First it was a tea party with Alice in Wonderland in 2013, then an adventure with a wooden puppet called Pinocchio in 2014 and yesterday it was a trip to the forest with Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs – this is my third time to watch a world-class stage musical for kids of all ages as Repertory Philippines continues to bring to life the best children stories in the world.
I was with my 11 year-old daughter Sky yesterday at the On Stage Theater of Greenbelt 1 in Makati City for the first show of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs which will run from August 15 to December 10, 2015.
As much as I would like to say that I am still a child at heart able to appreciate children’s musical, cartoons and today’s games, it is still best to see how a REAL CHILD views these type of entertainment. A different kind of lens so to speak. So I always bring with me my kids when viewing stage plays or films that are meant for younger audiences so that I could get a more accurate point-of-view.
The coolest thing about Repertory Philippine’s latest re-staging of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is we got to see BITUIN ESCALANTE again on stage. The most interesting part about this is that she’s playing the villain in the story once again. She was the ‘Queen of Hearts’ in Alice in Wonderland, the evil ‘Coachman’ in Picocchio and now she’s the ‘Evil Queen’ in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. It was really a delight seeing Bituin perform on stage.
I asked Sky her most favorite characters in the film and she mentioned SNOW WHITE (of course) and the QUEEN! She finds them both very amusing and very talented.
Here’s a video of Sky at the Repertory Philippines’ Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs show:
Snow White in the musical is going to be played by four actresses – Christine Flores, Alana Vicente, Becca Coates and Dani Prieto. I am not sure though who exactly was playing Snow White yesterday morning but my guess is that it was Christine Flores wearing the red and white dress.
I asked Sky her most favorite part in the whole production and she said that it was when Snow White first met the Seven Dwarfs because it was very funny and surprising. (I will not tell you why she thought that the scene was a little surprising, you’ll have to find that out at On Stage for yourself – No Spoilers Here hehe)
As for my point of view, I find the beginning of the stage play a little too dull for the first 2 or 3 minutes, maybe because it lacks color or excitement and music, but it’s going to be an exciting joyful ride for kids and viewers after that and until the end.
I am still very much amazed with that MAGIC MIRROR! I really want to bring that big-old piece of furniture with me home. Sky kept on asking me even after the show, “How did they do that?”
Oh and by the way, if you’re watching the show with your kids and they’ve already seen the Disney version of this classic, you might want to inform them that the Seven Dwarfs will have different names and personalities in the Repertory musical. They’re called Scrubber, Blubber, Scotty, Flubber, Pepito, Mosquito and Fred.
Here are the rest of the cast:
- Ring Antonio (Queen)
- Sophie Atienza (Fred)
- Cara Barredo (Pepito)
- Becca Coates (Snow White)
- Jeff Comeros (Ballet Dancer)
- Noel Comia (Mosquito/Fred)
- Red Concepcion (Scotty)
- Liam Crisologo (Pepito)
- Lance Dasig (Mosquito)
- Daniel Delgado (Flubber)
- David Shawn Delgado (Blubber)
- Carlos Deriada (Ballet Dancer)
- Patricia Dimaano (Mosquito)
- Dindo Divinagracia (Ballet Dancer)
- Ayam Eckstein (Scrubber)
- Hans Eckstein (Woodsman/Prince)
- Bituin Escalante (Queen)
- Natalie Everett (Flubber)
- Ashlee Factor (Mosquito)
- Mica Fajardo (Scrubber)
- Miguel Faustmann (Mirror)
- Christine Flores (Snow White/Queen)
- Jef flores (Woodsman/Prince)
- Joni Galeste (Ballet Dancer)
- Harvey Gamboa (Pepito)
- Shanti Gleason (Mosquito)
- Thea Gloria (Scrubber)
- Daniella Gonzalez (Fred)
- Gabriel Hernandez (Mosquito)
- Steven Hotchkiss (Scotty)
- Erica Jacinto (Ballet Dancer)
- Jacqui jacinto (Ballet Dancer)
- Jos Jalbuena (Woodsman/Prince)
- Erika Katalbas (Ballet Dancer)
- Antonio Lane (Scotty)
- Arielle Magno (Flubber)
- Aixa Mallary (Ballet Dancer)
- Raul Montesa (Mirror/Scotty)
- Jay Pangilinan (Flubber)
- Ericka Peralejo (Fred)
- Carlos Percil (Ballet Dancer)
- Mark Pineda (Ballet Dancer)
- Dani Prieto (Snow White)
- Arion Sanchez (Pepito)
- Oeregrine Santiago (Blubber)
- Albert Silos (Fred)
- Goldie Soon (Blubber)
- Oliver Unison (Mirror)
- Alana Vicente (Snow White)
Snow White and the Sven Dwarfs is directed by MS. JOY VIRATA
Practice your Yodeling now and head on to On Stage to see Snow White and his seven little friends! Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs will be staged from August 15 to December 10, 2015. Ticket prices range from P400 to P600. For more details on the play, call the Repertory Philippines at 843-3570 and book tickets through TicketWorld at 891-9999 or visit their website at www.ticketworld.com.ph.
For more details visit the www.repertoryphilippines.com