Noli Me Tangere Presented In A Musical At The CCP

What gives a theater a great meaning is when it transforms to be a social act. – Master Orson Welles.

This is certainly no longer an appropriate truism as compared to Audie Gemora’s “Noli Me Tangere” – The Musical, cast by the Tanghalang Filipino theatre group at Manila’s CCP or Cultural Center of the Philippines – Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino. Read a summary of the novel, Noli Me Tangere from Noli Me Tangere Buod Kabanata 1 – 64 for your reference prior to watching the musical. The show is a part of the celebration of the group’s silver anniversary in accordance with the Twenty-fifth theater season for the years 2011-2012.

The musical takes place with libretto by Bienvenido Lumbera, National Artist for Literature, music led by Ryan Cayabyab. Costume and design by Salvador Bernal, a known National Artist. The show had been cast by mainstream actors, Mark Bautista and Gian Magdangal who alternates as Crisostomo Ibarra. Cris Villonco acts as Maria Clara.

Noli Me Tangere – A Quick Overview

In this cautiously delivered musical play of, Noli Me Tangere, José Rizal’s novel, the Tanghalang Filipino brands a courageous dash on the wonderfully unforeseen: a gripping overall performance of the comedic as well as the significantly dark inside the national hero’s revealing of the Filipino story underneath the Spanish colonial time and faith-based rule. It seems that Gemora was in fact simply too delighted to tell the love story within the novel—Crisostomo Ibarra and his love interest, Maria Clara. That passion, vast as it was, has become interlaced in most of the incidents encircling the humble community of San Diego.

At some point, the relationship had gotten worse. It was when the young Ibarra just arrived from Europe, just to learn that his father perished. In the midst of the engagement of the main characters, the new parish priest, Padre Salvi portrayed his fondness for Maria Clara. The fondness of Padre Salvi has turned into an obsession that eventually led the parish priest to strategize the seize and death of, Crisostomo, Maria Clara’s lover.

The strong bond between the couple, Crisostomo and Maria turned out to be fraught, by the exposure of Maria’s biological father, Padre Damaso (also a priest of the period) was the person behind Crisostomo Ibarra’s father’s (Don Rafael) demise. It was the final embarrassment against the family – Ibarra’s. After receiving information from Elias, the rebel, that he was now the goal of a killing strive, the young Ibarra chose to flee before Padre Salvi’s men could successfully take his life. Like in the novel, the death of Elias and Maria Clara finally entered the convent marks the end of the stage play.

Final Thoughts

It would have been impossible to encapsulate the entire novel and its story into a single play, therefore, the director simply focused on the love story of Crisostomo Ibarra and Maria Clara. It is a straightforward, yet deep enough preamble to begin with. But that, that may be frequently missed in the interactions of the novel, Noli Me Tangere, offered the entire cast with an adequate peg by which the retelling of the story could possibly be more valued by the younger generation.

The simpleness through which it had been retold wihtout dropping the novel’s social discourse was incredible, naturally. Audie Gemora’s desire to deliver the novel, Noli Me Tangere to the young Filipino found success in this musical.

The Upcoming Events at Encore 201

Encore 201, a sophisticated and elegant nightlife destination in the center of downtown Traverse City, will be opened for musical events on March 10 with a variety of live music and delectable refreshments. Get more information about some of the upcoming concerts, which range from rock to funk to country, and order your tickets now.

List of Upcoming Musical Shows at Encore 201

Check the following musical events below and see which one you wouldn’t like to miss.

DREW HALE BAND – March 10

Paying homage to dirty country music and southern rock hits, Drew Hale Band will play songs with the influences of Texas heritage and other bands like Reckless Kelly. This Northern Michigan favorite is not to be missed!

JABO BIHLMAN BAND – March 12

Jabo Bihlman is the singer and also the guitarist for The Bihlman Bros, a famous rock band. He is an Emmy award-winning songwriter and producer as well. Joining him is his brother Scot and the popular Dug Pinnick, the frontman of King’s X, he is also Grinder Blues’ lead guitarist.

PROJECT 6 – March 17

Project 6 is a great mix of vintage rock and acoustic music that includes Dave Weber’s musical styles, Jeff Hudson, and that of Adam Crawford. So, put on your dancing shoes and join in on the fun at this entertaining performance.

Your Favorite Songs on the Road

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There is one thing you need to have a personal playlist when you go out in your car, in your truck, in your Honda crv, in your van, etc. If you believe that there is always a radio station that suits your route and mood, you will be disappointed.

Classic

Putting your favorite music in your car means digitizing your CD collection on your computer. “People who own many CDs can’t avoid changing their music library in the long run,” says car hi-fi expert Michael Zeitler, who runs a specialty store in Cologne.

“New devices still have CD and DVD drives, often with SD card and USB stick connections, but no CD changer.”

Music over the Internet

The easiest way to get music files into your car Is a USB stick. A large 64GB stack costs less than $ 10 and can store thousands to thousands of songs. You can also use this option to save your music files to your online storage.

Even in the car, top songs and music are streamed and are increasing more and more via the Internet. “In the long run, all music will be stored in the cloud or downloaded from streaming services,” says Zeitler.

Music on the Road

And listening to music while driving is fun, but don’t overdo it. Rolling discos are not only deafening but can also be dangerous and annoying to other road users. But what’s too big? The number of music drivers that can be cranked up is not exactly regulated.

According to the Road Traffic Act (StVO), the driver is responsible for “keeping the sight and hearing from being impaired by the condition of the occupants, animals, luggage, equipment, or vehicle.”

Is the music in the car stressful or even dangerous?

Ralf Buchstaller, technical director of the TÜV Nord Institute of Medical Psychology does not classify listening to music in the car as particularly offensive. “But it always depends on traffic conditions, the psychological situation of the driver, and whether the music is self-determining,” explains Buchstaller.

 

For Relaxation

Music also has a more relaxing effect if the overall situation is also relaxed for relaxation. Music can be very destructive in stressful situations, such as when looking for a way in a foreign city, says Buchstaller. “But there is no difference in the genre of music. Most drivers choose music that calms them down anyway.”