Globe Telecom is set to open its world-class Iconic Store at the Bonifacio High Street Amphitheater in Bonifacio Global City on June 24, 2016. Opening the store’s entertainment facility will be the Philippine version of Green Day’s American Idiot with front row acts from rock icons such as Basti Artadi of Wolfgang, Miggy Chavez of Chicosci, former Rivermaya vocalists Jason Fernandez and Norby David, and veteran thespian Nel Gomez.
The launch of the Globe Iconic Store will be in 2 phases: the first phase will unveil the pioneering glass bridge which will connect two separate Globe stores in opposite buildings. This bridge, flanked by two massive LED screens on each side, can be converted into a performance space. This structure is dynamic and innovative, and when merged with the creative minds of the Philippine entertainment industry, it becomes an open-air stage with limitless possibilities. On the other hand, the second phase will feature the full construction of the Globe Iconic Store by the third quarter of 2016, including the set-up of a Chroma studio for live production on-site.
To debut on-stage at the Globe Iconic Store is the time-relevant and hit-musical Green Day’s American Idiot. The musical is about a journey of three young men as they face the harsh realities of the world around them – a symbolic post-9/11 America – where they must face the challenges of love, teen pregnancy, war, drugs, and loss. The musical is inspired by the incredibly biting and riveting music of Green Day that features a surprisingly profound understanding of the pains and frustrations of today’s youth.
“Green Day’s American Idiot is the perfect entertainment act to launch the Globe Iconic Store. With the world-class entertainment venue we can offer with its unique location, American Idiot’s dynamic story can fully utilize the facility and deliver an immersive theatrical experience like no other. More importantly, we are doing this to drive awareness among the youth and bring a valuable lesson of what today’s generation should avoid – drugs, peer pressure, teen pregnancy, among others,” says Globe Retail Transformation and Stores Management Head Joe Caliro.
The cast features today’s premiere rock and theater acts to offer a powerhouse performance that represents the current generation. Joining the cast are Yanah Laurel (Spring Awakening, Rizal X), Alex Godinez (Grease, High School Musical), Miss Saigon alumna Ela Lisondra (Disney Paris and Hong Kong), Kai Atienza (GMA 7 artist), Ariel Reonal (seasoned thespian, Hong Kong Disney and Miss Saigon alumnus), Gian Gloria (Euro Pop Berliner Perle finalist, Marco Polo musical), Mako Alonso (La Cage aux Folles, Rivalry), Sarah Facuri (Grease, No Filter), Chesko Rodriguez (La Cage aux Folles, Universal Studios Singapore), Shalee Vicencio (Disney’s Camp Rock, Alice in Wonderland), Mark Tayag (Rent, The Wedding Singer, Grease) and Kendrick Ibasco (Pinocchio, Rivalry).
Green Day’s American Idiot will run for 9 nights from June 24 to July 9, 2016. Check out more details at www.globe.com.ph/american-idiot. Tickets are now also available for purchase via TicketWorld at 8919999 or visit https://www.ticketworld.com.ph.