GUGMANG GIATAY the Musical: One Night Only at the Teatro Casino Waterfront Cebu


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The runaway theatrical hit GUGMANG GIATAY THE MUSICAL is back and will be holding limited shows in Cebu and Manila this month. The original Bisrock jukebox musical, GUGMANG GIATAY will have a one-night-only staging at 8 p.m. on Friday, November 10, at the Teatro Casino of Casino Filipino, Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino in barangay Lahug, Cebu City. 

Later this month, Manila will get its chance to enjoy the popular Bisaya production. A staging will be held on Sunday, November 26, 4 p.m., during BGC Passionfest, and again from Tuesday, November 28 until Thursday, November 30, 8 p.m. 

All Manila performances will be at the Globe Auditorium of the Maybank Performing Arts Theater, BGC Arts Center, Taguig. 

Written by award-winning songwriter Jude Gitamondoc and internet sensation Rowell “Medyo Maldito” Ucat, GUGMANG GIATAY is your (a)typical romantic comedy, with a good dose of maoy moments, hugot lines, and acerbic Bisaya humor. 

The musical features landmark Bisaya hit songs, both contemporary and classic, written by such iconic talents as Max Surban, Cattski Espina, Insoy NiƱal, Jude Gitamondoc, Medyo Maldito, and Junior Kilat, among others. 

The Manila staging of GUGMANG GIATAY will feature award-winning actor Bong Cabrera in the role of Ben. Cabrera is known for his role in the 2011 film Sa Ilalim ng Tulay, for which he won the award for Best Actor in the Cinema One Originals Digital Film Festival. He also won Best Supporting Actor for the 2013 film The Guerilla is a Poet in the CineFilipino Film Festival. 

Sarah Mae Enclona-Henderson, the producer of GUGMANG GIATAY, says she backed the stage musical because she believes it has the power to touch lives. 

“I had fun reading the first draft to the final uncensored book,” she said. “I could not let go of it! I love it so much and I believe that Filipinos deserve to see it on stage. It has the potential to transform the theater scene here in Cebu and hopefully make Cebuanos a more supportive and engaging audience.” 

Genuinely funny and entertaining, GUGMANG GIATAY also aims to elevate local pop culture to the musical stage. The musical, in its entirety, is a tribute to anything and everything Bisaya, says Enclona-Henderson.

Tickets to the November 10 Cebu staging are available online through, or by visiting Casino Filipino at the Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino. Ticketing arrangements may also be made by contacting the 2TinCans office through cellular phone number +63 933 188 0999. 

Tickets for the Manila shows on November 26, and 28 to 30 may be acquired through GUGMANG GIATAY is produced by 2TinCans Philippines in partnership with the BGC Arts Center and Casino Filipino, in cooperation with Offbeat Concepts Production House. 

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About the Musical

A small, close-knit neighborhood is #shookt when Inday, a down-to-earth girl, lets slip that all is not well in her relationship with Undo, her long-time musician boyfriend. A surprising sequence of events ensue as gossip, pretense, and confessions lead them and their closest friends and associates to address the situation in their own well-meaning but often misguided ways, leading to even more complications. The disparate group proves that while love is indeed accursed, it can lead to surprisingly desirable ends, if one lets it.

Behind the Scenes

Founded in 2013, 2TinCans Philippines, Inc. is Cebu's premier theatre communications company engaged in artistic production, performances, and professionalization. It offers top-ofthe-line transformational and socially-relevant experiences that seek to communicate advocacies, brands, and campaigns. It also endeavors to provide a creative sanctuary and platform for artists, audience, and industry development. 479 Archbishop Reyes Avenue, Lahug, Cebu City (032) 512 3134, +63 933 188 0999 WEBSITE: TICKETING WEBSITE: FACEBOOK: INSTAGRAM:

Offbeat Concepts Production House is a production outfit that creates local original materials for, but not limited to, theatrical performances such as musicals, straight plays, dance concerts and other related endeavors. Their debut project, You’ve Been Facebooked The Musical, has been dubbed by as one of the Top 13 Most Unforgettable Musicals of 2013. Offbeats continues to aspire and work for a thriving and sustainable local theatrical culture in Cebu. Gugmang Giatay is their sophomore offering.