Silver Lining, a new musical, opens this October

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Photo from Rockitwell Studios and MusicArtes Inc

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) - Rockitwell Studios and MusicArtes Inc. will stage a new musical of hope and redemption entitled “Silver Lining” this October 2023.

It is about three friends, now in their senior year from an exclusive boys high school, who have gotten together to form a band for their Golden Anniversary Homecoming. They've pulled together their wives and teenage kids to join the band but after rehearsing for over a year excited about their performance, they are given notice that due to time constraints, their band can only perform three numbers.

Saddened by this news, they decided to make a musical instead. As the musical's preparation unfold, memories and past histories of their teenage years and university life unfold. It is a story of rediscovery in two timelines, reliving the turbulent times of the 70s as well as understanding the struggles and conflicts of today's youth.

The musical will be starring Ricky Davao as Leo, Joel Nuñez as Anton, Raul Montesa as Raul, Nenel Arcayan as Josie, while Albert Silos, Noel Comia Jr., Jay Cortez, and Sara Sicam will be playing their younger counterparts. Also in the cast are Jep Go as Rico, Shaun Ocrisma as Mart, Maronne Cruz as Dalai, Krystal Brimner as Julia, Khalil Tambio as Chito, and Hazel Maranan as Agnes, together with Sarah Facuri, Iya Villanueva, Dippy Arceo, Rodel Pingol, Ado Villanueva, and Joshua Tayco as the ensemble.

Photo from Rockitwell Studios and MusicArtes Inc

The new inspiring musical is written by Galerie Joaquin’s Jack Teotico (music and lyrics) and 9-time Palanca Awardee Joshua Lim So (book and lyrics) and will be directed by PETA’s Artistic Director Maribel Legarda (Rak of Aegis, Care Divas), with musical direction, arrangement and additional music by Vince Lim (Walang Aray). Other members of the creative team are PJ Rebullida (choreography), Charles Yee (set design), Tata Tuviera (costume design), David Esguerra (lighting design), Joyce Garcia (video design), Bambam Tiongson (sound design and engineering), and Jamie Wilson (technical direction).

Silver Lining will run for six shows only from October 20-22 and October 27-29 at the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza in Makati City.

Tickets are now available on