Comedy, drama, romance and action. Deception and confessions. All these come to the stage with superheroes, super villains, a family and a maid in the Philippine Educational Theater Association’s (PETA) first season opener, Kung Paano Ako Naging Leading Lady the Musical. Co-produced with Dalanghita Productions, from Carlo Vergara’s one-act play and graphic novel of the same intriguing title.
Kung Paano Ako Naging Leading Lady revolves around the story of two sisters named Mely and Viva who both yearn to fulfill their dreams. Their sibling relationship and rivalry becomes more complicated due to an unsettled past and a budding romance, all in the context of an ongoing war between the superhero and super villain teams.
Being a maid is tough enough, but when Mely lands a job under a group of superheroes, she steps up to the unique challenge for the sake of her family.
The musical takes the audience through the journey of the characters as each of them tries to find their place in the world where superheroes and super villains actually exist.
PETA announced on Monday that besides a star studded cast, the artistic team behind Zsazsa Zaturnnah ze Muzikal, a massive success with its multiple stage runs, will reunite for Leading Lady. The story of Carlo Vergara (creator of Zsazsa Zaturnnah), together with the music of Vincent de Jesus (Himala the Musical, Batang Rizal, Juan Tamad), will be brought to life by director Chris Martinez (Ang Babae sa Septic Tank, Kimmy Dora, Temptation Island…Live!).
Meanwhile, the cast is comprised of talented artists with different yet noted theater backgrounds in Menchu Lauchengco-Yulo, Bituin Escalante and Frenchie Dy, Kim Molina and Natasha Cabrera, Markki Stroem and Hans Eckstein, May Bayot, Astarte Abraham, Giannina Ocampo, Jeff Flores, Chesko Rodriguez, Caisa Borromeo, Nar Cabico andDomi Espejo, Red Nuestro, Vince Lim and Mikoy Morales, Elliot Eustacio, Red Concepcion, Kakki Teodoro, Raf Bravo, Gab Pangilinan, JC Santos, Brian Sy, Rhenwyn Gabalonzo, and Josh Cabiladas.
Set to open on May 7, Kung Paano Ako Naging Leading Lady the Musical will run until June 7 at the PETA Theater Center in New Manila, Quezon City.
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