Photo Flash: BARBIE Gets A Musical; Stops Over in Manila 12/11-15

Photo Flash: BARBIE Gets A Musical; Stops Over in Manila 12/11-15
America's favorite doll Barbie comes to life in the international
touring production of BARBIE LIVE!, produced by EMS
Entertainment and Mattel Live Entertainment. Photo c/o Mattel

New York, December 6, 2013--When famous Mattel Inc. dolls Barbie and Ken rekindled their romance on Valentine's Day in 2011-- after their much publicized separation in 2004--throngs of people packed Times Square to witness the ex-couple's reunion, acted out by real-life Barbie and Ken dolls. So it is no surprise that a stage musical, featuring real-life Barbie and Ken dolls, and their friends, was in the offing.

BARBIE LIVE!, produced by EMS Entertainment and Mattel Live Entertainment, which had its world premiere in Singapore's majestic Marina Bay Sands just three months ago, will continue its Asian tour in Manila at the Mall of Asia (MOA) Arena from Wednesday, December 11 to Sunday, December 15 with 11 performances only.

EMS Entertainment, which specializes in interactive exhibitions such as "CSI: The Experience" and "Star Trek, The Exhibition," holds the international touring license for BARBIE LIVE!

"Together with Mattel, we have put an incredibly talented team together that created an unforgettable show for Barbie fans around the world," said Christoph Rahofer, president and CEO of EMS Entertainment, in a statement. "BARBIE LIVE! will give fans the opportunity to engage with the Barbie brand while spending time with their families and friends making memories that will last beyond the stage."

BARBIE LIVE!, which features 19 actors and dancers, is choreographed and directed by Kobi Rozenfeld and written by Obie Award-winning actress Diane Rodriguez, with music and musical direction by Robbie Roth ("Flashdance"), set design by Stanley A. Meyer (Disney's "Beauty and the Beast"), lighting design by Jesse Blevins and Peter Morse, costume design by Aviad Arik Herman ("Miss Universe") and sound design by Kai Harada.

Set in Hollywood, the musical tells the story of Barbie and her best friend/co-star Teresa. When Teresa starts to doubt her own talent, Barbie recalls lessons from her past to build Teresa's self-confidence and embrace the power of friendship.

For tickets to BARBIE LIVE!, promoted in Manila by Vivre Fort Entertainment and Happy Junior Productions, visit www.smtickets.com or call (632) 470-2222, 470-6956.

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Photo Flash: BARBIE Gets A Musical; Stops Over in Manila 12/11-15
EMS Entertainment and Mattel Live Entertainment present BARBIE LIVE!

Photo Flash: BARBIE Gets A Musical; Stops Over in Manila 12/11-15
EMS Entertainment and Mattel Live Entertainment present BARBIE LIVE!

Photo Flash: BARBIE Gets A Musical; Stops Over in Manila 12/11-15
EMS Entertainment and Mattel Live Entertainment present BARBIE LIVE!

Photo Flash: BARBIE Gets A Musical; Stops Over in Manila 12/11-15
EMS Entertainment and Mattel Live Entertainment present BARBIE LIVE!

Photo Flash: BARBIE Gets A Musical; Stops Over in Manila 12/11-15
EMS Entertainment and Mattel Live Entertainment present BARBIE LIVE!

Photo Flash: BARBIE Gets A Musical; Stops Over in Manila 12/11-15
EMS Entertainment and Mattel Live Entertainment present BARBIE LIVE!

Photo Flash: BARBIE Gets A Musical; Stops Over in Manila 12/11-15
EMS Entertainment and Mattel Live Entertainment present BARBIE LIVE!

Photo Flash: BARBIE Gets A Musical; Stops Over in Manila 12/11-15
EMS Entertainment and Mattel Live Entertainment present BARBIE LIVE!

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Oliver Oliveros Oliver Oliveros recently received a master's degree in public relations and corporate communication from New York University while serving as regional director for BroadwayWorld.com, where he accepted an Award for Excellence in 2013.

For nearly 20 years, Oliver has been handling public relations, corporate communication, and integrated marketing communications for numerous brands (including Pepsi), Broadway shows, Broadway stars, non-profit organizations, and mainstream celebrities.

He is also the editor-in-chief for FIL-AM WHO'S WHO, a monthly magazine that tells the real-life success stories of Filipino Americans from the New York Tri-State area.