Repertory Philippines: [SEP14 2019-JAN26 2020] 'The Quest for the Adarna' at Greenbelt1 OnStage Theater!

Repertory Philippines The Quest for the Adarna
Repertory Philippines The Quest for the Adarna 

Year after year, I've been looking forward to REP's Theater for Young Audiences (RTYA) as this is the perfect venue to expose my son to theater. For me, there's no amount of movie shows, whether shown in 2D, 3D, or 4D, that could ever be as realistic as watching, hearing, and even interacting with the actors live!

This year, REP is taking a break from fairy tales thus, giving us a Filipino classic -- The Quest for the Adarna. Directed by Joy Virata, Jamie Wilson, and Naths Everett, with music by Rony Fortich, and book and lyrics by Luna Griño-Inocian, this epic tale will run from September 14, 2019 to January 26, 2020 at the OnStage Theater, Greenbelt 1, Makati City.
The three brothers Prince Pedro, Prince Diego, and Prince Juan (Photo credit: Edwin Bejer)

Colorful and majestic! From the kingdom of Berbania ruled by King Fernando and Queen Valeriana, to the mountain of Tabor where the brothers Prince Pedro, Prince Diego, and Prince Juan did their quest to find the Adarna to cure their father's illness, everything was done in a delightful and enchanting way that captured the audiences of all ages.
King Fernando struck by a mysterious sickness
King Fernando struck by a mysterious sickness (Photo credit: Boboy Ramiro)

The main roles will be played by the following talented and effective actors:
  • Adarna : Carla Guevara-Laforteza, Shiela Valderrama-Martinez, Andrea Monique Alvarado, Cara Barredo
  • Prince Pedro : Arion Sanchez, Jim Andrew Ferrer, Ade Valenzona
  • Prince Diego : Luis Marcelo, Andres Borromeo, Sean Nolasco, Vinni Todd
  • Prince Juan : Neo Rivera, Diego Aranda, Leo John Guinid
  • The Hermit : Hack Eckstein, Noel Rayos, Jay Barrameda
  • Maria Blanca : Cara Barredo, Justine Narcisco, Jillian Ita-as, Alex Reyes
  • King Fernando : Arnel Carion, Raymund Concepcion, Hans Eckstein
  • Queen Valeriana : Naths Everett, Ayam Eckstein
A majestic and mythical bird! (Photo credit: Boboy Ramiro)

Back in my school days, we were required to read this tale. Although it is an interesting story, the younger me still had to "drag" myself to start reading it. That's why I envy the kids nowadays because REP is offering a wonderful and engaging way to appreciate and understand our very own classic folktale. The story has been simplified yet never lost the moral and essence. There's a mix of shadow play, puppetry, and "kuroko" to portray this classic, while letting the audience run their imagination wild.
Maria Blanca and Prince Juan
Maria Blanca and Prince Juan (Photo credit: Edwin Bejer)

Not only entertaining with its marvelous stage setup and costume design, well-loved music, and brilliant acting, The Quest for the Adarna, an original RTYA English musical, is also educational recommended to teachers, students, and parents.
REP The Quest for the Adarna - SEP14 2019 to JAN26 2020
REP The Quest for the Adarna - SEP14 2019 to JAN26 2020 

For show-buying, block-buying, and ticket inquiries, contact REP at 451-1474 or 0966-905-4013. You may also purchase tickets by calling Ticketworld at 891 9999, or through

Repertory Philippines: The Quest for the Adarna 

OnStage Theatre
2F Greenbelt 1, Paseo de Roxas St., Makati City


Disclaimer: I was invited as a blogger to feature this show. Photos were provided by Buensalido PR.
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