DLSAE holds Victory Party

The Dulaang La Salle Araneta Ensemble (DLSAE), the official University theatre group of De La Salle Araneta University held their victory party for the success of last school year’s musical production ‘A is E for Laila’, June 2012.

DLSAE activity in Cavana

DLSAE having the touch based activity in the Cavana.

 Ms. Jennifer Duñgo, Head of Student Activities and Development, Office of the Student Affairs (OSA) of the university, organized the said event. The casts attended the half day event which began through a touch based conversation from the group’s current Artistic/Creative Director, Engr. Aleksandre A. Pates. Some of the casts left the group because they already graduated from the academe while some of them have transferred school due to residential relocation.

 After the touch based activity, the group was able to watch the video of the musical play and they have shared priceless and memorable laughter while having refreshments. It was really a feast/fun-filled event for all the casts and they all received a personalized souvenir tumbler which displays pictures of the rehearsal and the actual show. 

DLSAE casts (from left to right: Ericka - the one who played Laila; Jamie - the one who played Bella; and April - the one who played student for both Mataas na Paaralan ng Ginintuang Puso and Fullbright Academy) with the souvenir tumbler

DLSAE casts (from left to right: Ericka – the one who played Laila; Jamie – the one who played Bella; and April – the one who played student for both Mataas na Paaralan ng Ginintuang Puso and Fullbright Academy) with the souvenir tumbler

DLSAE 2011-2012 Souvenir Tumbler

DLSAE 2011-2012 Souvenir Tumbler

 

Mr. Christopher Polanco, University Chancellor, also dropped by to visit the casts while they were watching the play. Since most of the casts are still available, there is a plan to restage it sometime on school year 2012-2013 but the group is still eyeing to stage another original musical play for the upcoming season, about the life-works of founder of the university, Don Salvador Araneta. However, Engr. Pates is still in the process of completing the script for the production.

Engr. Pates together with the casts and crew (Mimi, Jecka, Rona, Mhiles, Jamie Rose, Ericka and April)

Engr. Pates together with the casts and crew (Mimi, Jecka, Rona, Mhiles, Jamie Rose, Ericka and April)

Ms. Jen Dungo together with the casts and crew (Mimi, Jecka, Rona, Mhiles, Jamie Rose, Ericka and April)

Ms. Jen Dungo together with the casts and crew (Mimi, Jecka, Rona, Mhiles, Jamie Rose, Ericka and April)

 A is E for Laila is the full-length musical play originally written and directed by Engr. Pates. It was first staged at De La Salle Araneta University from February 23, 29 – March 1, 2 and 3, 2012, with the awe aspiring casts: Anna Maria L. Mendelebar and Ericka B. Mendoza (as LAILA MATABUNGCAY), Angel Faith O. Dizon and Krizia Mae M. Ordoña (as ALTHEA BRITANNY STIX), Jididiah Joy V. Llaneta and Krizia Mae M. Ordoña (as MRS. CRUZ/PROF. POSTELL), Axcel L. Trinidad (as MANG PANCHO/DR. YATES), Mheliza Marie Cabael (as ALING MARTHA), Correen G. Royo (as BETTY), Angel Faith O. Dizon and Jididiah Joy V. Llaneta (as LALA), Jeleen Gail D. Tycangco (as FEA), Jamie Rose L. Tote (as BELLA), Ireneo Z. Flores, Jr. (as EDWIN), Paolo Miguel C. Arquero (as JACOB), Mheliza Marie Cabael (as MILES CAVEL), April Allyson A. Pedracio (as student), and Aubrey M. Zingapan (as student). You can check out here for some of the production pictorial.

The musical play was accompanied by university’s finest music teachers headed by Mr. Jonel Capili as the keyboardist/arranger, Mr. Jesse Francisco as the guitarist and Mr. Rey Pescador as the beatbox and percussion. (AAP)

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About Aleks

Engr. Aleksandre Pates (a.k.a. Aleks) is an I.T. Professional and Electronics Engineer by profession, but it didn’t hinder him to enrich his skills and broaden his experience in theater and literary. He is also a College Instructor/Professor, Playwright, Artistic/Creative Director, Singer, Songwriter/Composer, Resource Speaker/Lecturer of Campus Journalism, Editorial Writing, Creative Writing and Leadership Empowerment for Youth. He is a Palanca Awardee, and he was the Editor-In-Chief of The Philippine Artisan (official student publication of TUP-Manila) from 2003-2007. He is a Certified Oracle Partner Expert since 2010, and a member of the prolific playwright organizations in the Philippines, The WritersBloc. He also holds numerous positions in socio-civic and professional organizations like Institute of Electronics Engineers of the Philippines (IECEP – Manila Chapter), and De La Salle Araneta University Alumni Association, Inc.
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