“Once a king and queen of Narnia, always a king and queen of Narnia.”
This line is something I will never forget, and something that holds true for all of us Trumpets Narnians to this day. In my previous life as a theater actor, I had the privilege of being in the cast of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. I can’t think of Aslan without choking up even just a little bit.
So when teasers of “A Horse and His Boy” started showing up on my feed, I was way way way excited. Trumpets and Narnia will forever be associated in my mind and heart. There’s no one who does Narnia like Trumpets. I was invited to a reading by Tita Luna weeks ago (thanks Direk Jaime for letting me sit in) and even with just sitting in Audie’s living room, I knew something special was brewing.
Trumpets graciously invited all cast members to come and watch on opening night. I decided to take my 14-year old nephew with me. Say hi to Caille.
The first Edmund of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, Joaquin Valdes, facilitated opening the doors of Narnia at the Meralco Theater, led by no less than Douglas Gresham, stepson of C.S. Lewis himself.
It was nice to see all the Narnians. I was so excited that I forgot to take pictures with all of them.
Two of the Pevensie boys. Sam Concepcion and Khalil Kaimo.
Good Narnian and Bad Narnian. I played a Narnian bear while Christian was a ghoul on the White Witch’s team.
Anything stamped with Narnia gets me very emotional, and HHB was no exception. While there are many elements that may be improved, the book is so good, that this production will still leave you awed, touched and inspired.
My nephew, a boy of fourteen, loved every bit of Shasta and Aravis’s journey to Narnia. A wonderful ensemble of actors tell the story with the aid of puppets and shadow play. I wish I had better words, but I suck as a reviewer because I gush too much, especially when it comes to Trumpets and Luna Inocian’s work. There is always something with Trumpets that hits you at the heart. Factor in Narnia, and you truly are in for a very epic ride.
Who was the person with tears streaming down her face when the lamp post finally makes an appearance?
A Horse and His Boy has one last weekend, so catch it at the Meralco Theater while you still can! Bring the kids!
Nov. 21 – 3pm and 8pm
Nov. 22 – 3pm.
Head on over to Ticketworld to score seats. Make it quick because they are running out fast!