stars Bituin Escalante, Karel Marquez, Lorenz Martinez, George Schulze, and Julz Savard.
Al Samuels, who co-wrote and directed the off-Broadway, UK and US tour productions of the musical, will also direct the Manila production.
“It's so exciting to develop the Filipino version of 50 Shades!, working with many of the actors I have already worked with in the US, but now also with a whole host of great Filipino stars,” said Samuels, “I think this combination will make for a great production, one that builds on the success the show has enjoyed around the world, but also with an awesome Pinoy flair.”
Joining Al Samuels on the creative team are Robbie Guevara (Assistant Director), Mio Infante (Scenographer), Mindy Cooper and PJ Rebullida (Choreographers), Only Torres (Musical Director- Vocals), Daniel Bartolome (Musical Director- Instrumentation), Martin Esteva (Lighting Designer) and Myrene Santos (Hair and Make Up Designer).
50 Shades! The Musical Parody opens with a trio of girlfriends setting aside staid book club fare in favor of a sexier sort of page-turner. Interest piqued, they devour the novel while the delicious affair of Anastasia and Christian comes to life before their eyes. The musical is an uproarious rollercoaster ride through this unlikely bestseller. The show features a sassy original score with musical influences ranging from traditional musical theater to R&B to Gilbert and Sullivan, including the provocative 'I Don’t Make Love...' and 'There's a Hole Inside of Me.'
Tickets are now available at SM Tickets, Ticketworld and Ticketnet outlets. Only limited tickets are available so secure your tickets now. For more information about the show, visit www.50shadesmanila.com or call (02) 470 6956.