Before you read this review, get your Himala, Isang Musikal tickets first before it’s too late. [Update: Tickets are all sold-out]. Believe me and all the reviews, just this once, this is a must-watch. You have to see this musical. It’s the best Filipino musical I’ve ever seen and it could very well become your favorite too.
50 Shades! The Musical Parody has been extended until March 20! If I were you, I’ll be running to get my tickets now! (Or just get it online, sorry, I’m trying to be fit.) I was lucky to catch one of its few remaining shows last Sunday. It was a breath of fresh air especially after watching Les Mis the night before. (I felt Eponine a little too much. #spiritanimal) I was not really expecting anything. I did manage to finish the first Fifty Shades book, but I couldn’t stand the other two so I just gave them away to charity. Kidding! Relax. I gave the books to a friend, an adult friend! I did like the movie, though it bored me in most parts except the sexy stuff, duh.
The musical parody, however, was in a different league. I knew it would be funny but I didn’t know that I would be laughing the whole time. It wasn’t just me. The whole auditorium was laughing out loud. Everyone, adults of all ages (of course, no one below 18 was allowed). There was even a group at the back that couldn’t stop laughing even when everybody had already stopped. It was then when I realized that everyone got the jokes, even the kinkiest ones. The show bonded (pun unintended!) and equalized the audience. In some way or level, we each had thought about sex like how Christian Grey did.
The musical opens with a lady’s book club deciding to read Fifty Shades of Grey. Through their interpretation of the novel, the audience is led on a hilarious roller coaster ride of this unlikely bestseller. The show is full of dance numbers, 11 original songs and a live band backing the performances. Original songs include “How Much Can I Take,” “I Don’t Make Love,” and “There’s a Hole Inside of Me.” I love “There’s a Hole Inside of Me.” It can almost be a classic pop song and Anastasia’s voice is Disney material. Trivia: The actress Brenna Wahl did work for Hong Kong Disneyland!
The cast features foreign actors with amazing voices! (fresh from the Las Vegas and New York productions) namely Brenna Wahl, Greg Kata, Chloe Williamson, Kaitlyn Frotton, Chris Hodgson, Casey Renee Rogers and Isaac Saleh. Our very own talented thespians Bituin Escalante, Karel Marquez, Lorenz Martinez, George Schulze, and Julz Savard also join the riot. Last Sunday, the only Filipinos were Bituin and George. I LOVE THEM SO MUCH! <3 The actor playing Christian Grey (I won’t tell you who, it’s one of the surprises) was also a stand-out!
If you’re looking for something different to do this weekend, have fun with this one-of-a-kind musical that will make you laugh out loud, open your eyes, and fill that hole inside of you. Catch 50 Shades! The Musical Parody, from Vivre Fort Entertainment and 9works Theatrical, on its last week (March 18, 19, 20) at Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza, Makati City. I promise, you won’t regret it!
PS. I can never look at white ribbons the same way again. 😱
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Again, this show is for the benefit of Center for Health Improvement and Life Development (CHILDHAUS), a temporary home for patients battling cancer. You’re not only enjoying a great original Filipino-made musical, you’re also supporting a great cause. Plus, Nestle will be giving away scoops of Nestle Temptations Flavors of the World ice cream. Be sure to arrive early at the venue to get FREE ice cream!
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Sad that you missed Kung Paano Ako Naging Leading LadyThe Musical on its opening run? Well, here’s your chance to witness the new hit musical on its rerun this July. This time, catch it at On Stage, Greenbelt 1, Makati City.
This original Pilipino musical is directed by Chris Martinez. The star studded cast also returns with Bituin Escalante & Frenchie Dy as Mely (the dakilang maid who is challenged to work with the most unusual set of bosses yet), Kim Molina & Natasha Cabrera as Viva (Mely’s not so bright but voluptuous and loving sister), Markki Stroem & Hans Eckstein as Leading Man (the newbie superhero that struggles to find his place) and many more.
I have watched the show three times already and I’m still left in awe each and every time! The July 18 gala show is even more special since portion of the proceeds is for the benefit of Center for Health Improvement and Life Development (CHILDHAUS). CHILDHAUS’s mission is to provide a temporary home to children and adults undergoing medical evaluation/treatment for cancer and other illnesses in different government hospitals of Metro Manila.
Orchestra Center – 1,500
Orchestra Sides – 1,200
Balcony – 800
Contact Noel (0917-8542860) or buy tickets via TicketWorld.
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