20th Jun, 2012
The Teatro Pérez Galdós has programmed the final stages of the current season with the singer/songwriter Pedro Guerra, the play ‘El espejo cónico’ and the musical ‘My Fair Lady’
The Tenerife born singer’s concert is on Tuesday, 26th June at 20:30 hours
The Teatro Pérez Galdós Canary Islands’ Foundation takes on the final stages of the 2011-2012 season by programming three entirely different performances. The Tenerife born singer/songwriter Pedro Guerra is to present his latest work, El mono espabilado, in a concert on Tuesday, 26th June at 20:30 hours. Furthermore in the month of July, the Pérez Galdós warmly welcomes the representation of the proposed finalist of Teatro enlunallena (Theatre under the full moon), with the adapted version of the play El espejo cónico, directed by the Bombeka Teatro Company. The performance is planned for Monday 2nd July, at 20:30 hours. Finally from 12th to 22nd July the performances of the musical My Fair Lady can be seen, with Paloma San Basilio in the leading role.
Tickets for these three shows are already on sale through the usual channels (Teatro box office, link at the end of this notice, www.entradas.com, the Teatro’s facebook and by phoning 902 888 788).
Pedro Guerra’s latest album represents the emancipation and the beginning of a new adventure for the singer/songwriter from the Canary Islands with his debut independent record company, as well as a new affinity with the constant and tireless creative capacity that has turned him into one of the most acclaimed authors from the Canary Islands at an international level.
The RED-LED studios in Madrid were chosen by Pedro Guerra and his band to do the live recording, with everyone playing el Mono espabilado at the helm of Ángel Martos, technician and in charge of sound, audio mixing and audio mastering. On the artistic side we have Pedro on the guitars and vocals and joining him the following honourable musicians: Vicente Climent on the drums, Luis Fernández on the piano and keyboards, José Gómez on the bass, Osvi Grecco playing the electric, acoustic Spanish and Portuguese guitars and the ukulele and Andreas Prittwitz on the flute and clarinet.
In his performance in the Teatro Pérez Galdós, included in his tour of the Canary Islands, Pedro Guerra is to perform with Luis Fernández at his side, who will be accompanying him of course on the piano and keyboards.
Young values of the Canary Island theatrical scene
After enjoying the great talent of Pedro Guerra, a few days later the talent of other young values of the Canary Island theatrical scene can be seen. The members of the Bombeka Teatro Company are to represent the play El espejo cónico, finalist in the Festival enlunallena (Under the Full Moon Festival) in the “theatre” category.
Bombeka Teatro is an artistic group made up of Guaxara Baldassarre, Carolina Rodríguez and Esther Padrón, actresses who have come together to bring scenic projects to life with the aim of giving a clear and precise message on the seen and unseen of daily life. Bombeka Teatro has created its own style based on an artistic history that gives a clear example of the need for a theatre that is committed to the individual and art. This style has been influenced by avant-garde theatre, theatre of the absurd, social theatre and other artistic movements like symbolism and minimalism.
For the enlunallena Festival they have taken on the text of El espejo cónico, by José Carlos Carmona, a multidisciplinary artist from Málaga and author of such literary pieces as Martino y Martina, Sabor a canela and Pararse a pensar.
The return of Paloma San Basilio
With the musical My Fair Lady, the Canary Island public has the great opportunity to witness the return of Paloma San Basilio to the stage. With Jaime Azpilicueta at the helm, the Stage Entertainment production begins its national tour in the two island capital cities. After its premiere in the Adán Martín Auditorio in Tenerife, the musical arrives at the Teatro Pérez Galdós on Thursday 12th July and leaves on Sunday 22nd of July. The performance on 12th July is at 20:30 hours and not at 18:00 as previously foreseen. For further performances please consult the timetable at the end of this notice.
My Fair Lady, based on Bernard Shaw’s play Pygmalion, is both a play and a classical musical. A combination of musical styles, grandiose personalities, drama and comedy all enable My Fair Lady to connect with the public of the 21st Century with same strength and emotion as back in its premiere on Broadway in 1956.
This musical is known worldwide thanks to the film’s adapted version starring Audrey Hepburn in 1964, which set a before and after with musical cinema.
My Fair Lady, the musical that has been performed the most throughout history, reached our stages in 2001. It was performed in Madrid for nearly two years, with over 700,000 spectators, a huge success at that time.
The musical boasts a first-class cast including Joan Crosas, who is once again to perform, as he brilliantly did in 2001, the role of Mr. Doolittle. The character of Eliza Doolitle, to be performed by Paloma San Basilio, is of a poor girl selling flowers converted to a woman of the high- society. This is the main point of this musical that deals with topics as basic yet up-to-date as the social class difference at the beginning of the 20th century, social prejudices and the class distinctions.