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Friday, January 17, 2014

Toilet the Musical: Shit Happens Within the Walls of the Toilet


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Shit happens.
This is the theme of Ateneo Blue Repertory’s new original musical, Toilet: The Musical. Created by blueREP alumnus Ejay Yatco (gold medalist in the World Championship of the Performing Arts, nominated for Best Musical Direction for Sa Wakas: The Sugarfree Musical by Broadway World Philippines), Toilet: The Musical leads its audience on a journey into the lives of eight seemingly ordinary students, each with a story to share and a secret to disclose within the cold confines of the toilet walls. In line with blueREP’s 22nd theme “Magkano Mabuhay?” Toilet: The Musical discourses upon grim territory close to home – suicide, unrequited love, religious disparity, bulimia, sexuality, and fear of what the future holds- yet never forgetting to show the light at the end of the tunnel, and the struggle to remember that there are no real endings, just new beginnings.

Ateneo Blue Repertory, the foremost college musical theatre organization of the Ateneo de Manila University, closes blueREP’s 22nd season with the highly anticipated original production, Toilet: The Musical. 


Back from the World Championship of the Performing Arts with three silver medals and one gold, up-and-coming musical director and blueREP alumnus Ejay Yatco returns with Toilet: The Musical- an original production that is set to be the most talked-about show of the year.

In line with blueREP’s 22nd theme “Magkano Mabuhay?” Toilet: The Musical leads it’s audience on a journey into the lives of eight seemingly ordinary students, each with a story to share and a secret to disclose within the cold confines of the toilet walls. Toilet: The Musical discourses upon grim territory close to home – suicide, unrequited love, religious disparity, bulimia, sexuality, and fear of what the future holds- yet never forgetting to show the light at the end of the tunnel, and the struggle to remember that there are no real endings, just new beginnings.




Toilet: The Musical is Co-Directed by Ejay Yatco and Bym Buhain (Cast member of 4th Wall’s Rivalry: The Ateneo-La Salle Musical, Repertory Philippines’ Seussical, Head Stage Manager of Sa Wakas: The Sugerfree Musical). Musical Direction will also be conducted by Ejay Yatco (nominated by Broadway World Philippines as best Musical Director for Sa Wakas: The Sugarfree Musical, blueREP’s Spring Awakening, Company Call, Little Shop of Horrors, Vocal Coach of 13 The Musical). Choreography will be care of Jim Ferrer (Choreographer, Asst. Director and cast of Company Call: blueREP at 20, choreographer of Ateneo Blue Repertory’s Rock and Rule, Black Prom and Summer Camp). The Lights Designer is Miyo Sta. Maria (Loyola Schools Awardee for the Arts for Playwriting and Lighting Design; Lighting Designer for blueREP’s 13 the Musical, Little Shop of Horrors, Company Call, Upstart Productions’ Breakup and Breakdowns and PoleCats Stellar Year 3), and Set Designer Trency Cagaan-an (Dulaang UP’s Mary Stuart and Tanghalang Pilipino’s Virgin Lab Fest; graduated from the Philippine School of Interior Design with honors; set designer for blueREP’s Spring Awakening).

Toilet: The Musical will run Feb 12-14 8PM; Feb 15 3PM & 8PM; Feb 19-21 8PM; Feb 22 3PM & 8PM; Feb 26-28 8PM; March 1 3PM & 8PM at Gonzaga Exhibit Hall in Ateneo de Manila University. For ticket inquiries and reservations, contact Poppy Merilleno (0917-878-2239). Visit our Facebook page Ateneo Blue Repertory and follow our official Twitter account, @_blueREPERTORY for more information.

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