9Works Theatrical is prepared to raise the bar with their newest project: Disney’s Newsies The Broadway Musical. Teamed up with director Robbie Guevara is Gawad Buhay awarded choreographer PJ Rebullida, who began whipping the singer-dancer-actors into shape since March with his daily intensive “Training Ground.”
It’s not easy bringing together a diverse group of performers with varying degrees of skill in dance but passionate and determined, Rebullida took the challenge. To see people of different backgrounds and personalities push beyond the limits they thought they knew, is something any choreographer or coach could hope for. In terms of choreography Rebullida admits that compromise is inevitable when dealing with dancers of different experience but sees it as a creative challenge and an opportunity to let the story shine through. As for the singing, actors and actresses spent time refining their technique with vocal coach Lionel Guico.
“This is a musical for people to enter and be brilliant,” says actor Jef Flores who stars as Davey Jacobs in the show.
Also included in the Newsies cast are musical theatre actors and actresses, ballet dancers, hiphop dancers, VJ/hosts, singers including: Gian Magdangal, Ariel Reonal, Danielle Chopin, Anton Posadas, Ian Ocampo, Erick Arenas, Stephen Viñas, Ronelson Yadao, Jim Ferrer, Jourdan Bartolome, Chesko Rodriguez, Jon Abella, Kendrick Ibasco, Vyen Villanueva, Jan Mayo, MC de la Cruz, Clark de la Riva, Joni Galeste, Melissa Bell, Daniel Drilon, and Tory Cortez.
Newsies The Broadway Musical starts July 7 and will run on all Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays of July at the Globe Iconic Store, Bonifacio High Street Amphitheater.