Upstart Productions Raises Funds for People Behind the Scenes This Sat., 5/9
For its 10th anniversary, Upstart Productions (Company, Spamalot) organizes an online mini-concert to benefit the people working behind the scenes, whose livelihoods have also been affected by the current health crisis.
Billed as Upstart: 10 For 10, the digital concert presents ten artists and ten songs from the theater group's first major musical, Breakups & Breakdowns, which features the music by Rony Fortich and lyrics by Joel Trinidad.
"Most people equate theater with actors," Trinidad says. "But actors would be nothing without all the people who support them [behind the curtain]."
The fundraiser, which will be available on Upstart Productions' Facebook Page, on 9 May 2020, at 8 p.m., has Fortich, Carla Guevara-Laforteza, Jenny Jamora and Reuben Uy (who were part of the original cast), Ice Seguerra (who produced the show's original cast recording), Topper Fabregas, Lorenz Martinez, Felix Rivera, Shiela Valderrama-Martinez, and Jill Pena - all of whom have done a production or two under Upstart Productions in the past ten years.
Open House Fundraiser and Philstage are the presenters of the online concert.
Please donate via the following methods:
GCash: Noel Laurel Trinidad 09178116156
UCPB: Upstart Productions Inc. C/A 20177-000194-3