As the heat intensifies this season, Resort’s World Manila is inviting us to sweat it out and groove inside Newport Performing Arts Theater as it will be staging a local adaptation of the multi-awarded musical Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.
On board this project are theater thespians Leo Tavarro Valdez (Tick/Mitzi), Jon Santos (Bernadette), Red Concepcion (Adam/Felicia); Michael Stuart Williams (Miss Understanding); Bituin Escalante, Lani Ligot and Timmy Canlas (The Divas); Pinky Marquez (Shirley) and Menchu Lauchengco-Yulo (Marion), among others.
For the uninitiated, Priscilla follows the story of Mitzi, Bernadette and Felicia and their journey towards a remote Australian desert for a special drag performance.
Along the road, they will experience mishaps, meet strange characters and explore one another, all while singing immortal hits that will surely make the audience sing such as “It’s Raining Men”, “I Will Survive”, “What’s Love Got To Do With It?”, “I Love The Nightlife”, and “I Say A Little Prayer”, among others.
Something to be proud of as well in this production is the all-original lineup of glitzy wardrobe creations that chief costume designer Edgar San Diego made.
If that’s not enought to convince you, Priscilla is under the direction of veteran theater director Jaime Del Mundo (Bluebird of Happiness, The Producers), so expect nothing but above par shows.
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Priscilla, Queen of the Desert is set to premier on May 09, 2014 as part of Resorts World Manila’s Epic Summer 2014.
Epic Summer 2014
If you are a partygoer, May is totally the month for you as superclub Republiq is slated to bring the Ultimate Bikini Party in the country (stay tuned for updates). For alternative rock fans, June will be a special month as Vertical Horizon will be performing live.
Of course, world-class local talents will not be absent from this year’s lineup. Bar 360 will be the stage of the following performances: Nyoy Volante on April 22, Hagibis on May 20 and father-daughter tandem Hajji and Rachel Alejandro on June 17.
For movie aficionados, the world-class Newport Cinemas will be premiering “The Amazing Spider-Man 2″ on April 2 with a Spider-Man collectibles and memorabilia exhibit at The Plaza of the Newport Mall.
Speaking of exhibit, Star Wars geeks will surely have a field day on May 4 (hailed as Star Wars Day) with an exhibit of rare collectibles, toys, and more.
Toy talk does not end there. On May 31, TOYCON 2014 will open their campaign with cosplayers, toys for sale, and rare collectibles on display.
You think that’s too much activity? RWM has more in store for you. Check out their website for more updates. Have an epic summer!