by Karess Rubrico
On Saturday, October 5, the 3 PM production of Trumpets’ new musicale “The Bluebird of Happiness,” will be staged at the Meralco Theater for the benefit of the Every Nation Building Project Phase 2.
Written and directed by Jaime del Mundo from a play by Belgian playwright Maurice Maeterlinck, “The Bluebird of Happiness” tells the story of Mytyl and Tyltyl, two siblings looking for the Bluebird of Happiness to give them their hearts’ desires and never-ending peace and joy. Their quest takes them on a journey that teaches them about appreciating what life really has to offer.
Catching a preview of “The Bluebird of Happiness” last night, I can say I enjoyed this production very much. For three hours, I was transported into a magical world of make-believe and child-like wonder. Children of all ages will certainly enjoy this story of hope, love, and joy, and older audiences will appreciate the lessons that this musical imparts with whimsical joy.
For starters, the production on “The Bluebird of Happiness” was remarkable, and will delight young and older audiences alike. Bold, brilliant colors accentuate the rainbow world that Mytyl and Tyltyl journey through, and the specific sequences in the dark forest and the land of luxury are visually stunning.
The music certainly creates a captivating atmosphere for this fantasy world. The meticulously arranged score by Rony Fortich accomplishes two very key points: 1) It sets the tone for Mytyl and Tyltyl’s journey, and 2) It tells us the story in a lush musical landscape. Particularly noteworthy are the title track and the chorus playing the Dark Forest.
And it in this musical landscape that the actors really shine. In particular, actors Joel Trinidad, who played the villain Night, and Lyn Sherman, who essayed the role of Tylette the Cat, delivered solid scene-stealing performances. The kids who essayed the roles of Mytyl and Tyltyl were particular special too, as were grandparent-playing thespians Steve Cadd and Joy Virata.
I would recommend “The Bluebird of Happiness” to families with children because of its visual appeal, musical impact, and timeless message. The fact that the 3 PM showing on October 5 is for the benefit of the Every Nation Building Phase 2 is a cherry on this sundae; the musical itself is a treat and a great opportunity for families to enjoy quality time together watching a quality show.
Please invite your family and friends to join us at our special run of “The Bluebird of Happiness.” Together, let’s make an impact in the next generation through training leaders and transforming nations.
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Karess Rubrico is a copywriter and social media manager working in Victory Philippines. She believes that God has an awesome purpose for the next generation. She is part of the Victory Fort congregation.