Imelda: A New Musical at the Julia Miles Theatre
Pan Asian Repertory Theatre announces its 33rd season with the East Coast premiere of Imelda, A New Musical, opening at The Julia Miles Theatre on 30 Sep 2009, following previews from 22 Sep and running through to 18 Oct 2009.
With a book by Sachi Oyama, music by Nathan Wang and lyrics by Aaron Coleman, Imelda is a portrait of the ambitious and controversial woman often referred to as ï¿½The Steel Butterfly.ï¿½
The musical spans the 1940s to 1980s, the pivotal years after The Philippines gained its independence. Imelda Marcos wanted to set her country as an equal player on the world stage and gain the respect of the world.
Under the direction of Tim Dang, Producing Artistic Director of East West Players in L.A., the East Coast premiere of Imelda stars Jaygee Macapugay as 'Imelda Marcos,' Liz Casasola as 'Corazon Aquino,' Mel Sagrado Maghuyop as 'Ferdinand Marcos,' Brian Jose as 'Ninoy Aquino' and features Alan Ariano, Angelica-Lee Aspiras, Billy Bustamante, Leanne Cabrera, Sacha Iskra, Loresa Lanceta, Jonelle Margallo and Romney Piamonte.
The scenic design is by Kaori Akazawa, lighting design by Victor En Yu Tan, costume design by Ivy Chou and hair and makeup by Leslie Espinosa.
New Yorkï¿½s first Filipino themed musical, Pan Asian Repï¿½s production of Imelda, is presented in Association with East West Players who produced the Los Angeles premiere in 2005.
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