BACOLOD CITY, March 28 (PNA) –All roads lead to Silay City in Negros Occidental for the premiere of “MISAYAH”, the city’s special Lenten musical presentation for Maundy Thursday and Good Friday.
The free musical will start at 7:00 p.m. at the Covered Court of Silay City Public Plaza, said Silay City Tourism Staff Francess Dane Cobrado.
Cobrado said program is the brainchild of Christian Community Theater Inc. (CCT) in celebration of its 33rd founding anniversary.
The city government of Silay has extended full support to its production as part of the observance of Holy Week in the city.
“MISAYAH” will feature the CCT performing artists, Hugyaw Kansilay dancers and the Dona Montserrat Lopez Memorial High School – Special Program in the Arts.
The production is under the direction of Emmanuel Rodriguez, choreography by Ronnie Gumia and script writer Armin Paredes.
The play will also feature songs and music by Armin Paredes and Junjun Davo Jr.
CCT Vice-Chairman Alore Golez said the ‘MESIYAH’ production, last staged in 2002, is an event being looked forward to by Silaynons and is open to the public.
“This production made possible by harnessing the skills and experience of the CCT Members together with the vigor and talent of the youth of Silay,” he said in a statement.
The cast of the musical play include, among others, Rio Villanueva, who will play the role of Jesus Christ, Chris Brian Daulo for Marcus, Ranie Patrona for Judas, and Darel Panelo for Mary.
Karem Alexandra Eva will play the character of Magdalene, Renier Beronia for Peter. Mark Baja for Caifas, Reymark Santillan for Nicodemus, Lloyd Ligad for Pontius Pilate, and Rhen May Ganon for Martha.
The chorus will feature the voices of Demie Rose Rosal, Iolla Marie Delumpa, Oxmelia Sorillo, Dayanara Samson, Marjorie Joy dela Gente and Rina Beronia.
Members of the production staff are Jerry Magoliman (Technical Director), Mike Golez & Rodney Davo Jr. (Musical Directors), Clarisse Salmingo (Stage Manager), Fritzel Deocadiz (Costume and Make-up), Alore Golez (Finance), Greg Deocadiz (Peace and Order), Domingo Gonzales (Transportation) and Darel Panelo (Food). (PNA)