The Virgin Mary Musical
The Our Lady of Guadalupe Shrine in Mexico City is among the widely visited religious sites in the world and has inspired travelers from all over the globe seeking to pay homage to the Virgin Mary. As part of a new musical, ‘Guadalupe: The Musical,’ those wishing to learn more about the Virgin Mary based in Manila, will have access through this new production.
At the start of Guadalupe: The Musical, audiences experiencing a retelling of the mysterious events revolving around the Blessed Virgin in 1531. The original English musical marks the return to stage acting of Cocoy Laurel, who essays the real-life role of Juan Diego, the Aztec mat weaver who witnessed the apparition of the Blessed Virgin.
Official Catholic accounts state that the Virgin Mary appeared four times before Juan Diego and once more before Juan Diego's uncle. According to these accounts, the first apparition occurred on the morning of December 9, 1531, when it is said that a native Mexican peasant named Juan Diego experienced a vision of a young woman at a place called the Hill of Tepeyac, which would become part of Villa de Guadalupe, a suburb of Mexico City. Speaking to Juan Diego in his native Nahuatl language (the language of the Aztec empire), the woman identified herself as the Virgin Mary, "mother of the very true deity" and asked for a church to be built at that site in her honor.
Composer Ejay Yatco has said that Guadalupe: The Musical took 2 years to create with Upstart Productions founder, Joel Trinidad, initially writing the lyrics and the script. Learn more about the production, cast and more by clicking below.
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