The play Cyrano de Bergerac has been used as inspiration for movies like The Truth About Cats and Dogs, Roxanne, Hitch, The Ugly Truth, and just recently, Netflix’s Sierra Burgess is a Loser featuring actress Shannon Purser. It’s a story about a long-nosed poet named Cyrano, who fell deeply in-love with his childhood friend Roxane, but lends his words to Christian, the handsome new suitor of his beloved. The musical Mula sa Buwan puts a Pinoy spin on this classic and is back from its 2016 presentation for a 16 show run at the Hyundai Hall, Arete in the Ateneo de Manila University.
Set in the 1940’s Manila in the middle of war, the characters Cyrano, Christian, and Roxane find themselves not only fighting for their love but also fighting for their lives. The original Filipino musical written by director Pat Valera (concept, book, and lyrics) and William Manzano (lyrics and music) stars recurring and new faces. Thespian Nicco Manalo will reprise his character as Cyrano, as well as actor Boo Gabunado who was last seen as Emman in Ang Huling El Bimbo. The role of Christian will be portrayed again by Edward Beñosa with actor and musical director Myke Salomon as alternate. Roxane will be played by two new leads: Gab Pangilinan (Side Show) and Cris Go (Black Box Affair).
Also joining the cast is Phi Palmos, who will play the fiery Rosanna, as alternate for the returning Ronah Rostata. Jon Abella and Iggi Siasoco join the troupe as Tato, while Gel Basa and Francelle Fetalvero reprise their roles as Gabriel, and MC dela Cruz as Maximo. Matthew Chang, Ralph Oliva, Nico Dans, Luis Padilla, Tope Kliatchko, Victoria Mina, Jasmine Balunes, Ali Santos, Michael Fernandez, Larissa Sinchioco, Harly Daria, Miah Canton, Ashe Uy, and Daniel Wesley complete the cast.
Catch Mula sa Buwan until November 25, 2018, for tickets and venue map, visit www.mulasabuwan.ph.