Maxie The Musical
Maxie The Musical: Ang Pagdadalaga ni Maximo Oliveros
Book and Lyrics by Nicolas B. Pichay
Music by William Manzano, JJ Pimpinio and Janine Santos
With Additional Music by Arkel Mendoza
Direction and Choreography by Dexter M. Santos
Based on Michiko Yamamoto's screenplay
"Ang Pagdadalaga ni Maximo Oliveros" (ufo Pictures, 2005)
Asia 21 Philippine Young Leader, Darwin Mariano, helps bring to stage an original musical adaptation of Michiko Yamamoto's screenplay, Ang Pagdadalaga ni Maximo Oliveros.
Bit by Bit Company (the producer of the critically-acclaimed musical Orosman at Zafira in 2011 at the Mall of Asia) in cooperation with the PETA Theater Center and the Cultural Center of the Philippines, will be presenting the play “Maxie The Musical” at the PETA Theater Center, New Manila, Quezon City from November 9 to December 8, 2013.
The screenplay was made into a film directed by Auraeus Solito and produced by ufo Pictures in 2005 for Cinemalaya. It was the Philippines’ official entry to the 2007 Academy Awards and has won numerous other awards, including: 2005 Best Film from the Asian Festival of First Films, 2005 Best Picture from the Toronto Imagine Native Film Festival, 2005 Golden Zenith Award for Best Picture from the Montreal World Film Festival, 2006 Best Picture from the Gawad Urian, 2006 Teddy Award and Glass Bear Special Mention from the Berlin International Film Festival, and the 2007 Independent Spirit Award from the IFC Spirit Awards.
“Maxie The Musical” tells the story of an effeminate, adolescent boy Maxie growing up in the slums of Manila, and who is deeply loyal to his family of petty thieves. His world revolves around taking care of his father Paco and two brothers Bogs and Boy, who love and protect him. When Maxie meets a young, handsome, and idealistic policeman Victor, the two quickly form a friendship and Maxie begins to realize that he can have a better life, which soon incurs the ire and disapproval of Maxie’s family. Torn between his emerging affection for Victor and unquestioning devotion to his father and brothers, “Maxie The Musical” is a tale of lost innocence and redemption amidst poverty and corruption.
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