Wednesday, July 02, 2014

The Sand Box Collective proudly presents “Dani Girl: A Musical Good for the Soul” on July 11 to 27, 2014 at Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium. Directed by Toff de Venecia, Music by Michael Kooman, Book and Lyrics by Christopher Dimond.

For its launch production, Manila’s newest performing arts collective, The Sandbox Collective, will be mounting the Off-Broadway musical “Dani Girl” – an 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 being in 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?”

Told from a child’s perspective, this provocative, new musical by Michael Kooman and Christopher Dimond (winners of the 2010 Jonathan Larson award, established in the memory of the Pulitzer-prize winning composer of RENT to infuse the theater with new, contemporary, urban vitality), explores the universal themes of life in the face of death, hope amidst despair, and the peerless power of a child’s imagination.

Pediatric oncology roommates Dani and Marty set off on a quest to find Dani’s hair and find the answer to the question, “Why is cancer?” (played by Rebecca Coates and Luigi Quesada)

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.

“We are very privileged to be re-imagining this bold, new musical for our local audiences,” shares Toff de Venecia, The Sandbox Collective managing artistic director and “Dani Girl” director (whose credits include Ateneo Blue Repertory’s Little Shop of Horrors for which he was nominated “Best Director” for Broadway World Philippines, 13 the Musical, A New Brain, and 9 Works Theatrical’s You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown and Repertory Philippines’ Wait Until Dark as assistant 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.”

The show will run for 15 performances from July 11-27, 2014 at the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza, Makati City and promises to be a tremendous and meaningful fundraising opportunity for you and your organization (with potential ROI of 109%).

Dani is joined by her mother who has become hard and stern and will do whatever she feels is right to save her daughter, and makes no apologies for it. The mother will be played by Pamela Imperial at certain performances.


Friday July 11, 2014 8:30 PM

Saturday July 12, 2014

- 3:30 PM
- 8:00 PM

Sunday July 13, 2014 3:30 PM

Thursday July 17, 2014 8:00 PM

Saturday July 19, 2014

- 3:30 PM
- 8:00 PM

Sunday July 20, 2014 3:30 PM

Thursday July 24, 2014 8:00 PM

Friday July 25, 2014 8:30 PM

Saturday July 26, 2014

- 3:30 PM
- 8:00 PM

Sunday July 27, 2014

- 3:30 PM
- 8:00 PM

Ticket Prices:

(Inclusive of Service Charge)

Price Zone 1:

P 1,354.60

Price Zone 2:

P 1,146.20

Price Zone 3:

P 937.80

Price Zone 4:

P 625.2

For ticket inquiries, please call Ticketworld at (63 2) 891-9999.

Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium at RCBC Plaza is located at 4th Podium (Northeastern Corner), RCBC Plaza - Tower 1, RCBC Plaza, 6819 Ayala Ave. corner Sen. Gil Puyat Ave., Salcedo Village, Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines

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