Venue: East,West at Philosophy compound. (Formerly DISH) across STC.
Date: April 17-30, 2006.
What better way to spend the summer than joining a workshop to be
conducted by one of the countryâ€™s leading musical theater actors? Little Boy
Productions embarks on a new challenge this summer, discovering and training
young performers in Cebu through its first-ever Musical Theater Workshops. The
workshops are designed to teach students voice, dance and acting skills, give
them performance experience, build a sense of accomplishment and, most of all,
have fun. The leading resident actor of Repertory Philippines, Mr. Michael
Williams, will be based here for the summer to teach two classes: Childrenâ€™s
Musical Theater and Young Adultâ€™s Musical Theater. From April 17-30,
participants will be exposed to daily sessions of theater training, which will
culminate in a production of a Broadway musical as the final activity. Working
and playing together, they develop friendships and a bond that lasts long after
the summer has gone. Time spent on stage and in classrooms is also time spent
discovering a world of shared interests and support. Beginners as well as
experienced performers are all welcome.
Workshop instructor will be Michael Williams, who was an original cast of Miss
Saigon in London. He also went on to play Lun Tha (the romantic lead) in the
touring and West Endproductions of The King and I. Since coming back from London in 1992,
he has established himself in the lounge and trade show circuits but continued
to churn out stellar work in the theater. He was acclaimed for his portrayal of
Javert in Les Miserables and many other leading roles at Repertory Philippines.
His last collaboration with Little Boy Productions was in the musical Once on
This Island where he played the leading role of Agwe, God of Water. Michael
also teaches acting workshops for Repertory Philippinesâ€™ Summer Workshops
but is taking this summer off to teach in Cebu. â€œWe are privileged to have
Michael Williams teach the Musical Theater Workshops here in
Cebu,â€ says Hendri Go of Little Boy Productions. â€œThis is a rare opportunity
for those looking for quality, professional theater workshops but canâ€™t go to
Manila to join the workshops there,â€ he added.
The workshop fee is P 3,500.00 and is inclusive of all miscellaneous fees,
souvenir t-shirt, and tickets to the culminating presentation of a Broadway
musical. A board and lodging package is available for participants coming from
out of town. Limited slots are available and registration is now ongoing at
east, west cafÃ© at the Ayala Entertainment Center. Please call or text JINGLE
at 09265986089 and e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
This is organized by Little Boy Productions, the Cebu-based theater company
that produced the Manilaand Cebu stagings of the musical Once on This Island
starring Bituin Escalante, Jett Pangan, Jeffrey Hidalgo, Michael de Mesa, and
Menchu Lauchengco-Yulo. Among those who started their professional theater
careers with Little Boy Productions are Jing Fegi (currently playing Nala in
The Lion King in Hong Kong Disneyland), Christine Fernandez (Search for the
Star in a Million finalist), Bong Cabrera (Tanghalang Pilipino Actorâ€™s Company
at the CCP), Jude Bacalso, Randolph Libres, and Raki Vega.