Tuesday, February 19, 2013

9WT's "They're Playing Our Song"

Starring Nikki Gil and Lorenz Martinez

9 Works Theatrical is back! After a 1 year break since their last production You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown, the 9Works team has returned to RCBC for their Production of the Broadway classic They’re Playing Our Song starring 9Works favorite Nikki Gil and theater veteran Lorenz Martinez. 

Nikki Gil was last seen on stage with 9WT as “Charity” in their production of Sweet Charity where she plays a bubbly yet, rather all-over-the-place young lady who finds herself in and out of sticky situation after sticky situation. Lorenz Martinez was also recently seen in Resort World’s The King and I as the charming Lun-Tha, the young man who falls in love with the beautiful Tuptim. Lorenz and Nikki together create a beautiful couple – hilarious, charismatic and extremely talented. 

The duo is joined by Peachy Atilano, Jill Peña and Anna Santamaria, as “the voices of Sonia” and the male ensemble of “the voices of Vernon” are Reb Atadero, James Stacey and Noel Rayos. Theater goers out there will definitely recognize the faces of this powerful ensemble.

This production also features the wonderful 9PO accompanying the cast’s stunning voices with their equally stunning instruments! How wonderful to see and hear live music in RCBC again! Most definitely a plus!

Directed by Robbie Guevarra, (who we last saw on stage as “Charlie Brown” in You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown) this musical promises you the 9Works charm and wit.

They’re Playing THOSE Songs.

They’re Playing Our Song is a hit musical first seen on Broadway in 1979 and then later on London’s West End in 1980. Sound familiar yet? The production later hit closer to home when it came to Manila in 2000 staring our very own Lea Salonga (whether you’re into theater or not, this name will ring several Notre-dame size bells) and Singaporean super star Adrian Pang. The musical also includes hit songs “I Still Believe in Love” and “Fallin’”. “Fallin’”, this love anthem you will recognize in the first two bars and actually opens the show (“I’m afraid to fly. And I don’t know why. I’m jealous  of the people who. . .)

Set in 1970’s New York, the play revolves around Vernon Gersch a Grammy Award-Winning composer and eccentric lyricist Sonia Walsk. The audience is brought on a journey of laughs, love and melodies as we witness the high notes and the low notes of the complicatedly charming duo. 

If you’re looking for a unique valentine-Month date, this is definitely one of the best options out there! Thinking of watching a Rom-Com? This one is better than a 3D movie - surround sound, too! ;)

The TWI team was lucky enough to catch the Preview and we can definitely say we all left with smiles on  our faces and songs delightfully playing in our heads! 

For more information on the play and 9Works Theatrical, check out the  9WT website at www.9workstheatrical.com

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