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Trumpets muling binalik ang ‘Joseph The Dreamer

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Matapos ang mahabang pahinga sa pagtatanghal sa entablado, ang Trumpets ay muling ibabalik ang isang mo­dernong pagsasadula ng “Joseph The Dreamer” na ang opening performance ay ngayong Pebrero 21 at magtatapos sa Marso 7 sa Globe Auditorium Maybank Performing Arts Theatre.

Si Sam Concepcion ang gaganap na pangunahing bida.  Si Kayla Rivera ang  magiging si Asenath, ang minamahal ni  Joseph, kasama rin sina Audie Gemora bilang sina Jacob Carlo Orosa na iba’t ibang mga tungkulin sa palabas, kabilang na ang Pharaoh at ang diva na si Bituin Escalante.

Ang “Joseph The Dreamer” ay batay sa ­pinahiran na buhay ni ­Joseph at ang kanyang pag­lalakbay tungo sa pagi­ging isa sa mga minamahal na karakter sa Banal na Bibliya.

Isinulat ni Freddie Santos batay sa cantata ng “Joseph, Whatever Happened to the Dreamer?” ang musikal, na-rechristened “Joseph The Dreamer,” ay unang itinanghal sa Auditorium ng St. Teresa’s noong 1989.

Noong 1999, si Gary Valenciano ang naging Joseph at ang sinasabing heir apparent niya, si Concepcion ang siya namang magbibigay buhay sa katauhan sa kasalukuyan.

Ang dahilan kaya nila ginawa muli ang musical, paliwa­nag ni Audie: “Our calling, objective or goal, was to use the thea­ter or any other form of entertainment, to bring people closer to God. That was our calling. Any earnings will just go right back to the production to do more.”

Diin niya pa: “Our main goal was to preach the Gospel. It could be in your face or it could be subtle. After every show, there was an altar call. We were asking people to accept the Lord as his personal savior.

Every performance of ‘Joseph the Dreamer’ from day one, always ended with an altar call. It was at that time, our calling, was really to evangelize.

‘Joseph the Dreamer’ was really to preach the Gospel. It was a really miraculous show.”

Sabi pa ni Gemora: “I am very proud that Trumpets has assembled the new generation of the hottest artists and members of the artistic for this staging of ‘Joseph The Dreamer’. I think it is also high time to have this re-imagined version presented to new and old audiences alike.”

“It’s different from the past years. It’s a very very young cast,” pahayag ni Concepcion. “The music is by Myke Solomon… it’s directed by Paolo Valenciano, so it’s different, the music, the staging, and the choreography pala is by Mike Arda… so the dancing he really pushed us to our limits. Para siyang thea­ter/concert hybrid.”

Dagdag naman ni Gemora: “Nu’ng si Paolo signed on board, isa lang ang hiningi niya sa akin. Tito Auds, sabi niya, ‘can I have a freedom to work on the script?’ Kasi itong sinulat ni Freddie Santos, so medyo sacred sa amin iyon ‘di ba. Sabi ko, ako bahala kay Tito Freddie.”

“I am very proud that Trumpets has assembled the new generation of the hottest artists and members of the artistic for this staging of ‘Joseph the Dreamer,” sabi pa ni Au­die.” I think it is also high time to have this re-ima­gined version presented to new and old audien­ces alike.”

Ang 27 years old na ­binata, hindi makapaniwala na siya ang bida sa musikal: “It really does feel like a dream come true, knowing that I real­ly have big shoes to fill. It’s also very inspiring to be given this role. I am thankful, humbled and honored to be playing ­Joseph.”

“I was scared to do ‘Joseph the Dreamer’ at first,” pagtatapat ni Sam. “I wasn’t sure if I could still do it, if I still had the ability being on the ­theater stage doing a musical. I didn’t want to come in cold.”

Pagtatapos ni Concepcion: “Doing this musical, It’s like riding a bike. It does feel like home. I did have to make a lot of adjustments. Slowly, every day, I’m feeling it. I’m still learning. There’s still so much room to grow.”

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