QUEZON City, Oct. 28, 2014—A Catholic priest says the faithful, couples especially, have a lot to learn from a musical inspired by the man who became Jesus’ foster father and the Blessed Virgin’s spouse—St. Joseph—which is set to hit the stage again soon.
“Couples who watched this musical have mirrored themselves in the roles played by Mary and Joseph, and have rediscovered the ‘intense and endless’ love they have for each other,” noted Fr. Rony Alkonga, Provincial Superior of the Oblates of St. Joseph (OSJ) in the Philippines.
Produced by the Sinag Arts Foundation together with the Music Theater Foundation of the Philippines, the“Song of Joseph: A Rock Musical,” which was first performed in 2009, aims to promote devotion to St. Joseph, the “just and faithful husband of Mary and foster father of Jesus.”
Performance schedule and venues are as follows:
- Skydome, SM City North Edsa
December 11, Thursday
2 p.m. — Matinee
8 p.m. — Gala
- December 13, Saturday
Samsung Hall, SM Aura Premier 3 p.m. — Matinee
8 p.m. — Gala
According to Alkonga, the play was “born out of love and devotion for the man who ‘took care of the interests’ of Mary and Jesus.”
“It is the life, the love, and the glorious death of St. Joseph put into beautiful words and music. It depicts the enduring love of Joseph and Mary, its joys and sorrows, and the reward of a glorious death for having lived faithfully his divine call to be Mary’s and Jesus’ protector,” he said.
“It doesn’t put words into Joseph’s mouth, rather it allows Joseph to express his mind and heart,” Alkonga added.
Because of the lessons to be drawn from the story, the priest highly recommends the religious-themed presentation to couples.
The musical is directed by Noel Cabazor, with libretto lyrics by Fides S.C. Asensio, and the music of Raymond and Jeanelle Roldan.
For tickets, visit www.smtickets.com/event/details?event_id=2763. (Raymond A. Sebastián)