“This industry has taught me so much, has opened many doors for me, has given me so much recognition,” says Audie. “Everything that I do now is really my humble way of giving back.”
Audie, as director, successfully opened the re-staging of the Ryan Cayabyab and Bien Lumbera musical Noli Me Tangere, which stars Mark Bautista, Cris Villonco and Gian Magdangal, last weekend. The show runs all weekends of August at the CCP Little Theater.
“It has been 17 years since I originated the role of Crisostomo Ibarra in Noli,” says Audie. “So, it is with great honor that I was given this chance to direct the musical in celebration of the 150th Anniversary of our national hero.”
Months ago, Audie received the Gawad Buhay for Best Direction award for his work on the local staging of the controversial Equus. He has also been tapped to be at the helm of Repertory Philippines (Rep)’ production of yet another controversial piece Next Fall.
Audie is also Executive Producer of the highly-ambitious Peter Pan, topbilled by Sam Concepcion and Tippy Dos Santos. This musical, which opens September 29 at the Meralco Theater, marks the first co-production between Audie’s STAGES and Rep.
Aside from directing and producing, Audie has not really retired from acting onstage. In fact, he is set to reprise his role of Captain Von Trapp in The Sound of Music, which goes onstage at the Newport Performing Arts Theater, Resorts World.
However, if there’s one thing that really excites Audie, it is the opportunity to hone the talents and provide opportunities for the Talent5 kids.
In addition, Audie is also releasing a special CD called “Playlist.”
Playlist contains 14 tracks of show tunes from Broadway, the West End and original Filipino musicals:
1. Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered from PAL JOEY
2. Love Look Away from FLOWER DRUM SONG
3. Shall We Dance from THE KING AND I
4. Alone In The Universe from SEUSSICAL
5. If Ever I Would Leave You from CAMELOT
6. Luck Be A Lady (featuring vocal group The CompanY) from GUYS AND DOLLS
7. Someone To Fall Back On by Jason Robert Brown
8. For Good (featuring Menchu Lauchengco-Yulo) from WICKED
9. I Loved You Once in Silence from CAMELOT
10. This Is The Moment from JEKYLL AND HYDE
11. Awit Ni Isagani from EL FILIBUSTERISMO
12. With You from PIPPIN
13. Try To Remember from THE FANTASTICKS
14. I Was Here from THE GLORIOUS ONES.
Playlist is exclusively available in Fully Booked outlets nationwide. For inquiries, please call STAGES at 818-1111 loc. 225 or 209.