Isay Alvarez topbills “Katy” Musical at CCP


Actress-singer Isay Alvarez leads the cast in Spotlight Artists Centre’s revival production of the iconic Filipino musical, “Katy” at the Cultural Center of the Philippines from January 17-27, 2013 at the CCP Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino (Little Theater). The musical, which is based on the life of Bodabil Queen Katy de la Cruz, also features Tirso Cruz III, Dulce, Lou Veloso, Gian Magdangal, Tricia Amper-Jimenez and Epi Quizon in special roles. Nestor Torre directs, with music by Ryan Cayabyab, story and libretto by Jose Javier Reyes.

Performing as Katy dela Cruz, who was the country’s highest paid singer during her time, and a famous performer in various jazz clubs in the United States, is a dream role for Isay Alvarez. As a teacher, Isay spent many years teaching acting and musical theatre both at ABS CBN and GMA – 7. She was an original cast of Miss Saigon in London. She has done numerous films and had innumerable TV appearances. She was producer of albums Dueto, and iDream. As one of the respected talents of the Philippines, she has done various concerts and corporate shows here and abroad. In the field of stage performance, she has done theatre productions with CCP and the Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA).

Katy, a production by Spotlight Artists Centre and the Cultural Center of the Philippines, is one of the five original Filipino musicals set to delight audiences at CCP in 2013. For details, call the CCP at 832-1125 or Ticketworld at 891-9999.
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