most highly-anticipated theater comeback of PETA's well-loved musical Batang
Rizal, now reinvented for a new platform!
A light-hearted show with a big message! Christine Bellen’s Batang Rizal, directed by Dudz Teraña and music by Vincent De Jesus, allows the audience to see Rizal as a child. "Much has been written about Rizal's life, but little has been said about his childhood," says playwright Bellen.
Batang Rizal is about the journey of Pepito, a young boy who accidentally damages a statue of the young Jose Rizal. In his struggle to repair it, he comes across a magical book that takes him to the time of the young Jose "Pepe" Rizal. Together they traverse time and meet various characters from the past and present. During their magical journey, they find out the truth about heroes and how one, no matter how old or young they are, can be one.
The Batang Rizal streaming cast includes: Tim Mabalot, Yhuan Gatbunton, Gold Villar-Lim, Norbs Portales III, Carlon Matobato, John Emmanoel Moran, Teetin Villanueva, Jovy Vieja, Raven Relavo, and Marynor Madamesila.
Batang Rizal Gawad Buhay! citations (2008): Outstanding Play, Outstanding Stage Direction (Dudz Teraña), Outstanding Ensemble Performance, Outstanding Featured Performance (Willy Casero), Outstanding Original Script (Christine Bellen), Outstanding Libretto and Musical Direction (Vincent A. De Jesus).