Dani Girl: A Musical of A Child’s Imagination and Fighting Spirit
by Inside Manila Team, August 14, 2019 4:00pm
Photo courtesy of Make-A-Wish® Philippines
"Why is cancer?"
Far from sitting back and letting her leukemia take over, nine-year-old Dani sets off on a whimsical quest to find her hair and figure out the answer to the question, "Why is cancer?".
Together with her best friend and guardian angel, they go on a journey with lightsaber duels, game shows, spaceships and all the silly games in between, showing that a child's imagination and fighting spirit have no bounds.
Dani Girl: A Musical About Hope by Michael Kooman and Christopher Dimond celebrates the childlike innocence, wonder, imagination, courage, and hope that people often forget and lose as full-fledged adults.
On the musical's restaging this year, Make-A-Wish Philippines seized the opportunity to partner with The Sandbox Collective. The show will be an avenue for the foundation to raise funds to make more wishes come true for Filipino children battling not just with cancer but with other life-threatening conditions such as blood disorders, cardiac problems, kidney neuropathies, and more.
When children are battling a critical illness, so much of normal childhood is taken away from them. They might not know the answer to “Why is cancer?” but we all wish they would be witnesses to the answer of “Why is hope?”.
Dani Girl: A Musical About Hope will open on August 10, 2019 and will have a limited engagement until September 1, 2019 at the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza, Ayala Avenue, Makati City. Tickets are now available through Ticketworld online.
This article is created based on a press release by Make-A-Wish Philippines.