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Jaygee Macapugay to Lead Cast in Pan Asian Rep's New Musical, Imelda

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Jaygee Macapugay stars in Imelda
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Full casting has been announced for Pan Asian Repertory Theatre's East Coast premiere of Imelda, a New Musical, to be presented in association with East West Players. Featuring a book by Sachi Oyama, music by Nathan Wang, and lyrics by Aaron Coleman, the show will play the Julia Miles Theater, September 22-October 18, with an opening set for September 30. EWP's artistic director Tim Dang will direct, with choreography by Reggie Lee.

The musical is a portrait of Imelda Marcos, the Philippines' ambitious and controversial former first lady, often referred to as "The Steel Butterfly." The work spans the 1940s to 1980s, the pivotal years after The Philippines gained its independence.

Jaygee Macapugay will star in the title role, with Liz Casasola as Corazon Aquino, Mel Sagrado Maghuyop as Ferdinand Marcos, and Brian Jose as Ninoy Aquino. The cast will also feature Alan Ariano, Angelica-Lee Aspiras, Billy Bustamante, Leanne Cabrera, Sacha Iskra, Loresa Lanceta, Jonelle Margallo, and Romney Piamonte.

The creative team will include Kaori Akazawa (set), Victor En Yu Tan (lighting), Ivy Chou (costumes), and Leslie Espinosa (hair and make-up).

For more information, visit www.panasianrep.org.
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