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Mario Bautista, has been with the entertainment industry for more than 4 decades. He writes regular columns for People's Journal and Malaya.

Oct 12, 2017

Atlantis Theatrical Entertainment Group Announces The Full Cast Of The Broadway & Westend Hit 'Matilda The Musical' To Be Staged At The Meralco Theatre Next Month

 “MATILDA” is a hit stage musical about a girl who has the gift of telekinesis, based on the 1988 children's novel of the same name by Roald Dahl. In London, it won 7 Olivier Awards in 2012. In 2013, it won five Tony Awards in Broadway, including best book of a musical. Now, Atlantis Theatrical Entertainment Group is mounting it at the Meralco theatre, opening on November 10.

Three talented child stars are alternating as Matilda: Telesa Marie “Esang” De Torres who was in ABS-CBN’s “The Voice” and the “Les Miz” Asian tour, Uma Naomi Martin of “A Little Princess”, and Felicity Kyle Napuli winner of the Outstanding Child Performer at the Gawad Musika Awards. Playing Matilda's classmates are Gabrielle Aerin Ong and Maria Ericka Peralejo as Lavander; Denise Fidel Arteta and Chi Chi Tan as Amanda; Nicole Chien (daughter of Lea Salonga) and Ella Gonzalez as Alice; Alba Berenguer-Testa and Chantel Marie Guinid as Hortensia; Josh Nubla and Miguel Suarez as Bruce; Rhythm Alexander and Ian Albert Magallona as Eric; Gabo Tiongson and Pablo Miguel Palacpac as Nigel; and John Joseph Miraflores and Teddy Velasco as Tommy.

The adult members of the cast are Jamie Wilson as Miss Trunchbull; Cris Villonco as Miss Honey; Joaquin Valdes as Mr. Wormwood; Carla Laforteza as Mrs. Wormwood; Emeline Guinid as Mrs. Phelps; Nel Gomez as Michael Wormwood; Bibo Reyes as Rudolpho; and Steven Conde, Tim Pavino, Rhenwyn Gabalonzo, Teetin Villanueva, Gerhard Krystoffer, Alex Reyes, Jim Andrew Ferrer, Gabby Padilla and Mica Fajardo.

“Matilda The Musical” is directed by Bobby Garcia, Choreography by Cecile Martinez, Lighting Design by Driscoll Otto, Musical Direction by Farley Asuncion, Set Design by Faust Peneyra, Costume Design by Raven Ong, Sound Design by Kevin Heard, Vocal Coaching by ManMan Angsico, Assistant Direction by Steven Conde, Assistant Choreography by Jim Ferrer, and Assistant Vocal Coaching by Rhenwyn Gabalonzo. Shows will be on Fridays at 8:00 p.m., Saturdays at 2:00 and 8:00 p.m., and Sundays at 2:00 p.m and 8:00pm. The show is recommended for children aged 7 and above (children under the age of 4 will not be permitted inside the theater). Tickets ranging from P1,500 to P4,000 are available at Ticketworld (call 891-9999 or visit www.ticketworld.com.ph). For more info, visithttp://atlantistheatrical.com/faq.