The internationally recognised 2005 independent film, Ang Pagdadalaga ni Maximo Oliveros, is now a stage musicale set to invade local theaters this November. Awarded as the 2005 Best Film from the Asian Festival of First Films, 2005 Best Picture from the Toronto Imagine Native Film Festival, 2005 Golden Zenith Award for Best Picture from the Montreal World Film Festival, 2006 Best Picture from the Gawad Urian, 2006 Teddy Award and Glass Bear Special Mention from the Berlin International Film Festival, and the 2007 Independent Spirit Award from the IFC Spirit Awards, Maximo Oliveros also represented the country in the 2007 Academy Awards.
Produced by Bit by Bit Company, in cooperation with the PETA Theater Center and the Cultural Center of the Philippines, this coming-of-age musical tells the story of a gay teen who is torn between his love for a young cop and his loyalty to his family. Maxie features book and lyrics by Nicolas B. Pichay, music by William Elvin Manzano, JJ Pimpinio, and Janine Santos, and direction and choreography by Dexter M. Santos.
The cast is led by Jayvhot Galang (Maximo Oliveros), Roeder Camañag and Nazer Salcedo (alternating as Paco Oliveros), Jojo Riguerra (Victor Perez), Al Gatmaitan and OJ Mariano (alternating as Boy Oliveros), and Jay Gonzaga (Bogs Oliveros).
Maxie The Musicale will run from November 9 to December 8, 2013 with shows on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays at 8pm and matinee shows on Saturdays and Sundays at 3pm. All performances are at the PETA Theater Center, No. 5 Eymard Drive, New Manila, Quezon City.
For show information, please call 09178427346 or email maximooliverosmusical [at] yahoo [dot] com. Tickets are available at all TicketWorld (891-9999) and SM Tickets (470-2222) outlets.