(MARAMING SALAMAT KAY “PASAWAYBABE” SA NAPAKAGANDANG AWITIN NA “KUMUKUTIKUTITAP” NA IN-UPLOAD NIYA SA ITAAS SA YOUTUBE.COM)—sssip*
“AN EXCITING JOURNEY.
We had a great laugh on our first music rehearsal at Ryan Cayabyab’s Music Studio at Robinson’s Galleria–when it came to seating the seniors in the group. C”,) Meaning BB, Nanette Inventor, and Dulce Amor Cruzata. (Since other cast members who are a few years younger than God–Noel Trinidad, Robert Arevalo, and Jaime Fabregas– were unable to attend).
The rest of the cast present were young and youngish: Sandino Martin, Joanna Ampil, Rachel Alejandro, Menchu Lauchengco-Yulo, and Zsa Zsa Padilla. And so, Nanette, Dulce and I were lovingly/playfully baptized as the “Donyas”–the respected elders of Intramuros! And, Boy!–did our senior quirks come out during the rehearsals. Chevy Salvador, GR Rodis and Rolando T. Inocencio laughed along as we had a grand time learning the longish and complicated– yet fun!– finale number full of character-driven musical shifts in tempo and style! Ang saya saya!
GRATEFUL FOR THE BLESSING. So how many comebacking septuagenarian actors do you know winds up in a movie with the names of two National Artists attached (Nick Joaquin and Rolando Tinio), plus those of a revered multi-awarded composer (Ryan Cayabyab), an award-winning film director (Loy Arcenas), formidable producers (MUSCAT’s Celeste Legaspi-Gallardo and GR Rodis) and an awesome cast ( Joanna Ampil, Rachel Alejandro, Paolo Avelino, Sandino Martin,
Menchu Lauchengco Yulo, Zsa Zsa Padilla, NoelTrinidad, Jaime Fabregas, Dulce Amor Cruzata, Nanette Inventor, and Robert Arevalo)?
In the photo from BB’s first music rehearsal with some of the cast members of LARAWAN the musical– a film based on the play Portrait of The Artist As Filipino: Sandino Martin, Rachel Alejandro, Menchu Lauchengco-Yulo, Dulce Amor Cruzata, Nanette Inventor and BB.”—(WRITTEN BY BERNARDO BERNARDO)*
(WORDS BY BERNARDO BERNARDO, TAKEN FROM HIS OWN FACEBOOK PAGE ACCOUNT, AND GRABBED WITHOUT ANY AUTHORIZATION. HAHA.).*