Photo Flash: Get a First Look at Rehearsals for BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL in Manila!
Manila, Philippines--Atlantis Theatrical Entertainment Group continues its 20th-anniversary season with the Broadway hit BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL, which opens at Meralco Theatre in Pasig City on June 14.
Playing the titular role is Kayla Rivera, who made her professional musical theater debut playing Nina Rosario in Atlantis' acclaimed staging of "In The Heights" in 2011. She has also played Princess Jasmine in Disney's "Aladdin," Carrie White in "Carrie," Wednesday Addams in "The Addams' Family," Sherrie in "Rock of Ages," and Violet Hilton in "Side Show."
Nick Varricchio plays King's husband and writing partner, Gerry Goffin. Nick was last seen onstage in Manila as Double J in Atlantis' touring production of "Saturday Night Fever." His musical credits include "A Chorus Line," "Happy Days," "Light in the Piazza," and "Spring Awakening."
Joining them are some of the country's most acclaimed theater stars: Mikkie Bradshaw-Volante plays Cynthia Weil, Carole's friend and rival. George Schulze plays Barry Mann. Gab Pangilinan plays the lead singer of The Shirelles and Marilyn Wald. Jill Peña plays one of the Shirelles and Janelle Woods. Teetin Villanueva plays Little Eva and one of the Shirelles. Maronne Cruz plays Betty, Carole's childhood best friend.
The actors playing The Drifters are Tim Pavino, Arman Ferrer, Jep Go, and Markus Mann. Nelsito Gomez plays a number of roles including Neil Sedaka. Rhenwyn Gabalonzo plays one of the Righteous Brothers. Joining them are Gabby Padilla, Dean Rosen, and Alex Reyes.
Theater veterans Jamie Wilson and Carla Guevara-Laforteza are also part of the cast as Don Kirshner and Genie Klein.
With a book by Douglas McGrath, BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL has been thrilling theatergoers with the inspiring true story of one woman's remarkable journey from teenage songwriter to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. From the string of pop classics she wrote for the biggest acts in music, to her own life-changing, chart-busting success with "Tapestry," BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL takes you back to where it all began--and takes you on the ride of a lifetime.
Featuring unforgettable classics like "You've Got a Friend," "One Fine Day," "So Far Away," "Take Good Care of My Baby," "Up on the Roof," "You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling," "Will You Love Me Tomorrow," and "Natural Woman," this Tony, Olivier, and Grammy Award-winning musical phenomenon is filled with the songs you remember--and a story you'll never forget. The musical continues to run on Broadway and on US National Tour.
BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL is directed by Bobby Garcia. It will run at the Meralco Theater, Pasig City, from June 14 to July 7, 2019. For tickets, visit TicketWorld.com.ph.
Photos: Atlantis Theatrical Entertainment Group
George Schulze, Kayla Rivera, Mikkie Bradshaw-Volante
Kayla Rivera, Nick Varricchio
Kayla Rivera, Nick Varricchio
Mikkie Bradshaw-Volante, George Schulze
Jamie Wilson, George Schulze, Kayla Rivera, Mikkie Bradshaw-Volante
Tim Pavino, Markus Mann, Arman Ferrer, Jep Go
Carla Guevara-Laforteza, Maronne Cruz, Jill Pena, Gab Pangilinan
Teetin Villanueva, Jill Pena, Gab Pangilinan
Maronne Cruz, Carla Guevara-Laforteza, Gab Pangilinan, Jill Pena