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Why is “Saturday Night Fever” very significant?

Why is “Saturday Night Fever” very significant?

For one, most if not all, are familiar with the group named the Bee Gees. Comprising of the Gibb brothers, namely Barry, Robin, and Maurice, they are responsible for the prominence of the disco music era in the 1970s. 

Their most famous work? Their contribution to the Original Soundtrack (OST) of the movie “Saturday Night Fever”, where the movie focused on a teenager named Troy Manero, who has the passion for dancing by visiting the discotheque in Brooklyn, New York during weekends. Along the way, Manero then meets Stephanie Mangano, where they form the best dancing duo on the disco floor. 

The movie had several significant moments: Aside from bringing disco music to prominence, it also helped in boosting the career of not just the Bee Gees, but also John Travolta, who played the disco king Manero in the movie. 

The OST made a bigger impact than the movie, as it was certified 15x Platinum, and stayed on top of Billboard’s album charts for a whopping 120 weeks. 

All of the Bee Gees’ contribution to the OST made it to the top of the charts, with songs such as “How Deep is Your Love”, “Stayin’ Alive”, “Night Fever”, and “More Than a Woman” dominating the airwaves back in the 1970s. 

Yet, 38 years later, “Saturday Night Fever” has remained an icon to even today’s pop stars. For the first time ever, a reworked musical of “Saturday Night Fever” will be shown in Manila, giving everyone, from the fans to the casual audience, a chance to relive the impact brought by the movie that spearheaded the disco era. 

The musical version, which will feature a mix of Broadway stars and local talent, will be having its run at The Theater, Solaire Resort and Casino, ASEANA Avenue, Paranaque City from July 3 to July 26. Tickets can be purchased at Ticketworld outlets, or at www.ticketworld.com.ph.

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