“Are you happy?” is a question you may hear every so often. And sometimes it may be difficult to answer because you just got used to the status quo and you can’t classify it exactly as happiness, so you casually answer with “I’m okay”. Well perhaps this upcoming play from Trumpets can help the family identify true happiness and hold on to it longer than just a momentary feeling.
Trumpets Inc., Asia’s first professional gospel theater group, stages its big musical comeback with “The Bluebird of Happiness”. Other than providing entertainment value for the family, Trumpets makes sure that every material they stage has an eternal message that audiences can take home with them.
“Nowadays, people do not know what will make them happy anymore, seeking material things or doing crazy things that sometimes make us forget what is essential,” shares Audie Gemora, President of Trumpets.
To this day and age, people still have a never-ending desire for happiness and they will go to great lengths to try and find it. “Through this musical, we hope the audience sees themselves reflected in the lives of the central characters, Mytyl and Tyltyl,” says Director Jaime Del Mundo.
Based on the play by Maurice Maeterlinck, this Filipino musical with book and lyrics by Jaime Del Mundo and original music by Rony Fortich, “The Bluebird of Happiness” will be a grand combination of what audience seek in a family show: a delightful story, relatable characters, colorful set and costumes, beautiful music, hearty laughs,touching moments, and most importantly, a valuable lesson.
The cast includes: Mayen Bustamante-Cadd who plays Mama Tyl, the children’s mother; Lynn Sherman and Robbie Zialcita as Tylette and Tylo, their pet cat and dog who are magically given human form to be their companions; Jennife Villegas-dela Cruz as Berylune, the fairy who starts them on their quest for true happiness; Carla Guevarra-Laforteza as Light who provides illumination to their path; Joy Virata and Steve Cadd as Grandma Tyl and Grandpa Tyl, the children’s grandparents whom they meet in the Land of Memory; Joel Trinidad a Night, the dark villain who plots the children’s failure; and Raymund Concepcion as Father Time, whom they meet in the Land of the Future. Mytyl will be played by Alessa Zialcita and Chimmi Kohchet-Chua. Tyltyl will be played by Anton Posadas and Guido Gatmaytan.
The show will run from September 27 to October 30, 2013. For ticket inquiries, call 901-4346, 891-9999 or visit their website at www.ticketworld.com.ph