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In Focus: Why Homegrown Musical 'Mula Sa Buwan' Is A Must-See

In Focus: Why Homegrown Musical 'Mula Sa Buwan' Is A Must-See


by Kassandra Flores 
Chalk Campus Correspondent                          

With the success of a lot of Philippine musical plays, Filipinos have slowly grown their interest back on the theater. From the wonderful choreography to heartwarming song lyrics, our homegrown productions are getting the appreciation that they deserve. And this November 2018, Black Box Production proudly brings us Mula Sa Buwan, a theatrical play based on Edmond Rostand's Cyrano de Bergerac.

In its opening last November 9 at the Hyundai Hall, Arete in Ateneo de Manila University, the audience was given a roller coaster ride of feelings as Nico Manalo whole-heartedly plays the role of Cyrano, a long-nosed poet.

Set in the 1940s, it tells a story about Cyrano who deeply falls in love with his childhood friend, Roxane and later on writes letters in behalf of Christian, the new suitor of his beloved. Although the storyline seems familiar, what sets this play apart is its beautifully and intricately written script that overflows all throughout the show.

Apart from the comic and quinntessential love triangle of the story, the setting tells deeply the tale right in the cusp of war. The play will surely find its way to the hearts of many with its catchy songs inspired by the traditionial kundiman and infused with the contemporary zest of pop rock.

It also depicts how in the midst of the dangerous war, the characters find ways in connecting to the audience by sharing pieces of their hopes and dreams and, altogether, fighting for what their hearts truly desire.

Mula Sa Buwan will have a limited run from November 9-25, 2018 at the Hyundai Hall, Aretè in Ateneo de Manila University. For more details about the play, visit them at

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