Skokie, IL. November and December are two special months observing two of our most celebrated holidays – Thanksgiving in November and Christmas in December. To celebrate both occasions and to cap the year 2010, SamaSama Project has put together a MAJOR MAJOR show that showcases Filipino Music and Arts with the best of Filipino-American artists in the Chicagoland area.
This year, inspired by the warm response from last year’s concerts and their little musical comedy bit called “Patalastas the Mini-Musical”, SamaSama Project is debuting their 1st ever Musical-Concert entitled
Sarsuela Ni Lola (Grandma’s Musical)
November 19, 2010 Friday at 8pm
at the Skokie Theater
7924 N Lincoln Ave, Skokie, IL 60077
Sarsuela Ni Lola is a funny and heartwarming story weaved into music and dance about Carlo, a Fil-American who comes home to the Philippines for the first time since he left as a young teen and finds himself coming to terms with the past he left behind guided by his mischievous but thoughtful and loving Lola (Grandma).
Sarsuela Ni Lola will feature Original Pilipino Music (OPM) and traditional Filipino folk songs such as Sinisinta Kita, Waray Waray, Mambobola, Manila, Sa Kabukiran, Sa Ugoy Ng Duyan, Gaano Ko Ikaw Kamahal, Ang Huling El Bimbo and many more.
The musical-concert is in English. For more info or tickets, call Lou (708) 528-6321 or Baron at (312) 593-5154 or email SamaSamaProject@gmail.com Tickets are also available online at http://skokietheater.com/2010/november.html (find our show under Nov 19) for $20 and at the door for $25.
Behind this production is a group of Chicago-based veteran actors (Philippines and US) and talented young artists who ALL voluntarily put in their time, abilities, effort and resources (yes, even financial) to come up with this one of a kind show. SSP funds (though in rare cases borrow) its own props, costumes, technical gear, sets and other logistical expenses. Despite having no financial backing, they are all inspired to pursue this brave and costly production in the interest of promoting our Filipino culture through music, dance and the arts in a way that can be easily embraced even by those who are not familiar with it.
If you would like to help SamaSama Project continue to create, promote, and preserve Filipino culture through music, song, and dance, YOU CAN HELP — first, by inviting your friends to come and see our show and secondly, by encouraging your friends and family who have businesses or are professionals to support our show as a Sponsor or an Advertiser. Or if you have a business/trade to endorse, please consider sponsoring and advertising your business/trade in our show. Every advertisement we get will go a long way and we will help you maximize your exposure as best we can in exchange for your support through sponsorship/advertisement (booths, give away flyers, mention your business in all publicity). Just call the numbers above.