Don Bosco Philippines South Province

Salesians of Don Bosco – Philippine South Province FIS

Song of Bernadette – The Musical, 2018

Cebu City, Philippines. The highly-acclaimed awe-inspiring musical, the “Song of Bernadette 2018” rocked the Centerstage of SM Seaside City Cebu as the power-packed cast wowed the audience with their amazing performance from February 16 to 19, 2018.

The grueling four-day musical surprisingly did not leave the cast exhausted but rather made them more spiritually uplifted as they spread around the miracles of Our Lady of Lourdes in a repertoire of symphony.

The musical was a restage of the previous play held early last year in response to an insistent clamor for a repeat performance.

The “Song of Bernadette” is an inspirational story of a frail little girl named Bernadette Soubirous who was blessed to have been chosen by Our Lady to appear to. Bernadette became a visionary and endured the ridicule and derision from people who did not believe her, who doubted her sanity, made worse by the physical pain she was suffering.

But her suffering did not cower her… it only emblazoned her faith and love for God and the Immaculate Conception, whose name she could not even understand.

The Song of Bernadette 2018, the musical, ended the 61st year celebration of the Feast of the Archdiocesan Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes, briefly known as Lourdes Shrine in barangay Punta Princesa, Cebu City this year.

Proceeds of the musical went to the Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation (JPIC), a. organization under the Society of the Holy Child Jesus.

Father Randolph “Randy” Figuracion, SDB, the shrine rector extends his sincerest gratitude to the people who extended their overwhelming support to the production—from concept to execution.

Thanks to our Artistic Director Ms. Maryrose Villacastin-Maghuyop and her Stage Crew; Dance Director Niño Matillano and his energetic Dance Team; Music Director Niño James Bañares; Vocal Coach Ms. Cha-cha Blanco; Technical Director Allan Inoc; Production Manager Marlon Ardiente; Props, Costumes & Food In-Charge Jun Noel; Lights & Sound Provider Victor and Marites Caindec & Pro AVM Solutions’ Crew.

Thanks to Jude Gitamondoc for the Music; Fr. Joriz Calsa Sdb; Sir Benjie Diola, Dr. Magno, Ma’m Delia Villacastin for your help.

Thanks to our Financial Manager Ms. Chili Tita Cabatingan and her tireless staff; Sponsorship In-Charge Rendon T. Geraldizo; Publicity & Promotions Sir Elias O. Baquero, Bebie Baquero & Preciosa Bacalso; Tickets & Marketing Boots Figuracion.

Big THANKS to Sr. Mary Jude Alcance & the LKS Faculty, LKS Students & Parents; Norman P. Glodove and the Santa Cecilia Fiddlers; all the Ushers & Usherettes; Security Group; Noy Lito Cabunilas & Lourdes Parish Maintenance; Nardo Briones for his errand support; to my Salesian Community at the Archdiocesan Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes, to SM Seaside Centerstage Staff.

Thanks for all our Sponsors & Benefactors. Without your financial help this would never have happened.

Thanks to the 2018 SOB CAST and to ALL OF YOU who watched the Show.. God bless you all!  We made Mama Mary proud..

(Contributed by: Bebie Baquero)

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