Two Filipino Stars Join the International Touring Cast for the Manila Season
THE SOUND OF MUSIC
Music by RICHARD RODGERS
Lyrics by OSCAR HAMMERSTEIN II
Book by HOWARD LINDSAY and RUSSEL CROUSE
Suggested by The Trapp Family Singers by Maria Augusta Trapp
Directed by JACK O’BRIEN
Broadway International Group and Broadway Asia are pleased to announce that Karylle Tatlonghari and Markki Stroem will be joining the International Touring cast for its Manila Season of The Sound of Music
Karylle Tatlonghari who is taking on the role of Baroness Elsa von Schraeder; the beautiful, cosmopolitan woman who has her eyes set firmly on the Captain. Markki Stroem will be playing the handsome Rolf, the delivery boy who has his eyes on the beautiful Liesl in “Sixteen Going On Seventeen”.
“We are absolutely thrilled to welcome Karylle and Markki into the company.” says producer Marc Routh, “Having done many shows in Manila over the years with stars like Lea Salonga in Cinderella, Filipinos are known around the world over for their spectacular talents – so we when the opportunity for us to cast two roles out of the Philippines, how could we say no?” he continues, “…we are so excited to see them both step into these iconic roles. We have so much confidence in their abilities as performers and we are really looking forward for Filipino audiences to come and see them on stage.”
“When I found out that I got in, I started tearing up in front of my colleagues at the radio station – Tears of joy!… One of my greatest dreams is manifesting in front of my eyes. I am so excited to learn and grow from the International touring cast”, shares Markki. “My love of musicals began when I watched the movie Sound of Music as a 4 year old, it was aspirational, I memorized all of the songs and dreamed of one day being part of this wonderful classic. “
Karylle and Markki will begin rehearsals in Manila over the next couple of weeks, and will be joined by the rest of the touring company at the end of the month.
“Imagine how I feel right now, I cannot contain my excitement.” Karylle says when asked about how she feels “I guess when a childhood memory becomes a reality, you are transported back to that time when you first fell in love with musicals – this is the moment when my childhood dreams and reality meet… in the most Bongga way!”
“I’ll be performing with Markki Stroem who I feel is equally thrilled. We’ve been planning our jogs around Circuit Makati to be in tiptop shape. And of course, the international touring cast, a first for me. I feel so good about it especially seeing the excitement of everyone who is excited to experience The Sound of Music to keep that child in them happy.”
Karylle and Markki will be joining Touring company members Jill-Christine Wiley as Maria Rainer, Trevor Martin as Captain von Trapp, and Lauren Kidwell as Mother Abbess, and Lauren O’Brien as Liesl. The Von Trapp children starring in the musical will join the company for the first time during the Manila production.
As an added treat, starting February 15, BPI credit cardholders can get up to 15% off on tickets to Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Sunday evening performances.
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Promo period is until March 6, 2023.
Tickets are available online at ticketworld.com.ph and TicketWorld outlets.
The international tour of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s THE SOUND OF MUSIC, is presented by Broadway International Group, Broadway Asia, AMA Group of Companies, in association with GMG Productions.
The Sound of Music will be arriving soon in Manila from March 7th to March 26th 2023. The brand new international production is set to be staged at the Samsung Performing Arts Theater in Circuit Makati.
The Manila season is supported by BPI, Seda Residences Makati and Ayala Malls.
KARYLLE TATLONGHARI (Baroness Elsa von Schraeder)
A multi-hyphenate performer – actor, singer, dancer. Karylle Tatlonghari has been doing theater since she was in her teens, headlining around seven hit musicals, including “Carousel,” “Cinderella,” “The Little Mermaid,” “Seussical,” and “Rama Hari.” She also topbilled a Pan-Asian TV-musical series, shot in Singapore, which earned her accolades and nominations. She is also a TV host, multi-platinum recording artist, TV and movie actress, and a social media personality.
MARKKI STROEM (Rolf)
Markki Stroem is a Theater/TV/Movie Actor, Radio DJ on #TheMorningRush on @rx931, Singer, International Model, E-Sports Caster, Corporate Host and Entrepreneur. He has attended various theater and film workshops and trained under some of the most respected directors. He has been managed by Cornerstone Talent Management now for 13 years since he first joined the talent competition “Pilipinas Got Talent Season 1”. He can currently be heard every weekday morning on The Morning Rush RX93.1 with his co-hosts Chico Garcia and Hazel Hottie from 6-10am now on his 6th year. His stage credits include Next To Normal (Henry, Atlantis, 2011), Camp Rock (Shane Gray, Repertory PH, 2012), Carrie (Tommy Ross, Atlantis, 2013), Kung Paano Ako Naging Leading Lady (Leading Man, Dalanghita, 2015), Jersey Boys (Tommy DeVito, Atlantis, 2016), Awitin Mo At Isasayaw Ko (Mark, Ballet PH, 2016), Hair (Claude, Repertory PH, 2017), Side Show (Terry, Atlantis, 2018), Angels In America (Joe Pitt, Atlantis, 2019. Mula Sa Buwan (Christian, Barefoot, 2022) and The Sound of Music will be his first time to join a Broadway International Touring Company.
ABOUT THE SHOW
THE SOUND OF MUSIC features music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse, suggested by The Trapp Family Singers by Maria Augusta Trapp. The tour highlights the original creative work of three-time Tony Award® winning director Jack O’Brien, Broadway choreographer Danny Mefford, and Musical Supervision by Andy Einhorn as well as an established award-winning Broadway creative, design, and production team. Matt Lenz, Original Tour Restaging; James Gray, Original Choreography Restaging, Douglas Schmidt, set design; Jane Greenwood, costume design; Natasha Katz, lighting design; and Shannon Slaton, sound design. Eric Cornell serves as General Manager for Broadway Asia International. Simone Genatt, Marc Routh and Broadway International Group are Producing, along with Co-Producers Roy Furman, Broadway Asia Group, Cornice Productions and Gabrielle Palitz, and AMA Group of Companies in association with
GMG Productions. THE SOUND OF MUSIC is presented in special arrangement with Concord Theatricals, NETWorks Presentations and Broadway Asia Company. For more information, please visit www.broadwayasia.com