Saturday, November 18, 2017

Globe LIVE and 9Works Theatrical brings back the musical A Christmas Carol this Holiday Season

A Christmas Carol is back on stage this holiday season.  Photo: Jaypee Maristaza

The “spirits” of the season are brought to life once again as Globe LIVE and 9Works Theatricals brings Menken & Ahrenn’s A Christmas Carol back on stage for this holiday season. After its successful 2016 run, the whole family can once again create new traditions by reliving the Charles Dickens classic through impeccable production and classic music. 

A Christmas Carol tells the story of a miserly man who finds happiness in sharing the joys of the season after being visited by the ghosts of Christmas past, present, and future.

A Christmas Carol will premiere with some new cast members and a new production set that shouldn’t be missed! The show will start on December 1, 2017 at the Globe Iconic Stage, BGC Amphitheater, Taguig, this time with Franco Laurel as the Ghost of Christmas Past. Reprising his role as the curmudgeon Scrooge is the seasoned Miguel Faustman.

Globe LIVE’s strengthened partnership with 9Works Theatrical in staging award winning Filipino productions helps Filipino talent shine even brighter on the family-friendly venue. Efforts such as these allows quality theater productions to reach a wider audience.

Joe Caliro, CEO and Executive Producer of Globe LIVE. Photo: Monch "Monchster" Henares.

Joe Caliro, CEO and Executive Producer of Globe LIVE and head of Globe's Creative Marketing and Multi-Media Services reveals, “A Christmas Carol’s second run is part of our effort to encourage our customers in creating new traditions with the whole family. We chose to stage A Christmas Carol again because it resonates with the colorful holiday celebrations here in the Philippines. It also teaches us the valuable lesson of giving, which is what the season is all about. With the successful it had last year, we wanted to offer it once again to eventually make it a Filipino Christmas tradition that everyone can enjoy.”   

A Christmas Carol stars theater veteran Miguel Faustmann as Ebenezer Scrooge, Noel Rayos as Jacob Marley and Mr. Fezziwig, Franco Laurel as the Ghost of Christmas Past, Nico Dans as the Ghost of Christmas Present, Rissey Reyes as the Ghost of Christmas Future, and Jaime Yupangco and Elai Estrella as Tiny Tim. 

The ghosts of Christmas. Photo: Gian Nicdao.

Rounding up the cast are Jon Abella as Bob Cratchit, Tricia Canilao as Mrs. Cratchit, Dawn Eduave as Mrs. Fezziwig, Laurence Mossman as Young Ebenezer, Arman Ferrer as Fred, Mitzie Lao as Emily, Gian Gloria as Sally, Krystal Brimner and Rayne Cortez as Grace Smythe, Tory Cortez as Jonathon, Omar Uddin and Diego Soler as Scrooge at 12, Simone Martinez and Cerise Ramirez as Fan, Joe Ng and Bourne Luna as Fred’s son, Kyle Francisco as Martha Cratchit, MC dela Cruz as Mr. Smythe, JP Basco as Young Marley, Josh Ramirez as John William Scrooge, Kendrick Ibasco as Beadle, Vyen Villanueva as Mr. Hawkins, Jourdan Bartolome as Old Joe, Mariella Laurel as Scrooge’s mother, Peachy Atilano-Guevara as Mrs. Mops, Shalee Vicencio as Mrs. Hawkins and Joni Galeste.

Directed by Robbie Guevara. Photo: Monch "Monchster" Henares.

A Christmas Carol is directed by Robbie Guevara, together with Onyl Torres as assistant director, Daniel Bartolome as musical director, PJ Rebullida as choreographer & Yek Barlongay for additional tap choreography, Ed Lacson as set designer, Dong Calingacion as technical director, Myrene Santos as hair and makeup designer, and Ian Cartalaba as costume head.

Santi Santamaria, Executive Producer of 9 Works Theatrical. Photo: Monch "Monchster" Henares.

Heading the production team are executive producers Santi Santamaria (9 Works Theatrical) and Joe Caliro (Globe Live), Denise Seva (Globe Live Director for Events and Production), with 9 Works Theatrical’s Anna Santamaria as company manager, Sab Jose and Jonjon Martin as PR managers, GM Hernandez as marketing manager, Arma Bonilla as stage manager, Gian Nicdao as graphic designer and JC Inocian as photographer.

Making this year’s production extra special is Globe LIVE’s support for the HERO Foundation through the “Wall of Miracles”. To be able to support more military orphans and send them to school, all of A Christmas Carol’s show will have the “Wall of Miracles” display that guests will be invited to decorate with Christmas ornaments that will be sold at the venue. All the proceeds from the sale of the ornaments alongside an additional donation from Globe LIVE will be turned over to the HERO Foundation. 

Globe Live and 9 Works Theatrical’s A Christmas Carol will be shown at the Globe Iconic Bonifacio High Street Amphitheater, Bonifacio Global City on December 7-9, 14-16, 21-22 & 26-27 at 8:00pm, December 10 & 17 (Sundays) and December 25 Christmas Show at 7:00pm. 

For ticket inquiries, please contact Ticketworld at 891.9999.

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A Christmas Carol is a production of Globe Live and 9 Works Theatrical, with MUD (Make up Designory) as the official makeup partner. Special thanks to Bonifacio High Street.

A Christmas Carol is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).

*Press Release courtesy of Globe LIVE and 9Works Theatrical