Timeless Classic “Maynila sa mga Kuko ng Liwanag" Now A Musical!

Making a musical is never easy, but the ambition could lead to another classic in Philippine entertainment. Maynila Sa Kuko Ng Liwanag, anovel by by Edgardo M. Reyes and made more popular with its film adaptation by Lino Broka carved its mark in Filipino culture. In the new millennium, a theatrical adaptation will bring this the experience to the millennia generations.

This adaptation is brought by Grand Leisure Corporation and like their name, they want to make it grand and memorable with the cast and crew. Award-winning director Joel Lamangan, known for his thought provoking films like  “The Flor Contemplacion Story,” “Hubog,” and “Bulaklak Ng Maynila” , Lamangan's passion can bring out the essence of the story. Desepite being known as a film director, he has experience in directing theatrical plays like the musical “Katipunan: Mga Anak ng Bayan” in 2013.

Musical Director Von De Guzman has collaborated with Lamangan in many of the latter’s film projects. He has done musicals meant for school productions but “Maynila…” will be his first mainstream musical of this scope. “Direk Joel wanted memorable melodies for the play,” relates De Guzman, “so the ballads will have the feel of a George Canseco and/or Willy Cruz composition, the fast numbers we have incorporated very Filipino elements of singkil, ati-atihan chants, mostly percussion-driven kind of music. And then we have the strains of kundiman in the other numbers.”

Playing thhe iconic roles of Julio Madiaga, is Arman Ferrer, Ligaya Paraiso are shared by Sheila Valderrama-Martinez and Lara Maigue. Being seasoned performers, the three will be introduced into a wider audience different from their genre. Their musical numbers will be romantic yet sad because of their fate in the city.

Giving life to the other important characters in the singing sensations like Rita Daniella and Aicielle Santos playing Perla. Power belters like Ima Castro and Dulce alternates as Mrs. Cruz and their song has a powerful LSS factor. 

Also part of the cast are Floyd Tena (Pol), Noel Rayos (Atong), Rafa Seguion-Reyna and Joseph Puducay (Imo), Aicelle Santos and Rita Daniela (Perla), Jim Pebanco/ Joseph Billezar (Mr. Balajadia), Khalil Kaimo (Gido), Jeffrey Camanag (Omeng), Romcel Binquis (Benny), Randy Rey (Frank),

Performances are scheduled on September 30, 3:00pm and 8:00pm (Gala), October 1,2017 3:00pm and 8:00 pm October 4, 2017 8:00pm, October 5, 2017 8:00 pm, October 6, 2017 3:00pm and 8:00 pm,  Venue is at the KIA Theater in Cubao, Quezon City. 

“Maynila sa mga Kuko ng Liwanag, The Musical” is made possible through the generous support of KIA Theater, Cibo, Epson, Erase Placenta, SvelT’I Health & Beauty Centre, and Mr. Swabergers.

For ticket inquiries, contact Ms. Bards Lapid at mobile number -09178466704, landlines 897 7142. 890 0853, 890 6067 or Ticketnet -9115555.

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