PHOTO CALL: A First Look at the Manila Premiere of Ghost The Musical, Starring Christian Bautista and Cris Villonco

Atlantis Productions presents the Asia Pacific premiere of the Ghost The Musical. The production stars Christian Bautista as Sam Wheat and Cris Villonco and Molly Jensen.

Bobby Garcia directs a cast that also features Ima Castro as Oda Mae Brown, Hans Eckstein as Carl Bruner and assistant director Jamie Wilson as Subway Ghost.

Rounding out the cast are Altair Alonso, Mikkie Bradshaw, Bym Buhain, Arron Cadawas, Steven Conde, Milai Imperial, Kim Molina, Raul Montesa, Yael Pineda-Hall and Marisa Saroca.

The creative team consist of choreographer Cecile Martinez, musical director Ceejay Javier, set designer Otto Hernandez, lighting designer Dong Calingacion, costume designer Daniel Arcinue, projection designer GA Fallarme, vocal coach ManMan Angsico and illusion consultant Max Kaye of Zongle Creative, UK.

Oscar-winning screenwriter Bruce Joel Rubin adapted his original screenplay for the musical, which has music and lyrics by Grammy Award winner Dave Stewart (of the Eurythmics) and Glen Ballard. Rubin also contributed lyrics. The score also includes "Unchained Melody," which prominently figures into the film.

Ghost was produced on Broadway by Colin Ingram Productions Limited and Hello Entertainment/David Garfinkle, Adam Silberman, Donovan Mannato, Michael Edwards & Carole Winter, Patricia Lambrecht in association with Paramount Pictures Corporation.

The original film starred the late Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore. Whoopi Goldberg earned the Academy Award for her portrayal of psychic Oda Mae Brown. "Ghost" also earned the Oscar for Best Screenplay.

The production continues through May 11 at Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza, Makati City. Visit