Ilocano epic Lam-ang top-billed by JC Santos streams for Tanghalang Pilipino fundraiser

Lam-ang JC Santor Tanghalang Pilipino's fundraiser
Movie and TV actor JC Santos plays Lam-ang in the Ethno-epic musical of Tanghalang Pilipino. Credits to JC Santos.

Ilocano epic, Lam-ang top-billed by JC Santos is streaming online for Tanghalang Pilipino’s fundraiser this May.

Musical theater audiences and history aficionados who missed the stage production of Lam-ang will now have the chance to watch it at home while on lockdown to stop the spread of coronavirus disease.

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The musical based on the Ilocano epic Biag ni Lam-ang was staged from December 6 to 15, 2019, at the Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino of the Cultural Center of the Philippines.

The Filipino musical theater production Lam-ang top-billed by movie and TV actor JC Santos will be available for online streaming on ABS-CBN’s mobile app iWant beginning May 30, 2020.

Santos, a Theater Arts graduate from the world’s top 100 performing arts school at the University of the Philippines, announced the good news through his social media on May 25.

“Tanghalang Pilipino’s LAM ANG an Ethno-epic Musical will stream online (@iwantofficial ) on May 30!” the 31-year-old actor said on his Instagram post that came with his photo as Lam-ang.

The month-long online streaming of “Lam-ang, an Ethno-epic Musical” is part of the Pantawid ng Tanghalan fundraising drive announced by the Tanghalang Pilipino on its social media, also on May 25.

“This fundraising project aims to seek help for Tanghalang Pilipino to be able to sustain its commitment to providing the public with artistically excellent and socially relevant productions even during this pandemic,” Tanghalang Pilipino wrote on its Instagram post.

Those who wish to share donations for Tanghalang Pilipino may refer to the following details:

BPI Account
Account Name: Tanghalang Pilipino Foundation Inc.
Savings Account Number: 3131-0387-46
Bank Branch: BPI – Harrison Plaza

Gcash Number: 0915-5438933

Donations can also be done through KTX, ABS-CBN’s ticketing platform.

Earlier this month, Full House Theater Company’s Ang Huling El Bimbo (AHEB) The Musical, which was based on the songs of 90’s iconic band Eraserheads, was also streamed online for 48 hours via ABS-CBN’s Facebook page and YouTube channel.

AHEB’s online streaming amassed more than Php 12 million donations to ABS-CBN Foundation’s Pantawid ng Pag-ibig project that aims to help poor families and communities affected by the community quarantine due to the coronavirus disease pandemic.

SEND CHEERS in the comments below to Tanghalang Pilipino and JC Santos for the online streaming of Lam-ang, the Musical, for audiences quarantined at home due to the lockdown brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.

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