Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Felix & Bea: Talented, disciplined & passionate

(The Philippine Star)
 Updated February 23, 2011 12:00 AM

Felix Rivera and Bea Garcia, two of the most  accomplished young stars in the local musical theater world, will once again share the same stage in Atlantis Productions’ staging of the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning rock musical Next To Normal when it opens on March 11 at the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza, Makati City.

Felix, known as the “Golden Boy” of Philippine musical theater, has performed lead roles in numerous musicals such as Princeton/Rod in Avenue Q, Chip Tolentino in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Sonny Malone in Xanadu and Henrik in A Little Night Music. His performances have garnered him critical acclaim in both Manila and Singapore. In Next To Normal, he takes on the role of Gabe, the seemingly perfect son.

Bea has been in musical theater since she was a child where she was part of Repertory Philippines’ Les Miserables. She has since performed in numerous musicals including Hairspray, Spring Awakening, Xanadu and A Little Night Music. In Next To Normal, she plays Natalie, the daughter trying desperately to be perfect.

Director Bobby Garcia says of the two young stars, “I have worked with Felix and Bea numerous times in the past. They truly represent the best of the next generation of musical theater actors. Not only are they talented, but they have tremendous discipline and a burning passion for theater. It’s in their blood. It is always a joy to work with young performers who have that passion.”

Felix and Bea join a powerhouse cast featuring Menchu Lauchengco-Yulo, Jett Pangan, Jake Macapagal, and making his musical theater debut, Pilipinas Got Talent finalist Markki Stroem.

Next To Normal is a contemporary rock musical that explores how one suburban household copes with a family crisis. With provocative lyrics and an electrifying musical score that includes more than 30 original songs, Next To Normal shows exactly how far two parents will go in order to keep themselves sane and their family’s world intact.

Catch Atlantis Productions' NEXT TO NORMAL
on March 19, 2011 / 2PM / Saturday / RCBC

Borgy Marzan (0922.888.5344)
Robert Marzan (0922.888.5348)
or Onay Sales (0918.536.2116)
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