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CCP Goes Intergalactic this Pride with Zaturnnah Premiere

THE Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) celebrates Pride month with an intergalactic premiere-slash-reunion of Tanghalang Pilipino’s box office hit Zsazsa Zaturnnah Ze Muzikal, titled Zsazsa Zaturnnah Ze ZTREAMING, coming to everyone’s screens this Saturday.

Fans of the longest-running show by Tanghalang Pilipino will be glad to hear its 2011 archival recording is set to premiere this 20 June 2020 on the CCP Online YouTube channel.

The CCP, in fulfilling its goal of making art matter to every Filipino, brings the people HD and archival recordings in theater, dance, visual arts, film, literary, and workshop events from its Cultural Content Digital Archives through CCP Online, an online platform available for access on the CCP Website and YouTube channel.

Watch as hairdresser Ada transforms into a Jologs superheroine Zsazsa Zaturnnah, and together with assistant Didi, they fight flamboyant zombies, fashionista aliens, and a giant dancing frog.

The 2011 archival recording from the CCP Cultural Content Archives stars Eula Valdez as Zsazsa Zaturnnah, with Tuxqs Rutaquio as Ada, Nar Cabico as Didi, Red Anderson as Dodong, and Kalila Aguilos as Queen Femina Suarestella Baroux.

Right after the premiere, the casts of all past Zaturnnah stagings are set for a once-in-a-lifetime reunion like no other with Zsazsa Zaturnnah Ze REUNION, streaming live on the CCP Online Facebook page and Vimeo channel.  The Zoom reunion will be an evening of gays, games, fun, and laughter as the cast and artistic team of Zaturnnah reminisce their days on the stage with Zsazsa.

On Tuesday, 23 June, fans eager for discourse are all invited to watch Zsazsa Zaturnnah Ze DIZCUZZION, featuring thought leaders among the academe and LGBTQ+ sector.  Titled “Ikaw Ang Superhero ng Buhay Ko: A Roundtable Discussion on Queer Representation in the Arts,” it is a post-mortem forum discussing the musical and its relation to the queer community.

Zsazsa Zaturnnah Ze Muzikal was first staged on 2006, starring Eula Valdez as the titular Zsazsa Zaturnnah, with Tuxqs Rutaquio as Ada, and Ricci Chan as assistant Didi.  It is taken from the original comic book story written by Carlo Vergara, with libretto by Chris Martinez and direction by Chris Millado.  It enjoyed almost 6 years under the spotlight, earning it the title of Tanghalang Pilipino’s longest-running show.

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Press Release from
Cultural Center of the Philippines
Corporate Communications Division

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