Globe Telecom is set to open its world-class Iconic Store at the Bonifacio Global City Amphitheater this June 24, 2016. Opening the store’s entertainment facility will be the Philippine version of Green Day’s American Idiot with front row acts from rock icons such as Basti Artadi of Wolfgang, Miggy Chavez of Chicosci, Jason Fernandez and Norby David former Rivermaya vocalists, and veteran thespians Nel Gomez.
Phase one of the Globe Iconic Store will be launched, featuring a pioneering glass bridge connected to two separate stores in opposite buildings. This bridge, flanked by two massive LED screens on each side can be converted into a performance space catering to an audience below. This structure is dynamic and innovative and when merged with the creative minds of the Philippine entertainment industry, it becomes an open-air stage with limitless possibilities. While phase two will be opened on the third quarter of 2016 to feature the complete store including a Chroma studio for live production on-site.
To debut on-stage at the Globe Iconic store is the time relevant and hit musical Green Day’s American Idiot. The musical is about a journey of three young men as they face the harsh realities of the world around them – a symbolic post-9/11 America – where they must face the challenges of love, teen pregnancy, war, drugs, and loss. The musical is set to the incredibly biting and riveting music of Green Day that features a surprisingly profound understanding of the pains and frustrations of today’s youth.
“Green Day’s American Idiot is the perfect play to launch the Globe Iconic Store. With the world class entertainment venue we can provide and its unique location, American Idiot’s dynamic story can fully utilize the facility and deliver an immersive theatrical experience like no other. But more importantly we are doing this to be a medium of awareness of the youth today, and bring a valuable lesson of what today’s generation should avoid such as drugs, peer pressure, teen pregnancy and more.” – says Globe Retail Transformation and Stores management Head, Joe Caliro.
The cast features today’s premiere rock and theater acts, to bring a powerhouse performance that represent the current generation. Aside from Jason Fernandez, Miggy Chavez, veteran thespians Nel Gomez, and Basti Atardi. Other cast includes Yanah Laurel (Spring Awakening, Rizal X) and Alex Godinez (Grease, High School Musical) and Ela Lisondra (Disney Paris and Hong Kong, and recent Miss Saigon alumnus).
Rounding up the cast are Kai Atienza (GMA 7 artist), Ariel Reonal (seasoned thespian, Hong Kong Disney and Miss Saigon alumnus), Gian Gloria (Euro Pop Berliner Perle finalist, Marco Polo musical), Mako Alonso (La Cage aux Folles, Rivalry), Sarah Facuri (Grease, No Filter), Chesko Rodriguez (La Cage aux Folles, Universal Studios Singapore), Shalee Vicencio (Disney’s Camp Rock, Alice in Wonderland), Mark Tayag (Rent, The Wedding Singer, Grease) and Kendrick Ibasco (Pinocchio, Rivalry).
Green Day’s American Idiot will have a total of 9 nights show from June 24 till July 9, 2016. Check out more details at www.globe.com.ph/american-idiot. Tickets are now also available for purchase via Ticketworld at 8919999 or visit https://www.ticketworld.com.ph.