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Latest updates about Kuya Manzano, where to buy tickets, new video online, etc.

Social media influence count 46,551 for August 2016

Facebook fanclub 22,923 – August 2016 from November 2015 – 22,867

Twitter 16,600  – August 2016 from November 2015 – 15,300

Linkedin 220 – August 2016 from November 2015 – 206

Pinterest 1,861 – August 2016 from November 2015 – 1,100

Youtube  482 – August 2016 from November 2015 – 364

Instagram 2,784 – August 2016 from November 2015 – 868

Google+ 953 – August 2016 from November 2015 – 726

Soundcloud 784 – August 2016 from November 2015 – 697

Musically, Vine, Snapchat… on the conquer.

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San Pedro Calungsod the musical coming to Manila

The musical dedicated to the Filipino saint comes to St Scholastica in Manila this August 27

San Pedro Calungsod the musical
Kuya Manzano as Padre Diego Luis de San Vitores

Catch celebrity singer Gerald Santos in an amazing role that shows the vocal quallities that made him a star.

All together with a talented cast and technical team that will give all our hearts to make you travel with us through the journey of the second Filipino saint Pedro Calungsod.

Tickets on sale for 300php for show of August 27 2016 at 6pm.

Reserve through the FB page and tickets will be under your name at the door one hour before the show.

San Pedro Calungsod the musical
Kuya Manzano (the mentor priest) & Gerald Santos (the saint)

Future pictures and updates at https://www.facebook.com/kuyafanclub/ You can communicate in Facebook for details on the tickets.

Watched it? Let us know your feedback please!

Love and Infinity… Kuya Manzano.

Cancer in Space, theater thesis at Ateneo College

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Want to know who’s behind the curtain?

Get to know the playwright of “Cancer in Space”

Gabbi Campomanes has loved theatre since she was but a wee babe. She is currently the Company Manager of Ateneo Blue Repertory and is finishing her degree in Creative Writing. When she isn’t in the theatre, she can be found singing, sleeping marvelling at her sock collection, or reading about how to pickle okra.

“After being diagnosed with an illness that could potentially destroy the planet, Julie is abandoned in a space pod 30,000 kilometers away from the Earth’s surface. In the solitude of outer space, Julie tries to keep things interesting. Even if she’s going to, like, die.”

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The Ateneo Fine Arts presents
CANCER IN SPACE
By Gabbi Campomanes

Part of the 2016 Playwriting Thesis Series

Direction and Set Design by Jay Crisostomo IV

Costume Design by Shawn Landayan

Lights Design by Syd Alcantara

Props Design by Carrie Server

Featuring Jomelle Era, Kuya Manzano, and Justin Ayran

Under the supervision of Glenn Sevilla Mas, MFA and Missy Maramara, MFA

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2016 April 14, 16, and 22, 7pm | April 23, 3pm
Ateneo Fine Arts Theatre, 3/F Gonzaga Building
Ateneo de Manila University

Running with KUBKOB by Carmel Ilustrisimo
Tickets are sold as twin bills for P250
For more information, please contact AJ Umali at 0915 266 7792 or fill up the reservation form http://bit.ly/ADMUPlaywriting2016

Performing for Les Miserables on Monday

It’s an honor for me to join the press performance of Les Miz in Manila on Monday.

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Just to warm up the press.

A giant honor 🙂

 

Influence count November: 42,128 followers.

Lets take a moment and recount how many followers and friends we have around social media.

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Happy to see the progress regularly.

Facebook fanclub 22,867

Twitter 15,300

Linkedin 206

Pinterest 1,100

Youtube 364

Instagram 868

Google+ 726

Soundcloud 697

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Glad to have you around and looking forward to meet new friends on all platforms!

Lets sing together! Broadway open mic in Manila.

If you are a singer you must sing daily, and when done in public it counts tripple!

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So you like Broadway tunes, we do also! This is an oportunity to mingle and grow sharing our passion for musicals.

I will sing some pieces of the new musical I’m preparing, San Pedro Calungsod.

San Pedro Calungsod the musical
San Pedro Calungsod the musical

What will you sing?

Just bring an MP3 or CD with your background music and flash us with your talent!

This also serves as your audition piece for future projects singing together!

Where? At iChill Theater Cafe.

When? 11 Sept 2015 at 8pm. Free for customers!

 

Performing as Padre San Vitores in Pedro Calungsod the musical

Diego Luis de San Vitores (1627-1672), misionero en las islas ...

Who is Padre San Vitores?

He was the mentor of San Pedro Calungsod, a martyr, a Spanish priest that died while converting the native Chamorros into Christians.

Now beatified. And I’m playing him in San Pedro Calungsod the musical.

