Dani Girl: A musical that’s good for the soul
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Manila’s newest performing arts group, The Sandbox Collective, mounts the groundbreaking Off-Broadway musical Dani Girl this July 11-27, 2014 at the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza, Makati.
20.Dani (played by Mitzie Lao at certain performances) goofs around with her mom (played by Shiela Valderrama)

Dani Girl tells the uplifting tale about a young girl’s battle with leukemia.
Far from sitting back and letting her condition take over, nine year-old Dani Lyons, whose cancer has returned after three years of remission, sets off on an imaginary quest with her guardian angel Raph, her film-obsessed roommate Marty, and her teddy bear Mr. Fritz, to get back her hair after losing it to chemo, and find the answer to the question, “Why is cancer?”
Dani Lyons and Marty, played by Rebecca and Luigi Quesada as Marty are roommates at pediatric oncology

Told from a child’s perspective, this provocative, new musical by Michael Kooman and Christopher Dimond explores the universal themes of life in the face of death, hope amidst despair, and the peerless power of a child’s imagination.
The show has played at sold-out houses off-Broadway, as well as in fringe theater festivals and regional theaters across Australia, Canada, and the United States.
Dani Girl will be making its Asian theatrical premiere through The Sandbox Collective.
12.Dani Lyons (played by Rebecca Coates), embraced by her mother (played by Pamela Imperial at certain performances)

“We are very privileged to be re-imagining this bold, new musical for our local audiences,” said Toff de Venecia, The Sandbox Collective’s managing artistic director and Dani Girl director.
“The songs are beautifully crafted; the story, a bit dark but positively uplifting; and the production, promising to stretch you to the limits of your imagination. This is theater for new audiences.”

Lorenz MartinezReb Atadero

The show will run for 15 performances from July 11-27, 2014 at the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza, Makati.
Tickets available at Ticketworld.
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Dani musical

CAST: (in alphabetical order)
Reb Atadero (Marty / Raph)
Rebecca Coates (Dani)
Pamela Imperial (Mother)
Mitzie Lao (Dani)
Lorenz Martinez (Raph)
Luigi Quesada (Marty)
Shiela Valderrama (Mother)

Director / Executive Producer: Toff de Venecia
Co-Executive Producer: Anna Santamaria
Musical Director: Ejay Yatco
Choreographer / Movement Designer: Delphine Buencamino
Costume Designer: Maronne Cruz
Hair and Makeup Designer: Myrene Santos
Set Designer: Faust Peneyra
Lighting Designer: Meliton Roxas Jr.
Assistant Lighting Designer: D Cortezano
Additional Set Design: Leeroy New, Bibo Reyes, Kayla Teodoro
Additional Prop Design: Denis Lagdameo
Sound Designer: Chuck Ledesma
Dramaturg: Giselle Garcia
Production Photographer: BJ Pascual and Shaira Luna
Head Stage Manager: Bym Buhain
Design Director: Maine Manalansan

Dani Girl is presented with the special participation of My Apt. by Heima, St. Lukes Medical Center Global City, Aristocrat, Toy Kingdom, CSB School of Design and Arts, KEDS, Kythe Foundation Inc, Childhaus, and media partners Young STAR, Chalk, Metro, Metro Society, Working Mom, Circuit, MYX, Travelife Magazine, The Lifestyle Network, JackCITY, Jeepney TV, Focus Media, Business World, HerWord.Com, TomCat Radio, Green Giant FM, and The Manila Bulletin.
Dani Girl is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

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