Atlantis Theatrical Entertainment Group is thrilled to announce the talented little wonders who will be starring in the critically acclaimed and award-winning musical, Matilda. As Matilda fans eagerly await the show, the kids who will be taking center stage are just as excited about the new roles in store for them.
Brimming with energy, the cast features three of theater’s youngest miracles to take on the title role: Telesa Marie “Esang” De Torres, Uma Naomi Martin, and Felicity Kyle Napuli. Esang’s notable works include ABS-CBN’s The Voice, (where she competed as a finalist for Team Lea) and her performance as Young Cosette in the Asian tour of Les Miserables. Uma, for her part, made her musical theater debut as Lottie in A Little Princess. Not to be outdone, Felicity was recognized as Outstanding Child Performer at the Gawad Musika Awards, and has already starred in a short film titled Duyan ng Alon.
Of course, the show would not be what it is if not for Matilda’s classmates, who team up with her to prove that “even if you’re little, you can do a lot.” To complete the magic, Matilda the Musical also showcases a bevy of wacky and charming characters played by an array of some of the most talented young performers to grace the Philippine stage. Out of nearly two hundred who auditioned, the talents selected to play the revolting children include Gabrielle Aerin Ong and Maria Ericka Peralejo as Lavender; Denise Fidel Arteta and Chi Chi Tan as Amanda; Nicole Chien 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; Pablo Miguel Palacpac and Gabo Tiongson as Nigel; and John Joseph Miraflores and Teddy Velasco as Tommy.
The cast members may be tiny, but they are big in spirit and talent
With the combined talents of these kids, Matilda the Musical tells the story of a group of children who find themselves in a rotten situation with their cruel school headmistress Miss Trunchbull. They decide to take matters into their own hands and fight the injustices of childhood with their wit, bravery, and a whole lot of naughtiness. Matilda and the gang
inspire a little revolution that will change their destinies, with their battle cry being the words, “You mustn’t let a little thing like ‘little’ stop you!”, which rings especially true for the cast, whose months of hard work audiences will get to savor soon. With their high energy singing, dancing, and stomping in defiance, the show is sure to be a treat for children and adults alike.
Presented by Metrobank Card Corporation, Matilda The Musical will make its
Philippine debut at the Meralco Theater on Nov.10 ans will run until the 10th of December this year.
Shows will be scheduled on Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., and Sundays 2 p.m. and 8 p.m..
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 now available at Ticketworld (call 891-9999 or visit www.ticketworld.com.ph). For more information and complete show details, visit http://atlantistheatrical.com/faq.
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