May 4 and May 5: “TIMELESS” IN YOUR LIFE

Amid today’s din and drudgery, Ephesus Teatron Group comes out like a breeze from the desert with Timeless — a journey to love and life. Not just to dream but to inspire.

Come aboard the carpet, a repertoire of unforgettable songs of love, of praise. Not performed but interpreted with the heart and finesse of the country’s major talents: Sweet Samaniego Buchanan, Steven Hotchkiss, Margarita Roco, Red Nuestro, and Terence Guillermo.

But only three curtain calls, the first at 7:00 pm, Friday, May 4th and 3:00 pm then 7:00 pm, Saturday, March 5th at the Function Hall, Venice Luxury Residences, McKinley Hill, Taguig City.

Timeless is a fusion of cultures, a coalition of taste from Italian and Neapolitan love songs, the gumption of arias, the coyness of kundiman, and the soaring of the spirit with oratorio, sacred songs of praise.

 

The artists.

Sweet Samaniego Buchanan, coloratura soprano. Honed by the UST Conservatory, gathered top spot at the Kundiman Ng Lahi. Lead vocalist of the UST Symphony, Philharmonic Orchestra, AFP Band. Musical roles at Repertory Phil, Tribung Pinoy, UST Liturgicon Choral, among others. Performed in Venetian Macau-Hongkong, England, China, New York, Singapore and Germany.

Margarita Roco, lyric soprano. Magna cum laude at UP College of Music. Taught voice and performed opera, operetta and music theatre roles around the country. Ms. Roco is a regular soloist for operas of the UP Presidential Commission on Culture and the Arts.

Steven Hotchkiss, theater actor. Mainstay at Repertory Phil, Ephesus Teatron, CCP and Team Dance. Also with Madeleine Cookie Company and Magallanes Ensemble Committed to Christ. Dancer/singer with the Phil Barangay Folk Dance Troupe, a character singer for Madison Events. Cum laude– Economics (UP-Diliman), vocalist for MUSES and TRIBU.

Red Nuestro, veteran actor. Two decades with top theatre luminaries like Lea Salonga, Monique Wilson, Audie Gemora, Junix Inocian and more. Had worked on local stages at CCP, Ephesus, Atlantis, Resorts World-Manila with roles in Germany, China and overseas audience.

Terence Guillermo took up Theater Arts at the University of the Philippines. He has been in the performing arts circle for over three decades now and has performed and directed over 300 productions. In 2016, Terence ventured into voice acting for Filipino-translated and dubbed foreign cartoons and films and recently got the part of the singing voice of Moses in Dreamworks’ “The Prince of Egypt.”

On the piano are Daphne Cabaguio Jacson and Kim Sarmiento.

 

Terms.   

Program fee is P1,000 per head as Timeless welcomes Major and Minor Sponsors and Advertisers on the Souvenir Program. For details of the perks and package, inquire from sweetbutler@gmail.com and manengmartinez@yahoo.com.  Or call 0906-267-6569, 0917-736-5251 and 0939-595-8893 with Landlines (02) 649-9330 and (02) 824-7795.

 

Production.

Timeless is basically the 13th full production of Ephesus which includes the classic Pinocchio and The Taming of the Shrew. It has also done Broadway Treasures, four projects on showstoppers of select Filipino artists.

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