Last night, Katy held its press night at the Meralco Theater. Theater fans, media, bloggers, and celebrities all flocked to give support to the cast and crew of Katy.
Katy is the story of Katy dela Cruz, one of the more famous jazz singers of our time. Katy is the story of one woman who had a love affair with the theater and with one man who was the love of her life. Katy is the story of the man who was in love with her but had to share the woman he loves with an audidience who just couldn't get enough of her. Katy is also the story of a father who wanted to protect his daughter from the pains of love but had to stand by and watch her fall and get up.
The first staging was well received and tickets ran out, leaving a lot of theater goers asking for a restaging. Finally, the show's producers "Spotlight Artist Centre" is ready to deliver what the audience wants. Based on the limited run and the theatergoer's reaction to it, the cast feels that Katy is something that they need to share with the Filipino community.
Led by Isay Alvarez-Sena in the title role, the cast includes well respected actors such as Tirso Cruz III, Epy Quizon, Dulce, Lou Veloso, Gian Magdangal, and Aicelle Santos. Music from the big band era will be used in showcasing the casts' singing and tap dancing flair, dazzling their audience with brisk and swinging renditions of jazz, Broadway, vaudeville, and cabaret type theatrics.
Congratulations to the cast for a successful press night. If this is any indication of how the show will run, then its a sure standing room only performance. Tickets will definitely be selling like hotcakes. Congratulations to Gian Magdangal and Miss Isay Alvarez for a humbling experience. Your talents were simply amazing.
Katy will run from July 25 - August 4 at the Meralco Theate. For more information, log on to www.spotlightartistscentre.com or call 899-8089 for more details.