I really think we look alike, do you agree?

So I think I was casted because of the looks, my accent and my performing skills.

Diego Luis de San Vitores - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

So excited to play this character together with a very young cast working for Redlife productions. A company specialized in biblical characters.

The lead role is played by Philippine TV and singing star Gerald Santos. So fans of Gerald, stay tuned!

Next performance will be September 13 2015 at Lasalle Dasmariñas Cavite – Philippines.

Call the school and ask if there are tickets left!

 

Hamlet – Theater in the Philippines

Ikarus Productions presents “Hamlet” at DITO Bahay ng Sining, a theater in the Philippines. One of the most memorable and perhaps most disturbing among William Shakespeare’s plays, it tells the story of Hamlet, heir to the throne of Denmark, whose sanity started hanging by a thread after his father’s untimely demise and her mother’s marriage to her uncle. He immediately sensed something is wrong and plotted revenge before his insanity goes full circle. Or has it?

CAST

CLAUDIUS… Gian Carlo Patello IV

HORATIO… Jan Leyson

Hamlet - Theater in the Philippines
GERTRUDE… Natalia Go

Hamlet - Theater in the Philippines
POLONIUS… Andre Alcantara

Hamlet - Theater in the Philippines
LAERTES… Sky Abundo

Hamlet - Theater in the Philippines
OPHELIA… Danielle de Leon

Hamlet - Theater in the Philippines.
HAMLET… Kuya Manzano

ARTISTIC STAFF & CREW
Lighting Designer… Jan Leyson asstd. by Gian Carlo Patello IV
Sounds Designer…. Jonathan Rodriguez
Production Designer… Claudine Delfin & Jay Crisostomo IV
Graphic Designer… Claudine Delfin
Direction… Jay Crisostomo IV

Director Jay Crisostomo IV chose to present the play with a neutral accent as he views this as more about entering the mind of Hamlet rather than focusing on getting the accents right. “It is a story which must be told with the ferocity of its topic but with also the gentleness of its protagonist. Hamlet screams ‘Murther!’ but before that final scream was the million-billion struggles which comes from the meek heart of a boy,” he shares.

The critically-acclaimed play will be staged on February 20, 21, 22, 27 and 28 and March 6, 7 and 8 at DITO Bahay ng Sining located in J. Molina St. corner Guizama St., Concepcion Uno, Marikina City. It will also be staged on iChill Theater Cafe on March 13 and 14 at 8pm and March 15 at 4pm. Directions and instructions as to how to get to DITO Bahay ng Sining can be referred to Arion through his contact details  0935 966 8769 or email ikarus.ph@gmail.com. Directions on going to iChill Theater Cafe can be accessed through Facebook & Twitter. Other details regarding special discounts and other similar deals can be seen on my official Facebook page, Kuya Manzano Fan Page, and my Twitter account @kuyamanzano. Hope to see you there. Gracias!

Back to Marco Polo the musical in 2015 playing Kublai Khan

After a pause I’m back in the production with a major role, the emperor Kublai Khan 8the son of Genghis Khan).

Hopefully you watched the previous runs of Marco Polo where I played Baron Tegan, the main antagonist to Marco Polo’s quest conquering the heart of Princess Kogajin.

Yeah, I love playing the bad guys 😀

It’s an honor to be back in the production with this role with several solo songs, a lot of weight… it’s a big challenge.

The notes are high and demanding, the acting too coz I’ll be playing a father and an emperor nevertheless.

I’ll work hard to give you the best.

And this is the preview of the latest version of the libretto and instrumentation. It has been bettered from last run at Meralco Theater.

Now we move to the most prestigious theater in the Philippines, to the CCP. All Pinoy performers respect performances at the main theater of the Cultural Center of the Philippines. So here also goes some pressure on our shoulders.

Here a pic of our last performance where I played bad ass Baron Tegan: Baron Tegan by Kuya Manzano in Marco Polo the Musical.

On stage as my wife will be the great Pinky Marques, what an honor. And legendary theater actor Chingoy Alonso as the Narrator. Princess Kogajin will be played by Stephanie Reese (Miss Saigon in Germany), my daughter.

See you in March 2015 at the CCP.

Musical Theater concert videos

Youtube channel has been bussy lately with updates of songs from concerts around Metro Manila, here some for your enjoyment.

 

The Impossible Dream at Fisher Mall Philippines

Fisher Mall Philippines had musical Jekyll & Hyde

Humanist plug in for persuing the Impossible Dream of Man from La Mancha

This is the moment powerful version

Sandy from Grease in the Philippines on a bike

Bring him home from Les Miserables by Kuya Manzano

Hope you enjoy, comment and share! TY 🙂