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1. Here Lies Love is the first Filipino musical on mainstream stage
The Seattle’s Philippine Soiree featuring Seattle Repertory Theatre’s hit musical Here Lies Love tells the story of the eventful People Power Revolution with songs describing events that led to the declaration of Martial Law in the Philippines in 1972, and the revolution in 1986.
With recent events in Philippine news relating to Martial Law, Here Lies Love is a story that doesn’t take any political side, but captures the heart of the audience, especially Filipinos.
Former Philippine First Lady Imelda Marcos expressed that she would like the phrase “Here Lies Love” to be inscribed on her tombstone. This show is about her rise and fall – her roots, her love life, the shoes of course, and actual quotes from her.
3. Not your typical musical – get ready to dance!
Here Lies Love is a dance party with techno beats and catchy tunes. Most of the audience will not be sitting down, get ready to dance!
4. Filipino food!
What’s a Filipino Soiree without food? Your ticket gives you access to a Salo-Salo reception after the show. (After you do all that dancing!) We’re proud to present to you our partners to delight you with some of their specialties!
Salamat po to The Filipino Food Movement for sponsoring the Salo-Salo!
5. Pinoy cast acting as Filipinos
You’ve probably seen Miss Saigon, Allegiance, Flower Drum Song, The King and I, Les Miserables – we have world-renowned Filipino talents who have played other ethnic roles but never as a Filipino. Event organizer Jhett Tolentino, who is a 3-time Grammy and Tony award winning producer, explains it briefly in this short clip below:
Patrons will be treated to a post-show Meet-and-Greet and Q&A featuring Jaygee Macapugay as First Lady Imelda Marcos, Conrad Ricamora as Ninoy Aquino, Mark Bautista as President Ferdinand Marcos and producer Jhett Tolentino.
(L-R): Jaygee Macapugay (First Lady Imelda Marcos), Conrad Ricamora (Ninoy Aquino), Mark Bautista (President Ferdinand Marcos) and Jhett Tolentino (Producer, FYLPRO ’16)
7. A Sari-Sari marketplace
The Soiree also aims to bring the community together with a Sari-Sari marketplace showcasing our sponsors and Filipino products and vendors. Maraming Salamat po for your support!
The whole community is invited to this celebration. Event organizers seek to showcase why we’re proud of our heritage and share our desire to continue to bridge the Philippines and the Filipino communities in the U.S. This benefit event also supports Tolentino’s upcoming documentary “Life is What You Make It,” and FYLPRO, a nonprofit that helps develop next-generation leaders that have a passion for advancing the Philippines and the Filipino people.
It will be a great event you don’t want to miss!
The Seattle’s Philippine Soiree is on June 3.
Grab your tickets today.