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Prison Dancer

The Musical

2023-11-23 19:30 2023-12-02 22:30 60 Canada/Eastern 🎟 NAC: Prison Dancer

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How did the redemptive journey of Filipino prisoners create a global phenomenon? In 2007, a video of 1,500 inmates in a Filipino prison dancing to Michael Jackson’s Thriller was posted to YouTube, and quickly became one of the first viral videos on the internet. The “Dancing Inmates of Cebu” are the unlikely inspiration behind an ambitious, perspective- altering and joyous musical by Filipino-Canadian creators Romeo Candido and Carmen De Jesus, celebrating its world premiere...

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Babs Asper Theatre,1 Elgin Street,Ottawa,Canada
Nov 23 - Dec 2, 2023

≈ 90 minutes · No intermission

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    Music and Lyrics/Book by Romeo Candido
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    Book by Carmen Leilani De Jesus
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    Directed by Nina Lee Aquino
  • Music and Lyrics by Romeo Candido
  • Book by Romeo Candido and Carmen De Jesus
  • Directed by Nina Lee Aquino
  • Produced by Ana Serrano, Carla Serrano and Romeo Candido
  • Prison Dancer's Tita & Tito Founding Circle Gail Asper, Vicenta Gaspar-Yoo, Jennifer Ouano and Jonathan Reinis