Seattle’s Philippine Soiree featuring the hit musical Here Lies Love


concept and lyrics by David Byrne
music by David Byrne and Fatboy Slim
additional music by Tom Gandey and J Pardo
choreographed by Annie-B Parson
directed by Alex Timbers

Originally produced by The Public Theater in New York  


We invite you to Seattle’s Philippine Soiree, a cultural night presentation featuring the musical Here Lies Love on June 3rd at the Seattle Repertory Theatre. This event is presented by 3-time Tony Award and Grammy Award winner Jhett Tolentino, in cooperation with FYLPRO, a nonprofit 501(c)(3).

A hit in New York and London, Here Lies Love is an internationally recognized revolutionary musical about the People Power Revolution that inspired the world and changed the Philippines forever. The Soiree will be a special evening bringing together the community and leaders passionate about Filipino arts and culture as well as invited Philippine government dignitaries and business captains of industry.

Join us also for the Sari-Sari: a market for Filipino-made products showcased pre- and post-show. Included in the event is a Post-Show Q&A Panel followed by a reception to network with guests and delight in the provided Filipino food and refreshments.

This project is important to us, and to the Filipino community. We hope that we can count on your to help us make this event successful so that FYLPRO can continue to develop leaders that will advocate for the advancement of the Philippines and Filipino community in the U.S.

Thank you and we look forward to working with you. For inquiries, please call or email We hope to see you at the Philippine Soiree!

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Seattle Rep’s Bagley Wright Theatre transforms into a wild dance party, where techno beats spin and tell the story of the People Power Revolution that inspired the world and changed the Philippines forever.

Here Lies Love traces the non-violent restoration of democracy in the Philippines in 1986 and follows the meteoric rise and dramatic fall of the controversial First Lady of the Philippines, Imelda Marcos.

Two-time Tony-nominated director Alex Timbers helms David Byrne (Talking Heads) and Fatboy Slim’s one-of-a-kind “poperetta” about the Filipina “Steel Butterfly” and the power of the people.

Ticket policies:

  • Age restriction: 14 years old.
  • Because this event is a fundraiser, we are unable to offer discounts.
  • All tickets sold are final. No returns, cancellations or exchanges.
  • Tickets can be claimed at will-call by presenting a valid I.D. or showing the confirmation email.
  • Accessibility options? Click here.


  • Personal items like small handbags are allowed on the main floor, but they must be kept on your person at all times. We recommend that the item does not exceed more than 14” wide and 12 1/4’” tall.
  • You will be asked to check larger items.
  • Expect to move on the main floor, so please be attired in comfortable footwear!


  • If you’re ticketed in gallery rows B or D, you will be seated in a 36” high, nontraditional theatre chair.
  • All other rows in the gallery will have 18” high, nontraditional theatre chairs
  • If you’re ticketed in rows A & B in Galleries 1 or 2, a lift will be provided to those who are unable to climb stairs. All other gallery seats will be stair-access only. (If you need a little extra time finding your seat, please ensure you arrive 30 minutes before the show starts.)


  • Due to the limitations of space, there will be NO LATE SEATING! Please note the arrival time that will be listed on your ticket.
  • Run time of the performance is approximately 90 minutes with no intermission.
  • To receive the full experience, those with main floor tickets will be expected to stand for the entire run time.
  • Seated tickets may have moments of obstructed views.
  • For those seated in the balcony, moments of the viewing experience will be seen on a screen


Post-show Meet-and-Greet and Q&A

Those purchasing their tickets via this portal are treated to a 20-minute Meet-and-Greet and Q&A post-show. Get in-depth perspective and engage in meaningful discussion with special guests.

(L-R): Jaygee Macapugay, Conrad Ricamora, Mark Bautista and Jhett Tolentino

  • Jaygee Macapugay: playing First Lady Imelda Marcos
  • Conrad Ricamora: playing Ninoy Aquino
  • Mark Bautista: playing President Ferdinand Marcos
  • Jhett Tolentino: 3-time Tony Award® and Grammy Award® winning producer, 2016 TOYM Awardee and FYLPRO alumnus.

Benefit event

This event is for the benefit of Jhett Tolentino’s short documentary “Life is What You Make It,” and the Filipino Young Leaders Program. FYLPRO is a nonprofit organization of high- performing, next-generation leaders that have a passion for advancing the Philippines and the Filipino people.

Salamat po!



Featuring official food vendors:



David Byrne discusses Here Lies Love – a disco musical about former first lady of the Philippines, Imelda Marcos.

David Byrne talks about the musical, Here Lies Love with star, Jaygee Macapugay. He co-wrote the immersive theater production with Fat Boy Slim.

Purchase the soundtrack to Here Lies Love sung by the original cast!

CD/MP3/FLAC (Nonesuch Store):


  • “Here Lies Love is inventive and glamorous, a must-see experience made even more worthwhile by the hopefulness and sweetness at its core.”
  • “You will have a blissed-out smile on your face and your hips will remain in perpetual motion throughout the entire 90 minutes of this immersive, swiftly paced boogie through twentieth-century Philippine politics.”
  • “You’ll find yourself dancing hip by pelvis with one of the most notorious power couples of the 20th century.”
    The New York Times

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