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Joanna, Audie, Cris, Marvin Et Al.--catch Them in Resorts World Manila's The Sound of Music

By Gibbs22manila @gibbscadiz
Cris Villonco wasn't at the presscon, but Joanna Ampil, Audie Gemora, Marvin Ong, Tanya Manalang and the kiddie cast sang songs from the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, Resorts World Manila's production of which is opening this weekend, Oct. 15, 2011 at its Newport Performing Arts Center under Roxanne Lapus' direction. Cris alternates with Joanna in the role of Maria, Audie plays Capt. Von Trapp along with Ed Feist and Jon Joven, Marvin Ong is Rolf and Tanya Manalang is Liesl, Pinky Marquez and Shiela Franciso alternate as the Mother Abbess, and Pinky Amador and Lynn Sherman play the Baroness Elsa Schraeder. The Manila Philharmonic Orchestra provides the live accompaniment under the baton of musical director Rodel Colmenar. Enjoy this teaser:

PLUS: Director Roxanne Lapus explains what she plans to bring to this chestnut musical, to reimagine it and make it fresh--

(Wondering what the good-looking TV director Paul Soriano is doing up there with the cast? He's in charge of the video component of the show's scenography, to take advantage of the LED screen that Resorts World Manila touts as the largest in Asia.)

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