I cannot recall exact when I have watch Repertory Philippines perform during my school years but ever since I have watched 4,000 Miles a few months ago, I have been looking forward to their next production. And this time around, one of my favorite fairy tales! <3
Who doesn’t know the classic fairy tale that got little girls looking at the mirror while asking, “Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the fairest of them all?”.
Repertory Philippines brings yet another masterpiece to life – the classic story of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. The live musical performance follows that of the Disney version with her own twists through song choices, dialogue, staging and choreography that will surely delight kids and kids at heart!
Snow White will be played by four actresses: Christine Flores, Alana Vicente, Becca Coates and Dani Prieto (understudy); Bituin Escalante, Ring Antonio and Christine Flores (understudy) will portray The Queen; while The Woodsman / The Prince will be played by Hans Eckstein, Jos Jalbuena and Jef Flores.
Here, the seven dwarfs are named Scrubber, Blubber, Scotty, Flubber, Pepito, Mosquito and Fred (in no particular order).
The Evil Queen disguised three times: as an old peddler who ties a silky
bodice onto Snow White, as a comb seller and gives Snow White a
poisoned one, and as a farmer’s wife who gives a poisoned apple.
Wake up, Snow White, wake up.. 🙁
Snow White and her Prince <3
CAST OF CHARACTERS (in order of appearance)
- THE MIRROR: Oliver Usison, Raul Montesa, Miguel Faustmann
- SCRUBBER: Ayam Eckstein, Thea Gloria, Mica Fajardo
- BLUBBER: David Shawn Delgado, Peregrine Santiago, Goldie Soon
- SCOTTY: Red Concepcion, Steven Hotchkiss, Antonio Lane, Raul Montesa
- FLUBBER: Natalie Everett, Daniel Delgado, Arielle Magno, Jay Pangilinan
- PEPITO: Cara Barredo, Arion Sanchez, Harvey Gamboa, Liam Crisologo
- MOSQUITO: Noel Comia, Ashlee Factor, Lance Dasig, Shanti Gleason, Gabriel Hernandez, Patricia Dimaano
- FRED: Albert Solis, Daniela Gonzalez, Ericka Peralejo, Sophie Atienza, Noel Comia
- BALLET DANCERS: Erica Jacinto, Joni Galeste, Jacqui Jacinto, Erika Katalbas, Aixia Mallary, Jeff Comeros, Mark Pineda, Dindo Divinagracia, Carlos Percil, Carlos Deriadia
There’s nothing more to say about the brilliant performance of Christine Flores, Butuin Escalante and Hans Eckstein, the entertainment brought by the actors who played the Seven Dwarfs, the graceful ballet dancers and the beautiful set design. But can somebody please tell me how they made the magic mirror so cool? 😀
If there’s anything you can learn from watching Repertory Philippines’ retelling of this classic fairytale:
- It’s wonderful to have friends.
- There’s goodness in each and every one of us.
- Being mean does not justify your insecurities.
- Don’t talk to strangers (and don’t let them in your house). It’s better to be safe than sorry.
- Real beauty comes from within.
There’s so much more I want to say but I don’t want to spoil it for you so yodel your way to the Onstage Theater, Greenbelt 1, Makati City! The show will run until December 10, 2015. Call TicketWorld at 891-999 for tickets or book via www.ticketworld.com.ph.
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is part of the Repertory Theater for Young Audiences and is directed by Joy Vitara with musical scoring by Michael Valenti and adaptation by Elsa Rael.
All photos from Repertory Philippines.