Performing Like a Concert King or a Queen: Producing Original Filipino Musicals

Citation:

Tiatco, Sir Anril P. 2017. “Performing Like a Concert King or a Queen: Producing Original Filipino Musicals.” The Palgrave Handbook to Musical Theatre Producers, edited by Laura MacDonald and William Everett, 449-458. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 449-458.

Abstract:

A number of companies have become the gatekeepers of the Original Filipino Musical (OFM), such as Trumpets, Spotlight Artists Center, and Musical Theatre Philippines. These companies are strongly influenced by the mega-musical genre, and draw on a range of Filipino source material, including a gay comic book superhero (ZsaZsa Zeturnah, ze Muzical), an eighteenth-century Philippine comedia (Orosman at Zafira), and a novel by the nineteenth-century Filipino writer and nationalist José Rizal (Noli me Tangere).

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