My husband and I, in another rare moment, had our date night watching a fun (and funny) musical last month.

And we have proof! Thanks for taking this photo of us. (Courtesy: Into the Woods-Preview Night)
And we have proof! Thanks for taking this photo of us. (Courtesy: Into the Woods-Preview Night)

 

It was the Press Preview of Into the Woods, a musical by Stephen Sondheim, last February 20.

The setting was a giveaway, an outdoor venue called the Kasalikasan Garden. It got a bit cloudy in the afternoon, and we were hoping it won’t rain. Good thing it didn’t. The shawl was of help. It got a little chilly later in the evening. WARNING: Bring anti-mosquito lotions or patches, and don’t wear shorts. Seriously. =)

Given that it was outdoors, the challenge I thought of was the microphones, and that single keyboard to accompany the singers. It went well, nevertheless.

It was really great to see familiar faces in the cast (and in the crowd, too). My friends from the UP College of Music and former choirmates of my husband, were part of the cast. Awesome to see friends take part in productions I cover for this blog.

Here are some photos of the Press Preview last February 20. Credits: Upstart Productions.

Onyl Torres, my husband's former choirmate at the Ateneo, played the Steward...and then some, such as being propsman.
Onyl Torres, my husband’s former choirmate at the Ateneo, played the Steward…and then some, such as being propsman.
Kay Balajadia-Liggayu played the Stepmother of Cinderella. The funny trio here is comprised of Kay and real life sisters. Justine and Jill Pena, who play stepsisters of Cinderella.
Kay Balajadia-Liggayu played the Stepmother of Cinderella. The funny trio here is comprised of Kay and real life sisters. Justine and Jill Pena, who play stepsisters of Cinderella.
These two are plain funny! Juliene Mendoza (Cinderella’s Prince), and George Schulze (Rapunzel’s Prince).
These two are plain funny! Juliene Mendoza (Cinderella’s Prince), and George Schulze (Rapunzel’s Prince).
Charley Magalit played Rapunzel, and her high notes soared as high as Rapunzel's tower! We worked together in San Andres B in 2013 and she's also a Bechie Baby like I am (it's our collective name for students of our dear voice professor, Ma. Cecilia "Bechie" Valena).
Charley Magalit played Rapunzel, and her high notes soared as high as Rapunzel’s tower! We worked together in San Andres B in 2013. We’re both Bechie Babies (our collective name for students of our dear voice professor, Ma. Cecilia “Bechie” Valena).
The general plot of the story went around these three characters. The Witch, ably played by Rachel Alejandro, Lorenz Martinez (Baker), and Gemini Quintos (Baker’s Wife).
The general plot of the story went around these three characters. The Witch, ably played by Rachel Alejandro, Lorenz Martinez (Baker), and Gemini Quintos (Baker’s Wife).

Can’t get enough of the photos? Then you should watch the production. They’re extending the run until March 22!

Congratulations to the cast, staff, and crew of the production!

GOOD NEWS! Hear ye, hear ye.

By popular demand, Upstart Production’s INTO THE WOODS will be extending their run for one more weekend! Make sure to catch them under the stars at BGC’s Kasalikasan Gardens! A special discount of 20% will be given to early bird reservations, bulk buyers, senior citizens and students for the MARCH 22 show! Offer is until March 15, 2015 only.

You may call/ text the following number for inquiries.

Charley Magalit 0977- 210 6113
Zarina Anne De Asis 0917-579 9828
Kay Balajadia-Liggayu 0917- 417 2362

 

INTO THE WOODS. February 21, 22, 28, March 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22. All shows start 6:00 PM. Tickets available at Ticketworld (891-9999).

Presented by Bonifacio Global City, AVIVA Global Marine Corporation, and OLX Philippines. In cooperation with The Picasso Boutique Residences and Plana Forma. Also brought to you by Interaksyon.com, Image Nation Photography, Mac Cosmetics, Lulu Swing Shoes, Citrusnap, Chalk, Metro Magazine, and Stanley Ong Photography.

 

 

~ Touringkitty

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