April 26, 2018, 7:44 pm
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‘Kung Paano Ako Naging Leading Lady’

My longtime friend, Fanny Serrano recently held an exclusive event to launch his latest anti-aging treatments and procedures. Widely celebrated as the metro’s one-stop shop for beauty and spa needs, the new   Fanny Serrano Elite Salon   provides only the best and most advanced treatments and procedures the beauty industry has to offer.

Led by owners Peter and Ross Licup, Fanny Serrano Elite Salon recently launched the state of the art dermatological treatments line called “Exuviance,” which addresses problems like dryness, acne, and signs of aging like wrinkles and fine lines.
Beauty enthusiasts and industry experts flocked to the salon, and some of them even experienced the facials for the first time. Known for being consummate hosts, the couple also provided the guests with refreshing cocktails at the launch.

A firm believer of Fanny Serrano’s philosophy that any woman or man who leaves their salon should be a happy customer, Peter and Ross Licup ensure that their clients’ beauty needs are met – whether it’s slimming, anti-aging, or dermatological. “We have Philippine Dermatological Society-certified dermatologists and cosmetic doctors to help our customers with their hair and skin concerns,” Ross Licup said. “We deliver what we claim, giving hope to what seems improbable, delivering products and services with care, accepting responsibility and, in all humility, effectively serving with passion in our hearts.”

Fanny Serrano Elite Salon is located at the 2nd floor of 818 Bldg. Arnaiz Avenue, Makati City.


 “Kung Paano Ako Naging Leading Lady” ushers in a new artistic team led by Issa Manalo Lopez, director, who recently performed politically charged pieces “I” and “Colonized”. With additional lyrics and composition by Kevin Maske, an Ateneo alumna and awardee of Loyola Schools Awards for the arts and music, he comes in as Musical Director of Vincent de Jesus’ original music. Delphine Buencamino, who has essayed the role of Apolinario Mabini in Tanghalang Pilipino’s “Mabining Mandirigma” and has also choreographed Tanghalang Ateneo’s “Janus Silang at ang Tiyanak ng Tabon”, UP Dulaang Lab’s “Oresteia”, Ateneo Entablado’s “Desaparesidos”, and PETA’s “3 Stars and a Sun” directs movement as Choreographer. J Laspuña, whose previous soundscape collaborations include “Disco1081”, “I”, and “Kapit” does Sound Design.  Carlo Tabije and Ben Padero, the award-winning Production Designers of the film “Heneral Luna”, creates the highly imaginative Set and Costumes. Joseph Matheu, Lighting Designer and Co-Producer of Twinbill’s “Asher Lev”, does the Lights Design.

The cast boasts of up and coming talented young actors of Philippine theatre. Natasha Cabrera, who previously played Viva in the musical’s commercial run, comes back to the production to play Mely – (Maid of Fuwerza Filipinas). She shares the role with EJ Pepito of PETA’s “3 Stars and a Sun”. Jerome Fugoso plays Senyor Blangko (Lead Super Villain of Kayumanggilas). Ateneo blueREP’s Kassandra Barnes and Ashe Uy alternate as Viva (Mely’s younger sister), Hans Braga as Leading Man (Newest Member of Fuwerza Filipinas), and Arianna Norton as Madre de Dios (Lead Superhero of Fuwerza Filipinas).

Lending support is a mix of theatre professionals and fresh young actors. These include Dulaang UP’s Sheryll Ceasico (Nanay, Mely and Viva’s mother), Ateneo blueREP’s Celine Bengzon (Nena Babushka) and Monica Lopez Gamboa (understudy), Nikki Cadiz (Windang Woman), Shawn Landayan (Popoy Pusakal), Johnason Wei (Bazooka Man), Wrench Canicosa (Marakas Marko), Maia Dapul (Itak-Atak) and Senanda Gomez (understudy), Jason Tan Liwag (Jeryc Sans Rival) and Ale Reynoso (alternate), Rando Torregosa (Henyotik).

The ensemble is composed of Joyce Buen, Miko Insame, Bryan Mendoza, Rion Cairus Reyes, Joseph Matthew Tuazon, Lexi Cruz, Erin Locsin, Jason Cabrera, Titus Villanueva, Wynken Gelito, and Kyla Maegan Frencillo.

The production aims to foster learning by partnering professionals with creative student team members such as Ateneo blueREP’s Marcel David and Jamie Gutierrez (Assistant Directors), Chab Ocampo (Dramaturgy), Alex Masucol (Assistant Musical Director), Evee Raypon (Assistant Choreographer), and Pilar Matoto (Assistant Sound Designer).

The production team is composed of Alicia Florentino (Head Stage Manager), Patricia Tan Palanca (Stage Manager), Twinkle Liboon and Mikee Alvero (Production Managers), Luis Yatco and Charlene Odeste (Assistant Stage Managers), Miko Castro (Head Technical Director), Jesse Lim (Set Technical Director), Danielle Teo (Set Technical Director Deputy), John Paul Manlapaz (Props Technical Director), King Morales (Lights Technical Director), Zerah Alba (Sounds Technical Director), and Gayle Mendiola and Tenny Cayco (Costumes and Makeup Technical Directors).

Heading the committees are Russ Santos (Chief Finance Officer), Stephanie Escuadro (Front-Of-House Head), JM Munar (Corporate Relations Head), Mitchie Cabrera (Public Relations Head), Jeff Pascual (Documentations Head), Pocholo Comsti and Niño Constantino (Logistics Head), Chris Cancio (Design and Publications Head), Jamie Gutierrez (Art Director), Tara Oppen (Special Projects Committee Representative), and Fifi Santelices and Adrian Chio (HR Representatives).

“Kung Paano Ako Naging Leading Lady” is set to open on April 19 and will run for two weeks until April 30, 2017. The show starts promptly at 8 p.m. (Thursday-Sunday). Matinee shows (Saturday-Sunday) start at 3 p.m.  The show will be at Rizal Mini Theater, Faber Hall, Ateneo de Manila University.

For ticket inquiries, please contact Stephanie Escuadro at 09568452030 or reserve through blueREP’s website: bluerepertory.org/tickets

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