Sunday, May 22, 2005

"her shoes were tight but she said, awryt!"

but that's what some say.

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watched once on this island last night at the carlos p. romulo theater at rcbc tower. i must say, i was dumbstruck.

i was unfortunate enough to have witnessed a totally amateur production of the play about a couple of years ago. it was horrible and it left a really bad taste in my mouth. so when my sister told me we were watching the play and that they actually had professional actors, i had high hopes.

i was in for a treat. the opening number "we dance" was enough to erase the bad taste.

there were only 12 actors, and each one played his/her role so well it was almost magical for me. well i do believe the guy playing daniel and the girl playing ti moune could have done better (look, somebody agrees with me.). but the rest of the cast, particularly bituin escalante, menchu lauchengco-yulo, bojie pascua (yes, kuya bojie), may bayot, and jett pangan gave justice to their roles. the little girl (i didn't catch her name) was also wonderful, with her lisp and pure voice. the last scene particularly got me.

must watch, if musicals are your thing. you won't be disappointed. i know i wasn't.

i'm still singing in my head.


  1. hey, the co-producer of that play is a friend of mine! he lives here in the US. glad to know that it was good. :)

  2. bat wala kang tag board agrrrrrr.. ahehehe, ey nice meeting you tonight!! ang saya and u are SOOOO cool! plus nice voice din! SUPER IDOLO ko talaga sa Sir Gary. This is the night to remember for the rest of my life! Mwah! ey yung mp3 or music file ha pwamis mo un! its me -Edz

  3. really? yeah it was good. how're you? did luz give birth na to her baby? hi to billy. :)

  4. Bel Castro6:31 PM


    Following the successful run of ONCE ON THIS ISLAND last May 2005,Actor's Actors Inc.'s (AAI) brings you the re-staging of this family friendly show. FYI, ONCE ON THIS ISLAND has been nominated as the Best Musical in 2005 ALIW
    AWARDS with BITUIN ESCALANTE nominated as Best Stage Actress!

    This production stars a dream cast in Philippine Theater - Menchu Lauchengco-Yulo, Bituin Escalante, Jett Pangan, Bodjie Pascua, Jeffrey
    Hidalgo, Radha, Cathy Azanza, Michael de Mesa, May Bayot, Michael Williams, & Raki Vega, among others. Director Bart Guingona heads the creative team, with Production Designer Gino Gonzales, Lighting Designer John Batalla, Choreographer Denisa Reyes & Musical Director Rony Fortich.

    To allow more people to see this heartwarming musical, ticket prices for selected areas have been reduced as follows.

    Orchestra Center-Front 1,500
    Orchestra Center-Back 1,200
    Orchestra Side - 800
    Loge Center - 800
    Loge Sides - 500
    Balcony Center - 500

    Venue: CARLOS P. ROMULO THEATER, RCBC Plaza, Makati City

    For tickets to the AUGUST 13, 2005 (Saturday) 8:00pm show. Please call +639166555558 or email

    Thank you.