Upstart Productions

Into The Woods... In the Woods

Monday, December 22, 2014

     To all the theater performance seekers out there, hear ye, hear ye! A promising stage play is set to take the you in the woods! For its fifth anniversary celebration, Upstart Productions Inc. presents a nature-inspired version of a well-loved modern classic: Into The Woods. To know more Into the Woods, click CONTINUE READING please :)
Into The Woods... In the Woods
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     A fairy tale musical by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine, Into The Woods will be presented in Manila in the garden amphitheater known as Kasalikasan, a tree-lined “living art piece” in the heart of BGC. It is one of the few instances of a venue providing the main inspiration for a show. “When we did Forbidden Broadway in Kasalikasan in May 2014, it was a huge success,” explains Joel Trinidad, Upstart founder and director of the piece. “So we started thinking about what other shows we could do here to really take advantage of this beautiful space.” The idea for Into The Woods came almost immediately. “We’ve always loved the musical,” shares Upstart Managing Director Onyl Torres, who does double duty as Vocal Coach for the present production. “So why not do it in the actual woods?”

     One other way that this particular production will be unique is in its use of celebrity guests. “We’ll have a different one for each of the eight performances,” shares Torres. “But we won’t tell audiences who is performing when—it’ll be a surprise.” It is a strategy that Upstart has used before and is happy to use again. “When we did it for Forbidden Broadway, no one had ever done it before,” explains Trinidad. “Now, other theatre companies are doing the same thing!” 

     But after countless actors, countless directors, and countless productions all over the world—including an upcoming Disney movie—does the musical have any surprises left for Manila audiences? Trinidad believes so. “There’s always something new to discover, something new to share,” explains Trinidad. “The material is just that good.” 

     Upstart Productions Inc. and AVIVA present Into The Woods. 6:00 pm on Saturdays and Sundays from February 21 to March 15, 2015, at Kasalikasan Garden, Crescent Park West, Bonifacio Global City. Also brought to you by Picasso Boutique Services Residences and Plana FORMA. Tickets available from Ticketworld. Call 8919999 for details.

Into The Woods is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). 
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.
421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019.
Phone: 212-541-4684 Fax: 212-397-4684

Upstart Soundstage: The Dramatic Readings with G. Töngi at Century City Mall

Monday, June 23, 2014

     Media celebrity G Töngi, newly appointed Artistic Director of Upstart Productions, spearheads Upstart Soundstage, a series of bi-weekly dramatic readings presented by Metrobank Card Corporation at Century City Mall at 7:00 pm on Sunday, June 15, 2014. Upstart Soundstage will present a different full-length drama, comedy, or musical every two weeks, each show featuring well-known theater personalities and stage directors. No props, no sets, no costumes—just pure performance. Are you a fan of stage or theatrical plays? I'm sure you're excited to know more about this dramatic reading series so click CONTINUE READING to know more!
Upstart Soundstage: The Dramatic Readings with G. Töngi at Century City Mall

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